My wife and I had to drive through New Orleans on a trip from Atlanta to Houston and decided it would be a good halfway stopping point. We have stayed in New Orleans many times and have stayed at many levels of hotels from the Ritz to a Quality Inn. My wife found the Hotel Mazarin on Jetsetter and Trip Advisor. At the time it was ranked #2 in New Orleans. We are glad we booked it. Although it was for only one night it was one of the nicest stays we have ever had anywhere and that's saying something. We booked the summer package. It included parking, a great full American breakfast, two drink coupons for their bar, and a truly beautiful room with a huge bathroom and walk in shower. A lot of rooms in New Orleans are small this was not the case. Even if you do not get the package your stay will include the breakfast, free wifi, free bottled water, and a huge flat screen TV. The staff was top notch as well. They were friendly, helpful and you really got the feeling they cared for their guest. The location is perfect located between Bourbon and Royal so step away from the party or turn the other way and shop at the jewelry and antique shops. Our only negative is that we only stayed here for one night. On our return trip we stayed at their sister property the Hotel Le Marais which was nice but the Hotel Mazarin is a step above from top to bottom.