The 27-room Frenchmen Hotel is in the Marigny, which is a few blocks from the French Quarter and home to some of New Orleans best music venues. The Frenchmen oozes old-style New Orleans charm, and serves a free breakfast every morning in a lovely dining room. The centerpiece of the property is a heated pool and hot tub with a brick terrace. Rooms are small, traditionally furnished, and are not geared toward families or business travelers (some don't even have desks), but they include pleasant touches such as French windows, decorative fireplaces, and Louisiana-inspired artwork. On-site covered parking is available for a fee, but Wi-Fi is free. Some guests have complained about noise from the nearby nightlife, and a musty odor in the bathrooms. More modern perks, and less noise, can be found at the nearby Lamothe House Hotel on Esplanade Avenue, but for a higher price.