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Old 05-13-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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Dear all,

Which is the "sketchy part of the French Quarter"? I am trying to make a hotel reservation and need to figure out where is the nicest area.

Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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Most places within the Quarter are fine. Just know where you are going and don't stray out of the Quarter alone. I would try to stay away from Rampart St and closer to the middle of the Quarter or the River. Sad to say, but be careful!!
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Most places are ok especially Bourbon to the river
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Motown
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Just avoid places that other people aren't at night. I've never had any problems in the French Quarter.
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:18 AM
 
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Might I suggest Iberville Suites, I stayed there for cheap and loved it. Look it up, good location.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I stayed in the Astor Crown Plaza once on the corner of Bourbon street and Canal. Access to some really great oyster bars and restaurants right around the corner, and of course the rest of bourbon right out the back entrance. You can even access the balcony and watch all the activity from above ground. I always wanted to do that before. Really great hotel.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Thumbs up Place to Stay

You may have already booked a place by now, but if you haven't then here's a good place to check out. I've not stayed there, myself, but I know someone who has and she loved it. It's inside a courtyard and the premises is small. The prices are considerably lower than most places in the Quarter.

And it's true that pretty much anywhere inside the Quarter is safe.

Welcome to Coccinelle Bed & Breakfast
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I've never had an issue in the quarter.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Gulfport, MS
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I never had any problems either -- however, I don't stumble around drunk in alleys with one breast hanging out, which seems to be how a lot of people find trouble. A lot of folks leave their brains at home when they go on vacation. Don't be stupid! Also, watch out for scamsters. Every single time I take a friend to visit the French Quarter, I always have to go rescue them from some scam artist. As soon as I let them out of my sight the scam artists move in! These guys almost always look disreputable too -- scruffy clothes, a little too nice, etc. They'll try that tired old "I bet I can tell you where you got your shoes" line on you. Tell them, "I know where my shoes are: on my feet on Bourbon street!" and walk off.

There's a lot of good restaurants in the French Quarter. Go to Coop's Place -- it's on Decatur not too far from Cafe du Monde -- and get rabbit jambalaya.
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Talking Lol!!!

[quote=Mississippienne;4044482]Every single time I take a friend to visit the French Quarter, I always have to go rescue them from some scam artist. They'll try that tired old "I bet I can tell you where you got your shoes" line on you. Tell them, "I know where my shoes are: on my feet on Bourbon street!" and walk off.

Oh, god, my husband fell for that scam when were there last year. I'd read about it in several resources, and I tried to make eye contact to dissuade him. $20 later I explained.

I'll have to remember Coop's Place when we return next year. We really love Oceana's on Conti right off Bourbon. Terrific bread pudding and bbq shrimp!
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