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avocadodawn

May 30, 2017
Rated 5.0

This was my favorite thing we did in New Orleans. Yes, line is ridiculous and you have to plan ahead to be there waiting early. The bouncer at Pat O's next door (where we started in line) told us that if you're past to the Pat O's entrance (closest to Preservation Hall), you usually get in. The end of who gets in is usually at the lamp post just to the left of the Pat O's entrance. We got in and they let our kids sit up front on the floor when I asked (kind of to the side...not in the middle where the $35 "big shots" get to sit). The people running it were kind of snippy and unfriendly but man, the music was fantastic. So worth every penny! There are t-shirts and other little gifts available to buy after show (they take credit for those). No bathrooms, but they say you can use Pat O's. And you are allowed to bring in water. My only real complaint is that I wish the show was longer. I would go multiple nights if I was in town for long!

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Pontchartrain Hotel
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May 30, 2017
Rated 5.0

This hotel was perfectly located right on St. Charles with a streetcar outside the door. We loved the historic charm of the whole place. It gets a little crowded at night because of the Hot Tin rooftop bar, but they do a nice job of reserving one elevator so that guests can get up to their rooms without too much trouble. I would definitely recommend having a drink on the roof - an amazing view of New Orleans from up there. Ate breakfast twice at the Silver Whistle Cafe in the hotel (street side) and it was yummy (breakfast po boy with eggs and andouille - deelish, egg and arugula croissant, nice yogurt and pecan granola parfait for the day when I just couldn't stand to eat another heavy bit of food). My husband is a coffee snob and was happy with their selections. I would recommend eating breakfast here, even if you're not staying in the hotel. Oh, and the shower in our hotel room was amazing. We were making note of the fixture for future remodels!

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