We were putting together a friends reunion trip to coincide with a conference prior, and our travel agent suggested Bourbon Orleans (a special rate was being offered) - he strongly recommended it, especially after all of the dead-ends I'd experienced trying to book a quality hotel near the French Quarter for our group of 16.
It turned out to be the best advise of the weekend - from the time the doorman greets you when you get out of the car to the time the smiling desk clerk gives your receipt on the way home it is a wonderful experience! The location is absolutely perfect for walking around the Quarter, down to the Market and over to Frenchman Street. The restored hotel is a wonderful property, with all the modern amenities you expect, and for a very reasonable price! Free drink tickets at the bar, great room service, a nice heated pool, comfortable lobby and an excellent on-property restaurant combine to make this a real deal right off Bourbon Street. Some of our group ended up in pretty small standard rooms, but the manager upgraded us to a two-floor suite with a huge balcony, so it worked out great as a gathering spot. If you're looking for a nice property with a very convenient location and a friendly, knowledgable staff, look no further.