DH and I stayed at this hotel from 12/1 to 12/8/12. The hotel style is very much NOLA. We found the employees to be very helpful and nice. Our room was #124 in one of the back buildings. The courtyard was right out our door. We were told it was the old "slave" quarters. The room was good sized. The bed was ok. I liked the fact that the sink and hair dryer were outside of the bathroom because I could be drying my hair while DH was showering.
The hotel is very centrally located in the FQ right off Jackson Square. It's two blocks to Bourbon St. Close to the river and an easy walk to the French Market and the Riverwalk Street Car line. Muriel's is right there.
The hotel is nice and very NOLA. It could use a little sprucing up. It is not upscale if that is what you are looking for. We had a great stay. We would stay here again.