The hotel is exactly what I expected! Great service and nice rooms. The staff was helpful. We were in town for the Essence Festival and we found it easy to get around. I had not been back since the hurricane, so I was unsure what to expect. Bourbon Street is two blocks away. We went during the day, but did not feel comfortable to go down and hang around at night. After the concert we had to walk acroos Bourbon Street to get to the hotel because taxies could not cross Burbon Street. There was a large presence of police all three nights. Almost everyone was pretty cool, did not see any problems, but there were many young indidivdulas just "hanging out". We were always were always very happy and relieved to see our safe oasis, "The Omni".