My husband I stayed at the Columns with friends in late January.
Positives: Staff are professional, polite and obliging.
Negaives: We booked room number 9 which we discovered is above the lounge room downstairs and has paper thin floors and walls. What the hotel's website does not make clear is that the bar is open until 1am and the lounge will be full of revellers until that time. So when Iwe retired for the evening at 11pm, I could not sleep for the noise coming through the floor. Room 9 adjoins room 8 which was occupied while we stayed, and the fact that I could hear clearly what the occupant was watching on TV, also made it impossible for me to sleep. The Front Desk staff member obligingly found us another room at the back of the second floor to which we moved at about midnight. The window looked out to the balconied apartment building next door where at 1am, the occupants of the opposite apartment decided to debrief regarding their Friday night out for a half hour or so which also made it impossible to sleep because the windows also have no noise dampening properties. Saturday night's sleeping efforts met with more success. But we had to move back to room 9 on Sunday night as the room we had moved to was prebooked. The Front Desk staffer assured us that Sunday nights were nowhere near as busy as Fridays and Saturdays as the bar closed early. This was a relief. However, what they failed to advise is that the cleaning staff like to listen to David Bowie at full volume when they commence cleaning at about 1am. A stern phone call to the Front Desk shut that down before too long. I figured Monday night must be a quiet night at the Colums. Wrong! Monday night they had a zydeco band scheduled to play. Again, we moved rooms to the smallest but quietest room of our stay at the back of the second floor. Would I stay at the Colums again? Never! Would I visit for a drink and listen to live music? Definitely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Boutique Hotel featuring Louisiana Dining & Craft Cocktails Wedding Venue, Catering and Meeting Planning Services also available ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Columns Hotel New Orleans