The New Orleans Marriott has a huge amount of traffic and it takes a big toll on the hotel itself. The hotel hosts a lot of conventions, so expect crowds everywhere and all the time. The public areas are in great shape, however the rooms are in need of some update and upkeep. The location of the hotel is ideal since it is in the French Quarter only a short walk away from the famous Bourbon Street. Note: The parking (valet) cost $40/day! What a rip-off! Don’t rent a car – unless it is absolutely necessary – so you can avoid this hefty fee!