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New Orleans is a city that oozes panache from every nook and cranny. Art and music lovers, schedule your trip around the annual French Quarter Festival, held every April, to experience the biggest music festival in the South. If you're after something a little more intimate on your New Orleans vacation, Lafayette Square hosts free Wednesday afternoon concerts during spring and fall, and the New Orleans Museum of Art has free admission on Wednesdays.

The Big Easy has so much to offer, and CheapTickets has the lowdown on the best spots that are big on flair and low on price for your New Orleans vacation.

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Dauphine Orleans Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 261 reviews
A hospitable, historic French Quarter inn that’s heavy on amenities Past and present convene at this historic hotel, which dates to the 1700s.  The hotel was once host to John James Audubon as he painted his famous bird series. It was later a bordello. Today, the Dauphine revels in its storied history and offers a comfortable contemporary hotel with lots of Southern hospitality. Guests can stay in the cottages across Dauphine from the main hotel, which are the original structures. Highlights Saltwater courtyard poolFree continental breakfast and afternoon teaJacuzzi tubs Rooms The Dauphine's 111 rooms are as varied as the hotel's history. The 14 rooms and suites in the Hermann House Courtyard -- once the home of a wealthy merchant -- sport Jacuzzi tubs. The Carriage House was once a French Quarter townhouse and now offers nine unique courtyard rooms, each outfitted with 19th century antiques. Bathrooms in some suites can be quite lavish with opulently draped whirlpool tubs. Every room offers free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, cable TV, coffee makers, hair dryers, safe, iron and ironing board.  Complimentary continental breakfast, morning newspaper and afternoon tea are nice extras. Some suites include stone fireplaces. Features May Bailey's Place, was once a bordello in the red-light district of Storyville. It is now the hotel's intimate bar, complete with a red light outside and "bordello" guest suite upstairs. Visitors are welcome to take books from the inn's library back home.  A recently updated fitness center helps visitors work off the excesses of a visit to New Orleans. Free morning breakfast includes fresh fruit, cereal and a make your own waffles station. There is valet parking (fees apply). Transportation Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (13 miles) Attractions French QuarterArts DistrictBourbon StreetRoyal Street antiques and art galleries Business Meeting space for groups up to 60 The 14 Hermann House Courtyard rooms cater to small meetings and executive retreats Policies and fees The Dauphine Orleans Hotel is a non-smoking property. All sleeping rooms and balconies are designated non-smoking. Smoking in a non-smoking room will incur a cleanup fee of $200 each time smoking is detected in the room. Smoking will only be allowed outside in our patio and courtyard areas and in May Baily's Bar. All guests are required to be at least 21 years of age to register for a room. As we check IDs, any one younger than 21 years of age will not be allowed to check in. Parking rate is $34 plus taxes per night for standard vehicles and $38 plus taxes per night for oversized vehicles. Parking rates come with 12% tax.
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Ambassador Hotel New Orleans

3 stars
3.1 / 5 277 reviews
Historic hotel with contemporary flair near Riverwalk, downtown sites Three historic coffee warehouses were combined and repurposed to create this unique Arts District hotel. Modern appointments join original hardwood floors, beamed ceilings and recycled wrought iron for a completely contemporary feel. The National Park Service has certified the restoration, and the result is a one-of-a-kind hotel in a great location.  The hotel has easy access the convention center, French Quarter or cruise terminal.  Riverwalk and its paddleboat rides are at the doorstep. Highlights In-room spa services24-hour fitness centerNew Orleans Saints-themed sports bar Rooms The Ambassador has been recognized for its re-use of materials. The old-made-new element is apparent in its 175 guest rooms with kings, doubles or queens. In the rooms, wrought iron four-poster beds welcome each guest.  Gleaming hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and high timber ceilings lend an open feeling. All rooms feature ceiling fans, oversized executive desks, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers, safes and high-speed Internet access (covered in resort fee). Features The Arts District location is convenient for tourists and business travelers alike.  Downtown New Orleans, The French Quarter, Central Business District, Riverwalk, museums and convention center are an easy walk away.  The developers took great pains to retain the original look of the former coffee warehouses. Visitors can soak up the historic feel while enjoying modern conveniences. Saints fans can walk to the Superdome. Valet parking is available (fees apply). Transportation Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (19 minutes) Attractions Harrah's Casino (0.2 mi/ 0.3 km)The National World War II Museum (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)Louisiana Children's Museum (0.2 mi/ 0.3 km)Audubon Nature Institute (5.4 mi/ 8.7 km) Ogden Museum of Southern Art (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km) Business Embassy Room can accommodate meeting receptions for 150Near the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Central Business District   Policies & feesThe property is currently under renovation. Please pardon the dust.The Ambassador Hotel has an Amenity Package Fee of $9.95 per night. This package includes unlimited local and long distance phone calls, Wi-Fi internet access, 24 hour fitness center usage, and up to $20,000 insurance on your in-room safe. This is a mandatory fee by the hotel.Valet parking is $32 USD per night plus tax.Pets are allowed (maximum of 30 lbs) at $25 USD per night.
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Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans

3 stars
3.2 / 5 106 reviews
Modern accommodations for independent travelers in central New Orleans The Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans Hotel is conveniently located in downtown New Orleans, with all the must-see attractions within easy walking distance. Louisiana Superdome, Harrah's Casino and Morial Convention Center are all close by. Modern guest accommodations provide well-appointed, comfortable suites. Business travelers at Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans Hotel will appreciate the 24-hour business center, where fax and copying services are standard. Facilities for on-site meetings are also available. 3 Reasons To Stay:Pet-friendly hotelComplimentary continental breakfast Close to Bourbon Street and the Louisiana Superdome Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans RoomsThese sleek towers of the Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans Hotel rise above the vibrant streets of New Orleans, offering 157 well-appointed accommodations, many with excellent views over the city. Comfortable and modern guest rooms come equipped with refrigerators, coffee-makers, work desks, microwaves, irons, ironing boards and hair-dryers. Stay connected free, using the high-speed wireless Internet that is available in all rooms. Free local calls and voice mail are also standard in rooms. Guests can secure valuables in the in-room safes. Whirlpool bathtubs, kitchenettes and flat-screen televisions are in some rooms. If required, connecting rooms are available. All rooms benefit from air-conditioning. The Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans Hotel is also a pet-friendly establishment (fees apply). Things To Do:French Quarter (0.2 mi/0.3 km) Bourbon Street (0.4 mi/0.6 km)Children's Museum (0.7 mi/1.1 km)Aquarium of the Americas (0.9 mi/1.4 km)Confederate Museum (0.9 mi/1.4 km)Harrah's Casino (0.9 mi/1.4 km)Garden District (1 mi/1.6 km)City Park (1.7 mi/2.7 km) Policies and fees Pet accommodation: $75 USD pet/per night. Must be in kennel.Pet limit: Two pets per room under 25 pounds.Car parking: $14 USD per day with in/out priviledges. Valet parking available weekends and special events. $22 USD per day 24 hour access.
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Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

3 stars
3.3 / 5 108 reviews
The Wyndham New Orleans, French Quarter boasts the unique honor of being the hotel in the Quarter to offer a heated indoor pool. Famed regional Louisiana cuisine can be sampled in Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen & Tap, the on-site restaurant, where guests can enjoy oyster stew or Mississippi rabbit pot pie before watching sports on the flat-screen televisions with a local craft beer. Accommodations reflect the history-rich ambience of the surrounding neighborhood, and businesspeople can book Deluxe Double or Deluxe King rooms to benefit from high-speed Wi-Fi internet and work desks. Key facts 374 guestroomsHeated pool24-hour front deskComplimentary Wi-FiOn-site parkingLaundry and dry cleaning servicesFitness centerRestaurant: Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen & Tap NeighborhoodThe hotel's prime location on Royal Street means that an array of shops, museums, restaurants and entertainment are just a few steps away. Take to the streets of the historic French Quarter on foot, or rent a cruiser bicycle to get around in retro style. Check out the beauty of the rose garden and flowing fountains in nearby Louis Armstrong Park, or purchase tickets to a performance at the Marigny Opera House just a few doors down. Hints and tipsComplimentary newspapers are available in the lobby, and front desk staff is happy to assist guests with booking tours in and around New Orleans, or directing them to the best bars and clubs in town.
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Crowne Plaza NEW ORLEANS FRENCH QUARTER

4 stars
4.0 / 5 344 reviews
Previously the Astor Hotel, the multi-story Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter grew organically from a collection of existing retail buildings and apartments, giving it a blended Crescent City charm. Inside, ironwork stair-rails, exposed brick walls, and mismatched lobby seating continues this feel. Conversely, the modern offerings of an outdoor pool, Internet access (fees apply), and a vast 30,000-feet of event space bring the building up to date. Pay a visit to Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House Restaurant for the best in local seafood and a cozy Southern welcome. Key facts693 rooms14 floorsRestaurant/bar: Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House Restaurant & Oyster BarConcierge service24-hour fitness center with room-key accessFull-service business center13 meeting roomsComplimentary Wi-Fi (for IHG Rewards Club members, small charge otherwise)Executive work desks NeighborhoodWhere the bustling business of Canal Street meets the revelry of Bourbon Street, the Crown Plaza French Quarter exists square in the center of the party. Walk a few blocks toward the river and you can follow Decatur Street, parallel to the main artery of New Orleans, the Mississippi River. Walk along Decatur to pass Jackson Square and head toward Esplanade to experience the French Quarter. Business visitors may be coming for larger events at the nearby Morial Convention Center, and sports fans will find the Mercedes-Benz Superdome - home of the Saints football team - not far away. Hints and tipsThe Crown Plaza French Quarter Hotel is in a central area, but fares within the city are low enough to make short cab rides an affordable luxury.When staying during annual events such as Mardi Gras, the Essence Festival or the Sugar Bowl, expect minimum stay requirements for this in-demand location. Policies and feesValet parking is $38 USD plus tax. Self-parking - on own and fees vary.Internet access fee is $16.95 USD per 24-hour period.This hotel does not allow coolers in rooms.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York New Orleans Mon, Apr 13 - Fri, Apr 17 $193
Los Angeles New Orleans Mon, Mar 16 - Wed, Mar 18 $167
Washington DC New Orleans Tue, Mar 17 - Fri, Mar 20 $275
Philadelphia New Orleans Wed, Apr 1 - Wed, Apr 8 $353
Seattle New Orleans Thu, Apr 16 - Tue, Apr 21 $248
Newark New Orleans Wed, Apr 15 - Sun, Apr 19 $193
San Francisco New Orleans Wed, Mar 18 - Tue, Mar 24 $300
Baltimore New Orleans Tue, Apr 21 - Tue, Apr 28 $282
Boston New Orleans Tue, Apr 14 - Tue, Apr 21 $254
Chicago New Orleans Tue, Apr 14 - Fri, Apr 17 $79
Atlanta New Orleans Fri, Apr 10 - Tue, Apr 14 $217
San Diego New Orleans Sat, Apr 25 - Tue, Apr 28 $306
Denver New Orleans Wed, Apr 1 - Tue, Apr 7 $165
Detroit New Orleans Tue, Mar 17 - Wed, Mar 18 $97
Charlotte New Orleans Sat, Apr 4 - Sat, Apr 18 $266
Kansas City New Orleans Mon, Apr 13 - Fri, Apr 17 $220
Phoenix New Orleans Tue, Apr 28 - Wed, May 6 $171
Portland New Orleans Tue, Apr 7 - Wed, Apr 8 $302
Miami New Orleans Wed, Mar 25 - Tue, Mar 31 $157
Pittsburgh New Orleans Tue, Apr 28 - Sat, May 2 $338
Raleigh New Orleans Sun, Mar 8 - Sun, Mar 15 Check rates
San Juan New Orleans Wed, Apr 1 - Sun, Apr 5 $504
Sacramento New Orleans Tue, Apr 14 - Wed, Apr 22 $340
Milwaukee New Orleans Fri, Apr 10 - Tue, Apr 14 $260
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  • Best Time to Go

    Mardi Gras is the most festive time of the year for New Orleans vacations. The event dominates the area known as the French Quarter every February or March. The Saints, winners of the 2010 Super Bowl home games in the fall at the Louisiana Superdome, where you can also see many great concerts. New Orleans is known as the birthplace of jazz, which attracts big crowd for its Jazz and Heritage Festival in April and May. The city's warmest months are usually June through September, reaching the low 90s. In the winter, lows get down to the lower 40s. Weather is usually comfortable from February through May.

  • Films Shot

    Several films have been shot in New Orleans such as The Big Easy, Runaway Jury, The Birth of the Blues and a scene from JFK.

  • NOMA

    NOMA, which stands for New Orleans Museum of Art, offers summer art camps for children, exhibits and a Sculpture Garden with an audio tour.

  • Embers

    Embers, built in the late nineteenth century, is a top-rated Cajun specialty restaurant on famous Bourbon Street.

  • Satchmo Summer Festival

    New Orleans has many festivals throughout the summer, including its tribute in August to hometown legend Louis Armstrong called "Satchmo Summer Festival" in the French Quarter.

  • French Quarter Festival

    Every April the French Quarter Festival showcases over 100 musical acts on nearly 20 stages in four days.

  • New Orleans highlights
  • French Quarter

    New Orleans vacations are synonymous with this vibrant historic precinct. Bourbon Street, the most famous street in the Quarter, is packed to the brim with bars featuring live music and joie de vivre that can only come from the combination of French, Cajun and Southern influences.

  • Musical Legends Park

    This spot has amazing sculptures of musical legends such as Fats Domino and Pete Fountain, plus a lovely sitting area to munch on some grub and soak up the Louisiana scenery. Nighttime visitors, you can catch some live jazz for free -- just make sure to head in early to grab a good spot.

  • Arts District

    Whether you want to scope some art or join the hipsters on your New Orleans travels, the Arts District will satisfy -- especially around Julia Street. Bursting with galleries offering free entry, this trendy nook is also home to the Contemporary Arts Center, a funky place that hosts theatre, concerts and more.

  • Canal Street Ferry

    For spectacular views of the New Orleans skyline and a 10-minute ride across the Mississippi, take the Canal Street Ferry to Algiers Point. It's free if you're on foot or bike, but even if you want to take your car across it will set you back a buck. The service starts at 6 a.m. and ends around midnight, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the view on your New Orleans travels.

  • Crescent City Farmers Market

    Held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, this foodie market brings the best produce to the streets of New Orleans. Grab some gourmet snacks, pick up some fresh flowers and watch free, live cooking demos by top-notch local chefs. Invest in a couple of homemade jams and freshly-baked pastries.

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