A city unlike any other in the United States, New Orleans has a distinct, unique culture. The Drifter fits right in amongst the eclectic charm of the city. With the vibe of an old-school motel (it was built in the 1950s so it feels very natural) and re-imagined only last year, The Drifter is a really cool mix of old and new.
Inside, the hotel’s rooms are replete with concrete and wood. Patterned floor tiles offer character and depth to the otherwise minimal, clean spaces. The common areas are a different story. A millennial pink feature wall with tropical imagery dominates the dining space, complemented by pistachio green furnishings.
Loungers, tropical plants, and a bar that serves up frozen cocktails surround the central swimming pool. There’s a distinct 1950s charm to The Drifter, but it has the comforts and amenities we’re used to in the 21st century. As far as boutique hotels go, it’s definitely one of the more unique concepts we’ve seen.