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Hotel Maison de Ville: New Orleans, Louisiana

Dec 2, 2004
Outside Magazine
Hotel Maison de Ville

QUIET ZONE: the lush courtyard at Hotel Maison de Ville

As brass horns blare from the Bourbon Street bars half a block away, the climate inside the Hotel Maison de Ville offers the perfect counterbalance to all that jazz—serene silence. Nourish your soul in the tropical courtyard, where the only sound is fountain water cascading, or retire to the bedroom and lounge on a feather bed fit for a Mardi Gras queen. Once you've had your dose of tranquillity, you'll be ready for anything the Big Easy throws your way.
Room & Board: The slightly sloped pine floors and French antiques in the 14 guest rooms, two suites, and seven Audubon Cottages (located on nearby Dauphine Street) feel more Old World than New. If you're in one of the charming rooms facing Rue Toulouse, take delivery of your croissant-and-coffee breakfast on the balcony.
Out the Back Door: Paddle the Barataria Preserve or rent a bike from French Quarter Bicycles ($20 per day; 504-529-3136) and explore the magnificent oak-lined streets.
Details: Doubles, $249–$259; suites and cottages, $399–$699; 800-634-1600,

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