Whether you're in town for general French Quarter pleasure-seeking or for a gathering like the annual Tales of the Cocktail conference, this historic hotel makes for a terrific central home base. The Mazarin is easy walking distance to a ton of the splendor that the Quarter has to offer, from attractions and shopping to restaurants and bars. After a day of immersing yourself in the neighborhood's charm (best done on foot), you'll be happy that this adorable boutique property is just a stone's throw away. Rooms are spacious for a historic property, with every common amenity provided, and the hotel's courtyard provides a breezy escape from the hubbub of the Quarter. Staffers offer cheery service with a smile, from the front desk to the bellman. Wifi is complimentary here, as is the excellent breakfast buffet perfect for fueling you for a day of New Orleans exploring ... and exploits. Pro tip: If you can brave the steamy heat, summer is a great time for staying here, as special rates tend to go into effect.