If you're keen on staying in the thick of things and don't want a big hotel, then Talbot Heirs is the perfect alternative: it's much hipper than most other B and Bs. The inn's spacious rooms are each boldly designed in different color schemes—from light purple to red-orange—and all have cozy sitting and dining areas. Each room also has its own full kitchen with coffee maker, toaster, dinnerware, and more. The owners aim to please: Have a grocery list? Call ahead, and they'll do the shopping for you (for a fee). The inn is steps from the South Main trolley line, so you can explore the city the old-fashioned way.