Booked a room here for my mom and myself through one of the well-known discount websites. No pictures of the hotel on this site, but I figured the hotel must be okay if it was advertised on this site. I couldn't have been more wrong. When we got there I just wanted to go home. I realized why that was the only hotel I could find that had availability. The parking is free - I guess they feel too bad about the location of the hotel, which is in the worst neighborhood in the city, to charge you for it. Our room was about as big as a closet. One small bed - said to be a double but I had doubts. There was no closet or hangers. Once we had our suitcases in the room there wasn't any room to move around, despite the fact that the small bed was pushed up against the wall. Our bedding was old and smelly and the bedspread had cigarette holes all over it. The bathroom was beyond filthy - I would have felt cleaner taking a bath at the sink at a public restroom. The door had a tiny, flimsy lock on it. The hallway smelled like sewerage - like a toilet had backed up - and the smell got worse every day. The tiny window in our room that had bars on it and didn't open overlooked what must have been a garden years ago. The TV had two channels, no cable, no remote. No radio in the room. I felt like I was in jail. Usually when I go to New Orleans I've had such a busy and tiring day that I can't wait to get back to my hotel room at night to rest, but this particular stay I just wanted to stay away. Do yourself a favor and sleep in your car if you have to.
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