Hotels Near Loyola Street in New Orleans

by T.L. Chancellor

Loyola Street is located in the heart of the Garden District of New Orleans, which carries a reputation for classic architecture, streetcars and nationally recognized universities. There are several hotels where people can stay near Loyola Street, many of which either are part of the historical nature of the Garden District or evoke that history while providing modern amenities.

Bed and Breakfasts

There are two bed and breakfasts of note near Loyola Street. The Southern Comfort Bed and Breakfast on Marengo Street was built in 1910 and retains that early 20th-century charm while providing modern amenities like wireless Internet. There are just three rooms in the Southern Comfort, all of which are furnished with period furniture. There is a daily continental breakfast and the hotel takes dietary requests. The Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast on St. Charles was built as a mansion in 1891 and can offer views of every Mardi Gras parade. There are 17 guests rooms, all individually decorated, which feature high ceilings and hardwood floors. Breakfast is made to order and the kitchen stocks low fat and gluten free items.

The History Lesson

The Columns Hotel on St. Charles was built in 1883 and is on the National Registry of Historical Places. It has only 19 rooms but has modern amenities like wireless Internet. But it has plenty of Southern charm, beginning with a daily Southern breakfast buffet that is open to guests and the public. The hotel hosts a Sunday jazz brunch, local musical acts in its lounge and ballroom, and happy hours on weekdays. For those with kids who would like to explore New Orleans, the Columns can arrange for a babysitter. For those who like to stay in their room, classic touches include fireplaces and claw-foot tubs.

Chain Meets St. Charles

The Hampton Inn, located on St. Charles, is a modern building, but its architecture fits nicely into the antebellum charm of the neighborhood. It’s one of the largest hotels near Loyola Street, with more than 100 rooms. The hotel has an outdoor pool, fitness center, parking and a newsstand. Guests can grab a free beverage in the lobby or a free breakfast every morning. All rooms feature high-speed Internet access, DVD/CD players, alarm clocks and a work area.

Around Loyola Street

Loyola Street is in the heart of the city’s Garden District, which was settled in the 1850s by New Orleans’ elite and features some of New Orleans’ oldest and most historic homes. Architecture in the area includes everything from Greek Revival to Victorian. Loyola is also near stops on the St. Charles streetcar line, which runs into downtown. That provides a gateway to Bourbon Street and the convention center area. Loyola Street is also home to Loyola University of New Orleans, part of the network of US universities operated by the Jesuit ministry.

About the Author

T.L Chancellor has more than 12 years of newspaper reporting and editing experience. She has written extensively about education, business and city government. She has also worked at a public relations firm, focusing on environmental issues with clients.