This hotel beside the Super Dome is nice enough. The bed was comfortable, the staff was outstanding. However, there were just some little things that were off. Maybe it was their major renovations post Katrina, but it just seemed, somewhat awkward. The best way I can describe it is as if the hotel was designed by an architectural student: Most everything on the checklist for a hotel room was there, but nothing was "just right".
Specific examples include: the lamp was so low over the chair that you hit your head when sitting down. The light switches were either too high or too low to feel natural. The placement of the toilet v. the shower controls required you to get into the tub to turn it on. There are drawers and a stand-alone closet, but not the "normal" amount of storage space. There is no coffee in the room, (it actually took me 3 days to find the drinking glasses that were hidden below the hotel safe inside a cabinet beside the mini-bar-fridge). As has often been stated the A/C is LOUD. It goes from silent to full blast and then back to silent again. TV remote control is overly complex with a track ball and a bunch of unneeded buttons.
It's the details that are just a bit off--not terrible, but certainly room for improvement.
With all that said, the location is good and was able to walk to the French Quarter, casino, etc. However, I couldn't find an exit on the Superdome side, the entrance from the hotel to the parking garage is difficult to find from inside the hotel, etc. Like others have said, you need to go up two escalators, past a bar and restaurant only to find the (correct) elevators to the rooms. Press the button on the outside of the elevator. Wifi is expensive (shame!)
Overall, I probably would try a different New Orleans hotel if coming for leisure, but as if I was here for a conference or other event, it is good enough..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hyatt Regency New Orleans re-opened in October 2011 after a $275 million redesign and revitalization and features 1,193 guest rooms and suites, 200,000 square feet of meeting and event space, expansive food and beverage offerings, and unprecedented service. Located downtown on Loyola Avenue, the hotel is adjacent to the Louisiana Superdome and anchors the vibrant Sports and Entertainment District. Hyatt Regency New Orleans borders the new Medical District, the Arts & Entertainment District and is just blocks from the French Quarter, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the Mississippi Riverfront. ... more less
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- Hyatt Regency New Orelans Hotel New Orleans