An unexpected and unassuming enclave of entrancing private cottages (part of the original Tremé plantation) and a languid tropical garden lie hidden behind greenery and gates next to Armstrong Park. The one- and two-room parlor suites are well-decorated for comfort with contemporary wares, nods to the birthplace of jazz across the street, and a smattering of antiques (no more is needed—history seeps out from the very walls here). The rooms vary in size, and come with few amenities, but it’s pretty, private, and convenient—making it especially inviting for reunions and romantics. Free parking, a rarity, is a substantive bonus for visitors driving in.