The streets in the center of New Orleans are narrow, but Canal street is wide and hence used by emergency vehicles. You will hear them! We arrived in rush hour with 2 out of 3 lanes in Canal Street were closed. The recipe for chaos!
The hotel has a parking lot some yards from the entrance and there is a fee. The lobby is nice and gives you that feeling you get in a much more expensive hotel chain. There were two lifts and you did not have to wait much for either of them.
The room was spacious with a fridge, and a stove with two plates, but not dishes or cutlery (silverware in the US). There is also the microwave oven. There was even this towel made to look like a sleeping animal to greet you.
The bathroom is small but delicate. The shower curtain was at least 2 inches too short, so beware of spilling water. There were some marks on tiles and wall from former fixtures, but otherwise nice. The water pressure was not formidable on the 16ht floor, but then this is a tall hotel. Our room had a nice view over Canal Street and faced west, but did I see some former water damage to the ceiling?
The doors tends to slam a bit if you are not careful. An uncontrolled group of youngster arrived late in the evening and with all the shouting and slamming of doors, sleep came only after some time.
The fitness room has two treadmills and other apparatus. It has water and towels, but no swipes to clean the equipment. There is a toilette and a shower, - all delicate a spacious.
It was not Mardi Gras season, but there was a procession taking place and I grabbed my set of beads before it reached someone behind me. We were very happy to chose just this hotel in walking distance from the other large hotels in town. We had friends coming over from Houston and with everybody within walking distance, we had a swell time.
A school class of girl spent one night. I quickly learned that all apparent “brain dead girls” does not necessary have to be blonds. The shouted in the corridors late at night and slammed the doors loudly, almost to signal; Here we are! I so happy I never got girls!
The breakfast room should have accommodated more people. There is a visible sign; “Do not take breakfast to your room”,- but we were tempted.
Would we come back to this hotel? Sure, but rather tomorrow than next year. We paid $297 , - parking inclusive. A really pleasant stay, much to the effort of the guy behind the reception!
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