I understand the hotel is undergoing renovation - starting with the exterior (completed) and continuing with interior carpeting and paint over the next year or two. It is located just on the edge of the Warehouse / Arts District and a few short blocks from the Quarter - far enough that you can barely hear the melee and well beyond the late night stank of Bourbon. Bourbon St. is a great place to party, but not a fun place to wake up the next morning, which is why this location was ideal for my wife and I.
The hotel is a classic - it reminds me of my family's home in Virginia with it's timeless, period decor and appointments, tall ceilings and elegant styling, but the best thing about the hotel is the staff.
From the moment we were greeted onward, they were there to offer advice, assist with logistics, hail cabs, and provide any reasonable hotel service requested. One day we declined housekeeping service (it had been a late night and we had the Do Not Disturb sign up), they left a bag of fresh towells and toiletries hanging from the doorknob.
Special thanks to Dwayne, whose last name I did not catch. He was extremely helpful with dining and cocktail suggestions.
Particularly for the EXTREMELY reasonable price, you cannot beat this hotel. It is not a shiny new Vegas Casino, and I withheld a star only because 5-star hotels, in my experience, are over the top with amenities, and the mattress could have been a little bit newer. If, however, you are like me and prefer some history, culture, and don't mind a little of the wear and tear that comes with age (they're working on it, and make no mistake - it is a CLEAN place, just not a NEW place), you will love this hotel.
We will be back and highly recommend it.
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