We stayed here for our Anniversary June 2012. The location is great, only about a 2 block walk to Canal, the huge main road that everything stems from.. the road the hotel is on actual turns INTO Bourbon St once you cross Canal. There is a 24 hr store/chicken shack on the corner that came in handy.. The room was HUGE and the bed was comfy. Bathroom was big. Front desk people were nice. The breakfast buffet was excellent with lots of choices and they changed it everyday. Good, cooked food, not just danishes and cereal. Didnt see the pool. The hotel leads into a shopping with with some restaurants which was convienient, especially if it is raining and you want food. I def would stay at this hotel if I was to get back to New Orleans. And the price was more affordable than all other comparable hotels.