First let me say this loud and clear...this hotel has the nicest staff going. I have been told that this is part of Marriott chain. This hotel take a play of the french quarter dark side. calling it The Saint is far from the intentions. The decor is a cross of modern Art Deco cross with gothic Ann Rice thing going on. The web site pictures are true to form. The decor kinda work. The green lobby sitting area is nice with it extra large leather couch...it a shame the carpet had seen better or rather cleaner day...shampoo would not go miss. The lobby is a big open space section by flowing white curtains. The two show pieces is the bar absolutely burlesque. Lovely place to meet each day for a drink after a long day site seeing or pre-dinner drink. The bar offers entertainment from mid week. Really some the performers need to do a sound check as the volume got to been too loud to sit and enjoy.
The lift/elevator play 1940 movies...really cool. The room decor had a king room on 3rd floor to be exact 307. My window over looked the roof...it would be nice if they could develop this area...it was interesting that at some time during my 7night stay they hotel did just that and but a air condition in a box to add to the bare decor.
The designer choice of blue and white was a bold selection. The white sheer net curtains needed changing as they were dusty. The room came with a minibar with but the refrigerator had a slight order to it. The carpet by bathroom door needs to be relaid as the carpet spike were exposed. The white high gloss furniture had seen better days and needed to be replaced as chip marks was covered with white glossy paint. The glass desk top covered an old picture of New Orleans needed to be replaced...some liquid had stained underneath on the first night it appear that this had not been clean in a while as dust was on the clock and the glass was dirty. For a king room only had one robe and one set of towels. Had to ask the maids for extra towels in the morning to place another set towels and toiletries ...let be for real New Orleans in July you need a shower at least twice a day so one need more bath/ shower gel.
In general, this is a weekend hotel. The hallways have blue lights and purple ceiling it gave the impression of a seedy dark ally way...which is cute for two days but at day seven I found myself running to the front door to get sunlight. Had a very nice gym.
The hotel missed a trick by not offering a decent hot breakfast...22.00 Buffet breakfast really, no wonder the restaurant was empty. I had three hotels on my browser with Expedia I hit the enter button and then I realised what I had done - selected this hotel...decided to go with fate. Like the hotel my stay was Saintly and Devilish. For the price that this hotel is commanding then it need to pay more attention to detail and cleanliness. Put white lights in the hallways...you would still have the back ally look but at least the guest will not crave sunlight. Change the curtains and replace the furniture that has been poorly touched up.
Also the policy where some has to give your name and room number to be connected to your room is stupid. I was there for a wedding and holiday. My family only had my name ...so like why could I they not be connected to my room. The lame excuse by the front desk clerk that that was a security measure is idiotic...thank for me pay 15pence a minute to call the relatives to give them my room number so they could ring me...really made me wonder what type of people stay at the hotel that full name and room number was needed before you are connected to a person's room.
I wish I could transport the staff to another location...the rooms need to be updated, carpet changed and the room cleaned properly...I would stop by for a drink but would not stay there again there are too many competitive hotel that I am sure keep their room in good repair this room for the price that I paid