The hotel I usually reserve for my trips to New Orleans, the Marriott Lakeway, was booked solid so I was forced to pick elsewhere. There weren't many choices due to all the oil spill clean-up teams in town. I ended up choosing this Holiday Inn Express because it was only 2 miles away from the location of the wedding I was in town for and it's right off of I-10, plus the tripadvisor reviews were mostly good. I haven't stayed in a Holiday Inn in over 10 years and my last experience wasn't very pleasant, so I was very reluctant to book a room. Upon check-in I was pleasantly surprised; the lobby was clean and nicely decorated, check-in was quick and the staffers were helpful and polite. My room was clean and had a mini refrigerator and microwave. The bathtub drain was slow, but that was a minor annoyance. A full breakfast was included; the dinning area was kept clean and the food was hot and fresh. There is nothing fancy about this hotel, but it is relatively new (post Katrina) and clean. I would recommended it and I'd stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brand new Holiday Inn Express Hotel located minutes from downtown New Orleans. This New Orleans hotel offer features and comfort of home while away on business or for pleasure. We can host your small corporate meeting in our meeting facility while offering a business center with free high speed Internet access. After enjoying beignets at Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter work off some calories in our fitness center. Relax and unwind at our outdoor swimming pool. Come visit our hotel for one of the many events held in this wonderful city such as Jazz Festival, Mardi Gras, Essence Festival, Sugar Bowl or Bayou Classic. Our business travelers love the complimentary deluxe continental breakfast before heading to one of the local companies such as Delgado Fire School or NASA Michoud to name a couple. Our leisure travelers enjoy the short distance to Bourbon Street, Aquarium of the Americas or Six Flags theme park.Each guestroom and suite offer free local telephone calls, free wired high-speed Internet access and micro-fridge. Our hotel lobby has free wireless Internet access for your convenience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express New Orleans East Hotel New Orleans
- Holiday Inn New Orleans
- New Orleans Holiday Inn