Location, location, location! Isn't that always the most important thing in real estate? Well, the Historic French Market Inn was a great base for our last vacation to New Orleans in September 2006. We were within walking distance of the Natchez stern-wheeler boat, the Aquarium of the Americas (and the IMAX theater next door), the French Market, Mother's (a local restaurant famous for poor-boy sandwiches), and Bourbon Street. The hotel occupys a restored historic building which was once the French capital of Louisiana. There's a quiet courtyard, but no swimming pool. The staff was over-worked, but they were friendly. The room was small but very nicely furnished with daily maid service including fresh soap and shampoo. All this for under $100 per day! It seems that the French Quarter avoided the floods that devastated much of the rest of New Orleans, and this hotel is a great place to stay if you're plans include a visit to the French Quarter.