Hi all. Making first trip to NOLA in January, over the MLK holiday weekend. The long weekend means that rates are a touch higher than usual. We are in our late 30s, getting away from the kids for a short break. We do drink, but aren't hard partiers. We plan to do sightseeing on foot and prefer an area that is safe to walk in at night (I mean before midnight on a weekend, using precautions - I am from Atlanta).
Looking at Jackson Square area - does this fit the bill? Enough removed from Bourbon St. to get sleep? Considering Hotel St. Helene or Hotel Royal. Other suggestions? We'd like to stay around $200 a night, but will go up a bit if needed.