Welcome to the Historic


Grand, Elegant, and Inviting — Overlooking the famous St. Charles Avenue, The Columns was built in 1883 and features original architecture and interior design. Patrons can enjoy an affordable over-night stay in one of the hotel’s 20 beautiful rooms, or pop in for food and drinks at the renowned Victorian Bar and Front Gallery.

What The Columns Has to Offer…

Offering something for everyone with a unique New Orleans blend of modern amenities and antique decor, the hotel is a true testament to the Old-South.

Upcoming Events

Nightly Music Open to the Public

  • Monday @8pm
    Cajun with David Doucet of Beausoleil
  • Tuesday @8pm
    Classical Jazz with John Rankin
  • Wednesday @8pm
  • Thursday @8pm
  • Friday @6pm
  • Sunday 11am-3pm
    Sunday Jazz Brunch with Chip Wilson

Breakfast & Brunch

The Columns Hotel offers guests a southern breakfast every morning, Sunday jazz brunch, and daily happy hour from 5 – 7 pm. This grand mansion has outdoor accommodations along the house’s garden, as well as front porch and indoor lounge seating. The Columns Hotel is a landmark in the city that transports guests back to the history and romance of 20th century New Orleans.

Happy Hour

Come see why The Columns is on Esquire’s Guide to the 100 Best Bars in America! The Columns’ Victorian Lounge was awarded 9 awards in the Zagat Survey 2007 Best of New Orleans, Night Life Special Appeals for Hotel Bar, Cocktail Experts, Live Music, and After Work.

7 days a week from 5-7pm — Beer, wine, martinis, and select cocktails all at reduced prices!

Front Gallery

Come out and enjoy the beautiful weather on our breathtaking Front Gallery, which also offers a great view of St. Charles Ave and the historic street car line. Our cocktail servers will be more than happy to serve you the meal or drink of your choice.

Also, don’t forget about our Award Wining Happy Hour everyday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dining Room

The Dining Room is one of the most peaceful in New Orleans, with overhead fans, concave mirrors, Victorian decor and French stained glass. Open daily for breakfast, Sunday Jazz Brunch, and private parties, The Dining Room is the perfect setting for memorable, elegant dining. For a complete menu, call us at 504.899.9308

Victorian Lounge

The Victorian Lounge is known for its grandeur and romantic setting. It is the epitome of age-old elegance and Southern hospitality with an exquisite mahogany bar and classic fifteen-foot ceilings. The twelve-foot, solid mahogany doors offer every visitor a grand entrance. The Victorian Lounge, once the family dining room, features exquisite examples of Queen Anne design, such as the paneled mahogany (imported from Honduras) ceiling.


The Columns Hotel offers 20 beautiful rooms on 2 floors. Ranging from the simply cozy to the exquisitely grand, each room features some small delight to be enjoyed – fireplaces, armoires, and claw foot tubs. Our rooms also feature Victorian furnishings, beautiful views of St. Charles Avenue, and unique 4-poster beds. Our en suites rooms offer spacious sitting and sleeping accommodations!

Private Events

The Columns, with its elegant Victorian decor, is the perfect place for your private events. Our versatile rooms can accommodate up to 300 people for your event.With over 35 years in hosting experience, we have a talented team at your service to ensure that your event will be spectacular.