The entire front (Canal Street) side of the hotel is ripped away and covered with scaffolding and debris shields. You can still get in and out that way, but its not very inviting to do so and the shops which would typically be inside the main entrance were all closed during our stay.
That also means that there was limited elevator service so delays there were common.
You enter via a covered drive on the back (Common Street) side which gets you to the front desk and valet entrance. Glass and Marble is what you expect but right now its no more than Average for something carrying the JW banner. The flavored water was hit or miss empty, the breakfast buffet for the concierge floor was understaffed and food shortages during peak times was persistent.
The staff (Desk and Bar) were very, very good. However, I was able to beat the doorman to the glass doors for my wife and other guests repeatedly. A few times they just held up the wall and did not even move.
The place is a converted office building so the rooms are smaller than expected but well appointed and well kept. My room had that devil inspired motion sensor on the Air Conditioner thermostat. So after a few hours sleep we would wake up hot and have to wave an arm or leg to get the thing to turn back on and cool the room.
The location was perfect, two drugstores nearby, a short walk to the start of Bourbon Street or Harrah's Casino.
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