320 Decatur St., bienvillehouse.com. Rooms start at $109.
Who’s it for? Visitors looking for an inn near Jackson Square and those who like to explore: Walk to the free ferry across the Mississippi River to the Algiers Point neighborhood.
Why stay here? Location, location, location. This inn sits in the heart of the French Quarter, so you can forget taxis. An idyllic courtyard and saltwater pool don’t hurt either.
The drawbacks. This 83-room hotel sits right across the street from the House of Blues, a late-night challenge for light sleepers. Plus, there’s no fitness center, and parking is $20/day.