Recommendations for hotels in the French Quarter?

Can anyone recommend a hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans or nearby where they had a good experience (or where they did NOT have a good experience) thats also reasonably priced? I’m taking into consideration: good location, good price, clean rooms, parking, etc.

This is not for Mardi Gras. It’s a Spring Break trip for my boyfriend and I. We’d like to stay for 1 or 2 nights.

The Royal Sonesta is very nice & actually affordable IF you book online. It’s in a great location. That’s usually where I stay when I go (I live in Baton Rouge). There’s also a Holiday Inn French Quarter that’s nice, not quite as nice as Royal – but it’s a little cheaper. Make sure you book online, you’ll save money that way.No matter where you stay, you’ll have to pay for parking – that’s just New Orleans. My recommendation – park and walk EVERYWHERE you go. Most places you’ll want to see are within walking distance anyway.

Make sure that ya’ll go eat at Mulates, you’ll enjoy it. They have great food, a wonderful staff & the prices are not too high. I hope you have a wonderful time :-)