Guide Names New Orleans' 'Best Lodging Deal'

NEW ORLEANS -- The Unofficial Guide to New Orleans named the Quality Inn Maison St. Charles, a 130-room hotel, the "best lodging deal" here.

The property comprises five pre-Civil War buildings. Several buildings have been recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior as historical landmarks.

The rooms surround lush New Orleans-style courtyards with blooming subtropical foliage. Among guest amenities are a pool, a hot tub, a restaurant and a lounge. The hotel features valet parking, free bus parking and a for-a-fee shuttle service (7 a.m. to 10 p.m.) to the French Quarter, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and area shopping.

Rates, which range from $69 for a standard room, include continental breakfast, local phone calls and a daily local newspaper.

Business meeting and banquet facilities are available for groups ranging from 12 to 45 people.

Quality Inn Maison St. Charles, Phone: (800) 831-1783, (504) 522-0187

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