The J W Marriott in New Orleans is an excellent place to stay for either business or leisure. On the business side of Canal Street, it is convenient to the downtown business area, but one has only to walk across Canal Street to enter the French Quarter area. Royal Street and Bourbon Street are only a few blocks away and easily accessed on foot. We were glad not to be staying in the noisy French Quarter and are certain that we slept better by staying just outside that area. The location is downtown, however, and you will hear some sirens.
The hotel public areas are contemporary elegant – clean and inviting. The reception area is adequate but can feel small if you happen to arrive at the same time as 30 other guests. The staff is efficient and calm in handling high-volume times. Two computers in the corner of the lobby (one dedicated to airport check-in) are almost constantly in use.
Our room is beautiful – crisp, smooth white linens on the king-size bed with one of the most comfortable mattresses and pillows I’ve ever slept on. Granite top cabinet and desk, a task chair, 2 upholstered chairs, a glass-top iron table, and 2 nightstands complete the room. Large windows look out to the city providing as much entertainment as the flat panel TV. The bathroom is not spacious but is well-maintained and is appointed with toiletries and good towels. Even the hallways and elevator areas are attractive as you move about the hotel.
We were fortunate to obtain a weekend AAA rate which made this hotel an affordable extravagance for us. Nothing special was going on in town to draw tourists, so we even got complimentary breakfast buffet at Shula’s restaurant in the hotel each morning. A woman makes great omelettes to order, but approach her gently – she was the only person we encountered who did not have a welcoming , service-oriented demeanor. We highly recommend the J W Marriott to anyone visiting New Orleans.
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott New Orleans
- New Orleans Marriott