Inn on St. Peter
A basic hotel with just enough Old World charm.
This hotel was built as a private residence in 1852 and renovated in 1998. It is attractive for its wrought-iron lace balconies, brick courtyard and antique-looking furnishings. The 29 guest rooms span three floors and are best suited for sleeping and washing up --- don't plan on spending a lot of time lingering here. Suites are roomier and include mini-fridges and sofa sleepers. At just a block and a half from Bourbon Street, the neighborhood is often noisy. But this drawback feels like a fair trade for the ridiculously low rates. The prices are especially appealing to travelers who would rather spend money on sightseeing and Hurricanes than posh surroundings. The staff can arrange for packages that include plantation, swamp and cemetery tours. Wi-Fi is complimentary.