I booked a 2 Bedroom/1 Bath suite in order to attend a conference in New Orleans. I stayed with 4 friends and the trip was part business/part leisure. Since my friends and I are young professionals we were on a tight budget and I researched a lot of places to stay. Hotel de L'Eau Vive came up the winner based on size, price and location.
Suffice to say, I felt like we were throwing the dice on the booking based on the reviews the hotel received on this website. I did a lot of lowering of expectations for my travel party (i.e. we'll only be there to sleep! Expect old furniture! Please don't hate me if it stinks!)
Boy was I surprised when we saw our room! It was fantastic. Everyone was impressed. We had a room in the main building. The place was clean, it was big and it had everything that we needed. But then again, we weren't expecting: 1) a Hilton, 2) a concierge or 3) lots of extras that you expect when you go with a chain or more modern hotel. The front desk people were friendly and helpful. The cleaning service came 2 out of 3 days, but we did not need service all 3 days, so we weren't bothered by it. My only complaint is that the front door to the hotel is unlocked after hours and there's no entry control system or security guard. Your room obviously is locked and has controlled access (and we didn't experience any problems with the front door while there), but it was a surprise when we discovered it.
Location can't be beat! I would recommend booking in advance and asking for the best room available. And be nice, for goodness sake.
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