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Hotel Provincial Vs. Place d'Armes

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Hotel Provincial Vs. Place d'Armes

Taking our first trip to New Orleans in August. We will be staying for 4 nights/3 full days to explore. It will be myself, wife, and 1 year old daughter. I see that both hotels charge about $25/night for parking. We plan on doing the hop-on-hop-off bus tour, a swamp tour, and visiting some places of interest we see on the hop-on-hop-off tour on our last day. What hotel would work best for us?

Place d'Armes - Deluxe Room $87/night

Hotel Provincial - Standard Room $94/night

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1. Re: Hotel Provincial Vs. Place d'Armes

The Place D' Armes is more in the middle of things but still very quiet. The Provincial is in the lower Quarter so would be a little more of a walk.

I have never stayed at the Provincial but at the Place D Armes several times. The rooms at the PDA are comfortable and the pool is small but nice.

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Comparing the Provincial to the PdA as to "What would work best?" is a matter of degree. A difference of maybe three blocks. On that basis alone, the PdA would probably "work better" by the slightest of degrees. If other amenities enter in, then careful consideration is suggested.

For example, with a one year old, will you be using a stroller? The courtyard at the PdA is bii-level, but does have a ramp connecting the two levels. As the PdA is contained in several buildings, accessibility varies. In the main building, there is an elevator. Other buildings are two stories, with no elevator. Upon reservation, your preference should be indicated. Although never having stayed at the Provincial, my understanding is that it very similar with miulti-buildings and some with elevators, others not.

Being less than a half block from Jackson Square is also a plus for the PdA. A good place to be with an infant-toddler. Some shaded areas, with interesting views.

Bottom line however, is that you won't go wrong with either hotel, and there would be no need to second guess your final choice.

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kjoster hit all the points but we go to PDA since it is so better located to what we personally prefer to do but you can't go wrong with either.

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I have stayed at both and prefer the rooms at Provincial but think that PDA has the best location for us. Both are good, you can't go wrong with either.

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5. Re: Hotel Provincial Vs. Place d'Armes

The last 8 times in New Orleans I have stayed at The Provincial. I love the hotel and it is a four minute stroll from Place (we timed it). Place has a great location...but I wouldn't give up my Provincial for anything!

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I've stayed at both. Both hotels are great, but I have a preference for the PDA. Location can't be beat, and the courtyard at the PDA is the prettiest in the Quarter in my opinion. It's very relaxing. Both have a continental breakfast, the Provincial's is a bit better though, more options.

Everything being equal, I'd choose the PDA.

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my vote will always go to the Provincial. I've never stayed at PDA and doubt I ever will.

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