We have rooms reserved with two hotels in the Uptown area, the Pontchartrain Hotel, the Garden District Hampton Inn and the Avenue Plaza Hotel. They are conveniently located near the chapel and reception, the Hampton Inn is at 3626 St. Charles Avenue, Avenue Plaza is at 2111 St. Charles, and The Pontchartrain is at 2031 St. Charles (next door to the Avenue Plaza). This will make getting to the wedding and reception extremely easy because you can take the Street Car that runs right in front of the hotels and not have to worry about parking (there is no parking for the chapel or reception except on the street).

THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL:

Rooms are $89 per night (up to four people).

Located at 2031 St. Charles Ave, it features beautifully appointed suites and the restaurant in the hotel is the original creator of the "Pontchartrain Sauce". Their rates are USUALLY in the expensive range, but we have a good rate for the wedding., $89 if you tell them you are with the Dugas/Swearingen wedding party.

Tel: 504-524-0581
or
1-800-777-619

HAMPTON INN:

Rooms are $109 per night (up to four people).

FREE complimentary Breakfast.
Free local phone calls
Pool, Fitness Room, etc...

For Reservations Call:
1-800-HAMPTON (292-0653)
or
1-504-899-9990

AVENUE PLAZA HOTEL:

Rooms start at $99 per night and have a fridge and microwave. Please tell them you are with the Dugas/Swearingen wedding party to get the special rate.

For Reservations Call:
1-800-535-9575
or
1-504-566-1212

You cannot register online and enter the group number for the discount rate yet, but they tell me that feature will be ready anytime now on their website and they will let me know....

They will hold rooms until December 3rd. The nights I reserved are Wednesday January 3rd thru Monday January 8th. January is convention season and unpredictable as far as rooms go, so I recommend getting a hotel reserved ASAP. Last I checked all three hotels still have rooms even though it is past the date.

Other hotels in the area include:

Clarion Grand Boutique
2001 St. Charles Avenue
tel: 504-558-9966 or
1-800-976-1755

Maison St. Charles Quality Inn
1319 St. Charles Avenue
tel: 504-522-0187 or
1-800-831-1783

Ramada Hotel (St. Charles)
2203 St. Charles Avenue
tel: 1-504-566-1200 or
1-800-272-6232

I will update this section with more hotel info as I do more research....




Hampton Inn has other locations around New Orleans in case you want to stay, for instant, in the French Quarter. For more info, go to:
The Hampton Inn
3626 St. Charles Avenue

For more info on:
AVENUE PLAZA HOTEL, go to:
www.avenueplazahotel.com
2111 St. Charles Ave

For info on other Hotels,
go to the Nola.com site and read
Top 10 Hotel Reviews