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1. Posted by taxman (Budding Member 8 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

I am looking for a place to take my wife for her 40th. I'd like someplace romantic and even a little risque. Has anyone stayed at Caesar's Glen Cove or at the Dive Inn in New Orleans? I'm familiar with their websites, but I would like a little bit more input from someone who may have stayed at either place. The trip will be in Late February or early March.

2. Posted by ToAfrica (Full Member 32 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

I've never been to the Poconos, nor stayed at either place you mentioned. However I do live in New Orleans and can tell you you can have a wonderful romantic getaway here. Seems like Poconos would be more country/rural-your hotel would be your main destination. NO would be urban - you can have a lovely place to stay, but also have many other possibilities for dining, entertainment & diversions. Your choice all depends what you want to do on your trip.

Late Feb./early March are good times in New Orleans, with generally pleasant (though occasionally chilly) weather and lots to see and do.

I'm pretty familiar with New Orleans hotels and I've never heard of the Dive Inn. Just the name tells me you should stay away from that!
I have a rolodex card for Bed & Breakfast Inc., Hazel Boyce, phone 504-488-4640. It is a network of bed and breakfast properties. Try a web search - they probably have a website. There are numerous charming B&Bs located in historic buildings with period furnishings, balconies, hidden patios, breakfast-in-room, etc. Very romantic.
If you want to spend a LOT of money on her, consider the most upscale hotels here - Ritz-Carlton, Loews and Windsor Court. The W Hotels and Royal Sonesta in the French Quarter are also highly rated.

3. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!


Romantic and ridquƩ is so New Orleans! Plus I'd go to New Orleans in a heartbeat over the Poconos. Never been there but New Orleans is definitely what you want. Listen to ToAfrica! New Orleans is the place to be!


4. Posted by carlos23ny (Full Member 24 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Hello taxman

never been to the poconos

but I have been to New Orleans and I loved it

the french quarters was the best

if you go you have to go to bourbon street

you and your wife will love it, theres so much to do and see

and don't forget new orleans is known for great food

5. Posted by taxman (Budding Member 8 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Thanks all for the words of advice. New Orleans sounds like a fun place for our getaway. For us it is a fairly long flight, while the Poconos are about a 5 hour drive. If we do opt for New Orleans, does anyone have any suggestions on a nice romantic place to stay?

6. Posted by STEVE10000 (Budding Member 3 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

New Oreleans is an great city. I have been there 3 times and am eager to return again. The food and entertainment are fantastic.


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7. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2007 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

I've stayed in New Orleans twice--once at the Maison Dupuy and once at the Chateau Sonesta. Both were great--although the Maison Dupuy did make me stay at another hotel the first night of a 4 night stay when the previous tenants of the room refused to move out as planned.

Make sure you get something in the French Quarter not far from Bourbon Street and not too far from Jackson Square. Most all the hotels in this area are pretty good from what I understand. If you want wild, go to New Orleans at Marti Gras or Key West during their fantasy fest period--these are when the wild times happen in the US.

8. Posted by nola (Budding Member 27 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

9. Posted by taxman (Budding Member 8 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for all of your suggestions. I still haven't decided on where we are going to go for her "celebration" of her 40th. Another possibility might be South Beach. That is assuming that it hasn't been washed away by then. We have been to Key West, but not at Fantasy Fest time. From what a couple of my clients have told me, the internet does not do the insanity of Fantasy Fest justice. Some day I'll have to check it out myself.

10. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

If New Orleans is still a possibility, try the Royal Barracks Guest House. It's really really nice and reasonably priced (as far as a hotel goes). This is the website http://www.rbgh.com/. You can check out the rooms from here too.