This 97-room, mid-to-upper range hotel, located just blocks from Bourbon Street, is definitely for those seeking a trendier, hipper NOLA experience. Decorated with an eclectic mix of funky voodoo and contemporary jazz-themed elements, the rooms can be a bit on the small and dark side, but have a unique style. The hotel is a tad pricier than some of the others in this area, and rooms are not spotless, but guests get perks like Bliss bath products and plush W signature bedding. Certain luxuries are missing, like free Wi-Fi. There is, however, a stocked minibar along with a cocktail shaker to get the in-room party started (for a price, of course). The small pool and modern interior courtyard are both inviting, and the on-site restaurant SoBou (i.e. South of Bourbon Street) is top-notch.