I have stayed here many time, but this was the first time since the renovation. The location can be a plus and a negative. It can be a cluster at times due to its close proximity to Bourbon and Canal. It is great if you are walking. The valet can be a pain, especially when traffic is backed up at Bourbon St. The lobby has lost it's charm, but the rooms have been updated nicely. The rooms are large and with the sleeper sofa, we have comfortably had 4 of us in the room.