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If you want REAL New Orleans-Stay in the Garden District Oct 11, 2009
Really this is a review of two hotels. The PRYTANIA PARK HOTEL has been in New Orleans since I was in college (that was a long time ago). It is a series of converted townhouses merged with new buildings.
Key reasons to stay here:
1)For New Orleans it is not expensive,
2) It has free parking (unheard of in New Orleans - if you have a car, your going to pay anywhere from $15-60 a night just to park your car).
3)The rooms are decent and basic - but need updating.
4)LOCATION on this one is the key - if you are looking for a real experience of New Orleans (one that is not overshadowed by being drunk the entire trip, then stay here). You will be in an area surrounded by locals. You will be one city block from the famous St. Charles Ave. Street cars (that will take you to the French Quarter). You are a few blocks from the famous Magazine St. - where the locals shop and only a small well informed handful of tourist go. There are a dozen places to eat within walking distance of your hotel.
And IF you need an UPgrade to a better hotel - Ask for a room in EITHER the Prytania Oaks Hotel OR the Queen Anne Hotel - both are one block from the main hotel and are wonderful. Both buildings are renovated old homes with all the high end needs of a 4 star hotel.
BOTTOM LINE: The French Quarter is a must-see place for any one to gain a good understanding of the city. But, combined with it's history and beauty, are tons of garbage for tourists. Venture away from it, use the trolly line to get around, stay in the Garden District and you will experience a different New Orleans - part of the real New Orleans. If you have a car and want to understand recent history, travel to the 9th ward - there you will see what Katrina has done and see what the locals are doing to build up their community again- you might even be asked to lend a hand and help out for a few mins -- now that is what real travel is all about.
Part of the My NEW ORLEANS travel blog
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Prytania Park Overview
The Prytania Park Hotel offers a level of comfort, convenience, and personal service that will make your stay in New Orleans a superb experience and a lasting memory.
This small, European-style hotel has a variety of room types to suit every traveler, including families, couples, and those on business. The Prytania Park Hotel is located in the lower Garden District, half a block from the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and only 1 mile from the French Quarter.
Hotel amenities include free wireless Internet access, Continental Breakfast, parking, 24-hour front desk, tour assistance and snacks and coffee in the lobby. Guest rooms feature cable TVs, ceiling fans, refrigerators, and microwaves. Rates are based on double occupancy. Charges for extra adults may apply and will be due directly to the hotel.
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