We had a slight mishap when we were leaving the airport. Life had been a little beyond crazy and I had forgotten to update the GPS. I got in the car and started to type the hotel and it found nothing. Nothing at all for Louisiana. We are NOT stellar with maps, even less so in the dark on a very busy night on highway 10. There was a football game Saturday and the highway was jammed. It was not a great start to our time. Daughter was able to get directions on my phone and was helping navigate us around. Much easier when its not bumper to bumper traffic but we found the hotel a short time later in the business district.
The hotel was 44,000 points for the first nights and then I paid for my Monday night stay. $111 is a better deal to me than 44,000 points. Normal rates seem to run $259 for a two queen room. Valet parking is $35 a night.
Check in was friendly and efficient. We were upgraded to a King Suite facing Magazine Street and the room was perfect. Daughter had the pullout couch and her own tv area. There was also a desk near the door. Our bed room was large with the king bed and a tv. The “hall area” across from the bathroom had the coffee maker and fridge.
They also had left in our room a very nice welcome gift. The root beer was very good and Daughter quickly claimed the postcards for herself.
I had been disappointed that I did not realize the hotel did not have a hot tub when I booked. While they do not offer a hot tub the pool was heated and perfect for our needs. Its nice to just refresh after a long day of walking and the pool was just the right temp for us.
Breakfast was sometimes crowded so we quickly figured out how nice and quiet it was to eat in the pool courtyard. They offer four small table sets and this became our standard spot each morning. Breakfast was the traditional eggs, sausage or bacon, french toast, biscuits and gravy type of offerings. Plenty of fresh fruit and a yogurt bar makes me very happy.
The Country Inn and Suites is in a great location for walking. We were a couple of blocks from the heart of the French Quarter and the same couple of blocks from the World War Two Museum. The hotel is located at 315 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.
We would definitely stay here again. Everyone was very friendly and the location made it very easy to grab a street car or to walk anywhere.
More information here: https://www.countryinns.com/new-orleans-hotel-la-70130-2424/laorlean