I've gotten so much great advice from these boards so I'm counting on a little more.
I used to live in NOLA many years ago so I haven't stayed in a hotel room in even longer. The only hotels I've stayed at are The Omni Royal Orleans and The Bourbon Orleans. Fast forward 22 years - The Bourbon Orleans is too loud for me now, the Omni rooms are too small but it would be my pick between the two for sure. In Arpil 2013 I would like the choice of a hotel with a great bar and/or restaurant attached. The reason being my DH has never been so we will be doing a lot of siteseeing. I know for us, that sometimes after a long day we just want to clean up and head downstairs for a drink and a bite or soemtimes even just room service is good enough. !However! This being NOLA, I see absolutely no reason to ever be without great food. So ask yourself - if you had to stay in a hotel and eat and drink there, which one would it be? Remember, I still like a nice room. My budget is appx. $250/night. Any places known for excellent room service?