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Marriott Hotel - NEW ORLEANS Feb 10, 2013
+ excellent location. only 2 blocks away from burbon street. takes you 10 minutes to walk to the french meng street, and only 5 minutes to walk to the river walk.
+ big hotel with a nice lobby
+ affordable room rates
- unpersonal staff
- this and that... read below :)
we stayed at the hotel for mardi gras, so i guess that was one of the main reasons, why i didn't like the hotel that much.
You couldn't walk through the main entrance door. On those party days, everyone had to get in/out to the side entrance, where security-guys were checking your wrist band. Why the hell is everyone obliged to wear a wristband to get into the hotel... imagine my grandman visiting new orleans, walking around in a pink plastic wristband...
The check-in was horrible...to many people checking-in at the same time.
The elevator system was weird...
You call the elevator by pushing the button, and then you the display shows you a letter "A,B,C.....etc..". If the display shows the "F" letter, you gotta wait for the F elevator...and it's the only one which is coming down, to bring you up. So you often had to wait quite a couple of minutes to get up to your room....annoying, especially on the main days..
The hotel was pretty clean..can't complain about that.
And the security never checked, if you brought alcohol to your room... some hotels sadly do the check.
Our room was on a quite floor...no parties, no noise..
The Location was perfect... right in the middle of canal street.. everything was in walking distance.
I would turn back to the hotel... but i think next time i would try out a more "new orleans style" hotel :)
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Well located, friendly staff, and clean Jun 05, 2011
I stayed here for a week and during the entire stay the serice was amazing. The hotel was clean. When you stay long enough at a hotel you start finding parts of your room that are not well maintained or are dirty etc. Not in this case.
The concierge desk helped me plan various activities based on my budget and available time.
The hotel is very well located. Right next to the french quarter. I could easily walk to local restaurants. The aquarium is two block walk.
Overall it was a good experience.
Comfortable but expensive Jul 15, 2008
The Marriott is located on Canal Street a few blocks from Bourban Street, making it an excellent location for visiting the French Quarter or Mardi Gras. It towers 41 floors above Canal Street making the views from your room incredible if you are higher up. This hotel actually has two towers of rooms served by two separate elevators and you can't go from one tower to the other without descending to at least the 3rd floor convention area.
The beds in the rooms are incredibly comfortable but there were no refrigerators or microwaves (possibly this was due to my visit shortly after Hurricane Katrina). The internet is wired and you must pay for it - its kind of expensive. There was no free breakfast because they want you to spend your money in the restaurant. I stayed here for work and had to start before the restaurant opened, so I never did eat there. They did have a little coffee shop with pastries open early in the morning.
The lounge by the lobby has nice seating, big tvs and expensive drinks. They did have 2-for-1 bottles of beers (on three brands only) during happy hour. A cocktail was easily $9! You can order from the restaurant and eat in the lounge instead (I tried fried pickles for the first time here and loved them!). The food was pretty good. The entire place is now smoke-free (unlike during my visit).
You do pay a steep price for valet parking ($32) - you are not allowed to park your own car. Be sure to check your car for scratches, as the valets are sometimes careless with SUVs.
The prices skyrocket during Mardis Gras, but it is right on the parade route and they give you wristbands to allow access into the hotel. Overall it has very nice accomodations but is too expensive with all the extras you pay for: parking, tipping the valets, internet, food and drink... I'm giving it three stars because some of the negatives (extra cost) cancel out the positives (comfy beds).
I wouldn't recommend it unless you have a lot of extra money or want to be right in the middle of the action for Mardi Gras. I stayed here for work during the Hurricane Katrina clean up so my stay was paid for. I probably wouldn't stay here if I was paying myself, except maybe during Mardi Gras. Can't beat the location.
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New Orleans Marriott Overview
Centrally located in the Warehouse-Arts district of the historic French Quarter, this hotel in New Orleans is close to most major attractions of the city. Close by, visitors will find Bourbon Street, Harrah’s Casino, the Aquarium of the America’s, the Riverwalk Marketplace, IMAX Theater, and the Morial Convention Center. The Marriott Hotel New Orleans is surrounded by world famous shopping, dining, and entertainment facilities. The Marriott Hotel New Orleans is located just 14 miles from the New Orleans International Airport.
The 1,329 rooms of the Marriott Hotel New Orleans feature flat-screen TV’s (in select rooms), CD players, coffee makers, the Marriott Revive Bedding Collection including 300-count linens and down duvets, high speed Internet (for a fee), and bathrooms with granite vanities and Bath & Body Works toiletries.
The Marriott Hotel New Orleans offers guests many amenities, including an on-site restaurant and lounge, two roof-top swimming pools, an updated concierge lounge, a lobby with a wine bar, a gift shop, and a Starbucks coffee shop. Business travelers will appreciate the on-site FedEx Office business center, and meeting space for corporate events and social gatherings.
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