We’ve always been fond of Vacherie, the restaurant in the St. Marie. After a recent renovation, the rest of the property has caught up. Given its Bourbon Street proximity and choice of on- or off-street rooms, it’s a good mid-level option with a very good French Quarter location, and room rates can be downright bargains during low season. There’s nothing to knock your socks off here, but the staff has a friendly, helpful vibe, and we especially like that 80% of the rooms have balconies overlooking the street or the modest pool. Get it while it’s fresh.