French Quarter RV Resort

We don’t comment much on the campgrounds we visit because we’re really not on the road for camping. For us, the RV is just a place to stay when we’re not off exploring great destinations. In that regard, we’re no more ‘RVers’ than other travelers are ‘Hotelers.’ In each case, where you sleep at night is incidental to the reason you’re there. It is a means to an end. But occasionally we come across a campground that is truly exceptional either because it is a beautiful destination in its own right or is impossibly close to where we want it to be.

We love big cities, but visiting them with an RV can be challenging. There really is no substitute for staying where all the action is; directly in the heart of the city. That’s hard to do with a 35 foot bus. Day-tripping to major sites is a distant second-best option. We miss strolling leisurely through neighborhoods at different times of day. We miss going out for dinner and drinks without having to worry about a long drive home. We miss getting to know a city as only a local can. Fortunately, we missed none of that in New Orleans.

As the name suggests, the French Quarter RV Resort, sits just two blocks form New Orleans’ main tourist area – the French Quarter. It is walking distance to almost anywhere we wanted to go. On each of our ten days in New Orleans, we did just that – walked or biked in and around the French Quarter and other areas of the city. The location is about as good as you could hope for when visiting a city of over 1 million people in an RV.

We’ve made no secret about our love affair with New Orleans. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that our trip wouldn’t have been nearly as successful if we didn’t also have this great base from which to explore.

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4 Comments on “French Quarter RV Resort”

  1. Andrew November 4, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

    Looks amazing but is the price really $79 a night? wWas it worth that price?

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    • Brian November 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

      I don’t recall exactly what we paid, but that is probably in the right ball park. Was it worth it? We think so.

      One of the things we absolutely hate about RV travel is the fact that we can’t really stay inside large cities. Visiting places like Boston and Chicago is a real PIA, often requiring multi-hour commutes into the city center, getting stuck in traffic, and not really being able to enjoy the city’s night life while you’re there. It blows. In order to really enjoy a large city, we generally have to get a hotel room. That’s in addition to paying to park the RV somewhere.

      When we went to NYC we got a room through AirBnB, paid $86 per night, and we thought that was a great deal. And indeed it was some 60% cheaper than a traditional hotel room. At FQRV in New Orleans, we paid $79 per night to park the RV and were within walking distance of the great French Quarter. We could stay out listening to great jazz bands as late as we wanted, having a few cocktails, and a great time without needing to worry about driving home. Compared to a hotel room, we got off light I think.

      Was that worth the price? I guess it depends on what you’re comparing it to. The proper comparison, I think, is to an in-city hotel room. By that definition, $79 is a good price.

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  2. Alozier November 6, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    Ok you convinced us, we booked a week 😉
    One of our favorite meals is at Stella in New Orleans so we are booked there to celebrate our birthdays too!

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  3. Margaret Bean October 10, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

    Loved the park. Close to the French Quarter too. The pool was a godsend after walking all day. The staff was always friendly. Although we were real close to the freeway we hardly heard any noise. Will stay there again and again!!

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