I had the pleasure of staying in the Omni Royal Crescent in New Orleans from April 7-11, 2012. This was the perfect hotel, and I can't recommend it strongly enough. The price was very reasonable -- obviously there are tons of great hotels in the area, but for the price this one can't be beat.
Location is two blocks off Canal Street, and threfore two blocks from the French Quarter. It was a very short walk, totally safe at night, etc. It is also close to the Harrahs casino, which was a plus.
The staff was EXCELLENT. In particular I want to name Sarah, who worked at the front desk, as being extremely helpful. I hope they know that she is a superstar and put her on a manager track -- otherwise they will lose her to the Ritz or one of the other top hotels around. But she was teriffic - helpful as can be at every opportunity. But honestly, that applied to the entire staff, the managers, etc. Everyone was teriffic there.
The rooms were nice and spaceous. I had a jacuzzi suite, which cost the same as a standard room at the Marriott just two blocks away. It was well worth it. My one complaint was that I didn't love the bed, but it wasn't awful or anything -- just not my own bed that I love.
As a comparison, the first two nights of my trip (April 5-6) we stayed at the Iberville Suites, which is a sister-hotel to the Ritz Carlton. I would recommend the Omni Royal Crescent over the Iberville Suites in a heartbeat.
Thanks to Sarah and the rest of the staff at the Omni Royal Crescent for a fantastic experience. It's a great hotel, and I'll stay there again next time I'm back in NOLA.
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