This was our first trip to New Orleans and we really just wanted somewhere to stay on our way back to Oklahoma from Florida. The reviews seemed good so I booked it.
The hotel itself is very nice. Nice rooms (we were in 347) and good size bathrooms. It was clean and seemed secure. The beds were very nice (firm) and had good pillows provided. We had plenty of warm water. There was coffee and an iron/ironing board that we did not use but seemed nice. The vending machines didn't work on our floor but there is vending near the front desk. The ice machine was also near our room. Elevators were small and very warm but hey it's Louisana...it is warm there. Wifi was not able to connect when we were there which was a little inconvienent but livable. Parking in back is a little hard especially when trying to park a F150 under the overhang. We barely fit.
We had a few issues but you live and learn. First one the hotel fixed promptly. We were woken up at 12:30 by screaming laughing giggling children next door. I had seen them going in and out earlier that evening but assumed that there was an adult in the room as well. I must have been wrong. It is very hard to wake me out of a dead sleep but dadgum if they didn't do it. I called down to the front desk and stated the problem and the man at the desk was apologetic and said they would get send someone up to take care of it. After I got off the phone, I banged on the connecting door and that was pretty funny listening to them scatter into their beds. After about 10 minutes it had started getting loud again but someone (I assume the security guard) knocked on the door and that was the end of that.
Our main problem was the neighborhood. I must have booked the nicest hotel in the ghetto. Next door is a huge abandoned apartment building with all sorts of stuff hanging out the windows. It is slightly frightening. Next to that is the adult video store. We felt fine staying there one night but wouldn't extend our trip in this neighborhood. It was just slightly uncomfortable enough that we didn't leave our room after about 8:30 and slept with a 9mm (that I have a license to carry-calm down) on the nightstand. Oh they also lock the gates to the rear parking area at night and don't open them till 6am. That is fine I just wish we would have known because we tried to leave before 6 and had to go to the front desk to find someone to open the gates.
Oh and my last impression of this neighborhood was the hooker that was crossing the street as we were leaving...
In short-Hotel good enough. Neighborhood-bad
I took a picture of the abandoned building and will upload it later so you can see what I am talking about.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Super 8 New Orleans is conveniently located off I-10 at exit 240 A or B, and is the closest Super 8 to the French Quarter. We are located within minutes of the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, the Convention Center, Business District, Cruise Port, Superdome and many other iconic Big Easy attractions. We invite you to come stay with us at the Super 8 and enjoy our southern hospitality at its best while enjoying some of New Orleans best and finest. We are within minutes of all major city attractions making it easy for you to indulge in what the city has to offer. Super 8 offers Free Parking, breakfast, Wireless Internet, Fitness and Business Center. Enjoy our wonderful outdoor pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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