We booked Staybridge Suites in New Orleans for a post cruise stay in New Orleans during the week of March 10-13.
At the time of the booking we were thinking of the very positive experience we had staying at Staybridge Suites in
Albuquerque, New Mexico. We assume the Staybridge in New Orleans is a "makeover" of a previous hotel.
It was nice, the room was large and did have kitchenette. Though we were on the top floor we had no real view except
of other buildings in the area. There is a pool but the weather was too cool to have had a chance to use and there was
no jacuzzi. Breakfast was passable similar in quality and choice to a Holiday Inn Express. We had experienced there evening social at the one in Albuquerque but unfortunately this particular Staybridge only offered it Tu-Th.
The good news was we were within walking distance of the French Quarter and most of the popular attractions(especially the restaurants)of New Orleans. We also took advantage of the trolley which goes along the river and up Canal street.
You can buy a day or 3 day pass. The day pass we purchased for $3 ea. was helpful in getting around but wouldn't be especially useful if you were pressed for time or if it had been very humid/hot. I don't believe the trolleys are equipped with air conditioning, just a fan where the conductor sits.More