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Bourbon Street

New Orleans, LA
+1 504-524-0010
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The partying never stops on Bourbon Street, the French Quarter's liveliest and wildest thoroughfare, where the rhythmic sounds of jazz, country western, Dixieland and sultry blues permeate the air. Brimming with life, you'll find everything from shopping to music to Cajun food to nightclubs.
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  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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“party street” (61 reviews)
“people watching” (239 reviews)
“mardi gras” (280 reviews)
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New Orleans, LA
French Quarter
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"party street"
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Reviewed today via mobile

When on Bourbon Street...Drink and have fun because that’s all there is to do! First time going to New Orleans, so going to Bourbon Street was a must. It’s a fun time, walk into a bar, get a drink, walk out and repeat until feeling...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

I have traveled the world and Bourbon Street gets a gold medal for filthy. I refused to eat at any of the restaurants on this street. Garbage was piled high and the homeless slept on every sidewalk. Nasty smells from the abundant garbage cans waifed...More

Thank Dianna W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was nice to walk during the day. I wouldn't got with a 16 yrs at night. We stopped in a few shops and places to eat along Bourbon St.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bourbon Street is kinda gross. It smells of cigarettes and garbage and just looks like a tourist trap. If you’re there to get drunk and wander the streets, it’s probably fantastic, this would be the perfect spot, but for a family, it’s definitely a pass....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Overrated. Nasty and stinks. If your going just for the party scene, go to Nashville or Memphis they are much cleaner. Picked a hotel near bourbon street and that was a bad choice. Each time we went out you had to smell the foul odor...More

Thank karlak606
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth the visit, but nothing amazing. During the day the atmosphere is fairly tame - saw several families with young children. At night the area becomes unruly and very crowded. The area will smell bad regardless of time of day- body odor, cigarettes, weed, and...More

Thank bnroop
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I think the best part of Bourbon Street is the way out! There are far nicer places to drink in New Orleans. We walked through here for a few drinks and left having NONE. It stinks, is full of too many bars selling 3 for...More

Thank Shanesoph
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Is really was exactly how I imagined it, a colourful, loud and seedy party street in the heart of the French quarter. They only thing I can liken it to is the strip in Vegas only better! The bars are great fun and reasonably priced,...More

Thank GenevieveMorris86
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stinks. Drunks and junkies everywhere. Need I say more? Thought that going during the day would be different but it is not sure there aren't wild massive parties going on in the street but the place stinks and could use a good power washing two...More

Thank bassetlover1119
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is what it is and it's always good in the Big Easy. Yeah, it's seedy, but that's part of it. And be sure and hit the side streets for a great surprised

Thank JohnRussellCox
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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
...More
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fosterlloyd3
11 March 2018|
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Response from Bert G | Reviewed this property |
as with any big city stay together keep your eyes open I have never had a problem and have been there all times of the day and night
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LisaAnn1091
28 February 2018|
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Response from Michelle-OdysseyTrvl | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lisa Ann! Wow, for a 8 a.m. time frame and depending upon how long you actually can spend there. I'd suggest as Tim did go to Café du Monde first. Have a relaxing cup of coffee and an amazing beignet. I'd then suggest... More
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Katie S
29 January 2018|
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Response from Matthew L | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely keep your children away from Bourbon Street. Too many things you will not want to explain about even during midday.
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