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The Southern Hotel

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Romantic Hotels: There are plenty of reasons to cross the 24-mile causeway across Lake Pontchartrain to the Northshore, but downtown Covington is surely high on the list. Oozing laid-back charm, this compact town and parish (county) seat of St. Tammany boasts a historic downtown dating back to 1813. With the reopening of the lovely Southern Hotel, Covington can now offer guests a first-class place to lay their heads. Art filled and dripping with cushy extras, this historic circa 1907 hotel was restored to its former glory and reopened in 2014. The Mission-style building, with its wide archways and lush center courtyard, offers a welcoming oasis to couples looking for a romantic retreat. Don't miss a romantic dinner in the fab Oxlot 9 restaurant onsite.

Luxury Hotels: There are plenty of reasons to cross the 24-mile causeway across Lake Pontchartrain to the Northshore, but downtown Covington is surely high on the list. Oozing laid-back charm, Covington boasts a historic downtown dating back to 1813. With the reopening of the lovely Southern Hotel, Covington can now offer guests a first-class place to lay their heads. Art filled and dripping with cushy extras, this historic circa 1907 hotel was restored to its former glory and reopened in 2014. The Mission-style building, with its wide archways and lush center courtyard, offers a welcoming oasis to couples looking for a romantic retreat. Decorated in a serene palette of muted earth tones, the public spaces boast details like hand-blown Venetian chandeliers and exposed brickwork, with marble finishes and an exposed fireplace in the lobby original to the site.


Address

428 E. Boston St
Covington, LA 70433

Map / Directions
+18448661907

Expert Tips by Beth D'Addono

New Orleans Local Expert

Best for Romantic Hotels Because: Enjoy a romantic stroll in downtown Covington while based at this romantic retreat.

Best for Luxury Hotels Because: The Southern Hotel in walkable Covington is a welcome retreat from the action of the city.

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