We found a good deal online, and trip advisor reviews were good, so we decided to try it out. We had a suite with 2 full beds (219) and it was spacious, clean and the beds were comfy (firm, but that's my personal preference anyway). We didn't pay for a view, and you won't get much of one in this room. You are directly across from the Charter house restaurant, and you can see the river to your left when you stand at the window. The hotel is in a safe area and within walking distance of restaurants and Newport on the Levee was about a mile away. The staff was helpful and gave us taxi #s upon check-in. If you are there on a weeknight, grab food on the way in, since all restaurants that deliver seemed to close before midnight. We were going to Bogart's and the cab fare was around $15 each way. We stayed in a different C.S. last year and were disappointed, but not this time!