St. James Hotel
Unpretentious charm near the French Quarter.
This small hotel occupies the building that once housed the city's Board of Trade. The façade is wrapped in ironwork balconies (a popular local style) and is complemented by exposed brick interiors. The location is a plus, within walking distance to the French Quarter, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the Mississippi River. The 90 guest rooms are comfortable and airy. They are done in muted colors dolled up with dramatic accents like swag draperies. Amenities range from robes to data ports. The property has an exceptionally small pool and courtyard.