When you tote up the cost of wi-fi and parking and a gazillion other items that guests are forced to pay for in a hotel, the final tab looks very different from the “best available rate.”
But that’s not the way the money goes at six hotels in the Big Easy that are part of the New Orleans Hotel Collection. This bunch is offering guests everything they need at a single price, in a summer travel promo called POP (Pay one Price).
The participating hotels include:
The promo includes free valet parking, free continental breakfast, free wireless internet, free shopping coupons (valued at $250), and free in-room bottled water and coffee. And you get a free welcome drink on arrival.
With some very nice and historic hotels located mostly in the French Quarter, rates starting from $99, and no extras or hidden fees, it looks like a pretty good deal.
The Bourbon Orleans Hotel is a historic French Quarter hotel near St. Louis Cathedral, and they have suites that offer balconies overlooking Bourbon Street. The Dauphine, also historic and in the French Quarter, offers a palm-filled courtyard and private saltwater pools.
If anything, the St. Louis Hotel located half a block from the jazz clubs and nightlife of Bourbon Street, has an even more lush and tropical courtyard, and the award-winning Louis XVI Restaurant.
If historic French buildings and decor is not your thing, then Hotel Le Marais is a newish hotel in the French Quarter which has a trendy bar and a thing for purple, like the high-tech airport pod hotels or the Virgin America planes.
Photo – New Orleans Hotel Collection