New Orleans Journals

New Orleans in August

An August 2004 trip to New Orleans by K-Man

Quote: We were hesitant about visiting New Orleans in August because of the heat and humidity, but the temperature/humidity was not unbearable. There was a lot to do and see in the city. We would strongly recommend it if you have never visited.

The Quarter House Resort

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel

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Best Things Nearby:French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, River Walk, French Market, Harrah's Casino, Mardi Gras World.Best Things About the Resort:Location, location, location. Sits right between Bourbon Street and the River Walk. Within walking distance to all activities in the French Quarter.Resort Experience:The Quarter House is within walking distance to all activities in the French Quarter. The units are somewhat small for most timeshares, but comfortable. The resort did not offer many ammenities or activities. They had a free contintental breakfast on the weekend, a wine/cheese party one evening and a cooking class. There was a $15 charge...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 15, 2004

The Quarter House Resort
129 Chartres Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 523-5906

Cajun Cabin

Restaurant

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Location is excellent; centrally located on Bourbon Street. Restaurant offers a balcony overlooking Bourban Street. We ate on the balcony, but we would not recommend this restaurant. It was our only meal in New Orleans that was below our expectations. The service was slow, and the food was overpriced for the quality. The food was served warm and a 15% tip was automatically added to the bill. There was also an additional charge for alcohol served on the balcony. You are definitely paying for the atmosphere and not the quality of food. We had much better food at other restaurants in the French Quarter.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on August 15, 2004

Cajun Cabin
501 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 529-4256

Gumbo Shop

Restaurant

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The Gumbo shop had a simple menu of local cuisine (Creole and Cajun). Servings were ample and the service was excellent. They offer courtyard or inside dining. The restaurant was small as are most restaurants in the French Quarter. The food was excellent and the price was average. Meals ranged from $7 to $14. Be sure to look for free drink coupons in local visitor guides. I would highly recommend visiting The Gumbo Shop for fair-priced, local cuisine.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 15, 2004

Gumbo Shop
630 St. Peter St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
+1 504 525 1486; +1