A great location—within easy walking distance of the action but removed enough to make this a secluded respite—comes with lots of charm. Stylish rooms are split between a main building and an 1834 residence where exposed brick and cypress beams add even more atmosphere. The hotel bar, May Baily's Place, was once a bordello, and famous naturalist and painter John James Audubon painted his "Birds of America" series from 1821 to 1822 in the hotel's Audubon Room, where a complimentary breakfast is now served. Some rooms have Jacuzzi tubs and marble baths. The Dauphine also manages the Audubon Cottages a block away.