Good afternoon, friends!
I unexpectedly just received the opportunity to visit your great city from March 9th - 11th. I said yes without hesitation.
With the dates being so close, though, I am struggling to find accommodations. I have checked all of the standard places, i.e. Kayak/Priceline/hotel websites/hostel sites, and most everything is all booked up already.
I am in search of advice about where I can stay that is relatively conducive to visiting the French Quarter. Since I will be in town for just a short period I'd like to be somewhat centrally located. I'm on a budget, but am aware that I am behind the eight ball on this one. I checked all of the hostels that people mention, but they are already booked solid. Marquette House did have availability, but the stories of bed bugs have me worried about them.
Any advice on finding hotels at the last minute in the N.O. proper is greatly appreciated. Also, if anyone has had any experience using the bidding option on Priceline I'd love to hear about that as well.
Thanks so much, I can't wait to visit!