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					                   New Orleans French Quarter Discount Hotels
                                          By Madigan Talmage-Bowers
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Sleep among history with a stay in one of the French Quarter's fine discount hotels.

The rich heritage and old-world charm of New Orleans is showcased in the city's French
Quarter. From the distinctive Creole elegance of iron lace balconies and courtyard terraces, to
the legendary hedonism of Bourbon Street, many visitors are drawn to this eclectic
neighborhood. Many New Orleans hotels offer deep discounts on weekdays and during the low
season from June to September. Though hot summer temperatures and humidity can be
punishing, savvy travelers can benefit from price cuts and fewer crowds.
St. Peter House Hotel
Situated two blocks from the nocturnal rhythms of Bourbon Street and five blocks from the
river front street car, the cozy St. Peter House Hotel offers 29 rooms including one and two
bedroom suites. The décor of each guest room is unique with hand-picked vintage charm,
featuring antique four-poster beds, embellished mirrors, and chandeliers. Some rooms include
access to wraparound balconies while others face the verdant shade of an interior courtyard.
The hotel provides complimentary fresh coffee and pastries every morning. Low season
weekday rates start at $49, as of December, 2010.
The Historic French Market Inn
The four-story brick façade of the Historic French Market Inn dates back to the 19th century,
when it served as official government lodging during Louisiana's stint as a French colony. This
rich history is preserved in antique guest room details such as brass beds, original brick walls,
and rich fabrics. The 126 rooms and suites surround a lush courtyard with cooling plants and
tables for an afternoon break. Amenities include cable and high speed Internet, concierge
service, a coffee shop, and the Marie Laveau Bar for a pre-dinner aperitif or nightcap. Booking
for three or more nights recieve a additional discount, with rooms starting around $75. Check
the hotel's website for special Internet rates and package discounts.
Prince Conti Hotel
Situated just steps from Bourbon Street's bustle, the Prince Conti welcomes guests through an
authentic carriageway and elegantly appointed lobby. The 76 rooms and suites are furnished
with old-world French charm and modern amenities including high-speed Internet, voicemail,
and 24-hour concierge service, at reasonable rates. A continental breakfast is served each
morning. The adjoining Bombay Club is several notches above the typical hotel bar, featuring
live jazz, an extensive martini menu, and Nouveau Creole cuisine, enjoyed from plush leather
seating in a lounge atmosphere. Weekday rates start as low as $58, as of December, 2010, and
any Saturday nights stay requires at least a two night booking.
Chateau Dupré
Nestled on the quieter western edge of the French Quarter and three blocks from Bourbon
Street, the Chateau Dupré was built in 1845 and has accommodated many prominent Creole
guests in its rich history. Furnishings in the 62 guest rooms and suites follow a simple but
graceful European theme and are equipped with cable, data ports, and in-room coffee and tea.
High-speed Internet access is available for a small additional charge. Extra discounts are
offered for stays of three nights or more, with rooms starting at $75, as of December, 2010.