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best, freshest luxury hotel in NOLA?

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best, freshest luxury hotel in NOLA?

Hi, I am trying to stay in a great hotel for an upcoming meeting. I have stayed in the Windsor Court before but last trip it was getting very tired and the rooms really needed updating. I am considering The Saint which seems to be more of a trendy boutique hotel or the Westin Canal place which has a great location between the French Qtr and the Convention center. I would appreciate opinions/ suggestions.

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1. Re: best, freshest luxury hotel in NOLA?

Have you looked into The Ritz Carlton or The Omni Royal Orleans? Both are great, IMO.

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2. Re: best, freshest luxury hotel in NOLA?

I've stayed at the Westin and it's nice-but nothing special. Harrah's Hotel on Poydras is the nicest luxury hotel I've stayed in, and they are constantly remodeling the rooms.

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3. Re: best, freshest luxury hotel in NOLA?

W French Quarter has been recently remodeled. Unlike most Ws, it has less than 100 rooms making it more "boutique" than "full service". It's relatively new restaurant, SoBou, has hotel restaurant hours and features small plates and crafted cocktails. It also has, in my opinion, the most spectacular nighttime courtyard in the City. The W French Quarter location is better suited to both the French Quarter and Convention Center than that of The Saint. I have not stayed in the hotel since it was known as the Hotel De la Poste, but have visited the restaurant/bar (SoBou), the courtyard, and a friend's room, all of which I really liked.

Have been hearing mostly good things about The Saint and its bar, although the restaurant gets mixed reviews. Although the location is relatively good, I would prefer something closer to the River, particularly if making trips to the Convention Center.

Have also visited rooms in the Westin Canal Place, which were nicely appointed but not particularly "fresh". SOME of the rooms have truly spectacular views of the River and French Quarter. Now that the elevator problems seem to have been solved, it gets mostly good reviews. Folks seem to love those Westin beds. It does have a very good location for someone having business in the Convention Center and also desiring a relatively good location with respect to the French Quarter. However, other than the rooms with a view, it is not particularly "NewOrleanish".

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4. Re: best, freshest luxury hotel in NOLA?

Westin was stale and kind of shining-ish when we were there in February but the beds were pretty awesome. I would probably think it shouldn't be your first choice. Not very boutique hotel like and a little run down. I heard they've done some renovations since we were there though.:)

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5. Re: best, freshest luxury hotel in NOLA?

We're big fans of the Roosevelt or Le Marais.

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