Melrose Mansion is the place to go for a lavish experience in a historic Creole village in the French Quarter. The building that the hotel calls home is 200 years old and the Victorian Gothic style can be seen throughout. The owners have attended to every modern detail as well, with pillow top mattresses, marble bathrooms, and 40-50 inch LCD TVs in each room. The highlight of the hotels offerings, though, are the deluxe continental breakfast each morning and the evening Happy Hour that provides a wine and cheese to start off the night in the vibrant city.
Visit: 937 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans; 504-944-225; www.melrosemansion.com