The Pontchartrain Hotel

New Orleans, LA
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The Pontchartrain Hotel

2031 St Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 


The Pontchartrain Hotel originally opened as a luxury apartment building in 1927. By the 1940s, it was reborn as an upscale hotel catering to the whims of prominent locals and visitors alike. More recently, the property underwent a massive renovation and rebranding aimed at restoring it to its former grandeur and bringing forth its historic character.

Throughout the years, many prominent names have passed through the hotel’s doors, including Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, The Doors, and several presidents and dignitaries. A source of pride for The Pontchartrain is that Tennessee Williams worked on “A Streetcar Named Desire” while here. The property is located right on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, which traverses one of New Orleans most historic neighborhoods, the Garden District. A stay here charms you, as the streets are lined with 200-year-old oak trees. Plus, you’ll be at the crossroads to downtown’s boisterous French Quarter scene and uptown entertaining, restaurants, music, shopping and business conferences. Drive, ride a bike, stroll along, or take the streetcar to randomly hop off at some of New Orleans’s top attractions, such as Audubon Park, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, Commander’s Palace, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the National World War II Museum.

The 106-room Pontchartrain Hotel features luxury suites, roomy extended stay sprawls, and anything but standard rooms. Their recent revamp brought guests four dazzling food and nightlife spots:

  • Bayou Bar- Casual tavern-style ambiance with an extensive whiskey and beer list.
  • The Silver Whistle Cafe- once a hangout of high-powered New Orleans judges. Now offers breakfast and brunch classics and a local favorite – their famous blueberry muffins.
  • Jack Rose- Eclectic and fun dining that encourages spontaneous celebration. Try the Mile High Pie!
  • Hot Tin- The Pontchartrain Hotel’s crown jewel. This rooftop bar offers stellar 270-degree views of the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans. The space captures the look and feel of a 1940s artist loft with nods to Tennessee Williams.

Guest rooms are luxuriously appointed and offer the perfect balance of Deep South charm and modern comforts. Expect old world antiques and textures as well as plenty of European flair and romantic color schemes that this Spanish-French city is known for. Lacquered black and mint-green tones evoke the majestic oaks dripping with Spanish moss, while layered Moroccan rugs create a multi-textured cozy feel. The vibe is elegantly effortless- perfect for sleeping, working, or celebrating.


Clio King: Oversized room with King size bed, reading nook, desk and flat screen TV.

Clio King City View: Offers spectacular views of the surrounding city and the Garden District.

Erato Double: Spacious room with two double size beds, reading nook, desk and flat screen TV.

Euterpe Queen/Queen Deluxe: Oversized room with two queen size beds, sitting area with sofa, chair and flat screen TV, and desk.

Thalia Family Suite: Two bedroom suite with king size bed in master bedroom. Adjoining room has two twin beds. Perfect for families with children. Both rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs and share a large bathroom.

Calliope King Suite: This well-appointed king suite has a master bedroom with king size bed and reading nook. Additional living room with sofa, seating and entertainment area, and desk.

Polyhymnia Two-Room Suite: Large double suite featuring master bedroom with two double beds. Additional living room with sofa, seating and entertainment area, and desk. 617 sq. ft.

Melpomene Two Bedroom Suite: Two bedroom suite with king beds and connecting bathroom. Additional living room with sofa, seating and entertainment area, and desk. Dining table and wet bar connected to living area.


  • Located in New Orleans’s historic Garden District
  • Iconic New Orleans Food & Drink:
    • Bayou Bar
    • Silver Whistle Cafe
    • Jack Rose
    • Hot Tin
  • Modern comfort with old school touches
  • Features The Parlor at The Pontchartrain as the ideal event venue.


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