A charming hacienda-style hotel originally built in the 1930s has gotten a long-awaited face-lift and now offers modern comfort in an old-world setting. The visionary new owner refurbished the historic rooms and added several new units of a similar architectural design. Many rooms in both the new and original wings have fireplaces and private patios, and the lovely gardens (croquet, anyone?) are a mid-town oasis. A restaurant, bar, and meeting rooms are also on-site.