by Whitney Rife
Westin New Orleans is situated along the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter. Rooms are spacious with large windows, flat-screen televisions and plush bedding. Posh cribs are also available on request. Suites are roomier with classy wood table, sitting areas and semi-private bedrooms. River 127 Restaurant serves Continental cuisine with Louisiana-inspired recipes. The restaurant is exactly 127 feet about the river. All meals at the hotel are served here. A rooftop pool on the 29th floor showcases beautiful views of the cityscape and river. Eight golf courses are accessible from the Westin. Pets less than 40 pounds are welcome at the hotel and arrival kits include dog beds. Outside the hotel, make sure to find some of the live jazz that is famously good in New Orleans.
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Our Editor Loves
- Rooftop pool
- River 127 Restaurant
- Near the French Quarter
Very nice hotel right on the river and on the edge of the French Quarter. Our room on the 21st floor was very spacious, had a great view and the bed was very comfortable. One negative was that there was a train that went by along the river and you could hear the whistle blow. It did wake us up. The other negative was the supposedly foam pillows were very soft and squishy. Would have preferred a firmer pillow. I’d also say the buffet breakfast in the restaurant was definitely not worth the money.
All of the staff was very friendly and helpful. The concierge Pierre was great. He booked us on a terrific tour and had other good suggestions.
In spite of the small negatives we’d definitely stay here again.
by Gillian D
Hotel is conveniently located at the Canal Place mall (floors 11+) across from Harrah's casino. Some rooms are recently renovated and have wonderful views of the Mississippi river. Hotel does not have a lounge for Marriott Bonvoy elite members, and does offer free breakfast in lieu of a club. Walkable to French Quarter and Bourbon Street, and street car stops right out front. $2 bus to/from airport stops at Harrah's, quite a bargain compared to the $35+ Uber or taxi ride.