Me and the college buddies (ok, few of us graduated.....) are heading to New Orleans in October. I am looking at booking rooms, but the prices seem outrageous to this low roller. There's five of us and none of us have made it to New Orleans before. We're all mid 30's. We're planning on doing Bourbon Street, French Quarter, Harrah's and who-knows-what. Any advice on a good deal? Maybe a b&b or some such thing? Maybe staying farther away (what neighborhood?) and cabbing in to the action? We'll be there Thursday -Sunday. Any constructive advice from NO veterans is welcome. Thanks!