My husband and I attended a work event here and did not want to have to drive after the party. We stayed at Loews at a discounted rate. The bar/lounge downstairs was crowded but fun. It was great to see the vibrancy of New Orleans (and a bunch of huge, interesting drinks) inside. The bartender happily made me a "fauxhito", which was pretty good for a drink sans alcohol. The hotel room was spacious and tastefully decorated, as was the bathroom. The outside view was not very exciting (but this is New Orleans after all). The night was quiet and peaceful. It probably helped that we were on the 10th floor. The checkout in the morning was easy, and the staff members made us feel welcome. I would consider returning if I had a late night event downtown again.