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Old 03-10-2011, 08:23 PM
 
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I've had reservations at a guest house in the quarter since the beginning of January and just now got a notice that there was a plumbing problem that developed over mardi gras and that my reservations were canceled. I'm not so sure about the validity of all this but I really don't have a say so. At any rate, we've had the time off, saved money and convinced other people to go with us and now we're all SOL. I know it's a long shot but I'm desperate here. If anyone can help, please send me a PM or respond to this thread. Thanks!!
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:30 PM
 
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I wouldn't count on getting anything inside the Quarter this late. We go every year and this year messed around and didn't book a place early and now can't find a room anywhere. Our contact at the Inn on Bourbon said the area was 98% booked. She had no rooms available. We are currently trying in the Garden District. So far, no luck. Next try will be Slidell.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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Kenner or Metairie are always last-ditch emergency options. They'll be just as close to the city as Slidell, so there are 3 options for you.

I'd bet that your original hotel has a valid problem - Mardi Gras crowds were very rough and more destructive than usual this year.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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I would definitely go with Kenner or Metairie before Slidell. (I haven't done the math, but it seems closer anyway.) We stayed at a couple of airport hotels (via Priceline bids) during our pre-move visits, and they usually have free parking, so you could save your parking money for the Festival.

Keep trying for the Quarter or Garden District, though, because there will be some cancellations. I'd pick a couple of larger places and call every day.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:43 PM
 
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The guy from the reservation service offed me a place off Esplanade, it's a lot smaller, it's more of a walk to where we wanna be so we'll have to take cabs late at night. I guess when people are having to stay miles away, I should be happy I'm a block from the quarter.
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