Saturday, September 26, 2009

New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway









New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway
3838 N. Causeway Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70002
504-836-5253
866-882-4377

By Jane Feehan

This Marriott property, best for business travel, lies at the foot of the causeway over Lake Pontchartrain. It’s located within a business center and is pretty quiet over the weekend. If you’re a traveler with Platinum Marriott Reward status expecting access to the concierge room on a Sunday night, it may not be open because few guests are registered at that time. They’ll compensate with a coupon good for a choice of appetizers from the bar.

That said, accommodations and facilities such as the fitness center are excellent; rooms and the lobby seem to be recently updated and are very attractive. Bar 38 is busy on week nights with business travelers. This hotel is close to a good shopping center, a Whole Foods and a great restaurant, Andrea’s (see my review), just a few blocks away. I had a room on the 16th floor with a fairly good vista of the lake, which is impressive. My photo isn’t great, but it gives an idea of the view. This is a pleasant hotel with an excellent staff extending New Orleans hospitality. Parking: $10 self parking daily, $15 for valet daily. About six miles from the French Quarter.

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