Rodeway Inn Downtown
Travel Blogs from New Orleans
... by the pool for a while the girls and I went over to the market to get a bite to eat a do a little shopping. I found a booth of art by Jim Tweedy. He draws humorous cartoons of cats and dogs. I bought a cute print entitled "Self Portrait" and he signed and dated it for me. (His works can be found at http://friendlydoggies.com/) The valet at the hotel suggested we do as the locals do and go ...
... over the top. And the back wall is all mirrored so you can see them laying their hearts out. The audience then requests songs for each pianist to play in turn and they try and out play each other I guess you could say. A highlight for me was seeing one of the women playing Black Betty. Wo-ah Black Betty bambalam Wo-ah Black Betty bambalam! She was no spring chicken but my God could she play and sing. She really owned the stage and engaged the huge audience packed into the bar. ...
... which we had earned innocently enough-
lol. The hotel was located in the
Warehouse District and there was information in lobby about its former use was
that of a Cotton Mill, which was interesting. The area with the check-in desk
and open waiting area and where the meals were served showed evidence of this
with the pipes and beams. However, it was all nicely decorated and you had to
sit and actually think about what it used to ...
... border and then next to Mississippi and it was now nearing 4pm, we also didn't know if if we were gaining more time as we went, but finally made it in about 6 hours to New Orleans, the time was about 7:30pm but there was still sufficient time to get some touring done and to get to the Cafe Du Monde - I had been waiting so long for this. The Cafe is 150 years old now and was the original stop for Coffee and French Doughnuts - called Beneits, so naturally ...
... first tasting the irresistible beignets from the famous Cafe du Monde. And I must say, the beignets were the best compulsory dessert I've ever had to devour. Ever. I felt like a glutton since all I'd done in the hours prior was eat and drink other "must have" NOLA dishes, but I couldn't help but fall in love like everyone else. The beignets look like mountainous funnel cake-ish doughnuts, but they are so much more! I proudly at my entire order of three.
Other places to stay in New Orleans
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Six Flags, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $28
West Lake Forest, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $61
Viavant - Venetian Isles, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $60
Esplanade Ridge, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $49
Six Flags, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $57
East New Orleans, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $52
Six Flags, New Orleans | 1 star motelfrom $54
French Quarter, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $94
- St. Peter Guest or ghost house?
- Will stay again without a doubt!!
- Just like Arnold! I'll be back!
East New Orleans, New Orleans | 1 star motelfrom $54
Mid-City, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $75
East New Orleans, New Orleans | Motelfrom $38
Esplanade Ridge, New Orleans | Motelfrom $45
French Quarter, New Orleans | Motelfrom $175