My husband and I had a very pleasant stay at the Loews hotel in April 2008. We actually ended up at the Loews due to some unusual circumstances - we were relocated from the Windsor Court due to "special guests" at the Windsor (the President was in town!). Anyway, we were comped a free night at the Loews for the inconvenience, so maybe my review is a little biased(!), but honestly, I think I would have felt the same even if we had paid.
Check-in was easy and the front desk staff was incredibly warm and welcoming (refreshing, citrus-infused water was offered to us while we waited). The lobby is small but hip with a nice sitting area (w/tables and chairs) and I believe there is free wi-fi in the lobby.
Our room was incredibly clean, comfortable and open with abundant sunlight that flooded into the room through the windows. The layout was very conducive to just moving around without feeling cramped or restricted in any way. The bathroom was also well-lit, nicely stocked with plush towels and very spacious.
We did not try any of the hotel restaurants/bars, but Loews is conveniently located across the street from one of the most well-known establishments in New Orleans - Mother's Restaurant - get there early for their fabulous breakfast. Another plus (for us) was being a bit outside of the French Quarter. Nothing is worse than the loud, obnoxious crowds at night, so the Loews was a nice retreat from that. Harrah's Hotel & Casino is also close-by as is Windsor Court Hotel (their afternoon tea is wonderful).
We only stayed one night at Loews, so perhaps we didn't see (negative) things that we might have seen had we stayed longer. But for what it's worth, we had no problems whatsoever and wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Loews again in the future. We also had friendly staff upon our exit to help us hail a cab back to the airport. So overall, a wonderful experience and if I had the option, I would actually give this hotel a 3.5 rating instead of just three.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Loews New Orleans
- New Orleans Loews