Most rooms in this Lower Garden District budget property are decorated in standard motel contemporary; they will get a needed refurnishing in mid-2015 when the property undergoes renovations (inquire about the status). Meanwhile, go for those with hardwood floors and brick walls to feel like you’re actually in New Orleans. Part of the hotel dates to the 1840s; other sections are in newer buildings; in between is a small courtyard where breakfast (packaged pastries) is served and smokers hang. Light sleepers should request an off-street room. It’s conveniently situated between St. Charles Avenue and Magazine Street, and not too far from the Warehouse District. Amenities are basic, but continental breakfast, parking, and Wi-Fi are free; plus, summer and off-season rates can be downright cheap.