New Orleans Journals

W Hotel in New Orleans

A December 2004 trip to New Orleans by Vagabondo

Quote: I visited New Orleans over the New Years Eve prior to the Hurricane Katrina natural disaster that devastated the city. My review of the W Hotel may or may not be accurate post-Katrina.

W Hotel in New Orleans

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Location - the W New Orleans is situated directly across the street from Harrah's Casino, three blocks from the Riverwalk, and about five blocks from Bourbon Street. Lobby - I consider the W to be a very upscale hotel whose target guest is a twenty something to mid-30s professional. The decor of the lobby and the rooms is modern/progressive. In the lobby you will find a bar, tables, and love seats in which guests can relax and mingle. One of the most popular lounges in town, Whiskey Blues, is located right on the lobby level of the hotel. Unlike most bars in New Orleans, whiskey blues is dress to impress (no hats, no sneakers, no collarless shirts). ...Read More