Believe the reviews. This place is that good and then some. My wife an I stayed here June 6-10th for her 50th birthday. What a beautiful hotel. The service from the doorman, to the front-desk, to the bell-hops, and the R-club staff (and manager Darren?) was outstanding. We are glad we did the R-club which includes a nice breakfast buffet as well as happy hour (for 2 hours). We had quite the deal from Living Social that included coupons for the restaurants and jazz club. The pool was a great feature and something we took advantage of late in the afternoon after our adventures. The Desire Oyster Bar was a favorite of ours (2 nights). Try the grilled oysters and the crawfish Etouffe (sp?). The jazz club had some great talent. After spending the evening on Frenchman Street (quite good; walking distance), we came back and decided the Brass-aholics were the best act we had seen that entire night. The location is great -- we walked everywhere except for street car ride out to Commander's Palace (worth the ride). Will return with friends in tow (hopefully we get the great deal from Living Social again).