The hotel is lovely from the lobby to the rooms to the rooftop. Our room was not as outlandishly decorated as some of the pictures we say, but it was very pretty.
We stayed in Room 303, which is actually a two-bedroom suite, and were originally told that the room had a balcony; however, it did not. Rooms on either side and below us did, but not so ours. There was, however, plenty of room for our party of four with two bedrooms and a sleeper sofa in the sitting area. One bedroom had a king-sized bed and the other, a queen. The bathroom is large, and the shower is spacious; however, I did have a few issues with it. For one, there is no bar or handle of any kind in the shower itself, which makes it seem somewhat dangerous, no bench or ledge either. In addition, there is no towel rack near the shower, so you either have to place your towel on the closed toilet, the floor, or over the shower door itself.
Also, the hotel is several blocks (about 8 or so) from Jackson Square--quite a distance for sixty-something-year-old guests, especially when it's 100 degrees outside. It didn't bother our daughter and grandson, but they're in better shape. If you don't mind walking a lot to get to the heart of the French Quarter, then go for it.
Also, be aware that there is no housekeeping other than to replenish towels and toilet tissue, and sometimes you have to ask for those.
All in all, a good experience but not a great one. Next time, I'll probably pay a bit more and stay somewhere more centrally located in the Quarter.
No fitness center or pool, by the way. You can pay $10 per person per day to access a nearby fitness center.
Also, I checked "average" on cleanliness because although everything looked great when we arrived, when we moved the cushions under the coffee table to sit on them, there were popcorn crumbs and dust all under the coffee table.
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