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... might find it a bit confronting.
After wandering through the galleries, I had lunch at the soda fountain. I was looking at the little map thing they gave me and discovered that there was another entire building to explore.
This new building was full of aircraft. The ground floor had a Sherman tank on display, along with a "deuce and a half" truck, an ambulance and a jeep towing a mobile pigeon hutch. Of particular interest was the front end of a ...
... happy, however the waitress wasn't when she realised we left her zero tip! Our final day in Louisiana and we decided to take in the Mississippi River on a authentic steam boat, The Natchez and there was even a Jazz band! I think Stu sang Otis Redding the whole journey! We even managed a look in the engine room, just so Stu could tell his Dad all about it. New Orleans was definitely the most entertaining city we have been to and I could definitely eat Beignets all day long! ...
... on one parade day. On parade day morning, the Krewe of Carrollton and families are to meet at 7 am the New Orleans House of Blues for breakfast (Screwdrivers and Bloody Mary’s included). There’s been heavy overnight rain, but it seems to be brightening up as we walk from our hotel to the House of Blues. As breakfast starts, so does the rain, but by the time we set out for the walking parade (loaded down with beads) from the bar through the French Quarter and back ...
... and has some interesting spiritual lessons.
One particular Bald Cypress tree is a bit of a landmark to the locals. It is apparently 650 years old, was hit by lightning at some point and is nicknamed 'the Whiskey Tree'. The reason for this is when the locals brewed their illegal moonshine they would meet on a certain night to taste each others brew, decide which was the best and assign the top price to the winner. The best moonshine for the month was able to ...
... a wander through the French Quarter on foot. We walked to the river, hoping to see a ship on the mighty Mississippi but only saw a couple of paddlesteamers. Bourbon Street was once again pumping with visitors in town for the Sugar Bowl game between Oklahoma and Alabama.
After dinner, Gary and I hit Frenchman Street for some live music. This street is not as well known as Bourbon Street, with great bars and clubs, sans the drunkards. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Warwick Hotel New Orleans
Good for College Kids
For whatever reason, we ended up getting a suite with a living room and a bedroom for what we assumed to be the price of a regular room.
Everything in the room worked: our safe, the 2 TVs, the refrigerator, everything in the bathroom. That's not to say there weren't problems.
Our shower fluctuated rapidly from hot to cold. Behind some of the cabinets were exposed pipes, but everything looked nice as it was set up. The maid service forgot to give us towels and cups but they brought them up promptly when we called. The neighborhood is very nice during the day but rather deserted at night. It's about a 10-15 minute walk to Bourbon St., but that was close enough. Not great, but not terrible.
Unbearable HOT water!!!
The positive side of the hotel is the room (401) was large enough for 4 people. The bellhop was very courteous and helpful. The price, after all taxes was $149. The negative side is I could not bare the extremely hot water!!! The water in the shower, sink and even toilet was steaming at all times and could not be fixed apparently!!! The A/C had problems throughout our stay although the repairman attempted to fix it. The wall safe did not work and no one ever showed up to fix it. After frequent calls to the front desk, we gave up.
We booked online with Expedia and everything was ready for us upon arrival. With some of the negative reviews on the place, we were a little apprehensive, but the place was great. The room was clean and nicely appointed. While the place is nothing elaborate, it did measure up nicely to other hotel stays that I've had. Oh, and thanks for the hospitality, Leonard.
After spending 7 days at the Ramada Inn & Suites,New orleans ,Downtown Super Dome I must take time and write My review of this property. Eight of us stayed at this property for 7 days and We had a wonderful stay....It was AFFORDABLE,CLEAN, NICE LARGE ROOMS and MOST OF ALL THE PERSONAL WAS WONDERFUL .We want to thank Bob and Leo at the lounge and Larry and Leonard who took care of our luggage and helped us in every way possible.We found the food and service in the cafe very good and the front desk took care of us quickly in getting us to our rooms...This property is so located that we could walk to BOURBON STREET ,The FRENCH QUARTERS and the RIVER WALK. Upon reading some of the bad reviews we were a little uncomfortable going in to this hotel..But I will stay there again when we go back to this GREAT and FRIENDLY CITY. All of us from North Dakota thank all of You for a great job well done....over all we were all HAPPY...By the way FREE SAFES in every room were provided for Your important Items....Like in any large city...do not leave valuables in your rooms
My wife and I along with another couple stayed at the Ramada Inn and Suites Downtown New Orleans - Superdome a few weeks ago for the Sugar Bowl. This was hands down the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. First, we had no cold water the entire time we stayed there whice meant VERY hot showers and hot water for bathroom needs. Second, the AC would not put out any cold air. We had it set on as cold as it would go for about 12 hours and the temperature in the room never changed. Lastly and worst while we were attending the Sugar Bowl our room was broken into and we had a cell phone and wallet taken. Now the weird thing is was there was no forceable entry into the room and we had both electronic 'keys'. This meant that someone with another 'key' came into our room.
We stayed in October 2003. The hotel is in poor shape. We found Hair in the ice bucket and bugs in the bed. Also their were stains on the sheets and mattress. The service was horrible. I would never recommend to some to stay in this hotel
Nice Hotel, Bad smell
We stayed here for 3 days in early September and were pleased by the friendly service and the large room that we received. They were above average in size and quality. There was ample space to store luggage but the bathroom needs renovating.
They hada free shuttle to and from the French Quarter proving very handy and really nice friendly drivers. The buffet breakfast is better than average but this is not included in the price.
On a down side the hallway and lobby smelt like mouldy wet carpet and like something had died in the wall. I could handle the smell for 2 days but it was becoming unbearable. The price we paid was excellent for what we received.
Ramada is ok
The hotel is old and needs remodeled, the service was slow, and the parking was across the street in a parking garage ($12/day). We did receive a good price which helped to make up for the problems.
Not happy at all!
The parking was by far the worst!!! You had to park your car in a PUBLIC garage, which was located down the street and around the corner!! During special events, you are charged everytime you leave out and come back in...It was rediculous...The rooms were a nice size but not 100% clean....The bathroom was just terrible and EXTRA small....No continental breakfast or anything complimentary at this hotel! the breakfast buffett sucks big time....I would never stay at this hotel again!
Great for Price
I stayed at the Ramada Inn Superdome for three nights in August of 2002. For $59 per night, we had VERY spacious rooms, with two queen beds..a great deal!
My family and I were returning from a cruise, and were spending four additional days in New Orleans. The hotel is older, but the rooms were very large. In fact, we slept four adults to a room (we had two rooms). We did rent one cot for $10 per night (but actually only had to pay for one night...they said don't worry about the rest!
So, if you're just looking for lodging, with no fancy perks...this ist he place!