We went to Mardi Gras Feb 2012 and I searched and searched for a room and this was the only opening I could find. On the outside, in the front of the hotel it looked really nice; u can see some of the marina on the side. We stayed in the second floor where u could see the highway out front and some of the water. The room had a musty odor, the bed sheets were old, not as in unclean, but as in uncomfortable to sleep on because they looked old. I slept in all my clothes on top of the sheets because I was uncomfortable. The tables and chairs in the room were old, but there was a nice flat screen in the room, but half the channels didn't show. All the plugins were behind the bed or under the tables and TV stand and I was afraid to stick my hand back there. The bathroom was ok as far as cleanliness but the shower was old, had to have assistance with turning it on. There was a restaurant downstairs, but no one was in there and the 'casino' had entirely too much smoke in it...open a window please. I just cant believe we paid that much for the room and then found a cheaper room in the city the next night. I was definitely swindled by the photos that are uploaded online....Beware...the rooms are dingy, dark, and a musty version of the photos you are looking at online. The staff was pleasant and helpful though, very courteous; got some got tips on the best parades from the staff. I just think it was false advertising with the photos of the rooms
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just minutes from the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans, the Marina Motel is located in adjacent Chalmette, historic location of the Battle of New Orleans. Surrounded by serene and picturesque bayou waterways which boast fishing that is world-class, not only does the Marina Motel Chalmette offer close proximity to the excitement of the city, but also access to the very waterways that have labelled Louisiana a true sportsmans' paradise. Situated on Bayou Bienvenue, we are the best location for visitors to New Orleans who prefer the respite of a suburban setting, extended-stay industry contractors, or travelling families. Ample bus, truck and boat parking, outdoor pool and grills, coin laundry. ... more less
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- Marina Hotel Chalmette