I stayed at this hotel during the Essence Music Festival. We booked a suite and boy were we surprised. It was at the end of the hall, very private, with two separate sides (both had doors that could be closed). One room was the bedroom with a large king bed and the other was the living room with a sofa, dining table, chairs, and a fridge. I think the sofa converted into a bed. There were two full bathrooms as well! That was a huge plus for us. I would definitely stay in this room again. It is big enough to host a small gathering. The hotel and rooms are a bit old, as with any hotel in the French Quarter, so that was not a big deal. The location was fabulous! It was a few blocks from Bourbon, so we were able to walk to the nightlife and dine at great restaurants within a matter of minutes. Valet parking is very expensive, but again, this is not different from any other hotel in this area.