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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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St. Helene- French Quarter

3 stars
3.8 / 5 85 reviews
This beautifully restored hotel, just recently renovated and reopened in January 2012, is located in the heart of the French Quarter, only 2 blocks away from Bourbon Street, steps away from Jackson Square and the mighty Mississippi River. Our contemporary guest rooms and suites are complete with LCD flat screen TVs, ebony stained hardwood floors, wireless internet, 300 thread-count linens, IPOD docking stations, and all-marble bathrooms. Our French Quarter and Courtyard suites feature balconies which overlook the pool in the courtyard area. All guest rooms are nicely equipped to give a feeling of being home away from home in one of the most historic cities in the world! Hotel St. Helene is located on Chartres Street, right next door to the Napoleon House, a favorite among locals and tourists alike. The hotel's location offers access to an abundance of popular attractions and world famous entertainment that the French Quarter has to offer, such as Cafe du Monde, the French Market, House of Blues, and Pat O' Brien's, which are all located within only one-half mile of this French Quarter gem! Balcony suites overlooking the world famous French Quarter and a secluded courtyard pool, along with many modern luxuries are just a few of the amenities offered at Hotel St. Helene. All contemporary guest rooms and suites feature one queen bed, complete with local artwork, feather beds and duvets, 350 thread-count linens, flat-screen LCD televisions, FACE toiletries, wireless internet, in-room safes, IPOD docking stations, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and stand-up marble showers. Continental breakfast served daily. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: ***The elevator at Hotel St. Helene is currently out of service. The stairwells are the only means to accessing rooms on the second, third, and fourth floors. We apologize for the inconvenience*** A security deposit of $150 will be taken upon check-in, per room, in case of damages and/or incidentals.
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The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery

3 stars
3.1 / 5 303 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 RoomsThe Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery 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 Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery 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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Hotel St. Pierre

3 stars
3.2 / 5 133 reviews
Unique historic cottages offer charm and value in the French QuarterThe Hotel St. Pierre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recommended by the New York Times travel section. The hotel is a collection of restored 18th century Creole cottages and 19th century townhomes that surround lush courtyards and two swimming pools. The hotel offers a fetching combination of charm, location and value and is located just blocks from Royal and Bourbon streets. Past guests include Louis Armstrong and author Tennessee Williams, who was known to chat with visitors in the courtyard. Highlights Historic Creole cottage settingFree continental breakfastFree internet accessParking (fees apply) Rooms These are not your typical hotel rooms. There are 77 rooms and suites with touches of French Quarter architecture, exposed brick walls, and antiques and period furniture.  King, queen and double-double rooms are outfitted with ceiling fans, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, full-length mirror, AM/FM clock radio, cable television, phones with data ports, Free Wi-Fi and coffee maker. Jazz and Jacuzzi suites accommodate up to six people and may include exposed brick walls, plantations shutters and Jacuzzi tubs. FeaturesThe historic cottage setting with courtyards and swimming pools is the undeniable draw at this charming hotel. Some rooms offer balconies overlooking the French Quarter, others the inner courtyard. Free breakfast and Wi-Fi make this atmospheric hotel a real deal. Parking (fees apply) is also on offer. Transportation Louis Armstrong International Airport (13 miles) Attractions Marigny and Frenchmen StreetFrench QuarterBourbon StreetRoyal Street shopping Business Free Wi-Fi  Fees and PoliciesParking fee for a regular day is $36 USD plus tax per night, while parking fee for a day with special event is $45 USD plus tax per night.
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Royal St. Charles

4 stars
3.1 / 5 229 reviews
Budget hotel on St. Charles Avenue with a fitness centerRoyal St. Charles is a contemporary New Orleans hotel located at the end of the central business district, offering 143 rooms and suites accented with handmade furniture and original artworks. Points of interests such as the historic French Quarter and Canal Street just a block away. Guests at this cozy hotel can also check out the bars along Bourbon Street close by. Other local attractions include National World War II Museum, Jackson Square, Harrah's New Orleans Casino, and The Presbytere               Highlights Fitness centerA few blocks from French QuarterStreetcar at the door RoomsRoyal St. Charles offers king, queen and double rooms and suites. Each unit comes with 42-inch flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi access (fees apply), coffee- and tea-making facilities, safe deposit box, hairdryer, and iron/ironing board. Non-smoking and handicapped accessible rooms are available. FeaturesRoyal St. Charles offers airport shuttle service and valet parking with a fee. Additional services include 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, tour assistance, and business center. Patrons at this smoke-free property can work out at the fitness center and hold meetings at the banquet facilities on site. Transportation St. Charles StreetcarLouis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (12 miles) Attractions French QuarterGarden DistrictBourbon StreetRoyal Street antiques and art galleries Business Meeting space for groups and banquets to 300 people Special events coordinator on site   Policies and feesThe Royal St. Charles 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.Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.Resort fee: $9.95 USD per accommodation, per night Valet parking fee: $32 USD per night (in/out privileges)Valet parking fee for large vehicle: $40.00 USD per night (in/out privileges)Late check-out fee: $30.00 USDRollaway bed fee: $20.00 USD per staySelf-parking fee is $20 per day plus tax. Parking is located 3 blocks from the hotel.
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The Lafayette Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 107 reviews
Top amenities and services easy for historic New Orleans’ arts districtThe Lafayette Hotel provides guests with immediate and convenient access to Lafayette Square in New Orleans.  The Lafayette Hotel is perfectly positioned as a base for exploration of many of the top sights in New Orleans. It is also a quiet romantic retreat, complete with all the comforts of top class amenities and hotel services.  There is hardly a better place from which to discover the real New Orleans. 3 Reasons To Stay Excellent location for historic New Orleans' attractions, convenient for the world renowned streetcar lineTop class amenities and the best in world class serviceSplendid landmark hotel with restored historic features and a signature restaurant The Lafayette Hotel RoomsIn each of the 44 rooms and suites, guests at the Lafayette Hotel in New Orleans can delight in the best of hotel amenities and luxuries, in surroundings that have been carefully restored from original historic furnishings. Wireless Internet access is available for a fee, and the hotel rooms are equipped with everything that guests have come to expect from such world class accommodation, including access to Mike's on the Avenue; which serves a contemporary cuisine with a breadth of influences from New Orleans' culinary traditions.  Things To Do Lafayette Square (0.04 mi/0.1 km)Wyndham Riverfront  (0.4 mi/0.6 km)French Quarter New Orleans  (0.5 mi/0.8 km)New Orleans Superdome  (0.7 mi/1.1 km)Convention Center New Orleans  (0.9 mi/1.4 km)  
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York New Orleans Tue, Jun 2 - Tue, Jun 9 $223
Los Angeles New Orleans Sat, May 9 - Tue, May 12 $295
Washington DC New Orleans Sat, May 30 - Tue, Jun 2 $177
Philadelphia New Orleans Wed, May 20 - Wed, May 27 $291
Seattle New Orleans Sun, May 24 - Wed, Jun 3 $248
Newark New Orleans Tue, May 26 - Wed, Jun 3 $209
San Francisco New Orleans Wed, May 27 - Thu, Jun 4 $353
Baltimore New Orleans Tue, Jun 2 - Tue, Jun 9 $284
Boston New Orleans Wed, Jun 10 - Tue, Jun 16 $262
Chicago New Orleans Tue, May 12 - Wed, May 13 $97
Atlanta New Orleans Tue, Jun 2 - Tue, Jun 9 $118
San Diego New Orleans Tue, Jun 2 - Wed, Jun 3 $299
Denver New Orleans Tue, May 19 - Wed, May 27 $185
Detroit New Orleans Tue, May 26 - Wed, May 27 $137
Charlotte New Orleans Wed, May 20 - Wed, May 27 $248
Kansas City New Orleans Tue, Jun 16 - Wed, Jun 24 $217
Phoenix New Orleans Tue, May 19 - Thu, May 28 $308
Portland New Orleans Sat, Jun 6 - Tue, Jun 16 $308
Miami New Orleans Wed, May 27 - Wed, Jun 3 $152
Pittsburgh New Orleans Wed, May 27 - Tue, Jun 2 $302
Raleigh New Orleans Wed, May 13 - Wed, May 20 Check rates
San Juan New Orleans Wed, Jun 17 - Sat, Jun 20 $324
Sacramento New Orleans Tue, May 26 - Wed, Jun 3 $360
Milwaukee New Orleans Tue, Jun 16 - Fri, Jun 19 $276
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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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