Built in 1956, The Drifter Hotel restores mid-century nostalgia to New Orleans' Mid-City. From the neon sign to the vintage light fixtures, the low-rise is a love letter to a bygone era. Check-in starts at a warm wood and tile bar, also serving specialty coffees from La Colombe, while a mix of food trucks and on-site pop-ups host a variety of palates. The 20 rooms and suites are decked out in custom retro-inspired furnishings and pastel hues, offering views of the pool and tropical courtyard. Drinks are served at the poolside bar and include a mix of frozen cocktails, Japanese beers and sakes, and local wines to be enjoyed under the floating disco ball.
Photos: Nicole Franzen