We stayed at this hotel before our cruise. We stayed on Nov. 2nd-4th for two nights. Met some friends there before leaving on our cruise on the 4th. The hotel was one of the best priced in the area for the weekend we stayed. Reaching the property driving through New Orleans was pretty easy by just following our GPS. We had asked for a riverview room up high and our room was on the 9th floor. The hotel seemed very nice and everyone was gracious. We even guided some friends from our hometown who were looking for a place to stay before their own cruise to the hotel and they were able to get a room. The room was large and clean with a nice view of the New Orleans skyline and the Port area. We ate in the hotel restaurant and received a discount for being a Priority Club member. The food was good, reasonably priced and the staff was accommodating to our group. There was a shopping mall within walking distance and an Ihop not much further away.
Although we chose to park our vehicle at the Port while on our cruise, another party in our group took advantage of the hotel's park and cruise package. The hotel did not have a shuttle to the Port so you had to take a cab. You did have to pay a toll charge of $1 to cross the bridge into New Orleans but this seemed reasonable enough. We could have chosen to ride the ferry across the river if we had wanted.
The room we had was quiet but some of the others in our party had rooms near the freeway and heard road noise from their rooms.
All in all, it was a nice, comfortable place to stay and would stay here again if we are in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched high above the mighty Mississippi River with a commanding view of the Crescent City's beautiful skyline, New Orleans' best hotel value is the all new Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank Tower. All the excitement that the Big Easy has to offer is just a five minute drive across the Crescent City Connection. Within minutes you ll be in the heart of the city within blocks of Canal Place Shopping Mall, Harrah s Casino, St. Louis Cathedral, the French Quarter, the Riverwalk and Bourbon Street! We've thought of everything so you won't have to, with brand new, modern surroundings and all of the features that business and leisure travelers expect, including complimentary wireless high-speed Internet and business center. Relax in the Round House Bar and Grill while catching a game on one of our large flat panel HDTVs. Work out in our state of the art fitness center and take some time to enjoy our tropical pool area. We are conveniently located just minutes from: the French Quarter, Mardi Gras Parade Routes, downtown New Orleans, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans Arena, Oakwood Shopping Center, and all that the Westbank has to offer. When planning your next visit to New Orleans, a corporate meeting, family reunion, wedding or rehearsal dinner, the Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank Tower is the best value! ... more less
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