New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
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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.
New Orleans tastes good! The people, the natives, are beyond amazing.
... afford a little bread and simple fillings. The Crescent city, NOLA has been a joy to visit and fortunately Tom Petty's Louisiana rain didn't soak our shoes!We have been told the Amtrak train can be slow but after the Trans-Sib that will be nothing.
It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark ... and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it.
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Good morning America How are you?Say don't you know me ...
... and found a lovely building that served us crepes and dessert. They were closing in 10 minutes but still served us with a smile. The waiter told us about their ballroom upstairs that was around in the 1700's, so we had a squizz and looked at another historic room.
The gang had a really early flight so we all went to be bed. We said goodbye to Mark & Rachel and we hope to see them again in this lifetime.
... life's problems. In seriousness, the poverty is inescapable. It was quite harrowing walking down the street, seeing street corners and battered buildings being run like the ghettos in the Wire. Such a white point of reference, I know. Never a dull moment in New Orleans at least. Next up, Austin, Texas. I would hope for less weird characters there but the unofficial motto of the city is 'keep Austin weird'. Good luck to me. Maybe one day I will find out why the national WWII museum is in New ...
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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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