1133 Chartres St., soniathouse.com. Rooms start at $245.
Who’s it for? Couples on a romantic getaway. This tiny inn permits no kids under age 10. It’s as Southern as this city gets, with hot biscuits delivered to rooms in the morning.
Why stay here? The 30 rooms feel like a stately home. With balconies, a spacious garden courtyard, and elegant antiques, Soniat House makes guests feel like NOLA royalty.
The drawbacks. Rates can be high. Plus, the property is located in a quiet residential section of the French Quarter—a plus or a minus, depending on your point of view.