I stayed for two nights while attending a conference. I come to NOLA about once a year for conferences. Always love the food and the vibe in the Quarter but am usually disappointed by the shabbiness of the hotels in the Quarter and near the Casino that most conferences seem to use. I've stayed at the Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott. They are fine but all a bit threadbare. This time I picked the Loews (it was one of the options for the conference) and was very pleasantly surprised. The room was lovely - well-decorated, large and in pristine condition. The atmosphere was relaxed but luxurious. Great bar with good food. Good gym. Even has a nice lap pool and hot tub. Very attentive service. I'd stay here even if I was paying.