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Hotels Above Par – September 2021

If you’re the type who stops channel surfing anytime you catch “Sweet Home Alabama” on TV, you’re sure to be drawn in by these hospitable hotels that practically ooze Southern charm. From design to amenities to front porches that beckon you to sit down and sip sweet tea, these favorites of journalist Kelsey Ogletree’s are sure to make you fall in love with the South — bless your heart…Read more »

Southern Living – March 2021

With a lobby known as “Covington’s living room,” the family-owned Southern Hotel is the city’s largest and will make you feel right at home. Located in the city’s historic district in a building that dates back to 1907, the boutique property was restored into a hotel in 2014 and now has 40 guest rooms and two suites, along with a restaurant and bar. Adjacent to the main hotel is The Garden House, with five accommodations in the renovated former Covington Post Office. If you fancy a bed and breakfast, Covington has two that will have you feeling like a local in no time…Read more »

Condé Nast Traveler – June 2020

As you pull into the forecourt, you see a Mission Revival-style building, the modernity of which
belies the hotel’s history, which stretches back over a century to 1907……Read more »

Traditional Building – December 2019

For some 60 years, in the town of Covington, Louisiana, The Southern Hotel on the
north shore of Lake Pontchartrain was the premier place for vacationers to stay……Read more »

New Orleans Bride – Summer 2018

The wedding is a time of celebrations, of jubilation, and — frankly — of exhaustion. Before you
jet off for an exotic honeymoon, take time for some much-needed respite by indulging in a mini-moon.
The location: A nearby destination that offers a heavy dose of romance…..Read more »

Laura Fuentes – May 2018

As a full-time wife, mom, blogger, chef, chauffeur, and nurse- at least,
for my family, life can get a bit CRAZY. The daily to-dos can quickly pile up, and after a while,
my body and mind ask me to slow down a little…..Read more »

Southern Living  – The South’s Best – April 2018

Where you check in can make or break your vacation. Whether you are getting
away for a couple weeks or just a few days, you want your trip to include that
“wow” moment when you walk into a lobby and sense it right away:
This place is something special……. Read more »

Condé Nest Traveler – March 2018

There’s a wealth of scenic and cultural interest to be found within a day’s striking
distance of New Orleans. Just a quick drive over beautiful Lake Pontchartrain
delivers a delightful change of pace on the North Shore…… Read more »

The Shoofly Magazine – February 2018

This Louisiana city is just an hour away from Bay St. Louis and
its historic district offers many of the same charms, making it a
perfect day-trip destination from the coast….. Read more »

The Local Palate – November 2017

Take a cue from generations of New Orleanians and escape to
Covington, Louisiana. Leaving New Orleans, it’s about an hour drive across
Lake Pontchartrain and into Covington, Louisiana, a world away with its
quiet streets and small town ambiance…..Read more »

Shermans Travel – August 2017

Just an hour’s drive (or less) from New Orleans lies a charming
small town: Covington, in the Louisiana Northshore. It’s home to sweet boutiques, art
galleries, and fine restaurants, but the epicenter is now the Southern Hotel, one of the
finest and prettiest properties below the Mason Dixon Line. ….. Read more »

Dallas News – August 2017

We all make a beeline for New Orleans with our faces fixed for
fabulous food. That won’t change. But let’s not confine ourselves to the
big city. Anyone who bothers to drive the 24-mile causeway….. Read more »

AAA Southern Traveler – May/June 2017

The boutique property exudes Southern charm with its comfortable
veranda, elegant bar with murals based on old hand-tinted postcards of
Covington, a quaint book nook, and a day spa….. Read more »

Toronto Sun – August 2015

Good times rolling again… Read more » – March 2015

Covington’s uniqueness and quiet grace have allowed for a thriving, artistic,
and generous community, and it’s no surprise. There is color and texture in the
town that have been earned by more than 200 years of people
and personalities. Read more »

Houston Chronicle – March 2015

New hotel and buzzy restaurant help boost Covington’s foodie cred Read more »

Southern Living – March 2015

Frequent overnight guest and Southern Living Associate Editor Lacy Morris vetted the
2015 crop 
of lodging newcomers, from small-town Oklahoma to swanky South Beach. Read more »

Bayou Life – February 2015

Lake Providence Natives Transform the Historic Southern Hotel
in St. Tammany Parish to a Dream Destination Read more »

The Dallas Morning News – October 2014

Old-time comforts mix with refined restaurant north of New Orleans Read more »

Country Roads – August 2014

The grand, old belle is back in her party clothes and ready to entertain Read more » – June 2014

Southern Charm with Modern Flair Read more »

USA Today – June 2014

Southern Hotel Regains Historic Luster in Downtown Covington Read more » – November 26, 2014

Southern Hotel in Covington makes prestigious Historic Hotels of America list Read more »

FOX News – November 2014

Southern Hotel among ten newest inductees to Historic Hotel registerRead more »

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