We stayed six nights in October 2013. We liked the place overall but didn't find it exceptional.
Staff are generally very helpful, especially at breakfast, though I heard a woman checking out who, when asked 'Did you enjoy your stay?', replied 'I've had better', and the person on reception shrugged it off with not further comment or questions - this was the same person who granted our request for a room change with very little grace.
We ended up in 209, courtyard superior king. I'd booked a Premium king first off, but it was a room (218) with a balcony street-side, and one night was enough (noise from revelers, cars hooting, street cleaning, you name it). The superior king was cheaper, bigger, more comfortable and quieter - so don't book a Premium King is my advice.
Breakfast - not sure why so many people rave about it, it was exactly the same options every morning, no real choice of fruit, only fairly bland scrambled eggs (people here mention options but we were never told of any, or offered any). It offered what Americans seem to like (no disrespect) but Europeans or South Americans won't be impressed. And sitting in the courtyard is nice but far from comfortable. But, I repeat, the breakfast staff were delightfully helpful.
The room we ended up in was large, very comfortable, quiet - in other words, excellent. Very comfortable bed, cleaning was generally good too.
I'd give it 3.5 if I could, but will give 4 because of the courtyard room and the staff generally.
And our experience of NOLA was that Bourbon Street is the place to keep away from - some nice music bars but walking there on a Friday or Saturday night? Forget it, go to Frenchmen St or (on Sundays) Tipitina for a much more pleasant experience.
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- Also Known As:
- Saint Louis New Orleans
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