Headed to New Orleans? Marriott! A Great Place to Stay, Play and Eat


Let’s say you find yourself in the New Orleans area and in need of a place to stay. Or perhaps you’re the person in charge of planning the company’s events. Or, maybe you’re headed to the New Orleans area to play golf at any number of great clubs and are in need of some accommodations that are reasonably priced and ultra-comfortable. If any of these describe your current situation or if you’re simply headed there for business or pleasure, let me recommend a hotel worthy of your consideration: The Courtyard by Marriott in Mandeville, LA. This venue will exceed your expectations, no matter the reason for your visit.

The Courtyard by Marriott is a hotel that has the guest’s best interests in mind; they exemplify what Southern hospitality is all about. They’re conveniently located off I-12 near downtown Covington, the city of Mandeville and Abita Springs. They’re also close to a wide array of attractions including Abita Brewing Company, Pelican Park, Fontainebleau State Park, Northpark Office Park; local businesses like Chevron and a whole slew of local golf courses. You’ll need a good night’s sleep if you’re going to play 36 holes the next day and Courtyard’s plush bedding will help fulfill those needs.

Those wanting to stay active can hit the fitness center and use the cardio equipment and free weights. If swimming is more your thing, take a dip, do some laps or just spend some time relaxing in the refreshing indoor pool. Should you find yourself in the area on business, you can make your stay more relaxing with the help of their ergonomic workstations and free Wi-Fi which is available in each room. Courtyard’s on-site restaurant, The Bistro, offers delicious breakfast options, as well as dinner in the evening.

The staff at this Marriott Courtyard property is exceptional and work together as a crew united in meeting the needs of their guests. They go above and beyond, almost seeking out opportunities to stand out as the best hotel staff in the area.  Their kind, friendly manor is a clear sign that they are there to serve and make sure your hotel experience is a memorable one.   I have seen this in other Marriott properties, it would seem that the Marriott corporation as a whole is quite particular about who they hire to run each establishment.  The manager, Darrius Gray, was warm and inviting and always there to be of service.  Each time we returned to the hotel after a long day on the course, we would see Darrius out and about interacting with staff and guests. To get a more complete idea of all that this incredible hotel has to offer; click here: https://www.pinterest.com/thegolfinguy/marriott-mandeville-la/

For some of the best seafood in New Orleans, visit Don’s Seafood located just off the parking lot. Don’s Seafood is a true Cajun tradition; their recipes, ingredients and service are all about staying true to Cajun cuisine. After all, they’ve been doing it for over 80 years. Every home cooked recipe, every aroma, every bite, every sip and every gathering is memorable. Whether you’re a fan of oysters or not, Don’s takes chargrilled oysters to a whole new level. In the event you want to spice things up, you have to try their original Jacked Up Oysters: they’re served on the half shell, charbroiled with bacon, jalapeños and pepper jack cheese. They also offer all kinds of soups, salads, seafood dishes and sandwiches. The bartenders at Don’s serve signature old fashioned cocktails alongside the newest specialty drinks, many made with Louisiana products.  To see some additional images of this spectacular restaurant, click here: https://www.pinterest.com/thegolfinguy/dons-seafood-restaurant-mandeville-la/

Just to recap, if you’re in the New Orleans area and are looking for somewhere to lay your head and/or fill your belly, check out the Courtyard by Marriott in Mandeville and Don’s Seafood. For more information on either, you can visit the Marriott website and check out www.donsseafoodonline.com.

David Theoret

David Theoret has been in the golf and golf travel industry for over 12 years, primarily selling online advertising. For the past seven years, he has also been a golf writer, reviewing golf courses, resorts, destinations, equipment, golf apparel, and training aids – the latter of which never seems to help. What started as a dream years ago, by God’s grace, became a reality in 2015 when The Golfin’ Guy editorial marketing company was founded. Working together with golf course designer Ron Garl; David’s articles and reviews have been posted on many golf travel, equipment, and apparel websites.

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