I have visited New Orleans at least a dozen times, and I really do enjoy this magical city. Recently I got the chance to stay at The Blake Hotel, which is now my new favorite New Orleans hotel.The Blake is located on St.Charles which is near the famous French Quarter, yet far enough not to hear anything at night.
Checking in at the lobby was a breeze, and such a nice view. The furniture made me feel like I was at my rich aunt's house. The contemporary decor and huge windows were very beautiful. I also loved the Mardi Gras decorations. The friendly valets very nice as well, whisking our baggage away for us.
We also liked that the hotel had a great fitness center that overlooked the city. The view was breath taking being able to work out, and feel like your on top of the world, or look up and watch t.v.