Quality Inn & Suites Downtown
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... deserted at that hour, however; just a few intrepid runners, and I had a nice walk for about 45 minutes. No trouble finding the geocache (which was about a quarter mile from the hotel); left off two travel bugs for others to send on their way.
Back at the hotel, I debated taking another shower, as I sweated a great deal!
Went to breakfast (exorbitantly priced eggs and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Quality Inn & Suites Downtown New Orleans
Clean, Friendly Staff, Great place to stay and Great Location
My husband and I stayed here at the Quality from 4/8 - 4/11 for the french quarter festival and I wants to say the Location was great because it was away from everything but close to it. We were only one block away from Canal Street, The staff was incredible. They gave us information on where to eat, visits and party. The rooms were clean and a good size and they had a microwave and refrigerator in it which was cool. I would recommend this hotel to anyone because the price was right and the location was great. Also the hotel give you free breakfast every morning which was cool when you want to grab something on the run. I give the hotel a A+ and I look forward to staying there again.
Clean, quiet, & nice but call the valet way ahead of time
The staff was helpful, the room was clean, and the location was convienent. We stayed there in March and would stay there again. The price was reasonable for being near, but not in the Quarter.
Our only problem was with their valet contractor (independent from the hotel). If you need your car, expect to wait at least 30 minutes for them to bring it to the front. But, at least you can eat more of the free breakfast while you're waiting...
Central location; close to the Quarter and the arena....
We spent a few nights here in December 2003. I think the hotel had just recently opened, as it was formerly another hotel that had been closed for some time. It was pretty quiet when we were there (off-season), and though the room was on the small side, it had plenty of amenities and new furniture. The hotel is located a short walk from both the French Quarter and the Arena/Superdome (We went to a couple of Hornet games during my stay). The lobby was newly remodeled and the breakfast buffet was surprisingly good, as there was a chef on-hand who scrambled some eggs for me. Recommended.
I'd stay again!
I usually stay at the Marriott or JW Marriott when in NO, but couldn't get a room at either for a recent last minute trip. In fact, couldn't get a room anywhere but here. What luck! Good price, great location, helpful staff, decent, clean room - I'd stay again in a minute!
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Enjoyed Our Stay
Just got back from a two night stay at the Quality Inn & Suites. Great rooms (one bedroom suite with kitchenette and living room), and wonderful staff (especially Stanley - the manager). Also an added plus - breakfast buffet included in the price of hotel room. Room was exceptionally clean and updated. Two blocks from Bourbon Street and quiet neighborhood.
Would definitely stay here again...
Great value for New Orleans
I just returned from my trip yesterday and had to write this review. This past weekend I could not find ANYTHING less than $350 without getting too sketchy. After reading these reviews, I found Quality Inn & Suites available for only $150. Now, the location isn't exactly where I would have wanted, meaning, you don't want to walk to the hotel at night, but it's a $4.00 cab ride from Bourbon Street. Don't let the area & lobby fool you. The staff is extremely friendly and the rooms will surprise you. Rooms are completely renovated with a kitchenette included and a safe. Stay here - it's a GREAT bargain! How much time are you going to spend in your room anyway?!
Fantastic Hotel, Fantastic Price
If youre looking for hotels in New Orleans, look no further. I stayed at the Quality Inn & Suites last week and I was so pleased with the rooms and the service that I actually decided to write a review. We stayed in a Non Smoking room with 2 queen beds. The room was a great size (fit 4 people comfotably). To our surprise the room was set up in a 2 bedroom style suite (this was not the suite...it was the regualr double room). There were two bedrooms and the bathroom/kitchen area was in the middle. The kitchenette area had a refrigerator, microwave, sink, cabinets and counter space. We were so pleased with this configuration because even though we were together we could still get privacy by closing the bedroom door. The staff was excellent, even at 4am when I came looking for spoons. The free continental breakfast was good (eggs, toast muffins, pastries, cereal). The location is fantastic, just off Canal Street, and a couple of blocks from Bourbon. If you want to be close to everything but not in the center of Bourbon Street, this is the hotel for you. All of this combined with the price made this hotel the deal of a lifetime.
Criminals work here
We stayed there for 4 nights in march 2002.
1. The front desk was cool
2. The cleaning staff stole a portable cd player out of our room. They were really slick about it too because they asked us to sign a release saying that they didn't go in our room when we asked them to skip cleaning it.
3. The GM was un-apologetic about his staff completely. He basically ignored the complaint.
Just like the whole town, this place will scam you too. The location is decent though. it's about a 10 minute walk to the quarter and you only have to run into about 12 guys asking you for change.
I can't wait until New Orleans sinks!
Good hotel but poorly managed
We recently stayed at this hotel for a total of 4 nights. The suites
are worth the extra $10-$20 per night as the standard rooms are VERY
small (barely room to put your suitcase anywhere except on the bed).
We experienced the following problems :
* even though we had requested a crib for our son, one was not available the first night
* on the second night they provided a crib but it was broken and unsafe to use
* we finally received a crib for the 3rd and 4th nights thanks to the housekeeping manager who went to get one from another hotel for us
* the continental breakfast buffet (included) was not set up until 30-45 mins after the start time every morning we were there
We complained to the front desk staff and asked the manager to contact
us which she did not. When we eventually spoke to her, she was not at
all helpful. We have complained to the hotel chain.
Having said all that, the hotel is in a good location and is otherwise
adequate. The front desk staff were helpful and polite.