Stayed here with family for first trip to NO. Room was clean, spacious, and had a sufficient kitchen area with dorm size refrigerator, microwave, dishes, etc. First time I stayed in a hotel where actual room seemed larger than what the brochure photo depicted. I want cleanliness, safety, and a good price, and this hotel came thru on all 3 fronts.
A bit out of the way, internet address did not show up on GPS, but after calling hotel we were given another street address which took us straight to hotel. Neighborhood was quiet, plenty of parking, and employees were helpful. Asked the ladies at the front desk about dining options and they referred us to a great little place (Tout de Suite) in Algiers Point.
Free ferry to Canal Street was about a mile away. We parked at ferry, paid the $10 parking fee, rode across the river in 5 minutes and spent the day at French Quarter, etc. Much better option than having to find parking in the Quarter which is very expensive. Only drawback is ferry stops running early in the evening--around 6 or 7 pm the nights we were there.
It took us about 10-15 minutes to get to French Quarter from hotel by driving across bridge. If ferry was open late, I would take it every time and forget driving.
Price was great, and it was quiet overall. Rooms were cleaned every day, but you must request fresh towels if you want them. I would have preferred a continental breakfast, and just a refrigerator and microwave, since we do not cook a lot when travelling, but kitchen area is good for those who want to cook a bit. There is no elevator, but we requested ground floor when booking, so no problem. The only thing which did not impress me was the pillows--I like ones with better support.
Watched the fireworks on New Years Eve from ferry, looked like the whole town showed up for that, just a mile away and took only a couple of minutes to get there.
Overall, great place to stay and very good price for NOLA. Would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Federal City Inn & Suites, located 10-minutes from downtown New Orleans, is situated within the new Federal City New Orleans development . Our recently renovated hotel is conveniently located for guests conducting business with the US Marine Corps Reserve, the US Marine 4th Division and surrounding office buildings. Our refurbished guest rooms offer travelers spacious, clean and comfortable accommodations with competitive rates during major events held in downtown New Orleans, such as the Sugar Bowl, Mardi Gras, the French Quarter Festival, the Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Bayou Classic. During your stay, enjoy local attractions such as live music found in the nearby historic Algiers Point neighborhood, a game of golf on the beautiful grounds of the TPC Golf Course of Louisiana - home of the PGA Zurich Classic Golf Tournament, or a friendly competition racing go-carts at the Nola Motorsports Park. ... more less
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