New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
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New Orleans tastes good! The people, the natives, are beyond amazing.
So now that we did our little bit of Florida (We miss you Pensacola), it was time to head back to New Orleans and actually stay this time. We checked into our room and and set out to meet old friends at the conference. The hotel seemed to keep the temperature just above freezing, and we could not wait to get outside any chance that we could.
... understand what the guide was saying. It was a really cool experience actually ... apart from the animals (which I 'll come to in a sec), the whole landscape was again so different and we had a really good guide who knew heaps of stuff about the local vegetation and how the Native Americans used the swamp for pretty much everything. I can't say I remember everything he said, but you could look it up if you wanted : it was called Honey Swamp tours, I think. So we also saw quite ...
... it. And to top it off the other drivers were unbelievable. Tailgating, speeding, and there was a car or truck in a ditch about every 20 miles. I wouldn't even be able to do that because at certain points the rain was so bad that it was like a white out. I could barely see anything but the flashing lights of Javy's hazards.
We did end up making it out of it though. All in one piece and the bikes intact. (we did end up stopping at one point to ...
... and the regeneration is highly evident but seeing it and being so close to the city got me emotional. I had waited so long for this and finally, no storm, financial restraint or life choice was stopping me; I was in New Orleans.
We drove up to the B&B and parked outside. The neighbourhood it's in isn't in the French Quarter and staying outside the French Quarter is unusual for British tourists. We'd worked ourselves up and got scared. We got into the ...
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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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