This was our first time back to NOLA in 17 years; we had an unscheduled trip to meet with a new client.
Having previously lived in the area, we had not many occasions to investigate lodging in the area, but the client recommended the Pelham. Rates are quite reasonable, the rooms were very neat & well-kept, and most of the desk staff was very cordial & accommodating. We had an inside room ... and yes (for those complaining of having no windows), a lot of the hotels in the CBD are "backed up to each other" in a square, so not all rooms can have windows. As there is no scenery to speak of (since all of the buildings are so close), I can't imagine wanting a window that would only allow views of other windows & buildings, as well as letting in a lot of outside noise.
Having said that, the lack of microwave & fridge was not a concern ... the real reason to come to NOLA is for the food, so who wants to have food & the inherent mess in the room?
I can't think of one complaint that wasn't/couldn't have been taken care of ... we are really rather low maintenance, I guess ... everything operated correctly, did not have to take stairs, and the room was comfortable. Well, there is one complaint: the cost of parking in the CBD environs is actually quite heart-stopping when added to the price of the room, but c'est la vie ... we WERE in the CBD.
The only drawback was the fact that there was construction/renovation going on everywhere, so lots of obstructions to walk/drive around which causes confusion for those unused to driving in downtown traffic.
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