There’s no place like the French Quarter for partying. It’s sleeping that’s the challenge. Snooze soundly across Poydras Street where the debut 285-room Loews New Orleans offers river views, a spa, indoor pool, and Creole eatery from the Commander’s Palace folks. Rooms from $149. (800) 235-6397,

Nearby, the new Renaissance Arts Hotel refashioned a vintage grocery warehouse into an art-filled, loft-style 217-room inn with a lively restaurant to rival Emeril’s down the street. From $159. (800) 468-3571,