Designed for visiting conventioneers.. The Scene Guests here have access to fax machines, data ports and a speedy dry cleaning service. At the same time, they are just two blocks from the energy-crazed end of Bourbon Street--a boon for business travelers who want to enjoy a little R&R. The area is alive with a variety of entertainment, as well as worthy restaurants such as Gamay Bistro, Mr. B's Bistro and Bourbon House, which has an excellent raw bar. Canal Place Shopping Center is also nearby, providing upscale boutiques and an art house movie theater.
The Details Built in 1856 as a private residence, this property offers more character and intimacy than a chain hotel with the same rates. The 54 rooms are furnished with four-poster beds and antique-looking furniture. Complimentary continental breakfast is served in a tastefully decorated lobby, and the adjoining restaurant, Orleans Cafe, serves passable food with an international bent.