I just came back from the JW Marriott: stayed from the 27June2014 to 4th July 2014 ,love my experience at the hotel. The staff are very nice polite from the reception, house keeping to the security guard, valet boy, any questions are suggestions from the City, they are so open mind to give you any needs you ask with a smile and a great sense of humour. Hotel is clean, even with The Essence 2014 Event, the hotel is remain pretty quiet. Great location for restaurant, casino, French quarter..My comfortable king bedroom on the 14th floor has a nice view on canal street!! The pool on the 8th floor is very appreciated after a long sticky day of walk. The gym room is well equipped! I will go back anytime! Only one thing internet is not available everywhere, my only disappointment ..but still can get free WiFi on "The marriott public " in the lobby.