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With a name like French Quarter Inn, it should come as little surprise that the design aesthetic for the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel is classical French. So, if you’re standing in the lobby and turn one way, you’ll see a dramatic rotunda that’s highlighted by a hardwood staircase with green and white marble at its base and has a wrought-iron railing of 500 leaves leading skyward. Look the other direction and you’ll see vintage armoires and other furnishings that seem to have been transported from the Old World. As for the rooms and suites, they offer more of the same understated sophistication. Hand-carved beds and Parisian-themed prints conjure a sense of place without any of the pretension. And a recent multimillion-dollar bathroom renovation gave the bathroms Italian marble flooring, automatic de-fogging mirrors and high-end Kohler faucets.