A hotel can make or break a solo traveler's trip! From big international chains to chic boutique hotels, New Orleans has it all. Taking into account safety, location, and price, we’ve put together a list of the best hotels in New Orleans for the female solo traveler.
The Columns Hotel
Whether you're looking for weekend lodging for a solo adventure or just a place to sip happy hour cocktails, the Columns Hotel -3811 St Charles Ave.-has something for everyone. Grand, elegant, and modern - the Columns Hotel is located on the historic St. Charles Avenue and its porch is the perfect place to watch streetcars roll by. Visitors to The Columns can enjoy an affordable over-night stay in one of the hotels 20 beautiful rooms, or visit the hotel for food and drinks.
The Columns, one of the most majestic remaining examples of turn-of-the-century Louisiana architecture, has an ambiance of age-old elegance, yet remains one of the most comfortable and affordable hotels in New Orleans. Located on one of the city’s most grand and historic streets, St. Charles Avenue, The Columns is easy and safe to get to and is located in one of New Orleans’s safest neighborhoods.
The Henry Howard Hotel
If you're looking for spot where rich tradition meets modern-day design, the Henry Howard Hotel is the place for you. Located in the lively and picturesque Garden District, the Henry Howard Hotel was built in 1867 as a double gallery townhouse designed by famed architect Henry Howard, and has been reimagined into an service focused 18 bedroom, luxury boutique hotel.
The hotel favors beautiful Greek revival architecture that boasts Corinthian columns and maintains the authenticity of the original double gallery, while pairing old world elegance, modern comfort, and unparalleled Southern hospitality.
The Pontchartrain Hotel
It is hard to find a native New Orleanian who does not have a memory of The Ponchartrain Hotel. Christmas Eve dinners celebrated and first dates had between bites of Mile High Pie and Crab Remick. The hotel became a part of the local culture, from the Silver Whistle Cafe's blueberry muffins becoming a morning must to being the site where the New Orleans Saints were officially created. After an extensive renovation in the summer of 2016, the Pontchartrain Hotel has been restored to recapture its storied elegance.
Named after Louis XIV court's Count de Ponchartrain, The Pontchartrain Hotel originally opened as a residential hotel in 1927. In 1948, owner Lyle Aschaffenburg refashioned the property as a luxury hotel and it became a magnet for prominent who's who, both local and visitor alike. The hotel has hosted storied guests such as Frank Sinatra, Truman Capote, presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, and not to mention Tennessee Williams, who worked on "A Streetcar Named Desire" while staying at the hotel
The Park View Historic Hotel
The Park View Historic Hotel is located on St. Charles Avenue, overlooking Audubon Park. Built in 1884 to welcome guests to the famed World International and Cotton Exposition, the Park View is listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. Recently purchased and beautifully restored by local New Orleanians, the Park View offers timeless elegance and superior southern hospitality.
Situated in Uptown New Orleans, just steps away from Tulane University and Loyola University, the Park View is convenient to tourist attractions and the finest dining establishments. Take a legendary St. Charles Avenue streetcar ride through the Garden District to the French Quarter, and return for an afternoon aperitif on the porch or a glass of wine in the library.
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