The room was just big enough not to feel cramped, the bed was comfortable, the place was clean. We got a great price, too.
The location is perfect: it's only a block and a half off Canal--cross Canal and you're on Bourbon St. That gives you the advantage of being able to use the airport shuttle that serves only downtown hotels, not French Quarter ones, while also providing you with peace and quiet when you're done partying. The location appeared to be totally safe, with cops everywhere at night, and a drugstore on the corner at Canal St. sells everything you forgot to pack.
If you book online, be sure to print out and bring the confirmation number--I only wrote it down, and they couldn't find it.
Picky people will find fault with the lack of a TV remote (although I am sure the front desk could have supplied one if I had been too lazy to walk five feet to the tube) and the not-quite-hot-enough water. In our standard king room, the enormous bathroom door opened INward, making it awkward to close without practically putting a foot in the toilet. Some fool probably did this to comply with fire code, so the bathroom door can't block the exit. But if you were in a wheelchair, there would be no way to close the door, and thus no way to access the bathtub.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new Cotton Exchange Hotel French Quarter/Downtown Area is located just 1 block from Bourbon Street and the French Quarter and within easy walking distance to the Superdome, New Orleans Arena, and other local attractions. The lobby, which features French impressionist paintings gives immediate access to the Greatroom. The elevator gives easy access to the guestrooms; meeting facilities, which include the Degas Ballroom and the garden rooftop pool. Vending machines available on all floors. ... more less
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