Do not be fooled by first impressions. The entrance is not grand, there are no flags or doormen, but it all changes once you're inside. The lobby and common rooms are marble, large and bright, with plenty of comfotable seating areas. Check in was easy and professional.
The suite was spotless, spacious and appeared to be newly renovated. The bed was very comfortable with plenty of pillows. The bathroom was a tad tight for two people. Our room did not have a safe or magnifying mirror (our friends did have safes??). I was not impressed with the Starbucks, so use the room coffee maker and then go out for breakfast.
The location is great. We were there for graduation. The campus was a cab ride but graduation at the Superdome was a 15 minute walk. We rode the trolly to the Garden district, but other then that we walked everywhere. The French Quarter is outside your door. Jackson Square, French Market and the water front are a 10-15 walk. Royal St, The Napoleon House and the carousel bar are 5 minutes away. Bourbon St is the next block, but after a few minutes, move on... eww.
New Orleans is so much fun!! We would have no problem staying here again.