This is one of the best hotels that Harrahs operates, if not the best. It is clean with large rooms and great views. The casino is just across the street as is the Convention Center. Bourbon Street is a 10 minute walk as is Cafe DuMonde/Jackson Square area. Plenty of fine restaurants of different types within 5 minutes or less. The staff is great, very friendly, and they keep an eye on who comes and goes, unlike some other downtown hotels.
I think it is one of our favorite places, and I highly recommend it. The casino is not the best, but the hotel is outstanding.