All Reviews by lxine

  • Chelsea International Hostel 251 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011 (212) 647-0010

    4 stars Posted on 08/06/2002 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    Chelsea International Hostel is on a safe quiet street in the funky Chelsea district. Unfortunately, the hostel did not seem to absorb much of the neighbourhood character! The private room I rented with my boyfriend was pretty much a bed in a shoebox. We also suffered in the August heat without an air conditioner or fan (although I believe the shared rooms had A/C). However it was a clean place to stay and its location was fantastic for checking out the sites.
  • Croissant D'or Patisserie 617 Ursulines Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 524-4663

    5 stars Posted on 05/27/2002 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    This cafe was my find of the French Quarter! It has absurdly cheap prices and all their food tastes great, from cafe au lait to gumbo to croissants. Just off the main tourist area too, so it's quiet and cosy and frequented mostly by locals. A gem!
  • New Orleans Courtyard Hotel 1101 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 620-0240

    4 stars Posted on 05/27/2002 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    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.