From its glittering lobby to each beautiful, traditionally furnished guest room, this iconic New Orleans hotel offers a grand experience. A downtown anchor for more than a century, the hotel was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, but its glam is back. The legendary Sazerac Bar is a top spot for cocktails, and the Blue Room serves a sumptuous Sunday jazz brunch. There's a 12,000-square-foot Waldorf Astoria Spa, and a fitness center as well. Also attached is the great John Besh restaurant, Domenica.