Subject: Re: Help with New Orleans!
Dear John,

Here are some hotels and reservation services that you can make your reservations directly with the hotel, or through the discount service. Sandy H.

Room Finders USA, 4241 Veterans Blvd., Suit 18, Metairie LA 70006; 800-473-7829, 504-456-7077, fax 504-456-2325. Arranges preferred rates. Prepay/voucher; AE, Disc, MC, V.

Discount Hotel Hotline, 800-964-6835 a free hotel booking service offers discounts of up to 65% off regular rates at San Diego hotels. Discounts are also available at hotels in Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., New Orleans, Orlando, London and Paris.

HOTELS

The Frenchmen, 417 Frenchmen St., (800)831-1781; (504)948-2166. Tucked away inside the Old Quarter, an exquisite little guest house with balconies, courtyard, antiques and just a few rooms. About $100 double.

Josephine Guest House, 1450 Josephine St., (504)524-6361. A charming guesthouse in a restored Italian mansion in the Garden District. About $100 double.

Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans St. (800)521-5338 or (504)523-2222. A 200-room restoration in the heart of the French Quarter. Close to Jackson Square. Busy hotel with varied room sizes; attractively furnished. About $110-235 double. Can get discounts through Intl. Airline Passengers Assn. Box 870188, Dallas 75287, 800-821- 4272, annual dues $79 for travel program only; and Quikbook, 381 Park Ave. NYC 10016; 800-789-9887.

Saint Ann Marie Antoinette, 717 Rue Conti, New Orleans, LA 70130; (504)581-1881; 800-535-9111. Considered one of the best small hotels in the French Quarter. The rooms are spacious and luxuriously appointed. Features an intimate, secluded courtyard flourishing with tropical vegetation and a sparkling pool for your relaxation and enjoyment. The restaurant serves a great Creole breakfast where you may dine indoors or on the sun-drenched garden patio. Single $99-$169; double $119-$189. Maison Dupuy, 1001 Toulouse St., New Orleans LA 70112; (504)586-8000; 800-535- 9177. In the heart of the French Quarter, a medium-sized hotel with a luxurious courtyard that is a favorite gathering place with its fountain, courtyard bar and sparkling pool, and many rooms with balconies overlooking the French Quarter. Has a heated outdoor pool and health club on the premises. Furnishings are lovely, comfortable French Provincial. Double $145-$205. Can get rooms cheaper through Room Finders USA, 4241 Veterans Blvd., Suite 18, Metarie LA 70006; 800-473-7829. Around $79.

Sandy Los Angeles