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Soniat House, New Orleans, Louisiana

Editor's Pick
Louisiana, United States, North America: A Deluxe Room at the Soniat House
1133 Chartres Street
New Orleans , Louisiana
Tel: 800 544 8808's insider take:

A speck of tranquility in the French Quarter, and possibly the finest small hotel in the city. There are 33 fresh, airy rooms and suites spread throughout three meticulously restored 19th-century Creole townhouses. Each is decorated differently—and impeccably—with luxury textiles, Oriental rugs, and original 18th- and 19th-century French, Italian, and Louisianan antiques. Small, delightful details reveal themselves throughout your stay: a ceiling painted robin's-egg blue, bathroom fixtures labeled in French, a clamshell used as a soap dish. Breakfast is a basket of fresh-baked biscuits and house-made strawberry preserves, served either in your room or in the lovely tree-shaded courtyard (romantic and candlelit by night, perfect for a cocktail from the honor bar). Traveling families will have to search elsewhere: House policy excludes children under 10.

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