My husband and I stayed at Hotel Mazarin for the first few days of our honeymoon and we couldn't have been more pleased. We stayed in a superior king room which was beautifully decorated and spacious. The staff was genuinely friendly and helpful. I never expect much from hotel breakfasts, but I was pleasantly surprised by their offerings. Breakfast is presented elegantly and it was delicious. (I'm particular about my grits and theirs was like having breakfast in my grandma's kitchen) Our room faced the courtyard and noise was never a problem. The bellman explained as we made our way to the room that the courtyard (which was lovely) is often used for weddings so during the rainy season they have a tarp that covers it in order to protect from the elements. I found this to be wonderful because it rained nearly every afternoon and I was still able to sit in the courtyard by the fountain and read. When we return to New Orleans we will be sure to book a room at Hotel Mazarin.