Monrose Row is a successful marriage of contradictions: authentic and gentrified, primitive and elegant, rustic and comfortable. Cindy, the owner, is a true New Orleanian with impeccable taste who has created an oasis of local color with sophisticated decor and a marvelous collection of "visionary" art. Beds are clean and comfortable, plumbing and ac/heat are modern, breakfast is home-cooked and delicious. Garden is charming, location is fabulous.
Only caveat: you must be willing and able to climb stairs.