Saturday, September 26, 2009

New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway

New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway
3838 N. Causeway Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70002

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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