We were in town for a family wedding and stayed 2 nights. We had two rooms, one for my husband and myself and one for our 4 sons. New Orleans (and all the towns around it, like Metairie) are old and just not fancy. I'm sure this hotel is fairly aged too, but they've done a good job of keeping up with maintenance. We checked in on a Friday afternoon; it was quick and we were on our way to our rooms in just a few minutes. The desk staff is friendly and professional. The rooms are very plain but clean and comfortable. They have nice large flat-screen TVs, small refrigerators and microwaves. The beds are comfortable with 3 pillows on each (doubles). The bathrooms are huge and very nicely appointed. The cleaning staff was very thorough and put up with our sons' messy room with total professionalism. On our last day, we had to leave several hours earlier than one of our sons (college age) and they allowed him to check out late, then drove him in the hotel shuttle to the airport at the exact time we had arranged. Their shuttle service is great and available 24/7. The hotel has 2 separate buildings with breezeways between, and only a couple of entrance doors, so if you have mobility issues, you may have some difficulty. We didn't find it to be a big problem. The hotel has free hot breakfast in the lobby - they had scrambled eggs, biscuits, gravy, fruit, pastries, yogurt, juices, coffee, waffles, toast, etc. We found it to be adequate. My one complaint is that their wireless internet is spotty and can be very slow. The room I was in was on the side of the building closest to the office, and our internet was fairly good. My sons' room was on the opposite side of the building (nearest the back parking lot) and they could almost never get a signal. That was a bit of an issue, but as we were only there 2 nights and almost never in our rooms, it turned out to be a non-issue. If you have to work or need internet, you may want to request a room on the side of the building closest to the office. The grounds aren't fancy but pleasant enough, with a small pool and outdoor seating here and there. There is a breezeway with patio furniture that might be nice to sit around with family or friends if you have the time. The hotel is right on the causeway but we never noticed any noise at night. Overall I'd say we had a positive experience here, and it is far more affordable than staying in the city. I'd recommend it, if you're not looking for 5-star opulence!
Also, try Don Fortunato's Pizzeria - it is locally owned and operated and delicious!! We went on Friday night and there was only one other family there. I have no idea why - the man who owns it is super friendly and very professional and the food is great. He was working alone and made calzones and pizzas for my family in NO TIME. I don't know how he did it, but he did it with a smile. We told our New Orleans family to venture up to Metairie and have dinner there soon. It's a cute little place and worth the drive from N.O. and a hop skip and jump from the Ramada.
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- Ramada Limited Metairie
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