JW Marriott Hotel New Orleans
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Purpose: Presenting at Conference and arriving two days early for personal travel
Accommodations: JW Marriott
Exercise Level: Low to moderate; 0.5 mile walks around the French Quarter.
Gym: JW Marriott--Medium sized gym with moderately working equipment: At least one each of Precor elliptical, treadmill, bike, and …
Went to an NFL game today at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (the infamous dome that thousands of people camped out in awful conditions during Hurricane Katrina). The New Orleans Saints played the Arizona Cardinals. Huge stadium that holds 80,000 people and the most impressive thing was the fact it was air conditioned! Really enjoyed the game despite the fact neither of us understood ...
... another hot, humid Southern day. We walked past the famous Bourbon St but I have to admit it didn't seem that impressive during the day. Lots of bars, adult shops and cheap souvenir stores (a bit tacky really). So we kept walking until we hit a lovely park called Jackson Square, which was much nicer. There were artists surrounding the entire park, each with wonderful paintings and art work. There was also a live jazz band playing in front of one of ...
We decided to avoid Bourbon Street as much
as possible as ...
... fun, but we decided to leave our new friends. We thought about going back to Frenchman Street, but it was late, and we were worried about getting back to the hotel. We opted for going to the Copper Monkey next to the hotel; had a quick beer, and then went back to the hotel. New Orleans was fun, and we had just the right amount of time to see the sights but not get too annoyed by the Bourbon Street craziness. Tomorrow we board the ship!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJW Marriott Hotel New Orleans
Gym: Marriott--Medium sized gym with moderately working equipment: At least one each of Precor elliptical, treadmill, bike, and free weights; some weight machines. Not provided: foam roller, stretching area Provided: Towels, water, weighted balls, kettle bells. Air conditioning level: ~80+ degrees F; unpleasant for even a short workout.
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Historical Traveler Reviews JW Marriott Hotel New Orleans
Very lovely hotel
The JW Marriott is in a excellent location in New Orleans. The area is good, well lit and heavily traveled. Our rooms was an oversized king room and was very nicely appointed and different than the standard room layout. The room had plenty of storage, seating, and the furnishings seemed new and clean. Turndown service was offered. The Marriott website indicated that this hotel is undergoing a renovation. We saw and heard no evidence of this, but did note a faint paint smell in the hall. It was pleasant and clean, not obnoxious. Valet parking is onsite. The common areas of the hotel were very modern and opulent. We would stay here again.
Fab, Fab, Fab
This is the perfect location for New Orleans. Don't be lulled into the much more expensive character hotels near Bourbon Street unless you don't like sleep. This hotel is a few minutes stroll from all the action but far enough away to have a break from the hedonism and the music. The breakfast's are a real bargain given that the food is top notch and delivered with real style. Don't confuse this with the Marriott just across the road - the JW is the real McCoy. Enjoy.
Amazing view. The hotel was absolutely beautiful. We plan to make this place our Christmas night get away. It was perfect!
Excellent room, service and location!!
12/25/03 through 12/28/03. We got a great deal on Hotel.com. This was our first trip to New Orleans and we were pleased with our corner room (room 1809, king bed) over looking Canal Street with a tiny view of the Mississippi River. Walking distance to everything. Excellent service, would stay at JW Marriot again.
Just got back from a weeklong stay at the JW Marriott in New Orleans.
Everything about the facility and staff was strictly top rate. I've been traveling to New Orleans for a number of years and this was the best hotel experience I've had in a long time. Congrats to the staff on a job well done.
Thumbs up for jw marriott
Myself,husband and 20 mth son have just returned from a stay at jw marriott in new orleans,we had no problems at all,the staff were excellant,all extremly nice to us,the pool was great,the rooms were spotless,we requested a fridge for our babies food&milk,no problem,nothing was a problem,after reading some of the reviews i was worried before we left,but was happy when we got and stayed there.It is different strokes for different folks but thats what makes the world go round!!!!!
Not worth the money
Definitely not a "superior" hotel as touted. As someone else noted, the hotel was far from soundproof and hotel personnel were somewhat indifferent to our complaints about very noisy neighbors. Public areas were very grand and well kept up, rooms not so much so. Location was good, but overall, not worth the money.
Not Worth the $$$$
Our "deluxe" king room was the size of a closet; Room service was a nightmare; The so-called, "sound-proof" rooms they'd promised, were not so--We clearly heard our neighbors on both sides.
We recommend the Hilton or another of the larger chain hotels in the area. You can get a better price, and better room!
Le Meridien - A Beautiful Accomodation in a Great City!
Le Meridien, on Canal Street in New Orleans, is a wonderful choice for visiting this great city. After staying there this past weekend, we can't say enough good things about this hotel. The location on Canal St. is close enough to everything we wanted to visit and yet far enough from the atmosphere of Bourbon St. to afford quiet comfort. From the front desk to the bellhops to housekeeping, the staff couldn't have been nicer. They made us feel special by always remembering us and checking on our comfort. The concierge offered wonderful suggestions for restaurants and tours. Our hair dryer didn't work and upon calling housekeeping, we received a new one in 3 minutes (we timed it!) Our room was on the 29th floor - it was well appointed and offered plenty of space for our luggage. The view from the room of the river and French Quarter was fabulous. The pool was not open on our visit, but we were offered the use of the pool at the Sheraton next door. This was not a problem for us as we didn't plan on much swimming during our visit to New Orleans. We found a wonderful rate for our room by shopping on the internet and we'd highly recommend this hotel to any visitor to New Orleans. Merci Le Meridien!
Le Meridien turns off power & heat to guest rooms
Our "electrifying" experience at Le Meridien was a literal nightmare. Upon returning to our room after midnight from a night in the Quarter, we found a 3-inch flashlight with a note from Mgr. Mario Mazzini that they were turning off ALL power and heat to ALL guest rooms at 1 AM. No electricity til noon the next day meant no lights, no ventilation, no working clock or TV, and no use of hair dryers, razors, etc. As we were leaving in the morning, we packed, showered, & dressed by the glow of a K-Mart flashlight. When expressing our dismay to Front Desk employees, they were unmoved.Finally the manager comped our parking for the 4-day stay. Abominable service!