La Liz Taylor stayed here, but it feels like you’re staying at her place (if she lived in a sublime warren of 18th-century apartments). An unmarked gate and leaf-canopied pathway lead to seven ultra-private one- and two-bedroom cottages with a large courtyard (some private, some shared). Each is gracefully but not overly antiqued amid gorgeous brick walls and gleaming hardwood floors. The cottages surround a brick-lined, heated pool, and it’s all attended to by a 24-hour butler. It’s easy to imagine naturalist John James Audubon watching birds alight from his studio here (he did), inspiring him to capture their images in his historic paintings. If you have the means, by all means, stay here.
New Orleans› Hotel
509 Dauphine St
Our Rating Neighborhood French Quarter Phone 504/586-1516 Prices $159–$999 room. Valet parking at nearby Dauphine Orleans $36 Amenities Butler service, pool, fitness room, free Wi-Fi Units 7 Web site Audubon Cottages Other Rates include welcome beverage, breakfast, bottled waterBook a Room Now