The Columns Hotel

The Columns Hotel

The Columns Hotel locationNew Orleans, LA

(21 Reviews)

Full service hotel (with up to 20 guest rooms available for room blocks & including a complimentary, fully plated, served, hot breakfast); public restaurant & bar lounge (hotel guests with capability to charge to rooms, as well as mingle with real regular locals, & listen to variety of musical entertainment); and on site, in house caterer that helps with all requests to use small rooms hosting 16-30 guests, medium rooms 20-45 guests (weather permits an outdoor area for another 20-30 guests), large rooms 50-95 guests, a combination of 2-3 rooms for 100-200 guests, and entire first floor (rooms, restaurant, lounge, & outdoors) as a venue for 200+ guests. Catering all inclusive of staff, china, linen, glassware, silverware, and a planner who can provide or recommend certain decor items, assist with rooms setups & sequence of service, as well as be there day of to execute previous plans or script day of changes.

The Columns Hotel Reviews

The Columns Hotel Reviews

Review of The Columns Hotel by Tony Magee
5 30/06/2018 Tony Magee

The bar sets a pleasant, cozy ambiance to get a couple of drinks. Cocktails there are great. Even when the bar has a big crowd, there are a few nooks that you can share with a date or a small group. The atmosphere compels me to dress up a bit, but you don't need to get too fancy.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Greig Roselli
5 28/06/2018 Greig Roselli

I've never stayed at this hotel on St. Charles Avenue - but I wanna - nonetheless, it's a fun place to grab a drink and share a snack with friends - choose to sit on the outside patio or inside in one of the several old-style New Orleans rooms that are set up with first-come-first-served waiter service. I like the book-filled study next to the hotel reception desk. Check out the double staircase and the murals. You can actually spend hours examining the decor, maps, and tchotkes in this place. Then grab a drink and laissez les bon temps rouler.

Review of The Columns Hotel by chase greene
4 14/05/2018 chase greene

Old school feel rooms. Elevator small but staircase is decorated. Good bar who doesn't skimp on the alcohol. Would stay at again.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Jacki Budde
5 05/05/2018 Jacki Budde

Really nice atmosphere with friendly waitresses and excellent food. The old fashions were outstanding.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Tiffany Wong
4 21/04/2018 Tiffany Wong

nice hotel. looks pretty with the huge columns. they have space for private events.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Thomas Bretin
5 12/04/2018 Thomas Bretin

On a toujours l'impression d'arriver dans quelque chose de très classe mais non. L'endroit est convivial en terrasse, intime en intérieur.
La déco est très sympa.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Vickie Deihl
3 26/03/2018 Vickie Deihl

Great staff and cocktails but the place needs some tlc. A deep cleaning would go a long way. Overall very charming.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Evan Good
4 14/03/2018 Evan Good

Went in for drinks with friends. Great ambiance and architecture, and friendly staff. Would have preferred a good cider or Mead to be on the menu, since they had a such a large selection.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Devon Davis
5 07/03/2018 Devon Davis

Historic and beautiful, I have not slept here but if you have been to New Orleans or even if you have not bring earplugs as these older beauties have creaks and noise. The hotel was a home and is now a grand in with amazing wood work, rooms all of different styles and a stunning front porch. Come take a tour and enjoy the gracious front desk attendants.( Sorry for fuzzy photo.)

Review of The Columns Hotel by Linda Wolfe
5 05/03/2018 Linda Wolfe

The drinks were good. Bartender was able to make a whiskey sour with egg white, which is tastier than the regular kind.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Barbara C
5 13/02/2018 Barbara C

Beautifully restored uptown mansion that is now a hotel. You get to enjoy and experience classic Southern hospitality in a epic New Orleans setting. Tjere is nothing like sitting on the grand front porch to watch the street cars go by and to get nota feel of old uptown New Orleans life. The service, staff and food were all above standard even at the busiest time of year, Mardi Gras. I would highly recommend to anyone a visit or stay at the Columns to make their New Orleans experience complete. I love the Columns.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Kyle Risser
5 11/02/2018 Kyle Risser

Great staff, reasonable drink prices. Hannah was super friendly, will be visiting again.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Kimberly Silk
5 03/02/2018 Kimberly Silk

A gorgeous mansion in the Garden District, now a boutique hotel. Enjoy cocktails and tasty snacks on the front porch or in the shady side garden.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Bette Sharper
5 28/01/2018 Bette Sharper

The decor is very lovely.It would be a elegant venue for a small to medium sized wedding reception. I found the staff to be very attentive and polite.
I recently attended a repast there for a long time employee, that was given by the owners. That show's a good regard for there team. That impressed
me with there level of care for there employee's and there guests.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Billy Priest
4 25/01/2018 Billy Priest

Beautiful old hotel with some interesting history associated. Had drinks in the first floor bar: lovely!

Review of The Columns Hotel by Yotam andAnna
5 24/01/2018 Yotam andAnna

Very charming! Come here on a late afternoon for a cocktail. Both indoors and on the porch can be lovely.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Chris Smith
4 05/01/2018 Chris Smith

Nice old place. The bar makes excellent drinks and their breakfast is delicious. I wasn't that impressed with the rooms but than again I don't care about antiques. Other people love them. Still a cool place to visit. I'd avoid their elevator if you're claustrophobic because it's very small and people have been known to get stuck in it very scary.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Max Clemons
4 05/01/2018 Max Clemons

Very cool historic bar and hotel, but the drinks are just ok and the service wasn't that great. Definitely a must see location for anyone visiting New Orleans though

Review of The Columns Hotel by Benjamin Leff
5 02/01/2018 Benjamin Leff

Always a great location, relaxing most of the year but packs a crowd during the holidays. It is truly a great time, spacious and excellent bar.

Review of The Columns Hotel by PJ LaRive Chief Engineering Nexus
2 24/12/2017 PJ LaRive Chief Engineering Nexus

The Ambiance was beautiful the drinks were great however the food was cold and subpar. I waitress was very inexperienced and when someone at our tabled asked a question she said i dont know google it......for such a luxurious place you would think their chef would take care and prep for presentation even though its Bistro Style Dining We will definitely try it again. At this point they're definitely not on my top list to put on the radio show but will try again maybe they were having an off night.

Review of The Columns Hotel by Mama & Shortcast
4 10/12/2017 Mama & Shortcast

The Columns was a fun place to stay. Lots of local flavor here. We were told that it was originally built as a private residence in the late 1800’s and it has all the charm and issues that you should expect from a structure that old. That’s not meant in a bad way at all, it’s just that you are most definitely taking a step back in time when you cross the threshold. Embrace it, you won’t be disappointed.

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3811 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA

The Columns Hotel Q&A

The Columns Hotel Q&A

How do you go about creating the perfect menu for your clients?

Ask if they are focused on a style of service or budget. By focus on style, we can offer a seated meal (fully served, buffet, or a combination of the 2) or casual/reception (light or heavy/stationary hors d' oeuvres or combination of both). At that point, bring forth a menu that has their needs in mind & show how if not exactly what they request, explain how we develop it into what they are asking.
If tackling a budget, ask what they envision spending completely (with or without range), if they have done in past what they had, and prioritize purposes (food & enough for a possible meal or before a meal or after a meal; beverages & if open unlimited is okay or is it business oriented and wish to keep everyone sharp by limiting quantity or types). At that point bring forth an estimate & menu format, showcasing a range of options from high to low, length of time, amount of space, and staffing levels.
After all that, let them know if there is any food or beverage item they are fond of that they do not see to let us know what it is to see if we can make it or propose something similar. Remind them that if it is a dietary or religious condition to have an item(s) we can start with whats on list or look beyond.

What do you love most about your job?

The direct access to everything: clients & staff (owners, co-workers); decision making based upon hopefully asking the questions needed with preparing an alternative; the history & knowledge of experience that serves to put on a grand show for even the smallest of occasions; and that quite a bit of the business is repeat or based on referral.

Why should our clients choose you?

We hope that any client chooses us for the direct access to planning their event, willingness to select from options proposed based off our experience & history, and that their is a comfort level that many of them feel to seek us out for all occasions & refer us to anyone they know would appreciate the same level of service.

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