|Jazzfest hotel update
||[Jan. 28th, 2019|01:35 pm]
With the lineup announcement in the books, it's a good time to check out the current hotel situation. Many years, the best deals are available before the lineup is released, or else in the last minute final weeks or days before the festival. This year is following that pattern as well. The sub-$100 bargains that were available for months, from the summer through the Christmas holdiays, are now gone.
These are the two latest opaque results I've heard of.
On Priceline Express yesterday, 2nd weekend, 5/02-06 3.5* CC $180 => Hilton Garden Inn
On Hotwire last week, 2nd weekend, 5/01-06 4* FQB $199 => Sheraton
So, can we do better? What else is out there?
Below are checks of both weekends, focusing on the most convenient, downtown areas - the French Quarter, Central Business District, and Warehouse/Convention Center area. As always, cheaper rooms can be found in nearby suburbs, including Metairie, Kenner, and the West Bank. , Rates are per night for a 5 night Wed-Mon stay; expect higher rates for shorter weekend-only stays, and cheaper if you add on additional weeknights.
- Priceline Express best deals are a 2.5* Downtown for $166, or a 4* Downtown for $176.
- Hotwire best deals are a 2.5* Downtown/Superdome for $147, a 4* Central/Downtown for $155, and a 3* all-suites Warehouse for $160.
Where rates go from here - up or down - is anyone's guess.
- Priceline Express best deals are a 2.5* Downtown for $154, or a 3.5* Convention Center for $172.
- Hotwire best deals are a 2.5* Downtown/Superdome for $159, a 4* Central/Downtown for $189.
If you do book any of these opaque deals, please email and let me know the dates, rate, and hotel name, so I can share with others. Thanks!