Astor Crowne Plaza

Hotel in French Quarter

An $11-million renovation buys you some stylish design details. Look for stacked-silver-bubble lamps and tall, tufted headboards with pops of purple in a primarily neutral color scheme. Business is this 693-room hotel’s primary pleasure, but tourists, too, will enjoy the grand lobby, pool terrace and Dickie ­Brennan’s Seafood Bar.