"Good location and room to spare" Embassy Suites Hotel New Orleans Tip by goodfish
Embassy Suites Hotel New Orleans, New Orleans: 643 reviews and 2 photos
We were in N. O. partially for business so needed to be close to the Convention Center. This is a "big box" hotel that lacks the charm of the smaller French Quarter inns but the location/amenities made it a good choice for a business/pleasure trip. We were also lucky that most of our nights could be expensed as we were on a tight budget for our personal fun!
The suites have a living area with sleeper sofa, dining table, chairs, TV, microwave, small 'frige and coffeemaker, a bathroom, and a separate bedroom with TV and dresser space. Some of the bedrooms open onto small (no-frills) balconies. There's some worn spots here and there but nothing too serious. Suites come in different price levels - the pricier ones have extra amenities. All come with a good-sized closet, ironing board, iron, hairdryer and cable TV. They also have an adjacent building of new designer suites called "The Lofts". A small outdoor pool, sundeck and concierge desk are in, or close to, the lobby, and limited parking is available at $26 a night.
Besides lots of room, the other pluses are the complimentary breakfasts and happy hours. Breakfast is nothing short of a feast - made-to-order eggs, potatoes, scrambled eggs, waffles, grits and pancakes can be had at the steam table. Smaller, self-serve buffets offer cereals, bagels, toast, muffins, pastries, fresh fruit, granola bars and beverages. We were able to fill up enough in the mornings to last until dinner at night. Complimentary cocktails are served from 5-7 daily and is a full bar event that even offers a "flavor or the day" frozen daiquiri!
The Convention Center, Riverwalk shopping/dining, Riverfront Streetcars, and the cruise ship dock are just two blocks away, and there is a small convenience store just down the block. It's a very pleasant 20-minute walk along the river to the Quarter if you like to stroll. All-in-all, a great place for conventioners, families, and vacationers needing to bunk somewhere the night before a cruise. See their website for full list of amenities.
Unique Qualities: Complimentary breakfast and happy hour, lots of room and convenient to shopping/transportation/restaurants
Address: 315 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Comparison: about average
Phone: 504-525-1993 or 800-362-2779
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