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48 Hours in the Big Easy

48 Hours in the Big Easy: Easy Life, Easy Fun, Easy Food

BigEasy

Flying from Miami to New Orleans is rather quick; it’s less than 2 hours.  This makes for a great forty-eight hour getaway.

The Marriott New Orleans is billed as a 4 star hotel- it gets four dots on TripAdvisor, and I would give it 4 dots as well.  But that might be a bit generous for some.  You see, it’s nice, yet it has a funny smell in the hallway (on the 6th floor at least).  It also had a bit of mold in the caulking around the tub.  For me, that wasn’t enough to ding the hotel for.  It is a clean, lively, centrally located, higher end hotel and they do charge for that.  The staff is friendly, there’s a Starbucks in the lobby, and they have the most unusual elevator security scheme I’ve ever seen.