W New Orleans
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... to eat more American food. May god have mercy on my waistline. During our 3 days we tried several New Orleans delicacies (frog legs, hogs head, craw fish, alligator, gumbo and jambalaya), took a paddle steamer cruise along the Mississippi (drinking 'hurricane' cocktails), tried to avoid the mayhem of Bourbon street as much as possible and went on a ghost tour. The ghost stories were not ...
... tell from my face haha After getting freshened up we went on a river boat cruise with live jazz band and new orleans food which was once again delicious and we ate far to much jumbali and bread and butter pudding. 15 new people joined our tour today so we all chatted up on the top deck and pretended we were on titanic:) Then it was back off to bourbon street for somemore shark attacks and contiki ...
... B17E) which had been abandoned in Greenland after an emergency landing and only recently recovered and restored.
The dinner was fine, and the speakers were great, as is usual for the Values Dinner. The main event was a conversation with Powell Jobs, who founded the non-profit College Track. She was very articulate and clearly knows the main data in educational research. I did not agree necessarily with all she said, but her points were very well taken. And she ...
... had fried shrimp and oysters and Wendy is on day 2 of cheese!!
Well then Blair went postal!,,,We didn't go to cafe du Monde for beignets, no we went to some other cafe and when the order came the coffee was yucky and the beignets were flat and you know they should be like little pillows!! Blair went to the manager and told him he wasn't paying for flat beignets ...
... say OK, which means **** Off in Canadian. He carries on in his re-cycled police car to go to god knows where to do god knows what for the rest of the day. All pressed up with no where to go and nothing to do, or to do it with. As the day goes along it gets a little cooler and starts to rain so we head inside where the MH is finally starting to warm up, as I have our new closed in oil heater running, which now has the back room toasty and is cycling forward to the living area, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews W New Orleans
Stayed in the Suite - Excellent
Great room, great service, great location. Have to try a sandwich at "Mother's" next door. I recommend the Ferdi special.
Wonderful Weekend at the W
Just returned home from a Bachelorette Party weekend stay at the W. The rooms were great, the bed great, the service absolutely charming, and the atmosphere fabulous. Convenient to shopping and nightlife, without being too caught up in the chaos. I reccommend it highly.
We loved the W !!!
We stayed at the W and loved the hotel!!! Everything in the room was first class and the bed was "out of this world" comfortable. Everyone was so polite and friendly ... Todd at the front door gave us excellent advice on where to eat and go and Clara at the lobby coffee bar in the morning was just so friendly and efficient and had the most wonderful "warm" personality. We loved the candles lighting the lobby at night. We were pleased with the convenient location on Podyras Street which was within walking distance to most places we went to. We will definitely stay at the W on our next trip!!!
Background runway "music" annoying....Room maintenance poor....Would be a better hotel with adult supervision....Close to our regional office....We would return on someone else's nickel...
When my partner and I feel we need a get a way a weekend at the W provides a bit of heaven ZOE's, Wrisky Blue and the Beds.
Pleasant but please turn down the music
A good location--as close as you want to get to the French Quarter--and bright pleasant smallish rooms. Halls are dark which I found offputting. Nice helpful staff. Nice bed. Nice toiletries.
If you rate hotels by their bars...
...I would say that the Whiskey Blue bar pretty much tanks the rating of an otherwise fine hotel. We were a party of 10, and in a free-spending mood. One of us wanted to rearrange some of the seating because of his lower back pain making it impossible to sit in the low stools provided at this table, which was the only one large enough for all of us to sit together. We were then admonished by the bar manager that this was absolutely prohibited, and would create a nuisance to the other customers. This was hardly plausible, being a Sunday night, and we were almost the only people there. So we finished our round and quicky departed for the French quarter to re-start a cocktail hour that had been rudely derailed.
Snooty, but nice
Nice hotel - great beds. But the halls were a bit dark. FOlks were helpful with the exception of checking in - they have a lot of late check outs - which is very problematic. THe rooms were not ready at 4pm when we checked in and we were told to go walk around for 2 hours after sitting on an airplane for 2 1/2 hours. For such a fru fru hotel they could have made some accomodations and had a room ready!!! But I'd probably stay there again - great beds and they made sure the rooms were clear.
Best Nights Sleep Ever In A Hotel !!!
The W has the most wonderful beds! My husband and I spent two nights in September 2002. The W is very different than other hotels we have stayed in, but the staff is very friendly and we really enjoyed our stay. The service is great! The most wonderful bed, and the cookies and milk from room service for a late night snack was more than great! The room has everything you need to be comfortable, including deluxe robes and linens. The view of the Mississippi River was a treat. My husband and I both enjoyed this hotel. If you don't find the super comtempary style too distracting, this is a great place to lay your head down! We will stay here on our next trip to New Orleans.
The W Hotel - Polydras St
If you are looking for a great hotel with a great staff, stay a the W Hotel. This hotel is very modernized. It has a great pool, fitness center (on the sixth floor), and a nice restaurant. It is located across the street from Harrah's Casino. It is in walking distance to the Aquarium and Bourbon street. The rooms are very nice - featherbeds and goose down pillows nice. I really liked this hotel.