Will be traveling to New Orleans for the first time with a small group. Most in the group are most interested in not spending alot on accomodations and have booked us in the Clarions Hotel on Canal Street. I've heard that this is not a good area to be in. I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts about how safe or unsafe this area is. Is it doable if we taxi to and from Bourbon Street area? Can we walk around there during the day, at night, etc.
Thanks so much for any thoughts about the area (and the hotel if you have been).