This location is convenient for my business travel. It is also close to the touristy areas BUT you will need a car. (There is a ferry to the touristy area. The hotel will give you the info but I never did this).
The hotel itself is OK. There is a restaurant/bar onsite.
The problem with this hotel is the ROAD NOISE. Apparently, the windows are not sound-proofed and I can hear EVERY car that drives by on the 90/I10. This noise never stops as the traffic runs all night.
I stayed in room 1002. Perhaps, if you stayed in a room on the other side of the hotel it would be less noisy...but I doubt it.
The rooms are updated nicely. So, I'm surpised that they didin't update the windows to help block the noise
When I first arrived, I witnessed a prostitute soliciting customers in the parking lot. The front desk clerk sent security out to check on the situation right away. I'm thinking this might be a one-time=only occurance since I stayed there 4 nights and never saw it again.
When I visit my client in New Orleans again, I'm likely to stay at the Hampton Inn in Metarie. A little farther out, but less 'sketchy' and noisy.
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