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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The pictures made this place look way better than it was. It's old and a bit funky. The downstairs bar and porch are great. The breakfast was filling and offered good selections. The staff was courteous. Unfortunately, I was expecting the room to be a bit nicer, especially for the price we paid for it. The carpet looked a bit...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I had always wanted to check this place out and got my chance when a friend stayed here. Awesome bar and restaurant and wonderful New Orleans Vibe. The front terrace is lovely and great to people watch

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were impressed by the staff, the location and the historic nature of this hotel. The accommodations are old, but very comfortable. When one imagines that this hotel was originally a residence, it is mind boggling. The chandelier in the bar is stunning, and there are many pieces of art in the forms of stained glass, sculpture, paintings and architectural...

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Mooresville, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built in 1883 the mansion only has 20 rooms each uniquely decorated with Victorian furnishings or circa 1930. If you're looking for a mini bar, refrigerator or microwave you're not going to find it at The Columns. However, if you want to step back in time and marvel at the beautifully painted ceilings in the ball room, the mahogany bar/lounge,...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place during the Mardi Gras parades. We purchased a wrist band to be able to get drinks and be able to use the bathroom. Best $10.00 spent. We went into the hotel and we visited the bar and ordered some drinks. We sat on the front porch and we watched people and talked. The interior of the...

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Carrollton, Texas
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The hotel is located on St Charles in the garden district, this provides easy access to all New Orleans has to offer. The hotel has friendly staff , a great bar and a picturesque front porch. The hotel also has charming rooms , but at over 130 years old it comes with the quirks you would expect from an old...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Terrible is too charitable; this place is a dump. The front porch is justly famous for the casual perch above St. Charles Avenue, where one can sip a sazerac, enjoy the breeze and transport to a bygone era. But the rough furniture and spartan cracking concrete decor are the first signal that historic charm is code for dingy, rundown, and...

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This an old home that has been converted into a hotel. It is the building that is used as the label on the Southern Comfort bottled. It is a charming old hotel, with a great bar and a ballroom for music, parties and fancy dinners. The hotel is kept beautifully and has been fully restored to its glory. The wooden...

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I've been coming to New Orleans almost every year for a decade and once I discovered the Columns, I've been staying here ever since. The hotel is located in the gorgeous Garden District Uptown, so you're able to enjoy the charm and quiet of New Orleans (and escape the Quarter). It's an easy streetcar ride to the Quarter and CBD,...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We went to Columns Hotel for Thanksgiving Dinner. We really enjoyed our meals of Turkey and Standing Rib. And the cocktails were great. Our only concern was that the Entree was served on a plate far too small and therefore the presentation was poor. Hey guys, you are upmarket. Let's serve the food like an upmarket restaurant!!!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Victorian Lounge at The Columns Hotel
Victorian Lounge at The Columns Hotel
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Pub
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Historic Boutique Hotel featuring Louisiana Dining & Craft Cocktails Wedding Venue, Catering and Meeting Planning Services also available ... more   less 

Additional Information about Columns Hotel

Address: 3811 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115-4681
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
Price Range: $105 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Columns Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Columns Hotel New Orleans
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in New Orleans
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“They might have a band playing in the lobby - double check how that will affect your chosen room”
 of 5 bubbles reeshot, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I wouldn't suggest room 13”
  • Shutters on windows
  • Fireplace and one of 2 wardrobe closets
 of 5 bubbles marthas377, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles nataliew302, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms to the rear and third floor will be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles , 26 May 2016 | Read review
“We were on the top floor and we couldn't hear the music at night.”
 of 5 bubbles dianebesse, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
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