Wow, thats sad about the Richelieu - we have spent several carnivals there.
The recent news that FEMA has extended paid hotel stays for evacuees/returnees has created havoc as it immediately pulls 20% more rooms out of the "pool". Of course the hotels are refusing to put New orleanians out in the streets, which is laudable. But it does create a really booked-up situation just when some of our buds are trying to go..
So seven, please email me your exact dates and what you can spend, max, and I will look into some rooms there in the Marigny that never make the web..