As a Marriott Rewards member my wife and I stayed here for free for a conference. The hotel is within walking distance of tons of restaurants and shops in the French Quarter and Canal Street area.
Check in was easy as we had reserved online and paid with points. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful. We got a room on the 9th floor with a view towards the east of the French Quarter and River in the distance. A room on a higher floor provides views above other buildings. The room was very clean and spacious. There was a room with a large couch, desk, tv, and wet bar. The bathroom was relatively small with only one sink but did have a very nice large glass and tile shower. The bedroom was also spacious with a king bed and large tv. The rooms could be separated with barn style sliding doors that were nice.
There are 10 floors available at the hotel. We were in room 913 and it was very quiet even despite being a block from Bourbon Street on a Friday night. No interruptions all night long.
There is no complimentary breakfast, but lots of good restaurants nearby. The hotel does have a Starbucks cafe and a small store with a variety of food and snacks. The hotel does have a nice gym and for $10 you can use the pool and gym at the adjoining Ritz-Carlton as well. There are plenty of lounge areas on the second floor located at the lobby level.
Parking at the hotel is only available via valet and your car will be parked directly across the street. The cost is a bit pricey at $38 but your vehicle is secure and located right next to the hotel. There are other options nearby but they are open lots and a bit of a walk so the valet is the most convenient. I would recommend using valet and then just walking to everything so you don't have to pay for parking anywhere else.
Great updated hotel and very clean. The staff were all very friendly. Only complaint is the valet cost and no complimentary breakfast, but there are options everywhere.