This hotel is mostly for the celebration. You have on of the best views during mardi gras (But that also makes the price go WAY up.) There is really nothing special about the hotel; regular rooms, regular service, regular experience. There is really nothing that puts it over the top, or anything that I really don;t like. Obviously if you need lots of space order a suite, the rooms arent very big. Dont sit around in the hotel all day is what I say, go see New Orleans.