This is a fine new hotel for a visitor that has come to New Orleans with purpose. The location is convenient to the convention center and a short tunnel walk from the Harrah's casino. The great restaurants in the French Quarter are a short cab ride away. The rooms are fresh, cheerful and have an excellent bath, but they fall just short of luxurious. Every convenience is provided including complimentary coffee made one cup at a time, an ironing board and iron, a quite functional fridge (not filled with hair-trigger overpriced beverages and snacks) and a flat screen TV with sufficient offerings. The beds are new and comfortable. Were it not for the exceptional courtesy or the staff and the availability of smoking rooms, the hotel would feel like one of those new Marriott's that are interchangeable and completely oblivious to their environment. There is not much about the hotel that says "New Orleans". Still, all considered, it is a first rate operation.
Unless one is sick, no sane person would visit New Orleans and order room service, though we were in a rush one day and did have lunch at an adjacent beer/sports corporate awful place. It was good-looking enough in a Friday's sort-of-way, but the food was mediocre and over-priced for what it was. $16 for a crab cake sandwich. We had far better food at the Swamp in the Audubon Zoo at a much better price. The fried shrimp po boy sandwich was overflowing with big tasty fresh fried shrimp and the gumbo made by the ancient ladies was better than any of the fantastic Brennen restaurants. We didn't even consider eating at the Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in the hotel which are an outrage to to the most generous expense account and available in any city's upscale mall. Saving the worst for last, before leaving for the airport we had or were had at the Harrah's casino buffet. We received pitiful credit for our gaming play, it was not inexpensive and the food was awful. It featured little more than what one would expect at a free breakfast buffet at the Hampton Inn. The one wild and crazy attempt at something interesting to eat was their version of eggs Florentine. It had the consistency of plastic and the English muffin was so rock hard it literally could not be cut with a knife.
So, for friendly helpful service, comfortable accommodations, ease of access to the places one should visit while in New Orleans, Harrah's was terrific, just don't eat there.
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