My Sorority Sisters and I recently had a short stay because of Hurricane Barry at Harrah's. I go to New Orleans at least once a year and I have to say this was the nicest hotel I have stayed in thus far. The hotel smelled amazing, the staff was very courteous and the room and bathroom were spacious especially for New Orleans standards. The hotel is very close to the convention center as well as anything you want to go to in the French Quarter and added bonus the casino is right across the street and you can get to it with outgoing outside. I highly recommend and wish we could have stay longer but the staff was very helpful when we had to check out 2 days early because our convention ended and the threat of the hurricane. If you have the opportunity, stay at Harrah's.