We stayed Labor day weekend, I booked way in advance so I got a much better rate. They had storm issues during the week and I was afraid we were not going to be able to stay there. This hotel is absolutely beautiful. We are a total rewards member and have stayed at alot of different Harrahs and this one so far was our #1 pick. It was just beautiful from the lobby to the elevator to the room. This was our third trip to New Orleans and the first one where we could find a reasonable rate to be able to afford to stay at this hotel, and it was well worth it. The bathroom is huge, the colors used in the room was so gorgeous. The hotel is centrally located so you can walk all around the downtown area. We have won at the casino the last two times we have been there and it has a mardi gras theme and is so beautiful. Also I love that when you put your players card in you can order a drink from the slot machine and do not have to flag a waitress down.