After navigating floating platform staircases, dodging living-room-level bosses, and searching for randomly appearing bathroom keys, most homeowners come to regret purchasing houses built by video-game designers. Seek respite from the chaos with today's Groupon: for $175, you get a two-night stay in a one-bedroom condo (a $359 value) and a gift basket (a $25 value) at Hotel Storyville (a $384 total value). Parking is available on the hotel's property for an additional $5 per day.
At Hotel Storyville, visitors to the Big Easy can luxuriate two blocks from the historic French Quarter and mere steps away from the Mississippi River in a recently renovated condo. Each one-bedroom unit houses a full kitchen with a stove, a refrigerator, and wine glasses, further assuaging guests with cable TV and free WiFi. Morning coffee, afternoon tea, or midnight opera rehearsals can commence on the hotel's ground floor porch or upstairs balcony, or in any of the picturesque gazebos that bedeck the backyard. After exhausting the contents of their gift basket, brimming with local delights such as hot sauce, pralines, and drink tickets for neighborhood restaurants, overnighters can embark on one of Hotel Storyville's sponsored tours that delve into local history and culture without resorting to outdated pop-up books.
Although Hotel Storyville occasionally offers discounts on its website, today's Groupon presents the best value available.