~ My husband and I stayed at this hotel the night before our cruise departure. The sweet lady at the front desk was very generous when we arrived and promptly upgraded us to a river-view room and gave us free vouchers for the next day's breakfast! The room was lovely, with a marvelous view of the ship's going by and the hotel was very quiet. The hotel bed was one of the best that I have ever slept in at a hotel. We were so spoiled!
The breakfast could rival anything offered in the French Quarter. They served the famous beignet's, the most amazing gluten-free muffin's, and overnight oatmeal in glass canning jars among other things! We truly thought that it was a breakfast fit for a king.
The location is only about 5-6 blocks south of the heart of the French Quarter. An easy walk, but away from the crowd's and noise. The hotel also about 5 blocks east of the cruise terminal. There was a pretty amazing short-cut through the Riverwalk Mall. We hope to come back again, and don't intend to stay anywhere else but the Hilton Riverside! Can't recommend highly enough!