New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNew Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
The hotel was just ok - not what I expected for a Marriott. The rooms were old, the beds were old and uncomfortable. The staff was nice and so was the main lobby area, but I would never stay here again.
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