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.
The very lovely Peggy and David (Tori's rellies) had emailed us a wonderful smorgasbord of activities to do when in NO. Ad one that we were not to miss, was a 10 am Gospel Mass at St Joan of Arc. So, not to miss our only opportunity at witnessing and feeling blessed by the experience, we are up early and catch a taxi out to the church. Our taxi driver is an example of the colour, shade, tone, flavour (call ...
... entombed. The cemetery has been used in many movies but filming is no longer allowed. After walking through the cemetery our guide explained the types of architecture seen in the Garden District. Many of the homes are huge mansions other are just very large family homes. We walked past the home of Archie Manning, Peyton's boyhood home. We also saw the house that Walt Disney used as inspiration for his Haunted Mansion ...
... before we even left the harbour and saw many more out in the bayou. The water was very dark and muddy but the scenery was quite beautiful with all the Spanish moss hanging down from the trees. The boys were quite impressed by how the captain would get the alligators to come closer to the boat by feeding them marshmellows and how he had named many of them. It was so cute to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.