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The Loews New Orleans Hotel is a NoLa darling, known for its pool and spa, as well as its beloved restaurant and bar which are among New Orleans’ best four- and five-star establishments.
It’s in a small cluster of luxury hotels (a cluster that includes Le Méridien, Windsor Court, and Harrah’s Hotel) at the end of Poydras Street, just on the outskirts of the historic French Quarter. The Mississippi River is right on your doorstep, and its understated elegance merges with alluring amenities. As a result, he enjoyed a good reputation.
Now that New Orleans is cautiously entering phase three of its COVID-19 response, hotels such as Loews are reopening after temporary closures during spikes in infection rates.
And they’re not just reopening the doors, they’re also offering attractive deals, with relatively low room rates designed to stimulate the recovery and draw visitors to the French Quarter and Central Business District (CBD).
For locals looking to break their forties with a safety-conscious stay, or those planning to visit New Orleans, hotels like Loews are making booking a stay easier and cheaper than ever.
I already wanted to see for myself how the hotel and CBD have adapted to the pandemic, but an extremely affordable promotion – Park, Play, Extend Your Stay – made it obvious.
For $ 149, I booked a standard deluxe city view room with free parking, a $ 25 per day food and drink credit, a room upgrade subject to availability, and a late checkout at 16 hours. This offer is available on the Loews website until January 1, 2021, starts from $ 139 and also comes with flexible cancellation policies.
If you prefer to book a room without any of the above benefits, you can also book a room starting at $ 119 per night.
It was a mixed experience, with some promotion-related amenities not available (details below), although the hotel has, in all honesty, sorted things out correctly. It still seemed like good value for money, especially given a generous room upgrade, but the property was obviously still relatively empty. Luckily, the professionalism of the staff meant it was a positive experience, and I would definitely stay there again given the clearer information.