It's nice to a see a budget suite hotel that doesn't look like it was pulled from the early '90s. It looks like La Quinta has stayed true to its budget roots while still doing an impressive job bringing this property up to date design-wise. In town for a week for the Rotary International convention, during my initial search for lodging options some more upscale lodging options did look tempting, and while the W New Orleans beckoned, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see La Quinta's newly remodeled, but affordable, property. The free "Bright Side" continental breakfast (plus waffles) was a dollar saver, and while I found some of the available breakfast food options uninspiring, they were included in the room rate after all and probably kept me from overindulging. :-) And it's tough to justify the high wi-fi charges of so-called "full service" hotels when budget lodging options such as this one offer it for no additional charge.
Our one-bedroom suite was decorated in La Quinta's newer, brighter color palette and included an imaginative take on the sofabed concept on which our daughter had no trouble falling asleep. It was a bit bothersome to be located overlooking the pool deck while actually on the pool level, as we had to keep our window shades drawn to prevent pool-goers from seeing into our room. That said, our daughter couldn't get enough of the admittedly small pool which may well have been the highlight of her week.
While no proper restaurant is located in the hotel, we found a nice custom-built burger restaurant across the street which felt very cozy, laid back, and welcoming. It's also possible we may have partaken of the local Domino's one rainy evening.
Next time I'm in town and need somewhere to stay on a tight budget, this La Quinta will be at the top of my list.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our beautiful 15 story LaQuinta Inn and Suites is located just a few blocks from the French Quarter in the heart of New Orleans CBD. We offer valet parking at a charge of $35 per day. Enhanced continental breakfast is provided daily and is complimentary - breakfast hours re 6 am - 9 am weekdays and 7 am - 10 am on weekends. Free wifi and a caring, knowledgeable staff await the opportunity to make your stay at LaQuinta Inn and Suites Downtown New Orleans flawless!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Quinta Inn And Suites New Orleans French Quarter Hotel New Orleans
- La Quinta New Orleans
- New Orleans La Quinta