The hotel staff always treated us well and housekeeping did an excellent job. There is a little bar off the lobby and right across the street is a barista coffee house, which was perfect for starting the morning! Settling in to our 2-bed room we discovered the TV did not work. I went to the front desk and Michael looked at me funny when I asked if they had one we could swap.
He insisted on changing (and upgrading) our room. Thank you Michael!!! The original room was a typical budget room, very clean, with the usual carpet wear and tear etc., one window/no view. The upgrade was a corner room, spacious, with a glimpse of the Superdome (about ¾ mile away).
Its $33 to take a cab from the airport or twenty-something ‘apiece’ to take an airport shuttle. There is a downtown city bus right outside baggage that costs about $2.50 each. We opted for the bus. It stops a lot, took about 40 minutes, and gets you to the downtown/financial district on Tulane St. From there it was a few blocks walk rolling our carryon’s to Baronne Street and then a few blocks more to the hotel (a suitcase would be a pain but one could take a cab from the bus stop). The cab ride back to the airport departing early Saturday morning took about 25 minutes (drive times vary depending on time of day and week…ask the front desk for details).
Canal St. is the main downtown artery and a border of the French Quarter. You can ride the Canal St. street car for $1.25 all the way to the river…a good deal!
The hotel is about 6 blocks off Canal. You walk by the Astor and the Hilton, the neighborhood is nothing special but we felt comfortable. At night, coming from the quarter Carondelet St. is busier and might make one feel more secure.
This was our first trip to NOLA. We wanted to go somewhere warm and the French Quarter Festival looked like a neat music experience. We started planning in January and were surprised at how many places were filling up. For our budget we wanted something well below $200 and we wanted something close to the French Quarter. We locked in the Comfort Inn downtown and continued to shop around a few more weeks. NOT. The festival is a huge event so book early.
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