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The simple exterior masks a serene courtyard, a soothing hot tub, and a five-room B&B—four blocks and a world away from the Frenchmen crowd. They’ve had some mix-and-match fun here, blending tropical West Indies hues with French antiques and Oriental touches, and each clever room is unique (sometimes even strange—you enter one through the bathroom; saloon-style swinging doors lead from the bathroom to the bedroom); all have been recently updated. The hosts are music lovers who freely share insider club tips and occasionally jam with guests; they also serve a killer hot breakfast (that tasso cheddar frittata is memorable, oh baby).