New Orleans Courtyard Hotel
1101 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116
My single girlfriend and I were looking for a place in the French Quarter so we booked here immediately when we saw the price. Imagine our shock when we got there and found ourselves standing on the edge of one of New Orleans' worst neighbourhoods! The hotel sits on the border between the French Quarter and Treme, famous for its housing projects and crime. Even the French Quarter side was deserted in the three blocks separating the hotel from Bourbon Street. However, we had no problems as long as we kept our bearings and took cabs at night. So why all the stars? The hotel was charming and clean, the rooms were airy and the staff was pleasant. The only *minor* complaints were the smallish breakfasts and creaky floorboards. All in all this is a bargain if you just keep your wits about you and don't make yourself a target.