Thought I'd give some tips as we're just leaving French quarters. I know it sounds crazy but I thought it was going to be hot this time of year but hurricane sandy disturbed our weather and wished I brought some more woollies!! Especially in downtown it gets quite chilly in the evenings. The refillable cups are a great idea but I suggest to bring washing up liquid!! The cups have a twisted top make sure they're closed around the pool, they attract wasps. Food at French quarters can get a bit boring as they don't change the menu, we ate also at the port Orleans and recommend downtown for quick service meal deal for more choices. We used Alamo for car rental which we recommend we also hired a sat nav it was a god send!! Bring extra coat hangers. We booked through virgin and we didn't realise that cause we went to the new arrivals meeting we got a pass for universal studios to get in an hour early and free parking for the day :-) Hotel staff very helpful, life guards were great I've never seen lifeguards so attentive.