We just returned from a family reunion at the Ritz in New Orleans. What a beautiful place with a gracious and attending staff. Our kids, twin 10 year olds, were welcomed like family into a southern manor. The rooms are large and we had double beds with a roll away (try to get the double queen rooms). Our room faced Canal Street so we had two floor to ceiling windows that filled our room with light making it feel like we were staying in a historic home. The textiles, linens and towels are all just yummy. The fitness center is fantastic with both cardio and weights like a top-notch club. The indoor courtyard, large bar area, and private fireplace room provide many places for family and friends to gather over a glass of wine or a cup of tea. The Ritz does a fine job at providing a sanctuary to families, couples and the business traveler in a city that seems to never sleep. Enjoy!