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5 Benefits of Staying in a Vacation Rental in New Orleans


There are plenty of beautiful places to visit in the US, but only a few feel as homey as New Orleans. Unpretentious diners offering the best of home cooking, exciting music festivals full of like-minded individuals, and friendly bartenders who never miss a chance to chat it up and discuss all the best there is to do and see. 

When planning your next adventure in Crescent City, finding a comfortable accommodation should be a priority. Although hotels are typically the first option that pops into vacationers’ minds, short-term rentals in New Orleans are often a better choice. After all, the city is best enjoyed from a local’s point of view, and vacation rentals allow you to do just that. Here’s why you should book a short-term rental instead of a hotel for your next adventure in New Orleans.

Save money for longer stays

To get a true taste of New Orleans, you should plan a visit that’s longer than just a couple of days. If you’d like to experience Crescent City for an extended time, short-term rentals will typically be a much better choice for your wallet. All of Book NOLA’s vacation rentals in New Orleans offer discounts for weekly or monthly stays. Plus, you’ll get access to a kitchen, which lets you reduce some of your daily spending.

More flexibility and space

Have you ever shared a bathroom with three other people? Or struggled to find a place in an overcrowded pool? These small things can turn a dreamy vacation into a nightmare. If you’re traveling solo, there’s not much you have to worry about. But when exploring New Orleans with family or friends, you must ensure there’s enough privacy for everyone, which may not always be possible with hotels.

As surveys show, having more space is one of the main factors when choosing short-term rentals. In contrast to small hotel rooms, vacation rentals in New Orleans most often feature separate living spaces, bedrooms, and kitchens. With the additional space, you get more freedom to spread out and do exactly what you want. 

Get the local experience

While most travelers head straight to Bourbon Street and don’t venture off it, the city has so much more to offer! New Orleans is special. There’s no other place like this on the globe, but to experience its true flavors, you must live like a local (or at least – be amidst them).

Unlike hotels, many short-term rentals in New Orleans are nestled in residential communities. This allows you to get a more authentic experience and come across hidden gems that aren’t always included in city guides. 

At Book NOLA, all our guests are provided with custom digital guidebooks with the best local recommendations. You’ll learn where to shop, eat, and adventure to experience New Orleans at its best!

Enjoy uninterrupted privacy

One of the biggest advantages of short-term rentals is privacy. It’s no secret that congested lobbies and loud tourists can be a real mood killer. However, when staying at Book NOLA rentals, you don’t have to worry about anyone ruining your fun. You’ll be in your own secluded environment, only in the company of the people you choose to be with! 

Moreover, many vacation rentals in New Orleans, including Book NOLA, have advanced security systems that will ensure your safety throughout your trip.

Better facilities

If comfort is what you’re looking for, then vacation rentals are surely the smartest option. At Book NOLA, we have many accommodations available, many of which have extra facilities that most hotels don’t. Private pools, BBQ grills, hot tubs, outdoor spaces, balconies with breathtaking views – these are just a few examples of the added perks of vacation rentals. Thanks to amenities like these, your New Orleans vacation can be even more special.

Ending notes

Every traveler has their own needs and preferences. But if you’re looking to get the most comfortable and cost-effective New Orleans experience, short-term rentals are surely the way to go! Not only do they offer much more flexibility and freedom, but they also give you a chance to discover the magical city like a local.

So, why not book a stay at one of Book NOLA’s stylish vacation rentals? We promise it will be a trip unlike any other! To learn more about our properties and their amazing features, click here. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team here.

See you in Crescent City!


  1. How do short-term rental prices compare to hotel prices in New Orleans?

How much you’ll save by booking a vacation rental over a hotel will vary based on how many rooms you need for your vacation rental (the more rooms you book, the larger the savings will be). But even one-bedroom vacation rentals in New Orleans offer 30% or more savings compared to a studio room in a hotel.

  1. Are there specific neighborhoods or areas in New Orleans where vacation rentals are particularly recommended or should be avoided?

In New Orleans, popular neighborhoods for vacation rentals include Mid-City, Lower Garden District, Marigny, and Uptown near Magazine Street.

Some areas may offer a more authentic local experience but might be further from major tourist attractions.

3. Are there any services or support provided in case of issues with the rental?

We provide 24/7 support and are always accessible via phone (text & call) or email for prompt responses and resolutions to any potential issues guests might encounter.

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