Southern Hotel

Where timeless elegance comes effortlessly.

History meets modern luxury at Southern Hotel in Covington, Louisiana. This enchanting establishment, with its origins dating back to 1907, has long been a beacon of comfort and hospitality for those seeking respite amidst the cool breezes, piney woods, and mineral springs of this quaint town. Restored meticulously, Southern Hotel invites you to indulge in an immersive experience of revitalization and relaxation, just as guests did over a century ago.

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Elevating the art of hospitality.

What it's like

The Southern Hotel started a new life on June 1st, 2014 — exactly 107 years after it first opened its doors. The hotel is once again a beloved gathering place. In fact, its lobby is often called Covington's Living Room! The hotel is committed to providing guests with an experience that is rooted in the past, stays connected to the community around it, and celebrates the elements of a good life — good food and drink, comfort and communion, creativity, and culture.

Independent spirit

History that accommodates.

Small touches

This hotel paints an image of Southern charm and elegance, with each of its luxurious rooms and suites showcasing a unique character. Whether you choose a guestroom with two double beds or a traditional king bedroom, you'll find comfort in deluxe mattresses, large flat-screen TVs, and complimentary WiFi. As you stroll through the hotel, you'll notice local artwork adorning the common areas, paying homage to Covington's rich legacy as an artists' community.

Eat and drink

Experience a slice of Louisiana's iconic food culture at Southern Hotel. Onsite, The Gloriette restaurant serves an enticing blend of local and French-inspired cuisine in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. For a taste of Covington's nightlife, retreat to the Cypress Bar. Adorned with historic Covington postcard murals and a mesmerizing backlit bar, the venue offers an array of events, from beer and whiskey tastings to live music and themed nights. Experience a slice of Louisiana's iconic food culture, welcoming and satiating all walks of life.

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Rooms & Rates

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Located in the center of charming Covington, Louisiana.

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Guest Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge
  • Luggage storage
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary onsite parking
  • Guest laundry services (fees apply)
  • Business services (fees apply)
  • Dog-friendly accommodations available (fees apply, please contact hotel directly to book)

Eat & Drink

    • Breakfast served daily
    • Brunch served Saturday - Sunday
    • Lunch served Monday - Friday
    • Dinner served Monday - Saturday
  • Cypress Bar (cocktails and small plates served daily)

Fitness & Recreation

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Courtyard
  • Front porch

In-room amenities

  • Bath products
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Seating area (select rooms only)
  • Writing desk (select rooms only)
  • Flat-screen TV 
  • Wet bar (select rooms only)
  • Mini fridge (select rooms only)
  • Coffee maker
  • Record player (select rooms only)
  • In-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Private balcony or patio (select rooms only)

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be canceled at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty charge of the total booking amount.
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Meetings + Events

Hosting a meeting or event? With over 4,500 square feet of event space that can accommodate up to 170 people, the Southern Hotel is the perfect choice among Covington venues. To learn more, click here.

Event Space Dimensions (LxH) Square Feet Theater Classroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet Rounds
Olympia Room 16.7' x 34' 595 48 16 28 27 30* 27 20
Camelia Ballroom 34' x 59' 2,160 150 112 58 28 100** 170 72
Camelia Sunroom 18' x 59' 1,287 75 25 36 34 60 48 20
Josie Room 11' x 11' 120 -- -- -- -- -- 6 --
Cabana Room 22' x 15' 330 -- -- 12 -- -- 14 --

*Reception seating with satellite bar
**Reception seating with band and dance floor

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