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Old 05-01-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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I just booked a hotel for my trip to New Orleans next week through Hotwire but I was a little disappointed in the location. It's the Hyatt Regency at 601 Loyola Ave - right near the Superdome and near the intersection of Poydras and Loyola.

I realize it's not a short walk from this area to the French Quarter - but is it a safe walk? We don't mind walking, but we do mind getting mugged.

Please let me know your opinion and if you do think it's walkable let me know what route you would take to get to the French Quarter/Canal St. area. I have been to New Orleans several times before but am not familiar with this particular area between the Superdome and French Quarter. Thanks very much for your input!
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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I've stayed in that area before with my wife. We walked to the FQ/CBD almost every day for two weeks. We felt very safe.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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It's pretty much safe. I always walk from Poydras to Loyola, to Canal. That's a popular route as it gets you to where pedestrians actually are. Poydras can be a little dead compared to the rest of the area, especially at night.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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It's really not that far. As far as safety, just walk the busier streets. Although if you're in the quarter and it's getting into the AM hours it might be wise to spend a few bucks on a cab ride.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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theres also a new streetcar stop right in front which will take you to the french quarter
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:12 PM
 
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The Loyola street car will only take me from my hotel to Canal and Loyola though, right? Is that walk from Canal and Loyola into the Quarter anything to be concerned about?
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:27 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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The Loyola street car will only take me from my hotel to Canal and Loyola though, right? Is that walk from Canal and Loyola into the Quarter anything to be concerned about?
The streetcar line goes from Loyola, turns onto Canal towards the river, and then at the river turns to follow the riverside edge of the French Quarter. You can get all the way to within a minute's walk of the French Market on the line.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Not in the least bit. Canal St is fine. Walking the opposite way on Canal can get a little shady at odd hours.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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Excellent, thank you so much for all of your input. We'll be taking that streetcar often, then.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Just make sure that if you stay past midnight in the FQ to take a cab home. I think the last streetcar/bus is around midnight and me personally? I wouldn't walk back to the hotel at 3am.
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