I am going to New Orleans (bourbon street) in October. What is a nice, good, fun hotel for 8 people to stay?

I am not necessarily looking for something cheap, but something fairly nice and of course FUN!!1

Stay at loews New Orleans. It is really nice and we stayed there one night for a wedding. The Reception was there. Also, If you want to stay on bourbon st. Stay at the Inn on Bourbon or Royal Sonesta. I prefer Royal Sonesta.