Came to New Orleans with my husband for a convention. To be fair, I am very selective about hotels. We got a decent non convention rate of about $215 a night plus parking plus taxes, plus $16.00 wifi fee. Our first room was their standard, "deluxe king". It was small, with a bath and shower together. I was not a happy camper, so went down to reception, and asked what I would have to pay to upgrade. For $35 more, I got a "luxury" king room. It was considerably larger with a separate enclosed shower. Otherwise, about the same. The best thing about the room, was a great view of the Mississippi River from our 20th floor window.
The furnishing are very generic. The carpet seems new, but there are signs of hard use on the upholstery. Nice flat screen TV, and decent amenities in the bath. Good shower with plenty of hot water.
Our interactions with the staff have been quite lovely, everyone tries to be friendly and helpful. Had lunch in the hotel's dining room. It sounded much better on the menu, than the actual results, which were not very well executed.
In all, I feel Loews New Orleans is a decent hotel, but, except for the staff, nothing exceptional.