Westin New Orleans Canal Place
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We arrived in New Orleans quite late after a lay over in Miami. First impressions is that it was reallllly humid. It was dark so our drive, from the airport, into the city wasn't as exciting as most our drives as we couldn't see much of what we were approaching. The city was very lit up though and quite nice. We are staying in a nice suite off …
Today was a long driving day -- almost 550 miles. But we made it to New Orleans about 9:30 p.m. The drive time was fairly uneventful and we actually took very few pictures today -- after all, we were traveling most of the day through Texas!! ;) We stopped along the way for breakfast (Kettle Restaurant - Denny's-like fare), gas (a couple times), …
Nomadicguard stayed here on Jan 30, 2012 during their trip titled: 12' - New Orleans and Caribbean Cruise.
Nomadicguard stayed here on Jan 29, 2012 during their trip titled: 12' - New Orleans and Caribbean Cruise.
... opened our eyes to the scale of a war that killed 65,000,000 people across the world. That figure is incomprehensible. Nick's friend got us tickets to an amazing 4d WW2 movie directed and narrated by Tom Hanks and to an interactive experience inside a submarine while at war. Inside the sub, we were given a crew position then looked through the binoculars and went to war. It was a scary feeling being so involved. I'm not 'for war' by any means, but I do appreciate the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews 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!!!