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Royal St. Charles Hotel Review: Renovated in a style that is both bold and whimsical, this boutique property is just steps from the French Quarter and delights at every turn. The 143 guest rooms and suites offer niceties such as 42-inch flat screen TVs, upgraded bedding and original local art. The hotel's bragging rights include a vibrant lobby accented with a reception desk that changes color, along with a PJ's coffee outpost for java, munchies and drinks. Facilities include a fitness center and 2,610 square feet of event space that can accommodate meetings and social events. Original artwork and custom furnishings recall the luxury and sophistication of past days, while 21st-century extras like Wi-Fi keep the hotel in the modern world. Compact but conveniently located, this property provides attractive value for budget-minded travelers. If you're looking for traditional New Orleans charm, this place isn't for you --- but it fills the bill for urban value.