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#41 George K

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 10:21 PM

 

Check out Plas D'Armes Hotel!  this one is my favorite! wub.gif

How far from the Amtrak Station?
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Bit over a mile and a half.

 

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 09:06 PM

Got back from NOLA about 2 weeks ago, and a couple of comments:

 

1) This is the first trip that my wife and I have taken, alone, in decades. Last time was to DC in the 1990s. We thought we'd splurge a bit, and so we stayed at the Ritz Carlton on Canal St. It was pricey, but oh, goodness, was it worth it. The attention to detail, the friendliness and service were without par. 

 

2) Cafe du Monde. Yes. VERY overrated. The begniets (did I spell that right?) were very good. The coffee was so so. The service was non-existent. I really don't understand the hype about the place. Loud, crowded, noisy. Meh.

 

3) I'm not a fan of seafood (don't ask - it has to do with my upbringing). So I was looking for someplace to eat where The Management could get lobster, and I could get something else. We ended up at the Star Steak and Lobster House on Decatur St. 

 

https://sites.google...bsterhouse/home

 

The decor was, well, 19th century brothel. But the service was great, and the food was quite good. Couple of lobster tails, strip steak, a couple of cocktails and we got out for about $110 including tip. Nothing fancy, but good food and live music. Easy to get to off the streetcar.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:52 AM

I stayed at the Canal Street Inn a few years ago. It's a bit pricey now but a nice place for a splurge.

You can reach it by streetcar from NOUPT (train station) using the Rampart-St. Claude line from the station and connecting with the Canal St. line.

www.canalstreetinn.com/

 

The secret with enjoying the Café Du Monde is bypassing the lines in the outside open-air seating area and head directly inside to the enclosed A/C area.  Service is quicker and usually tables are available without a wait.  Morning Call moved out of the Quarter to Metairie in the early 70s unless they have reopened in the Quarter in recent years.

 

I spent the early Amtrak years in New Orleans while attending college.  It's a second home!


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 04:24 PM

There are some newer hotels that have opened recently that are within a street car ride from the Union Passenger Terminal. The B on Canal is a boutique style hotel that is one block north of the Rampart/St Claude line. A few blocks further on in the same direction is the Jung Hotel and Residences, also a new place. Street car fare is $1.25 in both directions. They do not give change. They give a little voucher instead. If you put in $2, the machine will spit out a voucher worth $.75. When you get on another car, you use the $.75 voucher and pay the difference. I was told recently that tourists don't seem to get that concept. I dunno. :P

 

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 05:06 PM

We stayed at the Hilton on the riverside (points) because we love the bbq oysters at their restaurant and bar. They are super!

Spent a whole day at the WWII Museum. It was very good and they are still adding buildings. IMO it is a must see.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:29 AM

There definitely aren't many places that serve bbq oysters. Usually, it's bbq shrimp. Glad you found a place you enjoy eating. ^_^



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:49 AM

Has anyone stayed at the Roosevelt Waldorf?

 

My trips have included stays at The Ritz, Le Pavillon, and Windsor Court (twice). 

 

Looking for something upscale and a bit different.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:04 PM

The Old ( and Completely Rennovated) Roosevelt was the NOL Home of the Infamous Late Gov/Senator Huey "Kingfish" Long.It was "The Place"to be back in the day, (30s/40s) but fell on hard times and became sort of dowdy, but the rehab makes it really sparkle again.

It's known for its excellent Bar and Food and for Good Service by the staff. It's really very nice, but is Expensive as are all Upper Tier Hotels.

I've not stayed there since the rennovation, but I've had drinks in the Bar and the Dinner I had,was as good as what I ate @ "Comnanders Palace", which is one of the Best in the Big Easy.

Dressing up is part of the package, and the crowd tends to be older and wealthy compared to the newer "Nice" Hotels in NOL.
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