The South has long been known for its grand hotels—The Biltmore, The Greenbrier, and The Peabody, to name just a few. And while we love soaring, Presidents-have-slept-here suites and acres of amenities, this year’s best new stays are distinctively small. Imagine cozy spaces (deep, downy beds), personal touches (in-room record players), and loads of local character. Check in to one of our top 10 picks (ranked in order of our favorites, but each equally memorable) and you’ll find these scaled-down stays are no less luxe than their more imposing sisters. Now isn’t that grand?