NEW ORLEANS–Accommodations:

  • VETERANS COTTAGE ON ELM
Fenced in back yard.  Veterans are allowed to bring service dog.
The linens & large loads of laundry would need to be done at laundromat because the cottage has a mini washer dryer. A local church (Rev Shirley Frazier 504 491-4368) has volunteered to help. She arranges laundry service for veterans thru volunteers at her church.
 The rental is a 1-1/2 bedroom with one bathroom, tiny laundry room,  back patio & fenced in yard. The couch in the living room clicks down to a bed too. 2016 Elm St, Harvey LA
  $1,600 month  $200 cable & wifi or $65 a night    The Veteran’s Cottage is furnished, bring your favorite pillow.
For more information contact:
Juliette Harch
juliettelucarini@gmail.com

 

 

Review by Doc.  He stayed there for 5 days during testings prior to his treatment.

India House Hostel is a collection of small houses alongside the large main house with an enclosed common area in the back. I had a private twin room with my own bathroom.
 The room was very clean and the renovated bathroom nice. My building was quiet during the day and night, although I did not stay during a weekend.
Free wifi, complimentary coffee all day, on site laundry, swimming pool and street parking are available.
Breakfast is served from 9-1 with a full menu, including my favorite ‘The Eye Opener’ with two eggs, bacon, sausage and a pancake for $6.  Dinner is available daily at 6pm and generous plates are also $6. The food is great and staff friendly and accommodating.
Within a few blocks, you can find amazing BBQ (with live music), Eagle Rider motorcycle rentals, McDonald’s, Rite-Aid and a corner store open until 10 pm. The streetcar is a stones throw from the front door. $1.25 per ride or $3 day pass.
Taxis from the New Orleans airport into the city are $33 flat rate as well as returns to the airport.  India House is approximately a 20-25 minute drive from the airport or, if you have an hour, a bus ride is a couple dollars.
The 20 minute taxi ride to Harch Hyperbarics cost $25-30, depending on traffic. Public transit is an option but will take an hour and a half.
Overall, the stay was great and I would recommend for budget minded traveler with his or her own transport. Without private transport, the location isn’t as convenient but the amenities and price are enough to make India House a great option.
Disclaimer: I have stayed in hostels around the world and am accustomed to that style of lodging. I highly suggest researching a few vital ‘hostel tips’, such as bring a towel, extra blanket or sleeping bag if it’s cold, etc.

HOTELS

(information provided by Juliette Harch Dec 2014…prices may not be current)

Westbank Hotels near Dr. Harch’s Office 

NOTE  All rates are per night, 2 adults, King or queen bed.  Parking is free.  All these rooms have free wi/fi,  microwaves, small refrigerators, coffeemakers, irons, ironing boards and include free breakfast.  All have pools and exercise rooms.  The rates below are special rates for guests who are undergoing medical treatment.
Quality Inn & Suites—AAA rating **
100 Westbank Expressway, Bulding F
Gretna, LA.  70558
504-366-2361 
$62    King N/S  .… deluxe hot breakfast
Laquinta Inn N. O. Westbank—AAA rating**
50 Terry Parkway
Gretna, LA. 70558
504-368-5600
$62   King N/S …expanded continental breakfast
—pets welcome
Comfort Inn—AAA rating***
6751 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA. 70072
504-267-0701
$85  one or two queen beds N/S…hot buffet breakfast
Best Western Bayou Inn—AAA rating **
9008 Westbank Expressway
Westwego, LA.  70094
504-304-7980
$87     King N/S …hot breakfast…no roll-in shower
Westbank Extended Stay Hotels near Dr. Harch’s office
NOTE:     All three hotels listed below have large suites and fully equipped kitchens, with a full size refrigerator with ice-maker.  Pots, pans and dishes are furnished.  Each has a laundry room with washers and driers for guests to use.  The first two have pools.  All three have exercise rooms.
Baymont Inn & Suites—no AAA rating
6589 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA.  70072
504-309-5700
$79    King  N/S suite w/ full kitchen…continental breakfast
Suburban Extended Stay—no AAA rating—new hotel
3051 Hwy. 90
Avondale, LA. 70094
504-324-4900
$79   King N/S suite w/ full kitchen…no breakfast
Candlewood Suites—no AAA rating—new hotel
3079 Hwy. 90
Avondale, LA. 70094
504-875-3500
$89   King N/S suite w/full kitchen…no breakfast
NOTE
 The regular price for a king suite is $120, but the manager agreed to a reduced rate for long-term medical patients.  These suites are larger and more spacious than those in the two hotels above.  The exercise room is also larger and there are patios w/ barbeque grills but there is no pool.
 Extended Stay Hotels for the budget-minded traveler
The suites in these no-frills hotels are very small.  Kitchenettes are also small.  No king beds available.  Phone, wi-fi & parking are free.  Coin laundry available, but no restaurant. No breakfast. Prices below are per day for 2 adults.  Weekly & monthly rates are also available.
Sun Suites of Harvey—No AAA rating
1101 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, LA. 70058
504-365-9676
Free Wi-Fi, voice mail, cable TV w/ showtime
$49.99   Queen Bed   ($45 AAA/Senior rate)
$59.99   2 double beds  ($54 AAA/Senior)
Sun Suites Inn  N. O. West—No AAA rating
4409 Hearst St.
Metairie, LA. 70001
504-648-2020
Same rates and amenities as Sun Suites of Harvey, above
Express Inn & Suites—No AAA rating
7900 Westbank Expressway
Westwego, LA. 70094
504-301-1969
$69    Queen bed, N/S
Federal City Inn and Suites—No AAA rating
740 Hebert Dr.
New Orleans, LA. 70114
504-648-2020
$70    Queen bed N/S,
NOTE  This is a special rate for Dr. Harch’s patients.  To get this rate, ask for Norman,manager.  This hotel is near Algiers.
Extended Stay Hotels in Downtown NOLA:
NOTE:  MOST OF THESE HOTELS CHARGE PARKING FEES.  SOME HAVE VALET PARKING ONLY IN OFFSITE GARAGES SOME HAVE LIMITED ONSITE SELF-PARKING—SEE BELOW:
Staybridge Suites Hotel—AAA rating ***
501 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA. 70130
504-571-1818
$89.00   Queen beds only             free hot breakfast
$29 per day for limited onsite parking
Springhill Suites NO Convention Center—AAA rating ***
301 St. Joseph St.
New Orleans, LA. 70130
504-522-3100
$89.00                    free hot breakfast
$25.00 per day for limited onsite parking
Residence Inn Downtown NO—AAA rating***
345 St. Joseph St.
New Orleans, LA. 70130
504-522-1300
$99.00                       free hot breakfast
$29 per day for onsite parking
OTHER HOTELS IN DOWNTOWN NOLA
MOST OF THESE HOTELS CHARGE PARKING FEES AS NOTED
Hyatt Regency New Orleans—AAA rating****
601 Loyola St.
New Orleans   70113          504-561-1234
$99      free hot breakfast
VALET PARKING ONLY    $38 PER DAY
Wyndham Garden Inn—AAA rating***
201 Baronne St.
New Orleans    70112           504-522-0833
$79    breakfast extra
VALET PARKING ONLY    $28 PER DAY
Whitney A. Wyndham Hotel—AAA rating***
610 Poydras St.
New Orleans    70130          504-581-4222
$69                 breakfast extra
VALET PARKING ONLY          $28 PER DAY
Maison St. Charles Hotel & Suites—AAA rating**
1139 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA. 70130       504-522-0187
$89   free hot breakfast
Free onsite parking for AAA members, $25 daily for others
Quality Inn Suites Downtown—AAA rating**
210 O’Keefe Ave.
New Orleans, LA. 70112         504-525-6800
$90  free hot breakfast
$29 daily for limited onsite self-parking
Wyndham Riverfront Hotel—AAA rating***
701 Convention Center Blvd.
N.O.    70130                      504-524-8200
$99  breakfast extra
$18 daily for onsite parking
Hotels in N.O. French Quarter
THESE HOTELS ALL HAVE ONLY VALET PARKING  @ $38 DAILY
Hotel St. Marie—AAA rating***
827 Toulouse St.
New Orleans    70112       504-561-8951
$69     breakfast extra
Place D’Armes Hotel—AAA rating***
625 St. Ann St.
New Orleans     70116       504-524-4531
$69   free continental breakfast
Prince Conti Hotel—AAA rating***
830 Conti St.
New Orleans     70112        504-529-4172
$69  breakfast extra
Bienville House Hotel—AAA rating***
320 Decatur St.
New Orleans  70130       504-529-2345
$79      free continental breakfast & newspaper
Chateau Lemoyne—AAA rating***
301 Dauphine St.
New Orleans        70112      504-581-1303
$89    breakfast extra
Dauphine Orleans Hotel—AAA rating***
415 Dauphine St.
New Orleans     70112           504-586-1800
$99      free hot breakfast
Westin Canal Place—AAA rating****
100 Iberville St.
New Orleans      70130          504-566-7066
$99    free newspaper,  breakfast extra
Hotels Near New Orleans Airport 
THESE HOTELS ALL HAVE FREE PARKING, BUT MANY CHARGE EXTRA FOR BREAKFAST
Ramada Inn & Suites New Orleans Airport—AA rating***
110 James Dr. East
St. Rose, LA. 70087                    504-466-1355
$65.00  breakfast extra
Sleep Inn & Suites—AAA rating**
2830 Loyola Dr.
Kenner, LA.  70062                  504-887-5337
$70.00    free hot breakfast
Courtyard by Marriott***
2 Galleria Blvd.
Metairie, LA. 70001                  504-838-3800
$89.00    free hot breakfast
Ramada Inn Metairie—AAA rating***
2713 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA. 70002              504-835-4141
$89.00     breakfast extra

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