This hotel is soooo gorgeous. The Luxury King Suite (room 2110) that we stayed in was lovely. My only complaint with the room was that the description when I reserved it described the bathroom as luxurious, which for the most part it was, except that the bathtub was verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry small. The staff was also a little snooty - bunch of kids probably making minimum wage but think they are rich people because that's who generally stays at their hotel. We definitely didn't look like the rest of the hotel guests, as we had to save up some time to get this room. .
My husband and I got married that weekend, and the room was just spacious enough for me to get ready and get him ready as well. The mini-bar and water/snacks in the room are ridiculously overpriced, but I guess that would be the same in any hotel like this one. (On an unrelated note, it is sort of funny how people with a ton of money would rather pay 2.25 for a 16 oz. can of soda than walk a block to get one for less than 1/3 of that price, isn't it?)
We were on the top floor. There was a huge, gorgeous window but most of the view was obstructed by the Harrah's hotel building. However, if you looked to either side of it there was an okay view of the river and the city. They also tried to charge us a "deposit" that was never listed on anything whatsoever when we booked the room to the tune of another $200. I think they are used to people coming through with that kind of "extra cash", but we simply didn't have an "extra" $200 on our wedding weekend. My husband worked that out with management, and it must have gone well because he was smiling and happy when he came back up to the room. I, frankly, wasn't up for dealing with such issues at the time.
The location was fantastic, and you can park for $16/day less if you're willing to give up the valet service and walk the whopping 2 blocks from a nice public parking lot to the hotel, which we were.
It's right on Poydras St. with shops and Canal and Bourbon St. in easy walking distance. It is definitely not the place to stay if you are traveling on a tight budget, and be aware of the prices of the snacks and drinks in the room as well as additional fees they will likely attempt to tack on even though your invoice online mentions nothing about it.
The bed was super-comfy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the Big Easy spirit at Loews New Orleans Hotel, where the plush accommodations of a fine luxury hotel are complemented by warm Loews hospitality, fabulous food and jazzy cocktails. Laissez Les Bon Temps Roule! (Let the Good Times Roll) at our New Orleans luxury hotel. Among Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Hotels, guests enjoy impeccable service and a vibrant environment. With 285 rooms including 12 suites, each of our guestrooms boasts views of the mighty Mississippi River, French Quarter or New Orleans skyline. Indulge in playful modern Creole cuisine at Cafe Adelaide or enjoy classic cocktails at The Swizzle Stick Bar, home to the country's first Bar Chef Table - both operated by the legendary Commander's Palace Family of Restaurants. Be pampered at Balance Spa and also enjoy complimentary access to the state-of-the-art fitness center and lap pool. ... more less
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