Each time we visit New Orleans, we try to stay at different hotels in different downtown areas. Generally we are pleased with our stay, but occasionally, we find a hotel that we love to suggest to our friends when they travel to NOLA. St. James Hotel is a true find. It is affordable, easily accessible, and charming in style and service. We walked to all the places around us with ease and even discovered a few new restaurants in the vicinity. From the bellmen who greet you as you drive up, to the polite and efficient front desk, to the cleaning staff, the hotel is a great place to stay. We had a corner room with three windows and loved it so much we recorded it for our next visit. Also, the Chophouse restaurant, which is attached to the hotel lobby, was always filled. We didn't have time to dine there this trip, but will definitely do so in the future. Even though this hotel is just a stone throw from the French Quarters, it is in a quiet area. Our sleep was never disturbed except for the average police sirens.