I'm terribly cheap, so I do a lot of choosing based on what's the least expensive. I couldn't believe how nice this place was... not to mention to price I paid.
The room was cool, quiet, romantic, and charming. It smelled like lavender the whole time we were there, too. We loved the private courtyard (shared for the hotel, but blocked by a wall and gate from the outside). It's a terribly convenient short block or two walk to the French Quarter as well.
The staff was exactly what you expect from the South, too. Checking in, we were given a quick tour of the surrounding area along with some suggestions to eat (complete with discounts). While I sipped coffee on the tables outside, every single staff-member smiled and said hello, but left me to continue writing.
If there was a sixth bullet up there, Inn on St. Peter would have nabbed it!