Columns Hotel

Columns Hotel

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3811 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115
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Burns, Kansas

This historical hotel is only 2 .5 blocks away and was featured in Brooks Shield's movie Pretty Baby. I love to have an after dinner drink on their beautiful veranda and listen to the St. Charles Ave streetcar go by. A very nice way to end the evening.

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5 stars for ambience alone! Great spot to relax and watch the day go by. Walking distance from the house.

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Local from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

The Columns Hotel is legendary for its welcoming front porch bracketed by -- wait for it -- columns. It's an ideal place to gather and enjoy a Bloody Mary or other classic cocktail while watching the streetcar pass by on St. Charles. The interior is all dark wood and plush and there are plaques commemorating the Brooke Shields movie Pretty Baby, in which The Columns played a brothel. Students from three nearby universities (Loyola, Tulane, and UNO) invite renowned authors to the hotel as part of the 1718 reading series.

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New Orleans, LA

I’ve stayed at The Columns Hotel several times, and even though it’s a 10-minute (at least) ride on the St. Charles streetcar to get into the French Quarter, the romance of the place is worth the trip it takes to get to Tourist Central. Built in 1883 and listed in the Registry of Historic Places, The Columns grips you from the moment you spy the white columned building and step onto the path toward the porch, which has been the site of many a sultry summer, Mint Julep-sipping cocktail hour or wedding party. As you step inside, the beautiful dining areas and banquet room flank the entrance that leads to the famous bar — all dark wood and crimson velvet chairs — in the back. (The Brooke Shields and Susan Sarandon movie Pretty Baby was filmed here, and the 19th century bordello vibe lingers on.) Each room is idiosyncratically decorated, but united by one thing: a decadent yet homey 19th century feel that makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. (Staffed by friendly Tulane students and locals.)

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Los Angeles, California

This old school hotel used to be a private club for a while. It's gorgeous inside, and even worth just going into their Victorian Lounge for a drink if you don't stay there overnight. Details Magazine listed it as one of the Top Ten Sexiest Places on Earth. They have a summer rate that's more affordable.

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Great happy hour specials

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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