We stayed at this property over the July 4th weekend for the Essence Festival. The hotel is located in a very accessible area of the Garden District with the street car stopping at the front door practically. The hotel is very traditionally decorated but very clean and the free parking was a definite bonus. While there was a pool at the hotel, it wasn't very inviting as its on the smaller size, more like a plunge pool IMO. There was adequate security of the property with key card access after late hours. The room was pretty pedestrian to be honest, but it was clean, properly ventilated and had all of the basic amenities. ALL of the hotel staff was very friendly and accommodated requests with a pleasant attitude. The one thing I would say that could be improved is the layout of the breakfast (which is nice to have included in the rate). Because there was only a small area where the food was set up, that made for long lines and crowding for the guests to fix their plates. Lastly I never saw ANY bugs, which is awesome for New Orleans! Overall I would recommend this hotel and stay here in the future.