If you're looking for a place to stay for cheap in New Orleans, this could be your place! Although nominally "ten minutes from the French Quarter," with the New Orleans traffic you should count on at least 20-25 minutes, with lots of stop-and-go traffic on the freeway. On the up side, the cost was only one-third of one of the fancier hotels in town, and you get wireless internet and a decent breakfast for free.
The lobby and breakfast area are exceptional--probably rebuilt after Katrina. My room had decent furniture, but definitely could have used a paint job. Being on the second floor, this room was probably not rehabbed after the hurricane. The majority of rooms are in a building behind the lobby building, and all of those rooms face a large, rather nice courtyard area, which also contains the (outdoor) pool. If I had had any extra time at the hotel, the courtyard would have been a nice place to relax, read a book, etc. The free breakfast includes the usual continental breakfast fare, and on all three days of my stay, scrambled eggs and biscuits. (I never did see the waffles and french toast that the in-room information binder mentioned, though.)
All in all, this is a decent place to stay. It certainly compares favorably with other no-frills hotels in Metairie. (I have stayed in two others.) If you're looking to save money in exchange for the downtown/French Quarter ambiance, give the Ramada a try.
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Metairie Hotel Metairie
- Ramada Limited Metairie
- Metairie Ramada