I’m going to stay in New Orleans for the first time during this year’s festival, and can’t wait. I’d like to be able to see a lot of the city, but be close enough to City Park for the show.
All the major hotels are located downtown, in the French Quarter and the business district. If you want to be close to City Park, you might want to consider staying at a Bed and Breakfast near there. Here are some websites for you to check out: www.blockkellerhouse.com, www.nolabb.com, and www.degashouse.com. All of these places are close to City Park–no more than 5-6 minutes by car. If those are outside your budget, you could try the Holiday Inn Express downtown on Carondelet Street—www.neworleansfinehotels.com.