The Drifter Hotel

3522 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA, USA
Mid City Esplanade Ridge

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Hotel Description

There’s nothing wrong with those classic New Orleans houses with their second-floor galleries, but there’s life beyond the French Quarter. Mid-City isn’t far away, but the vibe at the Drifter is like nothing else you’ve seen in this town. It’s a renovated mid-century motel, for one thing, the sort of low-slung two-story modernist building we’ve seen rehabilitated to great effect in towns like Austin, Texas. And while youth-oriented boutique hotels are not unheard of in New Orleans, the Drifter goes one further: with its rotating selection of food trucks, its well-chosen craft beers, its third-wave coffee, and its charmingly hedonistic courtyard pool, it’s tailor-made for young travelers with more taste than money.

The rooms, which marry minimalistic plaster walls and well-chosen modernist furnishings, are a case in point — there’s not much in the way of traditional luxury, but sturdy, comfortable beds and bedside Tivoli radios go a long way. The centerpiece, however, is the courtyard, which has been converted from the traditionally charmless parking lot into a poolside lounge that’s just the opposite. With its lush landscaping and its no-frills outdoor furniture it’s the heart of the Drifter, and the crowd from the adjoining café and lounge effortlessly spills outside. Safe to say New Orleans’s reputation as one of America’s most sociable cities is in good hands here.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 20 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Please note: All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card. Best available rates will be charged 3 days prior to arrival. Cards will be validated within 24 hours of booking. Advance Purchase reservations will be charged in full within 24 hours of booking and are non-refundable. Non-guaranteed reservations are not accepted. Blackout dates will be charged in full within 24 hours of booking and are non-refundable. Non-guaranteed reservations are not accepted. Best Available Rates may be canceled by 3:00 PM CST, 72 hours prior to arrival. Reservations canceled within less than 72 hours will be charged for the full balance of length of stay including room and tax. Guests 21+ only permitted on property.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Standard King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 210 ft²/19 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden, pool or courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • Aesop bath amenities
    • air conditioning window unit
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • safe
    • sofa
    • tiled floor
    • Travel guides by Wildsam and artwork by Butch Anthony
  • Standard Double Queen

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 210 ft²/19 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden, pool or courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • Aesop bath amenities
    • air conditioning window unit
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • tiled floor
    • Travel guides by Wildsam and artwork by Butch Anthony
  • Garden Double Queen

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 210 ft²/19 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden, pool or courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • Aesop bath amenities
    • air conditioning window unit
    • Frette linen brands
    • iPod docking station
    • patio
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • tiled floor
    • Travel guides by Wildsam and artwork by Butch Anthony
    • working desk
  • Garden King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 210 ft²/19 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden, partial garden, pool or courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • Aesop bath amenities
    • air conditioning window unit
    • Frette linen brands
    • safe
    • sofa
    • tiled floor
    • Travel guides by Wildsam and artwork by Butch Anthony
  • Bunk Room

    • Fits 4 people
    • 4 Double Beds
    • 210 ft²/19 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden, pool or courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • Aesop bath amenities
    • air conditioning window unit
    • Frette linen brands
    • iPod docking station
    • patio
    • safe
    • tiled floor
    • Travel guides by Wildsam and artwork by Butch Anthony
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Please note: All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card. Best available rates will be charged 3 days prior to arrival. Cards will be validated within 24 hours of booking. Advance Purchase reservations will be charged in full within 24 hours of booking and are non-refundable. Non-guaranteed reservations are not accepted. Blackout dates will be charged in full within 24 hours of booking and are non-refundable. Non-guaranteed reservations are not accepted. Best Available Rates may be canceled by 3:00 PM CST, 72 hours prior to arrival. Reservations canceled within less than 72 hours will be charged for the full balance of length of stay including room and tax. Guests 21+ only permitted on property.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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