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Harrah's New Orleans
Ranked #9 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
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Marana, Arizona
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“Fantastic Stay”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Let me just say we have stayed at many of Ceasars Properties through out the years and After looking at mixed revues for Harrahs in NOLA we were not sure what to expect. Right off the bat we entered the property and found it to be sparkling clean. We were greeted at the doors by staff with a big smile and very friendly hello. The satff here at Harrahs is one the friendliest were have encountered at a Ceasars property. After a quick check in we proceeded to our room and found the room exceptionally clean and modern decor. We had a a smoking room and there was no hint of stale smoke in the room. Our room was cleaned perfectly every day and it was also a very large room. We never ate at the Hotel (why when your in NOLA) the Casino was large and drink service using your Players Card on the slots was amazingly quick! Did ok on the slots and tables but did not walk away as a winner but had fun every evening we played. We will always stay at Harrahs when ever we go to NOLA, we have been there twice in 2 years and plan on going back again soon.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I stayed here with three teenage girls this past weekend for my daughter's 15th birthday. We usually stay in a boutique hotel in the French Quarter, but couldn't find any that would accommodate 5 people in one room so we chose Harrah's.

First, I must say it is a lovely hotel. Very nice and clean, very well run, no complaints whatsoever. Our room was spacious and very quiet. We had a lovely view of the river and the girls enjoyed sitting on the window ledge and seeing the sights.

We spent most of our time near the Jackson Square area and it was a bit of a hike. There was no running back to the room to drop off shopping bags or grabbing a quick snack. While this did not ruin our trip it did make for a tiring weekend.

If I were planning an adult only trip that included a visit to Bourbon Street or any libations at all, I would never consider staying in this hotel. It is not convenient. Besides, I can stay in a beautiful, sterile chain-type hotel in any city. When I go to New Orleans I prefer the older, smaller hotels with their quirks and flaws. They're not perfect, but I love their charm, amazing locations and awesome courtyards.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 1820. It was very convenient to elevator and not a bit noisy.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Norcross, Georgia
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Hotel located near the river and our room had a great river view. The location was fantastic for walking to major attractions such as French Quarter, Jackson Square, Cafe Dumond,French Market, WWII Museum, Fulton Street,numerous resturants, etc. The hotel staff was always friendly and asked if they could assist you on your travels as you walked through the lobby. The hotel room was large and clean. Will stay at this location on next visit to New Orleans.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Louisiana
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Booked a two night stay. At check-in was upgraded to a suite a no charge, and this was during the Jazz Fest weekend! Great hotel w/a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in the Lobby. Also next to Fulton Street w/a lot of other restaurants, Manning's & Grand Isle Seafood. Room & staff were great.

Room Tip: Get a room w/a view of the quarter & the river.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

the best part of this hotel was the amazing food at Ruth Cristies restaurant. The hotel is withing walking
distance of several great restaurant, the mall across the street will be re-done next year with all new stores, this locations is across the street from the river walk, which will take you too the garden distrist and the french quarter. The restaurant in the casino connected to the hotel also had great food at every restaurant. The only downturn was no pool or patio to chill out at.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Midland, Texas
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Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

First off, our room was comp'd, so don't hate me! The room overlooked the parking garage, but we didn't go to New Orleans to look out the window 9 floors up! The hotel staff, from the bellmen to the concierge and housekeeping staff were all friendly and accommodating. The location is primo for first time visitors because if you are able, there is so much to see and do within walking distance. We walked to the French Quarter and also the National World War II Museum. It is easily accessible to the waterfront and the big paddleboats. There is a mall in the Riverwalk Marketplace, which was disappointing....a vendor there told us they would be renovating the mall in the coming year, which explained all the "Store Closing" signs. The hotel is right next to the Trolley stop, and all hotel staff are knowledgeable about giving directions. The biggest "ding" I would give them is that the Starbucks is on the other side of the casino, which is in a separate building across the street. But, hey, room service breakfast is great, and their coffee is outstanding! Beds were comfy, and bathroom is spacious! Try it....you'll love it!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We've stayed at many Harrah's properties in the last few years and this is, by far, the nicest.

Upon check-in we asked for only two things ... no adjoining room and a view of the river. We received both.

The room was spotlessly clean. The room was a nice size. It was so interesting to watch all the boat traffic on the Mississippi River. As others have remarked, the staff is very pleasant and eager to please.

What would have made it perfect? The bathroom lighting. It was dark in there. None of the
lights were burned out, so that wasn't it, it must be the wattage. The other negative is not being able to get into the room before 4 PM without paying an upcharge. This might be OK in Vegas when all the other hotels do the same, but I don't think that is the practice in New Orleans.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the "Mighty Mississippi."
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Harrah's New Orleans
Address: 228 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-1641
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#2 Green Hotel in New Orleans
#11 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#12 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#14 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harrah's New Orleans 4*
Number of rooms: 450
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