Convention Center lodgings with character can be hard to come by, but here, two century-old warehouses have been converted into a French colonial–style hotel with large, airy rooms that are comfortable, architecturally distinctive, and moderately priced. The grand lobby has original hardwood floors and exposed-brick walls, and the lobby bar overlooks a pool and a lush garden courtyard. Rooms include four-poster beds and wood floors; many overlook a small park. The hotel
is on the edge of the Warehouse District and across the street from the Convention Center; it's within walking distance of several popular restaurants, including Emeril's, Rio Mar, and The American Sector.