United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 6 days ABQ to Moab,4 Corners, Mesa Verde doable?
  2. 2 How much in 7 days on West Coast?
  3. 3 Where to stay for three nights after Volcanoes National Park
  4. 4 Scenic vistas along the road the big island Hawaii
  5. 5 sight seeing Las Vegas to Palm Springs to Sante Fe
  6. 6 Big Island and Kauai questions
  7. 7 Where's best place to stay near volcano big island besides volcano house?
  8. 8 Traveling to CO, worried about altitude sickness!
  9. 9 Any Sanibel experts?
  10. 10 Huntington Beach to Yosemite
  11. 11 Oregon Trip March 2017
  12. 12 Later Winter around Mobile
  13. 13 Rafting the Colorado
  14. 14 CAJUN region, plus NEW ORLEANS
  15. 15 Florida keys trip
  16. 16 USA Trip in 4 Weeks
  17. 17 Coffee in Boston?
  18. 18 Nashville Never Been
  19. 19 New England Road Trip Itinerary
  20. 20 Any Estero Island/Ft Myers experts?
  21. 21 Best route to tour most of Michigan-Help!
  22. 22 Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas
  23. 23 Traveling in winter
  24. 24 San Diego to Oregon road trip itinerary
  25. 25 Charleston & Savannah Lodging
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Quick N.O. business trip review

Jump to last reply

Went in on a Sunday morning, arriving around 10am.
Grabbed a cab to the French Quarter (33.00 for 1 or 2 person) and felt lucky to survive the trip! Many of the 'cabs' are 20 year old Suburbans. My cabbie was an elderly man who felt it necessary to drive 90+ mph in a vehicle that had bad shocks and swayed to the left and right as he weaved in an out of the light traffic. I was terrified and he would not slow down. Then he got very irritated that I used a credit card even though I told him BEFORE we left the a/p.
Checked into the Ritz which is a lovely hotel. My room was just beautiful, looking over the quarter. The tub was big enough for 4 people (really) and the walk in shower was nice.
The bed was romantic with the canopy. Hardwood floors and nice electronics.
The club lounge was amazing, with 3 full food presentations a day there is almost no need to pay for food while in New Orleans. My only complaint about the hotel was Canal street. It's dodgy at best and I felt very uncomfortable walking on it.
The Ritz has an exit on it's backside which goes right into the busier touristy part of the quarter. That was a better way to go.
After I arrived, I headed out for the day, walking all over the city and enjoying beignets from a bag full of powdered sugar. I had a Muffaletta for dinner from some random place and it was pretty darn good, but a little oily.
I went into 50+ stores in the city and did not find anything of interest.
The next day we had dinner at K-Pauls.
I cannot say enough about the devine cheddar jalapeno yeast rolls. OMG they were heaven. Other than that, the meal was just ok. It took 2+ hours to get our entrees and the service was friendly but very unattentive.
I had the etouffee, fried green tomatoes and the spinach salad. All fine, just nothing special. The bread pudding was very good, I must say.
I wish I would have had more time for exploring and the trip makes me want to return with a few days of leisure time.
I recommend the Ritz. The room was awesome and comfy, the meeting rooms were nice and the food/drinks/snacks in the club lounge were excellent!

16 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement