A Depression Era Guide To New Orleans


ALTHOUGH New Orleans normally possesses ample hotel and other facilities for the many thousands who come yearly to enjoy its mild climate, romantic atmosphere, Mid-Winter Sports Carnival, and world-famed Mardi Gras, to prevent possible inconvenience or disappointment it is suggested that visitors write or wire in advance for accommodations desired, especially during the winter months.

DeSoto Hotel, 420 Baronne St; 226 rooms all with hot and cold running  water, and 175 with private bath; rates $1.50 up, European plan; garage 50 cents extra; convention hall, writing-room, restaurant (lunch 60 cents, dinner $1), coffee shop, and bar.

Jung Hotel, 1500 Canal St; 700 rooms, all with private bath, running ice water, ceiling fans, servidor, and outside exposure; rates $3-$4, European plan; parking lot 15 cents extra; roof garden, three convention halls, dining-room, coffee shop, bar, Turkish baths, barber shop, and beauty parlor.

Lafayette Hotel, 628 St. Charles St.; 80 rooms, all with running water and ceiling fans 55 with private baths; rates, $1.75 up, European plan; garage 50 cents extra.

LaSalle Hotel, 1113 Canal St.; 100 rooms 70 with ceiling fans, and 50 with private bath; rates, $1.25-$2.50, European plan; garage 50 cents extra.

Monteleone Hotel, 214 Royal St.; 600 rooms 540 have radios, 500 have private baths, and all have hot and cold running water and ceiling fans; rates $1.50-$3.50. European plan; garage 50ff, parking lot 15 cents; conven tion hall, dining-room, coffee shop, bar, and beauty parlor.

New Orleans Hotel, 1300 Canal St.; 275 rooms, all with private bath and ceiling fan; rates $3 up, European plan; garage 50 cents extra; convention
hall, air-conditioned dining-room and coffee shop, writing-room, and barber shop.

Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St.; 700 rooms, 400 air-conditioned; rates $3.50 up. European plan; garage 50 cents extra; convention halls, dining- rooms, coffee shop, bar, cocktail lounge, beauty parlor, Turkish baths, etc.

Hotel and Other Accommodations

Senator Hotel, 208 Dauphine St.; 115 rooms 68 with private baths; rates $1 up.

St. Charles Hotel, 211 St. Charles St.; 600 rooms with hot and cold water, and radio all with private bath; rates $3 up; European plan; dining - room, bar, barber shop, beauty parlor, writing-rooms, etc.

Apartment Hotels

Carol Hotel, 3628 St. Charles Ave. (St. Charles car from Canal and Baronne Sts.), thirty-six blocks from Canal; 42 rooms, each with private bath and ceiling fan; rates by the day $1.50 up, lower by week or month, a la carte or table d hote dining-room service.

Pontchartrain Apartment Hotel, 2031 St. Charles Ave. (St. Charles car from Canal and Baronne Sts.) ; 80 efficiency apartments in four sizes, all with private baths; rates $3 per day up, $85 per month up; garage 50 cents day, weekly and monthly rates available.

Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A.

Y.M.C.A., 936 St. Charles Ave. (Lee Circle); 40 rooms for local and visiting members only. Central floor bath; recreational facilities available.

Y.W.C.A., 929 Gravier St.; accommodations for 53 private rooms, double rooms, and dormitories (4 beds) ; central baths, coffee shop, recreational facilities; rates 75 cents, $1, and $1.50; weekly and monthly rates available.

Tourist Camps

A number of tourist camps are located on US 90, 61, and 65; rates $1 per day up.

Accommodations for Negroes

Page Hotel, 1038 Dryades St.; 15 rooms all with hot and cold shower baths, running ice water; rates 75 cents to $1.50, European plan; no extra charge for auto parking and telephone.

Patterson Hotel, 761 S. Rampart St.; 26 rooms, all with baths; rates 75 cents to $1.50.

Y.M.C.A., 2 2 20 Dryades St. (Freret car from Canal and St. Charles Sts.); room list available; transients placed in private homes.

Y.W.C.A., 2436 Canal St. (Cemeteries or West End car from any place on Canal St.); accommodations for 36 transients; central bath; meals served on request; rates $1.50 week up.

Additional Information

There are many other small hotels, tourist camps, tourist homes, and boarding-houses which may be found listed in the telephone directory, or easily identified while driving about the city by the signs displayed. St. Charles Avenue above Poydras Street as far up as Jackson Avenue is lined with small hotels and rooming houses, as. likewise are Canal from Claiborne to Broad, Esplanade from the river to North Galvez, and Royal from Ursuline to Canal. Mention is made of these particular streets largely because of their accessibility and profuse accommodations; however, there are many other thoroughfares upon which such facilities may be found.

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