We have enjoyed the Renaissance Pere Marquette, the New Orleans Marriott, and the Marriott at the Convention Center. There are some really good rates available during the holidays. We have gotten really nice upgrades at all 3 properties. The breakfast buffets are very nice in all three. There will not be much open on Christmas Day or night. It's really a nice time to visit-it probably will not snow (unless it looks like the Saints will win the Super Bowl again!). There are lots of activities going on including caroling in Jackson Square.