Thursday, March 18, 2010

Marriott New Orleans at French Quarter

Marriott New Orleans
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

By Jane Feehan

Marriott New Orleans, located on the edge of the French Quarter, is a hub of activity. And, many rooms in its 41 stories offer spectacular views of the Mississippi River. But if you’re looking for luxury, it’s not in standard accommodations.

We stayed on the 21st floor, concierge level. The rooms were tired looking and on the small side, which I can deal with, but the bathroom was outdated and, sorry to say – moldy in spots. It’s time for a good cleaning – and a renovation. Also only one bar of soap was left for two of us; I had to call for more soap and towels.

That said, the food in the concierge level was good and the staff, though short in number during the busy breakfast hours, was outstanding.

The best part about this hotel is its proximity to restaurants, night spots, street entertainers and the trolley line to other parts of the city. If driving to the Marriott New Orleans, plan on spending about $30 a day for parking (par with other cities) with valet service.

I didn’t try their restaurants – too many to sample in the Quarter. I did order coffee through room service and it was delivered fast. ©Jane Feehan. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We have stayed at this same Marriot many times. Sadly, it was just renovated after Katrina and yes, it already looks as if it needs going over again. Possibly this could be due to the many Katrina workers who stay in this hotel. I have eaten in thier resturants and they are good.
My biggest issue with this Marriot is their elevator system. It is just too time consuming.

If you are looking for luxury in a Marriot try the J.W. just down Canal Street.