which hotel and location is recommended for a couple for four nights in August in New Orleans?
we are driving to New Orleans in August, and plan to stay for four days; all previous trips have been to business conferences with an extra day or two for sightseeing. we have stayed at the New Orleans Marriott, Le Meridien and Sheraton on those occasions. We want to be near the French quarter but not necessarily in it. I certainly do not want to be where all the noise is.
This is a sightseeing trip (although we may wish to cool off in the pool, and have a leisurely brunch). in the past we have eaten brunch at Windsor Court (CBD), Commanders Palace (Garden District) and Brennans. We have also eaten at Antoines, Arnauds, Galatoire's, Cafe du Monde, and a few other restaurants. Where is a recommended restaurant for Crepes Suzette? What other restaurants are recommended?
We plan to go to the Audobon Aquarium, French Market, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, Preservation Hall, New Orleans Art museum, (maybe Louisiana State museum, Historic New Orleans Collection, Gallier House, Musical Legends Park, Riverwalk, Bayou Wildlife Refuge, Besthoff Sculpture gardens, Jean Lafite Histoic Park, Ogden museum of southern art, Presbytere).
I want to be either in French Quarter or CBD (Central Business District), not in Garden District
Thank you for your suggestions.