We live just a couple of hours west of New Orleans, so we go there often, but in 20 years I've never found a place I liked EVERY time we visited. The Country Inn & Suites is the exception. It's small and friendly -- from the reception desk to the housekeepers, everyone is helpful and smiling. It's in an old remodeled newspaper building and lots of the original ambiance is preserved, while the rooms themselves are clean and modern. The bartender at the tiny bar in the lobby area makes the best Cosmopolitan I've ever had and, like everyone else, is welcoming and friendly. The location can't be beat -- walking distance to the French Quarter, the Warehouse District, the river, and the Casino (if you're so inclined) -- and it's surrounded by superb restaurants within blocks on all sides. The last time we stayed (in April), we didn't like the room we got (it had no windows to the outside, just to an inside corridor with skylights). I asked if we could be moved and was immediately accommodated with a suite on the front of the building. This is my favorite place in New Orleans, but I've also stayed at other Country Inn & Suites facilities in other cities and they are all excellent so far.