I recently stayed at the Cornstalk during the NEA convention and was very pleased with my experience. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to make sure that our experience was great. The room was cool, which was a blessing in the New Orleans heat! We were able to enjoy the balcony just outside our room. It is a great place to stay if you enjoy a more personal experience at a hotel. There was none of the coldness of a large chain hotel. The rest of my group had booked rooms in a different hotel and were miserable. They complained of the constant noise inside and outside of their hotel. We had none of this....the entire experience was peaceful!