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As tempted as you'll be to ooh and aah over the eye-popping art and sleek, contemporary design in the Troubadour lobby, first you need to take the elevator to the 17th floor and prepare to be gobsmacked. New Orleans unfurls in every direction from the spectacular 360-degree views at the Monkey Board rooftop bar, which has date night written all over it. Other reasons to check in to the 184-room boutique hotel, which opened in late 2016, are the crisp, comfy guest rooms (each has a cocktail station complete with go-cups, a retro Igloo mini fridge, and iPads for room-service orders) with lots of handy bathroom storage space. The location is within strolling distance of the French Quarter, the Superdome, and the lively dining and entertainment scene in the Warehouse District.