3811 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, USA
Uptown The Garden District
20 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Lively
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taxes included per/nt

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

This late 19th-century Italianate villa is named for its most distinctive architectural feature. Columns was built in 1883 as a private residence for a tobacco merchant, before serving as a wartime boardinghouse and then, in the Fifties, a hotel. Today it belongs to the owner of the Drifter Hotel, but it’s a very different vibe from the Drifter’s mid-century motel aesthetic; after a thorough renovation it’s a Victorian fantasy world, as ornate and colorful as any hotel in town.

Columns’ rooms and suites show plenty of variety, thanks to the historical floor plan. All are decorated in a style you might call maximalist, out of eclectic elements that feel more collected than designed. Some have claw-foot tubs, some have 15-foot ceilings, and all come with Tivoli radios and Aesop bath products.

The bar is the social heart of the hotel, centered around a Victorian lounge with classic coffered mahogany ceilings; this location is merely a suggestion, though, as your drinks will follow you to the garden, the porch, or any of the other common spaces. Meanwhile breakfast and a Sunday Jazz Brunch are served in the hotel’s dining room, along with a simple menu to accompany your evening drinks.

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3811 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, USA
Uptown The Garden District

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Pet Friendly
  • Shopping area nearby

Need to Know

  • The primary guest must be at least 21 years of age to check in.
  • Certain rooms can accommodate a rollaway bed for $25 per stay plus tax. Please confirm availability in advance.
  • Restaurant reservations are recommended.
  • The guest lounge and upper porch are available for private reservation and are therefore not always open to hotel guests.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Credits and discounts will be applied at check-out in local currency unless otherwise noted. Credits are valid toward incidentals only and will be forfeited if not used.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted