My wife and I stayed at Hotel Mazarin last week and enjoyed our stay very much. The staff were mostly very friendly and were always opening doors for us or saying "good morning". The location is perfect for walking around the French Quarter. You make a left out the front door and you are headed towards Bourbon Street, turn right you are heading towards Royal Street. The breakfast food was pretty good, nice selection. We really enjoyed the 21st Amendment bar that is connected to the hotel through the 2nd floor ( you have to cross the 2nd floor smaller courtyard to get there). The bar was very clean and classy and had good music playing either live or over the speakers. Jason the bartender there was really nice and made great drinks. Great place to stop in the evening before going to dinner. The only complaints I had about our stay was that the shower was tricky (you have to push on the shower knob while turning to the left to get hot water). We did not find this out for a day or two. A note would probably be helpful for guests. The only other complaint was we could often hear the staff very clearly on the staff elevator near our door and we could hear the A/C units outside our back windows turning on and off especially in the early morning. That was kind of annoying but I guess there isn't much that can be done about that. We were in room #511 so you may want avoid that room. Everything else was wonderful. I would recomend going to the Candlelight Lounge in Treme on wednesday nights. We were told about it from a tour guide. You should take a taxi to and from but the people there are super friendly. We never felt like we were in a dangerous part of town or anything. Mrs. Gladys there had everyone dancing to the awesome brass band and the place was full of energy. Highly recomend that for a true new orleans music experience! Frenchmen Street was cool too.