The Pontchartrain Hotel
2031 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70140
Nightly Rates: ( 94.00 - 274.00 )
Old World elegance meets Southern hospitality in the Pontchartrain. Each of our 118 guest rooms and suites is individually designed and exquisitely furnished, offering the splendor of a bygone era while providing luxurious, modern amenities. No other hotel in the world more appropriately conveys the feeling of being an honored guest in someone's home than does the Pontchartrain. Over the years, the hotel's portals have welcomed dignitaries, royalty, diplomats and stars of stage and screen. To preserve this wonderful guest history, a number of our more illustrious guests have graciously allowed us to attach their names to some of our guest rooms and suites... and frequent guests have had suites decorated in their own distinctive styles. For every guest, the Pontchartrain offers the subtle ambience of a small European inn, a refreshing change from ordinary accommodations...
· Coffee Maker in Room
· Handicapped Rooms/Facilities
· Express Checkout
· Hairdryers Available
· Modem Lines in Room
· Meeting/Banquet Facilities
· No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
· Free Newspaper
· Free Newspaper
· Pets Allowed
· Room Service
· Safe Deposit Box
· Television with Cable
· Laundry/Valet Services
· VIP Rooms/Services
Room InformationOur Rooms and Suites
Old World elegance meets Southern hospitality in the Pontchartrain. Each of our 118 guest rooms and suites is individually designed and exquisitely furnished, offering the splendor of a bygone era while providing luxurious, modern amenities. No other hotel in the world more appropriately conveys the feeling of being an honored guest in someone's home than does the Pontchartrain. Over the years, the hotel's portals have welcomed dignitaries, royalty, diplomats and stars of stage and screen. To preserve this wonderful guest history, a number of our more illustrious guests have graciously allowed us to attach their names to some of our guest rooms and suites ... and frequent guests have had suites decorated in their own distinctive styles. For every guest, the Pontchartrain offers the subtle ambience of a small European inn, a refreshing change from ordinary accommodations ... -Queen: Cozy, charming European style room with a queen bed and shower or French Demi bath. 200 square feet -Double Queen: Richly appointed room with two queen beds and a large full bath. 370 square feet -King: Beautifully decorated and comfortable king bedded room with a full bath. 370 square feet -Deluxe King: Spacious and uniquely designed King bedded room with a sitting area, full bath and dressing area. 500 square feet. -Executive Suite: Unique original apartment, distinctly decorated with a living room, dressing area, full bath and separate king bedded sleeping room. 850 square feet. -Grand Suite: A luxury suite decorated in the distinctive style preferred by famous frequent guests of the The Pontchartrain including Mary Martin, Joan Fontaine, Helen Hayes, Carol Channing. The Presidential Suite is decorated for the hotel's founder, Mr. Lyle Aschaffenburg. Each provides a living/dining area, wet bar and a large bath with dressing area. 1000 square feet. -Penthouse Garden: A luxurious intimate suite with a living room and study with built-in entertainment center, King bedded guestroom with a dressing area and shower. This suite is enhanced with a large split-level balcony overlooking the Historic Garden District with Jacuzzi and sun deck. 800 square feet. -Penthouse Terrace: This elegant and spacious suite includes a full kitchen, gas lit fireplace, full bath, extraordinary dressing area and king bedded master bedroom. The terrace offers a panoramic view of the city. 1,200 square feet. *The two Penthouse Suites can be combined to provide a unique setting with unsurpassed luxury, featuring two King sized beds, 2 ½ baths and a large living/dining area. Capacity to 45 people for receptions. 2000 square feet.
*Indicative rates for search purposes only; check for specific rate when making a reservation.
· American Dollars is the native currency.
· Check in time is 3 PM
· Check out time is 12 NOON
· Time Zone is GMT -6
· Opened in Named in honor of Count de Pontchartrain from the court of Louis XVI, the doors of the Pontchartrain Hotel were first opened in March of 1927. The impressive 12-story hotel included 80 apartments.
· Renovated in The Pontchartrain Hotel was completely renovated in 2000.
· 118 rooms.
· 0 suites.
· 12 floors.
-From New Orleans International Airport: *Exit airport at I-10 East *Follow I-10 to US 90 Business *Exit St. Charles Ave. *Turn right onto St. Charles Ave. *Hotel is 8 blocks down on the right.
Coming from the West: -I-10 East toward New Orleans -Take Hwy 90 West Bank exit (that will remain straight) -Take the Carondelet St. / St. Charles Ave. exit -Get in the right hand lane and go through the light -Make a right on St. Charles Ave. -We are eight blocks down on the right @ 2031 St. Charles Ave Coming from the East: -I-10 West toward New Orleans -From the left-hand lane take the Business Hwy 90 West Bank exit -Stay in the left-hand lane and merge onto the bridge -Take the Carondelet St. / St. Charles Ave. exit -Get in the right hand lane and go through the light -Turn right on St. Charles Ave. -We are eight blocks down on the right @ 2031 St. Charles Ave
Nestled peacefully in the lower Garden District at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Josephine Street, the Pontchartrain Hotel is an imposing structure with its brick façade and architectural style. Five gas light standards line the hotel along the St. Charles Avenue sidewalk -- duplicates of the ones in the Place Vendome in Paris. The streetcar to the French Quarter and area attractions stops directly in front of The Pontchartrain, and we provide complimentary shuttle service to the convention center and downtown New Orleans. The Pontchartrain Hotel is located: -2 miles from French Quarter -14 miles from the New Orleans International Airport with easy access to Interstate 10 -1 mile to Convention Center -1/2 mile to Loyola and Tulane Universities
-New Orleans International Airport -MSY- is located 17 miles west of The Pontchartrain Hotel.-Gulfport-Biloxi Airport -GPT- is located 77 miles east of The Pontchartrain Hotel.
-All reservations must be guaranteed to a major credit card upon confirmation. **If staying during Mardi Gras period, full stay deposit will be charged to your credit card upon confirmation.
-All cancellations must be processed 24 hrs. prior to arrival date to avoid one night penalty charge.**If staying during Mardi Gras period, must cancel at least 1 month prior to arrival date to avoid full stay deposit forfeiture.
Restaurant InformationDining at Lafitte's Restaurant
Dining at Lafitte's Restaurant contains all the ingredients to satisfy one's taste for New Orleans' renowned cuisine without ever having to leave the hotel! Our signature dessert, The Mile High Pie, is an exuberant celebration of New Orleans' richly-deserved reputation for fine dining. Its introduction in 1948 made culinary history. The sunny Lafitte's Restaurant is the chosen breakfast nook for the city's politicians and civic leaders. Decorated in an attractive, cozy French Country design, it is often depicted in novels set in New Orleans as "the" place for breakfast. Lafitte's and the Hotel are also the settings for a portion of author Anne Rice's novel, "The Witching Hour." Hours of Operation: Breakfast Monday - Sunday 7am - 11:30am Lunch Monday - Sunday 11:30am - 2pm Dinner Monday - Sunday 5:30pm - 10pm Room Service Monday - Sunday 7 am - 10 pm Capacity: The restaurant seats 71 guests and 100 guests for catering reception. Diners enjoy complimentary Valet Parking. *All major credit cards accepted. Casual dress.Bayou Bar
Guests can also experience the authentic atmosphere of New Orleans' nightlife at the Bayou Bar, where cocktails and camaraderie combine crescent city-style. Added in 1947, the Bayou bar remains a popular meeting place for local professionals as well as guests. (A favorite hangout for Frank Sinatra and Frankie Laine when they visited New Orleans, the Bayou Bar was also the place where the New Orleans Saints NFL agreement was signed.) Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 4:30 pm - until; Friday - Sunday 11am - until Live Entertainment: Friday - Saturday, 9pm - 1am Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 5pm - 7pm
Meeting FacilityOur beautiful Meeting and Banquet rooms
From opening day to the present, The Pontchartrain has set the stage for New Orleans' most memorable and prestigious weddings, receptions, events, banquets and meetings. Whether you're planning a wedding, reception, meeting or banquet, we'll assure you of an event to remember! The Pontchartrain can accommodate as many as 500 people in 8,500 square feet of beautifully appointed meeting and banquet space. High ceilings, intricate architectural details and authentic historic charm create an unparalleled atmosphere for your special event. As old-fashioned as we are in décor, The Pontchartrain is modern in performance. Your group will enjoy full access to productivity enhancing audiovisual equipment and business support services, including fax and computer modem capabilities. Appropriate for elegant banquets, executive board meetings and private parties, The Pontchartrain features flexible function space and sophisticated appointments for every occasion. Since New Orleans is a city where people end lunch conversations by speculating on the menu for dinner, our professional catering and banquet staff is ever mindful of the challenge to provide your group with culinary creations that meet your needs and budget. Our meetings and banquet staff will work closely with you from start to finish and make sure that you and your group enjoy a successful event!
Recreation InformationFor The Leisure Traveler
The Pontchartrain Hotel offers leisure travelers the subtle ambiance of a small European Inn with the southern charm of New Orleans. A refreshing Quarter, the Pontchartrain offers luxury without the hustle and bustle.
Area AttractionsReference Points
1. Bourbon Street: World famous street in French Quarter, located 2 miles NE from the hotel. 2. French Quarter: Historic District, located 2 miles NE from the hotel. 3. Garden District: Beautiful homes, gardens and shops. The Pontchartrain is located in this area. 4. Harrah's Casino: Located 2 Miles NE from the hotel. 5. Audobon Zoo: World renowned zoo, located 1.5 miles SW of hotel. 6. Aquarium of the Americas: Located 2 miles E of hotel. 7. Tulane and Loyola Universities: Located 1.5 miles SW of hotel. 8. St. Charles Streetcar: Public transportation 9. Jackson Square: LA Historical Museum, located 3 miles E of hotel. 10. Convention Center: located 1 mile SE of hotel. 11. Superdome: Located 1 mile N of hotel.