The location's about as central as it gets, though the beautiful courtyard and pool provide a welcome retreat from the loud, 24-hour Bourbon Street action just outside the door. Which is why you need to request one of the well-appointed, traditionally styled guest rooms that overlook the greenery and not the street. There are ergonomic office chairs and free in-room Wi-Fi. The lobby exudes turn-of-the-20th-century New Orleans glamour, and the Bourbon O bar is a quiet place
to people-watch over cocktails.