built in 1956 / reimagined 2017Thanks to its retro “motel” sign out front, this unassuming low-rise seems at first glance like a forgotten 1950s anachronism. But look past the period-piece signage and The Drifter reveals itself as an exercise in modernized nostalgia, both in terms of design and concept. With a name inspired by the iconoclastic Beat Generation of postwar America, the property is a playful respite from New Orleans' expected offerings, shining a light on a newly hip side of the city by acting as a melting pot for the local and global “drifters” who end up there. In addition to a café serving up specialty coffee from La Colombe and baked goodies, the culinary program sees a rotation of chic food trucks and on-property pop ups that offer a host of ever-changing tastes, from Mexico City to Haiti, Colombia, and beyond. Add in the artwork of local creatives and a busy events calendar—best enjoyed with fresh frozen cocktails, Japanese beers and sakes, or the local wines on offer—and it's clear why this Tulane Avenue property is making waves on the New Orleans scene.The Drifter
Details / Other Expenses
|Year of Last Renovation:||2016|
|Corridors:||All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways|
|Non Smoking Rooms:||20|
|Rooms with 1 Bed:||10|
|Rooms with 2 Beds:||10|
|Room Windows:||Windows Don't Open|
|Meeting Rooms:||0 |
|Dist. to Food/Bars:|| On-site |
|Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:|| 1.0 Mi |
|Dist. to Nearest Gym:|| 1.0 Mi |
11:00am-10:00pm weekdays; 11:00am-Midnight weekends
|Ownership:||Tulane Avenue Inns, LLC| Policies / Expenses
A non-refundable deposit will be required upon booking. 100% of the remaining non-refundable balance due will be charged within 30 days prior to check-in. All terms will be outlined per contract.
|Typical Group Deposit:||50%|
|Total Misc Fees:||$0.50 USD |
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
|Occupancy Tax:|| 0.50 Per Night|
|City Tax:|| 4.00%|
Amenities / Features Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
We charge $50 per night for each pet under 25 lbs. When we say pet we really mean dog, but just get in touch if you have something different or larger and we'll try to make it work.
Airport & Shuttle Information
We are located 13 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). The drive is 20-30 minutes depending on traffic.
Local Shuttle Info: Airport Shuttle can be arranged through the Airport at a fee.
Airport Shuttle? Sorry
airport shuttle available.
Cereal and Coffee available for purchase.
Internet / WiFI
Wi-Fi is complimentary in common areas and guest rooms.