I stayed here with another couple for a quick weekend get away and we really enjoyed our stay. I think it's a timeshare but the whole time we were there no one approached us with any sales pitches. The hotel is a quick streetcar ride to canal st. Also the parking was only 10$ a day which isn't bad by New Orleans standards. Great hotel at a great value.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Avenue Plaza. The check-in process was easy. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was very spacious and clean. It had a kitchenette with microwave. The rental had access to the gym and washer/dryer in the facility. The location was convenient for local attractions (the Mercedes Superdome, French Quarters, Convention Center, etc). There are a lot of restaurants within walking distance. Having the trolley stop, a store and an ATM within a block was an added bonus.
My only complaint would be, the walls were very thin where you could hear all the conversations of people passing by through the hallway during all hours.