1st time in NO and very glad we selected the Dauphine Orleans. Great location, decent complimentary continental breakfast, friendly and responsive staff. We were in the carriage house, so it was a bit rustic (musty) but the room was cozy with jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. Bellman/doorman (Mervin?) was very helpful and provided useful information with Southern hospitality. Would have been better if smoking were banned in the small, enclosed area around the pool.