My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in late March 2012. The hotel employs a doorman, which is convenient if you need help getting your bags into the hotel since there is no elevator (that I could see) from the street level to the main lobby which is only accessible from the street via 12-15 stair steps. The lobby is decorated in typical french/NOLA fashion and is not that large considering this is a larger hotel.
The lobby does include at least one restaurant but we did not eat here. There is also a small convenience store in the lobby where guests can purchase cokes, crackers, toiletries, etc. I did see a coffee station near this store at what appeared to be a free coffee station. If you like coffee in the mornings, if you sign up for the Omni loyalty program, you are entitled to free coffee delivered to your room in the am. Sign up for the loyalty program online. Order the coffee the evening prior.
We booked our stay last minutes, and chose the least expensive option, which was a 108/sq ft (approx) room with a queen bed. My biggest complaint about our stay was the size of the room! It was unbearably small. We could not even walk past one another in the room. The bathroom was the smallest I think I've EVER seen in a hotel. It was approximately 6x6 and had NO vanity. I had to put my makeup on the toilet seat while getting ready.
The hotel does provide a hairdryer (weak air) and robes, which is nice. The bed was surprisingly comfortable, although the first night the bottom sheet did not reach the end of the bed so we were "short-sheeted" all night. We could not hear any street noise during the night, which was also a plus.
The room had the smallest television I've ever seen in a hotel room (to match the bathroom!). It was an old box t.v. with about a 12" screen.
I ventured up to the rooftop bar area one evening to get a drink and was pleasantly surprised. The rooftop bar/pool area was the best thing about the hotel (other than the location). The pool is good sized, and there is a full bar with seating area and tables. Lucky for us, the pool bar area also had a larger t.v. (42" approx) mounted on the wall, and we ended up watching the basketball games on the this t.v. (Our game watching was made even more entertaining by 4 bare bellied and intoxicated Kentucky fans foot-stomping and ball-cap throwing during the KY-Louisville game. Good stuff.) Beware, though, smoking is allowed in this open area - even the bartender was smoking behind the bar! The view of the city was nice from this area as well. The bar closed before the game ended, but the bartender left the t.v. on for us. One of the managers came up to lock-up the rooftop area before the final game was finished but allowed us to finish the game before locking up. This gesture was the best customer service we experienced at the hotel!
As others have said on TA, the hotel is in a great location in the French Quarter. Many bars, restaurants, and sites are within close walking distance.
Don't stay in room 503 if you want more than 108/sq ft of living space!
We stayed during the Final Four basketball tournament so we were charged the outrageous price of $479/night for a 10x10 queen room. I believe the same room goes for less than $200/night during normally.
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