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Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Stayed for 3 nights shortly after it opened before heading out on a cruise. Last minute renovations were still ongoing. Great price and location to French Quarter and cruise port. Front desk staff were super friendly and efficient. We had several issues with the room due to the renovations but it was nothing that would not be corrected by now....

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Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 28 April 2015

I stayed at this Holiday Inn Express a few days after it opened. The employees at the Front Desk were beyond helpful and Friendly! All the hotel amenities were as expected like any other Holiday Inn Express. The rooms had a somewhat awkward layout mainly the bathroom. But I am young and rarely spend time in hotel rooms, so it...

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Wantagh
Reviewed 24 April 2015

New renovations means they were still hammering when we arrived. Interesting modular designs means there were plenty of electrical outlets and bright lighting built into the furniture. Big barn door slides across the wall to separate the bathroom from bedroom but does not seal shut so privacy is only cosmetic/symbolic. Small room but we got everything into it. Still had...

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Blue Springs, Missouri
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Older hotel which was gutted with tasteful decor. The front desk staff are very friendly but they may need more staff during checkout and during breakfast rush. Pool is tiny tiny so we didn't go swimming. Obviously new orleans is crowded so I can't see the pool being expanded at all. Rooms were clean and I felt safe away from...

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Rachael B, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Rachel709_12, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review regarding your recent stay. I apologize your razor was disposed of by the housekeeper and hope this didn't cause you too much discomfort. We are grateful for your positive feedback as well and hope to see you again in the future. Kindest regards, Rachael B General Manager

Raymond, Ms
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Everything in this hotel is brand new it's been totally redone. The beds are nice and comfy and the breakfast is ok that is about all I can say about the breakfast the coffee is good. Seems to be in a good location and we would stay there again. The only complaint I have is there were 4 of us...

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Rachael B, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Ammiley, My team and I are truly excited to see your 4 Star Review. Allow me to apologize for the elevator jumping when it reached your floor. I can understand how scary that can be and I am glad we were able to address this prior to your departure. We hope to see you on you next Couples Getaway...

Iowa
Reviewed 14 April 2015

irst of all I stayed here for six nights starting Easter Sunday and leaving on Saturday of the Festival. I would think someone staying for six days would be privileged to maintain the same rates through their stay instead of being jacked up $100 for the same exact room we had been staying in all week. Secondly, the water pressure...

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Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Expensive but worth it. Free breakfast, nice clean room, friendly staff. Near alot of restaurants and stores. Bath and beyond shampoo and lotion. Relaxing shower. 10 min away from downtown area. We only stayed one night because we were leaving on a cruise the next day. They allowed us late check out. Frigerator in room and flat screen TV. We...

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RDOSWIP, Regional Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review of the new Holiday Inn Express Downtown New Orleans. We are in a great location for fun and food and yes very near the cruise ship port. We hope that on your next visit to NOLA you will once again stay with us. Safe Travels and we hope you enjoy the cruise....

Reviewed 3 April 2015

Disappointed with the noise from outside. The hotel nd staff were superb nut the building site was awful. The value for money very poor and I will not. Use again . Located quite close to very thing but mind th rats as you walk to town they are as big as cats.

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RDOSWIP, Regional Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of the new Holiday Inn Express Downtown New Orleans. The staff and management appreciate the kind compliment on their service. We are sorry that noise from outside the building (at another location) disturbed you. Unfortunately, the sounds outside the hotel from a building site would be completely out of our control. We hope that you...

Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Perfect place to stay for the business traveler. I travel a lot for work and this hotel is the best in the city! Plus, it's newly renovated. The Sales team is top notch and all of the service meets the southern hospitality standard you expect to get in New Orleans. Right in the middle of all the fun for "after...

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RDOSWIP, Regional Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing the new Holiday Inn Express Downtown New Orleans. As you mentioned we are in a great location for the business or leisure traveler. Our hope is that on your next trip to NOLA you will once again stay with us. Best Regards and Safe Travels, Cindy Addison, Regional Director of Sales

Reviewed 31 March 2015

I booked this hotel for my daughters 21st birthday weekend. Since we live locally ( within 1 drive) I knew this area to be safer. The Hotel was great. It was just renovated and is decorated with a very modern touch. Bathrooms were pristine, the beds were huge & comfortable and most importantly the room was very clean. It is...

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RDOSWIP, Regional Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great reveiw of our new Holiday Inn Express Downtown New Orleans. We are glad that your daughter's 21st Birthday was a success. We hope to see you again the next time you want to enjoy New Orleans. Please give us a call for hotel rooms. Best Regards, Cindy Addison, Regional Director of Sales

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Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Brand new hotel! Grand opening March 20, 2015! Completely renovated from top to bottom. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown

Address: 334 Okeefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-1809 (Formerly O'Keefe Plaza Hotel)
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Price Range: $152 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
o Keefe Plaza Hotel
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