Marriott Hotels have been known for their sophisticated creations. New Orleans has many Marriott hotel locations including the New Orleans Marriott on Canal Street. This hotel is 41 stories high sitting in the French Quarter. There are views of the city and Mississippi River from some of the hotel rooms. The location of the hotel is between Bourbon Street and the New Orleans Convention Center. The hotel recently underwent a $38 million renovation in all 1300 rooms, the business center, and other facilities. From New Orleans it is possible to visit Metairie, Kenner, and Lafitte, which are other cities in Louisiana.
Check in for the hotel is at 3pm with a check out time of 12pm. No pets or smoking is allowed on the premises. New Orleans Marriott supplies many amenities both in the room and outside of the rooms. Business services for guests include copy, fax, and secretary services. They also have a full service business center, overnight delivery or pickup, and a translator on staff. Other amenities for guest services include ATM, internet connections, laundry, newspaper delivery, safes, valet, concierge, and housekeeping.
There is a swimming pool at the hotel with towels available. The fitness center provides cardiovascular equipment, free weights, and Nautilus fitness equipment. A spa or golf day can also be set up for guests. Recreation at or near the hotel includes biking trails, horseback riding, jogging, river rafting, sailing, and tennis.
From the contemporary hotel many activities and restaurants can be reached. There are also events that occur during the year such as Mardi Gras, New Orleans Food and Wine Festival, French Quarter Festival, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The Audubon Aquarium, Zoo, and IMAX theatre is another stopping place for many tourists which is located near the New Orleans Marriott.
For guests the hotel rooms are made with comfort in mind. There are down comforters, high cotton count linens, duvets, rollaways and laundry facilities. Each room has air conditioning, alarm clock, coffee, internet, iron and ironing board. There is also a cable TV, and some rooms have refrigerators and hair dryers. The guest rooms provide wired internet, but public areas have wireless connections.
The room design is contemporary with a mixing of French art. The walls are vibrant blues and reds, with white bedspreads, wood furniture, and matching curtains for the design.
There are three places to eat at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel. The 5 Fifty 5 is an American cuisine restaurant. They are open for all three meals with a dress code of casual. The fare is typical of America. 55 Fahrenheit is the second location open only for lunch and dinner. The cuisine is definitely New Orleans with French and Creole dishes available. They have a wine bar and lounge style for this restaurant. The other option is Starbucks for breakfast and lunch, as well as coffee beverages.
Near the hotel is the Acme Oyster House and Cafe du Monde. Both places add more choices for meals for those wishing to go out of the hotel.