Country Inn & Suites New Orleans French Quarter
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... Very interesting actually. The City Park was next stop - this park is actually bigger than Central Park and was really pretty.
We also drove through areas which have not been rebuilt since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 - it must have been just shocking. The population in New Orleans was around 500,000 before Katrina and is now around 300,000 - many people relocated to other cities and have never returned.
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... scene perfectly. We bought our tickets and walked through the landscaped gardens ringed with pecan trees, to first visit a recreation of the slave quarters as they would have been at the height of the plantations’ reign. The original slave quarters had been demolished but the owners of the plantation had used historical documents and images in order to build model huts which told the stories of some of the slaves and their lives. The huts also served as ...
... evening back at Bourbon Street to experience the nightlife. As soon as we arrived it felt like it was a New Years Eve party. We took in the street atmosphere and then headed back to Maison for some more live music before retiring for the evening – a much quieter night than the previous one.
It had been extremely hot and humid previously so we were surprised to wake up to torrential rain, which made for a very damp day as we left the home of Jazz and New ...
... as much, there was not much that was original to the house due to fires, hurricanes and other natural disasters in the area. But the tour was interesting none the less. There was a story about one of the girls in the family who in her late teenage years lost her leg, and therefore nobody would marry her. She went on to become a nun at a convent. We were told some interesting stories about slavery, one about how slaves earnt their ...
... the gumbo, and the salad was fine. The blueberry cobbler with cheesecake ice cream, however, was fabulous. Nummy nummy nummy.
We then hung out in Jackson Square for a while. I watched to see if anyone patronized the guy with a sign that said, “Pick a subject, get a poem,” but no one approached him. I almost did, to ask how it worked, but then I was afraid I would need to get a poem. He had a picture ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Country Inn & Suites New Orleans French Quarter
My husband and I had the distinct privilege of staying at the Country Inn and Suites during the 2005 Essence Music Festival July 2-5. We weren't supposed to stay here, but after a prepaid reservation was "Lost" at another hotel down the street, we didn't have a choice after a 6 hour drive.
I just returned to Greenbelt, Maryland from a family trip to New Orleans.
My teenage boys and I came to New Orleans for vacation at the end of June and picked the Country Inns and Suites to stay at. I picked it because it was closer to the main action in New Orleans than my last visit and because it had just opened in January 2005. The lobby was nice with slate floors and open beamed ceilings. The front desk personel were very nice and helpful. Our 2 queen room was a little small and "L" shaped, with a writing desk in the smaller section of the "L". But the ceilings were very high, again with open beams and some open brick work. They even have some literature in the room letting you know why the ceilings and walls were like that. The colors of the room are a pretty soft yellow and green. A safe is supplied in the room at no charge! The water pressure is not too bad and there is good lighting in the bathroom. The pillowtop beds were wonderful! Higher quality sheets as well.
Stayed for 2 nights in May 2005. This hotel is only several months old, and architecturally, the property is quite striking. They intentionally kept visible much of the old original bricks in the walls, which gives the hotel an unfinished "loft" space appeal. Very open, elegant and airy. I was impressed with the lobby area, featuring slate floors and open beam ceilings. I've never stayed before in a Country Inn & Suites, but this did not have the feeling of a low cost "chain" hotel. I'd reserved an astonishing internet only deal of $75/nt. for a standard room. When we arrived, there was a small incident at the front lobby with a guest, which took a long time to resolve, so as a gesture they gave us a slight upgrade to a better room, which was on the upper floor and an executive room with a table and chair and a slight view. The room was small but still nice, with a very comfortable king bed with quality bedding, a dresser, TV, desk and chair. In a small alcove there was an armchair, lamp and footstool, and a tiny closet. The window was small and narrow, and inexplicably, they chose to put in window dressing that blocked out about 1/3 of the light. View was of a high rise building and a rooftop immediately below so it wasn't impressive. The bathroom was spacious and clean. Overall, the quarters were cozy and pleasant. It was quiet even though our room was right outside the elevators. There are more spacious rooms available, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the patio and pool, and at a higher cost. For the money, it was a great deal and removed from, but close enough, to the action of the French Quarter.
My family and I (4 people) stayed at this hotel this past weekend. I booked the room directly from the hotel, and got the internet special of $99 plus tax. I was a little nervous about it, considering most of the other hotels around there had rates of $139 per night and more, but since we were only spending one night, I figured it should be ok.
Best Kept Secret in new Orleans
This hotel opened in January 2005. The hotel is a series old converted factories on the Historical Perservation List. The lobby is exposed to the sky. They kept the flooring and the brick as part of the architecture. It is charming and comfortable. The suites were nice and clean. The staff very pleasant and helpful.
We were 2 blocks from Canal St. and the french quater. St Charles street was a block away and the art galleries 5 blocks away. The Breakfast bar was pentiful.
We can't wait to go back.
My husband and stayed at this hotel for four nights in March of this year. It had only been open a month and it was not only beautiful and well located, but the price was very reasonable for New Orleans. The hotel is made up of three old warehouses that were totally gutted and turned into a hotel. They kept the exposed beams and brick walls and beautiful wood floors. The staff was cordial and always helpful. Everthing we asked for was taken care of quickly. All the rooms are suites, but some are larger than others. We had one with floor to ceiling windows that were spectacular. It is located on Magazine street just 2 blocks from the French Quarter, 2 blocks from Harrah's casino and 3 blocks from the Convention center. We can't wait to go back and have some of their wonderful coffee.
Good choice for short stay
Nice size rooms for a downtown location. Continental breakfast augmented with make your own waffles and microwavable breakfast burritos. Not far from anything but the shortest distance to the French quarters requires passing by a homeless mission which was not a problem but might make some uncomfortable. A half block down the street in the opposite direction is Bon Ton, an exceptionally good restaurant and a good value for NO.
God bless 'em. We go to New Orleans a few times a year--usually when there's a good hotel deal somewhere, like the Ritz for $99, etc. But we wanted to go over St. Patrick's Day weekend and most hotels were marked WAY up--$400 and $500 rooms were common. So we tried an unknown place that was so awful we wouldn't stay there. We were either going to get gouged big time somewhere or turn around and go home, or so we thought. I called Country Inn and Suites and told the woman I talked to that I was stuck, that I'd already paid for one place and really needed something reasonable. I was hoping for just their regular rate, but they actually gave me a "hot rate" of $79 instead of$169 (or something like that).