The Gault sets itself apart from its counterparts in many ways. For starters, although it’s located in an ornate building from 1871, the interior design is sleek and minimalist. The blond wood and smooth concrete walls and floors of the lobby are counterbalanced by colorful contemporary furniture and photography by local artists. At just 30 rooms, attention to detail and style is customized by room, all of which are spacious. Some feature exposed brick walls adorned with several pieces of art; others feel more modern and feature taupe curtains and painted gray walls with gorgeous wood entryways. Colorful area rugs offset the cool feeling of the concrete floors and polished steel architect lamps. Rooms on the top floor all have balconies, providing a gorgeous view. The spacious lobby has oodles of candy-colored modernist seating for guests, and the library behind the check-in desk area features books and design magazines—underscoring the management’s commitment to detail.
- Leslie Brokaw, Erin Trahan, Matthew Barber