I recently traveled to NOLA for a work conference, which was held at a large 4-start hotel on Canal St. near the French Quarter. I opted to stay at the Hyatt Place instead based on an excellent internet rate offered on the hotel website. I was very satisfied with my choice.
The hotel is located a comfortable distance from the infamous French Quarter/Bourbon St. I found this location ideal because it was a bit quieter than the typical tourist areas. It felt like a pleasant retreat after a busy day. At the same time, it was only a 10 to 15 min to the FQ (about a mile). There are several excellent restaurant options within the area, particularly the nearby warehouse district.
The room itself was clean, modern, and spacious. The bed was quite comfortable. The room also had a mini-fridge, which was perfect for drinks and snacks. Additional features include free internet and free breakfast.
Despite the many "pros" about this hotel, the "cons" include the noisy breakfast area. Basically, the rooms surround an inner atrium which also serves as the location for breakfast service. My room was located on the 7th floor, but I could still hear a lot of noise every morning during breakfast hours. Another "con" is the fact that the bathroom was very small. It was so small that the bathroom door could not shut if the toilet was in use. Furthermore, there wasn't a tub but only a shower.
Overall, the Hyatt Place is an affordable, well maintained hotel. I would recommend this to other travelers.