Went with my significant other for a weekend getaway of fun and chose Harrah's as I have status from gaming in their properties in Las Vegas. Check-in was a breeze at the hotel and we received a premium river view room on the 25th floor. The room had two double beds which were fantastically comfortable, a large bathroom with tub and a separate shower .The toilet is separate as well with a door. There was a fridge in which to store drinks and snacks and also a coffee maker. The hallway from the door to the room to the main body of the room was fairly long so as to minimize noise from the hallway. We never heard anything and slept like logs except for one night at 3am when a lady with a voice like a fog-horn shouted her goodnights to a friend going into another room. The hotel has no coffee shop or gift store and quite a small lobby area. It is however VERY nice. It does have Ruth Chris Steak House attached to it which we didn't try as we'd tried this Steakhouse chain before and had been underwhelmed.The casino is accessed either by crossing the street outside the hotel or through a tunnel from the hotel. It is a great feeling, first thing in the morning to leave the elevator and to go through a quiet and clean smelling lobby, instead of having to breathe in stale tobacco scented air or be aurally assaulted by the clang of slot machines like one does in most of the hotels in Las Vegas.
Once checked in we unpacked and went for a quick lunch at Bambu, the asian restaurant in the casino. The food was very good (the won ton soup is a delicious standout ) and as soon as we were done we went for a walk in the warm sunshine. There is also a Starbucks coffee counter in the casino from where to get coffee in the morning, though the hotel does have 24hr room service with the usual outrageous prices (20% service charge on the cost of the overpriced item you order plus $2.00 delivery fee. i.e a 5 minute walk there and back for two medium coffees for $5.00 or $12.00 for same amount of coffee delivered)
The hotel is literally five minutes away from the French Quarter and what a fun place it is to explore. It is filled with curio shops, art galleries and antique stores to explore. There is also a large outdoor market called the French Market that sells mostly very junky souvenir stuff (voodoo dolls, baseball hats, tea-shirts,beads...etc) which upon closer inspection is all unsurprisingly made in China. However if you have the patience to look carefully amongst all the bric-a-brac, you will find some genuine local artisans such as very talented young man who hand-makes exquisite carnival masks. One of the joys of New Orleans is the music and it is everywhere. We did a bar crawl on Bourbon St on the Saturday evening after a superb seafood dinner at a great restaurant called GW Finns. This street was hopping with people, with bars competing with each other for their customers by offering 3 for 1 drink deals and some of the loudest and most diverse music you'll ever hear. Every time we returned to the hotel we were welcomed by the friendly door-person and reception staff which made it feel very homey. A great experience for anyone looking for a fun getaway.
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