Visit this recently renovated hotel and gallery, restored with sophistication and contemporary luxury in mind, in the French Quarter, just steps from Charleston Harbor. The palm-tree-enclosed gallery has been given high accolades for comfort and chic style. The Vendue is also a celebrated art hotel, with works from all over the globe curated by a local artist studio. The current resident artist, Fred Jamar, paints in the working studio section of the hotel’s lobby. 19 Vendue Range, thevendue.com.