I really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the hotel was quiet, even with a lot of party goers in town for the Bayou Classic. They are not as updated as some other places might be. Minor issues were quickly resolved. We had 2 adjoining rooms with a great view of the Mississippi River for half the price of Harrahs next door. The hotel is also pet friendly. The location is good, with easy walking to Canal Street and the French quarter. We did not get to try the café or spa, but the bar drinks were very good.