As a resident of New Orleans, this hotel definitely had the character that caters to city and its people...buuuut, I could definitely see how someone coming from out of town would be a little sketched out. I stayed on the 3rd floor (high ceilings!) and loved the interior look with the exposed brick. Shower was tiny, tv was tiny (who cares, go out and play in the city), and over all had a musty/quaint feel to the hotel. The hotel staff is pretty chill, don't expect professional uptight jackasses.