The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
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... headed back to the dock and from there home.
Got back and had a creole lunch of beef and Grits. I then shopped and repacked, whilst Bec slept. Dinner was another creole meal with Gumo, jumbalya and and alligator stew.
Tomorrow we are travelling to LA for our final 4 days before coming home. So we are going for have a lazy breakfast at Cafe Beignet before hitting the airport in readyness for our 4 hour flight to LAX. ...
... outside! We went to let ourselves in the gate, when the neighbour came over and invited us for some drinks! We asked what was going on and she told us it was a wake for the poor guy who lived a couple of doors down! Another tradition in New Orleans, they have parties to honour the dead and people sing and dance and eat lots of barbecued food! We stayed and chatted for an hour but still feeling tired, said our goodbyes and went to bed! The following day we took ...
... so later confirming my spot on the float (they’re mostly boys only) and asking for my vital statistics and clothes size! So we’re now in with a New Orleans Mardi Gras “fraternity”, the “Krewe of Carrollton” which has been building and decorating floats for more than 70 years. The connection is Bill’s brother John, a Mobile, Alabama based physician who’s been involved with the “Krewe” for many years.
... life of Hobos that live on the trains in the US, and travel from one place to another. It also features the music that these people perform. We haven't sen the entire movie, so having bought one, I'm excited to watch it when we get home.
... all his gold, platinum and the awards he received in his life time it makes even a non musical Elvis fan realise the contribution that that one man made to the world quite possibly could never have comparison. Even the Michael Jackson legacy is tainted with some yuk stuff that diminishes what he contributed. The decor in the house is very hip with room that have mirrored ceilings and bright yellow walls with lightening bolts, thru to rooms that are completely covered in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
Just returned from two full weeks in the Quarter. December is ideal - low season prices and less crowded. You can work a price deal almost anywhere. And at this Wyndham you better, because I would call it a 3-star place with five star rack rates! The Hilton and the Ritz are cheaper with standard discounts. This is my tenth December in NOLA, the last four at the Bourbon Orleans, presently closed for renovations.
Best in New Orleans
Who said you can't get good service in a down economy......... Friendly staff..... Clean hotel, awsome location, spectacular views of the Mississippi River and French Quarter! Three couples two rooms (large rooms, marble foyers), One suite-WOW! Surprisingly upscale. Value, Value Value........ We thought we stayed at the best in the New Orleans in the past but this hotel exceeded our expectations and is now at the top of our list. 9/9/03
Not high class as it used to be in mid 80's.
I stayed at this hotel in 1986 when it was owned by another more luxury oriented company. The first thing different I noticed that I didn't like was the once elegant crystal light fixtures & lamps all had compact florescent bulbs screwed into them. I would have rather paid $15.00 more per night than to have to look at than ugliness. Tacky & cheap. They should not be worried about their light bill, they are a luxury hotel. The elevators to the rooms from the 11th floor was jerky & slow. Also, they were hot, no air movement at all. The room was ok, but the tv remote didn't work & the marble tile in the bathrom was craked in several places. Toilet flushed awfully loud. Hotel looked like a 3 star not a 4 star.
No Soda Machines
After a hot and muggy day of touring the French Quarter, the only way to get a Coke was to take the elevator to the 29th. floor, walk up 5 flights of stairs to the pool and the only soda machine in the hotel....and only when the pool was open. Rooms were nice but a pain to get to when you had to walk thru the mall and get on one elevator and then switch to another elevator on the 11th. floor to get to your floor. Still no newspaper after 3 days of my friend complaining to the staff. Close to everything though.
Towels were not left by housekeeping, I had to call twice and after waiting for an hour and a half I finally had to go to the front desk to get bath towels. The rooms are way overpriced and the service is terrible.
I just returned from a stay at the New Orleans Wyndham. I was there from June 3-6th, 2003. I did not enjoy my room at all. I stayed in room 2121. Upon entering the room it looked ok however, with a closer look, there was dust on the desk lamp. It appears it hasn't been cleaned for months. The phone on the nightstand was filthy. You could see the dirt on the handset and on the mouth piece. No excuse for not cleaning it when the dirt is obviously visible. The bed cover (quilt) had stains on it. It needed a good washing. The toilet was low in flushing. The coffee condiment holder was nasty and dirty. The carpets needed a good cleaning; in fact, they need to replace it. I felt pretty dirty in the room. I didn't want to touch anything. I called the front desk and expressed my disappointment and wanted them to do a better cleaning. They indicated they would take care of it that day and no one never came up. The next morning I called the front desk again and spoke with the Manager on duty. He assured me that someone would be up shortly to give the room a through cleaning. Hours later. It looked better but there was still dust everywhere. I give up. I would never recommend anyone to go to this hotel. I understand it is pretty expensive but I paid $89/night which was the Harrahs casino rate. Still it was not worth the $.
Stayed here April 2002,a fabulous hotel in a great location.Within easy walking distance to Harrahs,the French Quarter and just a short stroll to the pier.The staff were very friendly and the rooms were very spacious.The hotel is also attatched to a upmarket mall with stores like Gucci.The only strange thing is the reception area is on the eleventh floor but apart from that the hotel is awesome.
It is ok
Nice place, located close to the casino & river
NOT in the French Quarter -but-
way over priced. Hilton on the river is
usally cheaper by 30% or more. Lot of very
nice properties in the area that can be had
for a lot less. Definetly not a value deal.
Roof top pool is nice.
Comfy place to stay...
comfy rooms, nice, secure... slept well here in the nice big beds. The only problem was the celebrating football fans down the hall... (go back to bars for that guys!!)
One great hotel. The staff was nice, food was pricey-dont eat there, there is lots of great food around the french quarter. stupid elevator set up, but thats my only complaint! highly recomended!!!