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Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown

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Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Great hotel and great staff expecially Mr Nathaniel at the front desk. Was very professional and attentive. Could not have picked a better hotel to stay at with my family. Most hotels you go to these days you don't find excellent service thank God for this hotel expecially Mr Nathaniel .

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

Dear Mr. Jones, THANK YOU for your 5 STAR REVIEW of our hotel and positive praise of Nathaniel. We are always excited when a guest says they not only love our hotel, but also take time to speak about our team members. We WELCOME you as our newest fan and look forward to seeing you again during your next visit...

Vicksburg, Mississippi
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The room was small but clean. The parking lot is small and difficult to park a larger vehicle. Breakfast is your typical hotel breakfast. It is very convenient to arena and dome- about a 15-20 minute walk. I did not use the pool but it is super small.

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

Dear grannyandgrandson, Thank you for your 4 Star Review of our hotel. I am vey happy to see you enjoyed your stay and thankful you noted how close we are to the Smoothie King Center. We hope to see you on your next visit to our wonderful city! Kind regards, RachaelB General Manager

Houston
Reviewed 12 July 2015

I haven't stayed at Holiday Inn in years , but hotels were booked all over town, so this is where I landed. I was pleasantly surprised by the how modern the hotel has become. Great location, spacious rooms, clean, and even the option of soft or firm pillows on your bed. Plus, the included hot breakfast is pretty good! Try...

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

Dear Blkstarr26, Thank you for your 4 Star Review of our hotel. We are so happy to see we were a Holiday Surprise for you and pleased to know you truly enjoyed your stay and our complimentary breakfast. Those Cinnamon Rolls sure are yummy! We hope to see you again on your next trip to New Orleans. Kind regards, RachaelB...

Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We were doing a road-trip and New Orleans was our first stop. We had not booked a room anywhere. And we were planning to stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites. However, getting there was a nightmare due to roadworks. So instead, we decided to spend the night at Holiday Inn Express - New Orleans Downtown. And I must say,...

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

Dear Ashish K, THANK YOU for your 5 Star Review of our hotel. We truly appreciate your detailed feedback, recommendation and compliments. With the assistance of our parking partner, Premium Parking, we have provide parking for our guests at a discounted fee. We WELCOME you as our newest fan and can't wait to se you for your next visit to...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This place just reopened as a Holiday Inn Express and it is the best find in terms of price and location. Located in a very safe neighborhood and only a quick .5 miles away from the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. The free breakfast was very filling and the room was very modern. You can tell that it is on...

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

Dear CosmopolitanGirl8184, Thank you so much for your 4 Star Review review of our hotel.  We are pleased to see our hotel was a good fit for your needs and at a great price. We look forward to seeing you again in New Orleans. Kind regards, RachaelB General Manager

Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 3 July 2015

In close proximity to the French Quarter, Canal Street, the Strip and only about 4 blocks from the casino. Good eating places all around the hotel . Walking distance to everything , small boutiques and shops close proximity.

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

Dear Geraldine672014, Thank you for your 4 Star Review of our hotel. We are happy to know we were in close proximity to everywhere you wanted top be and are so happy to see you think we are a Great Hotel. We appreciate the positive feedback and detailed review. Hope to see you again on your next visit to New...

Auburn, New York
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I selected this hotel on the recommendation of a nearby hotel that couldn't accomodate us. I was not disappointed. Unlike my first hotel choice this Holiday Inn had free breakfast and free wifi. There also was a convenient business area with two computers and a printer. The hotel is an easy walk to Canel St. For a trolly or to...

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

Dear dese2, Thank you for your 4 Star Review. Your kind words and descriptive feedback allow travelers to get a real sense of what we have to offer. We are truly happy to have given you a comfortable stay along with our convenient location. Can't wait to see you again on your next visit to New Orleans! Kind regards, RachaelB...

Tucson, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 27 June 2015

We came to New Orleans for a wedding weekend and booked into IHG because of its proximity to Bourbon St and Downtown--but it was two walk-able blocks away from the fray. The room was clean and would make a perfect studio apartment for a singleton. The space was efficiently used and the bed was heaven. Unfortunately, there were two of...

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

Dear NovemberPapaleo, Thank you for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to see my hotel was exactly what you needed and apologize that the bathroom barn doors were not to your liking. If you would like to provide further feedback, I can be reached at rburns@hospitalityma.com. Kindest regards, RachaelB General Manager

Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We are IHG members and this Holiday Inn Express was the best ever. Large room, very clean. Loved having a refrigerator and microwave. The breakfast was amazing and the staff never let anything get empty. I was so happy to meet Danielle at reception after reading other great reviews, she is a great face to have at the counter, very...

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

Dear DeniseB, THANK YOU for your 5 Star Review of our hotel and kind words regarding Danielle. We are truly happy to have you as our newest fan and can't wait to see you on your next trip to New Orleans. Kind regards, RachaelB General Manager

Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

This hotel was a nice clean accommodation, located close but not too close to all the action. Staff was nice. Breakfast every morning was a plus. Did not like the $30 fee per night to park. Parking Lot is small so when it's busy and the lot fills up, you have to park across the street in a paid parking...

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

Dear MrsKimMorrow, Thank you for your 4 Star Review of our hotel. We are pleased to hear you had a nice stay and enjoyed our hotel. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to New Orleans. Kind regards, RachaelB General Manager

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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
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $156 - $443 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“don't select an adjoining room”
  • microwave and refrigerator and coffee maker in each room
  • comfortable double beds
  • close to New Orleans downtown buildings
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“Avoid first floor! Road noise and people walking by all night.”
Robs6010, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“not near the lift”
snapmarketing, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed on the fifth floor and had a great view of the Mercedes Superdome at night. There is a sixth floor too.”
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“The Holiday Inn Express is much friendlier than the main Holiday Inn”
TreccoTaff, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
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