This terrific boutique B&B in the French Quarter is made up of three historic town houses with balconies and courtyards. Breakfast—like buttermilk biscuits with homemade strawberry preserves, fresh juice and a café au lait—arrives on a silver platter. Rooms from $240; soniathouse.com.
Tacky tchotchkes, floral wallpaper and store-bought muffins might come to mind when you think of bed-and-breakfasts, but America's best B&Bs are beautiful houses with modern amenities and fantastic, often homegrown food. —Alessandra Bulow