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Vacation Rental in FQ

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Vacation Rental in FQ

I'm coming to New Orleans for a week in July, and I'm considering renting a condo in the french quarter in order to get a little more of the local feel. Does anyone have any experience with this? Where would be the best place to park, and how much do you think it would cost? I've been to New Orleans many times, but I usually stay away from the tourist stuff in the french quarter, other than the obligatory Pat O'Brien's. I usually stay downtown and split my time between the french quarter and Uptown. I still plan to hit up my usual places in Uptown (Casamentos, F&M patio bar, Tipitina's), but I'll be spending more time in the FQ. Where are some good locals' hangouts in the FQ other than Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop? Where are some inexpensive places to eat? Has Mandina's on Canal reopened yet? Also, what are some good deals on drinks/restaurants around town?

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"Vacation rentals" are illegal in New Orleans for less than 30 days in the city, or less than 60 days in the French Quarter. Don't do it!

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I agree with CW. The illegal rentals don't pay taxes or have the proper insurance, etc.

Hotels and B and Bs will be cheap in July. I suggest you look at the listings here on Trip Advisor for hotels and BBs and work down from the top rated places.

Where would be the best place to park, and how much do you think it would cost? There is a parking lot at Decatur St. and Elysian Fields for $8 per day.

Where are some good locals' hangouts in the FQ other than Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop? The lower part of Decatur St. seems to have a lot of bars with locals. Some of these bars are kinda scary.

Where are some inexpensive places to eat?

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60864-s504/New-Orlea…

Has Mandina's on Canal reopened yet? Yes.

Also, what are some good deals on drinks/restaurants around town? There may be some coupons out there for some restaurants but I am not sure how to get them.

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As others have said, so-called "vacation rentals" in condos or apartments are not legal. This is necessary to preserve the residential character of the historic neighborhoods and keep them from turning into huge swaths of property devoted to transient rentals.

There are dozens of legal B&Bs where you can get more of the "local feel," though the majority of them are not IN the French Quarter since they were outlawed there many years ago at the same time the City a moratorium on hotel construction in the Quarter. The City requires B&B owners to live in their B&B, so you can be assured of personal service from the owner.

A great resource for New Orleans B&Bs is www.bbnola.com. The properties listed there are all members of the Professional Innkeeper's Association of New Orleans, which requires all of it's members to be licensed by the City. And remember, just because something calls itself a "B&B" or "Guest House" or "Vacation Rental," doesn't mean it is legal or licensed.

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Well, we decided to go deep sea fishing off Grand Isle, so we are starting off at the Astor Crowne Plaza. Mid week we're going to Grand Isle. When we get back, we're staying at the Windsor Court. I got a full suite for $169. I just couldn't pass up a deal like that. Anyone know of a good place to eat dinner between New Orleans and Grand Isle or down in Grand Isle?

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How did you get a suite at Windsor Court for such an awesome price??? I just checked their website and even the "regular" hotel roms were not that low. I'd appreciate the information b/c I'm looking for something for a night in July. Thank you!

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I got it off their website. Maybe you're going on a busier night.

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Thanks. I'll check the website again; maybe I missed a special or something. Or maybe my night is busy, although I can't imagine why. It's a Sunday in the middle of July. I keep hearing there are great hotel deals to be found down there in the summer, but I'm not having any luck at this point.

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