It's 1 star for a reason
I was a solo, female in my early 30s traveller, the hotel was great for location, I felt safe and the staff were extremely friendly. Don't be put off straight away by the other reviews. This hotel is a 1 star for a reason, if all you want is a bed for a night and take it as it is then this is perfect. Although if you want a bit of comfort, luxury experience this place isn't for you.
It would be awarded 2 stars if it had a refurb. It's about 10 years out of date. What I mean by this is that, things are fixed by a bit of tape, rather than actually fixing it. I was dubious after reading the reviews, but the reason I chose it was because I left it too late and was only option left to be in the middle of the action of bourbon street.
Admittedly, if I go again I wouldn't stay here, not because it wasn't good enough but because I would be more organised and book further in advance for a more luxury stay.