This inviting B&B is a great budget option and our favorite spot for an extended stay. The private four-suite town house is like your own character-filled efficiency apartment. Each spacious room (most sleep three) has a separate entrance, kitchenette and table seating plus brick walls, tall ceilings and homey antiques such as a 1950s (nonworking) stove. Fresh-made breads, wrapped to go, and fruit are set out every morning.

Rooms are stocked with coffee and cereal, and juice and yogurt are in your mini-fridge. The Patio Suite includes a wonderful little private courtyard. The innkeeper provides loads of local restaurant info, and respects guests’ privacy. Close to the Irish Channel and within walking distance of good Magazine St shopping.