Hotel Maison de Ville
This historic, 18th-century French Quarter property was an exclusive retreat in the 1950s and 1960s, with Liz Taylor among the A-list patrons. After a period of neglect, it's back at the top of its game, reopening in 2012 with refurbished period rooms in the main building and modern cottages around the beautiful courtyard. Each room has its own character, with a couple of balconies over Toulouse Street, or the spacious luxury of the Tennessee Williams (also a regular guest back in the day) Suite. The owners have tastefully bought back the heady days of the hotel's celebrity heyday with accessible flair.