We railed on Courtyard back in April after news broke of the brand's dark side as a serial code injector (the moniker still makes us chuckle), but jokes aside, we have no beef with their hotels, and in a pinch, they offer perfectly comfy, clean rooms in decent locations.
The Courtyard New Orleans just finished up a multi-million dollar renovation transforming it from the previous Iberville Suites to what it is now. The 230 guest rooms have nice splashes of emerald green, awesome sliding doors separating the living and sleeping areas, and nice wide counters in the bathrooms with tall vanity mirrors.
What's more, there's free WiFi around the whole hotel, a Vieux Carre Cafe serving breakfast sandwiches, flat bread pizzas, and craft beers, and best of all: all guests receive access to the adjoining Ritz-Carlton's spa and pool. Major money-saver!
Rates start at just $99/night, which might have been a lot of money to spend on a hotel back in 1908. But for today's standards (in case you've been living under a rock) that's pretty good!
[Photo: Louisiana World Traveler / Flickr]