Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Covington, LA
130 Holiday Boulevard
Covington , LA 70433
Reserve a room at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Covington, LA, located just off I-12 and an hour north of New Orleans, and stay near hiking trails, wildlife reserves and boating on Lake Pontchartrain. Fill up before your adventures with hot waffles, buttery grits, oatmeal, fruit and more at our hotel’s complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast. After a day in the French Quarter, you can relax on one of our plush Serta Elite 2000® beds with a cold drink from your in-room refrigerator.
Once you’ve finished hiking or boating, lounge by the outdoor pool with a book from the Read It & Return Lending LibrarySM. Fit in a vigorous workout at the fitness center, and then wash your exercise clothes in the guest laundry facility to keep them fresh. Our amenities and services include:
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Our Hotel Rooms
Check your email with free Internet or watch your favorite HBO show in your modern room or suite. When you’re ready for bed, draw the blackout curtains and curl up on the Serta Elite 2000® mattress. Our rooms’ amenities include:
If you need extra space, reserve a One-bedroom Suite for your family. You can enjoy all our standard amenities plus extras including:
Bars & Restaurants
Start your visit to the New Orleans area with our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast. Pile your plate high with waffles, fruit, Danishes, bagels and omelets.
For lunch or dinner, stroll over to Dakota Restaurant for a plate of succulent shrimp and grits, or drive to other popular local spots like Buster’s Place Restaurant & Oyster Bar.
Things to Do in Covington
Covington sits just off the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain and is an hour’s drive from New Orleans. Explore local folk art, hiking trails and wildlife reservations, or plan a day trip to NOLA’s famous French Quarter. Don’t miss these nearby attractions:
Abita Brewing Company – Tour Abita to learn how this craft brewery produces 151,000 barrels of the finest beer in Louisiana every year. Drive just five miles northeast of our hotel to take a brewery tour, sample pub fare and try a diverse array of beers.
Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery – More than 2,000 Louisiana alligators wait to welcome you to their home just 20 minutes north of us. Learn about Louisiana’s oldest residents and give your kids the opportunity to hold a baby gator.
Historic Downtown Covington – Explore art galleries, eclectic shops and restaurants serving distinctive cuisine in Covington’s vibrant downtown. Stop by H.J. Smith & Sons General Store, owned by the same family since its opening in 1876, and then rent a bike to explore Tammany Trace, a 31-mile-long path.
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Plan Your Next Meeting or Event
Host up to 40 people in our meeting room for a reception, seminar or business event. While your guests enjoy easy access to New Orleans, you can take advantage of our helpful event-planning amenities, including free high-speed Internet access and a projector screen.
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100% Non-Smoking Facility
Enjoy Proximity to Local Events in the New Orleans Area
The Country Inn & Suites, Covington, LA offers easy access to the vibrant events and festivals that can only be found in the New Orleans area. Reserve your room to stay near these local celebrations:
August 30 – September 4, 2017
This huge yearly event, one of the largest pride festivals in the South, celebrates its 43rd year with live concerts, a parade and guaranteed fun.
Scrap Dat Productions
September 14-16, 2017
Come for scrapbooking, paper crafts, crafting and all-around fun. Be creative at the 45-hour crop, browse vendors with the newest merch, and have a great time with your friends at the Castine Center in Mandeville, LA.
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
October 13-15, 2017
Just steps from the hotel, the 10th Annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival celebrates the soul of the South in music and food, featuring music on two stages, a smorgasbord of barbecue and other delicious smoked treats, and a huge arts market.
Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival
October 14-15, 2017
Every year the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum pays tribute to the handcrafted wooden boats of the Gulf Coast. Hundreds of boats will line the banks of the Tchefuncte River as more than 30,000 wooden boat enthusiasts come to celebrate the wonders of wood and water.
Midnight Madness Soccer Tournament
October 20-22, 2017
This Halloween-themed soccer tournament takes place at Pelican Park in Mandeville, LA.
October 27 - 29, 2017
Enjoy a taste of both national artists and local Louisiana musicians at Voodoo Experience, a three-day music and arts festival hosted by City Park.
November 25, 2017
This storied football rivalry pits the tradition-bound universities of Southern and Grambling State against each other in a competition for football glory.
31st Annual Christmas Extravaganza
December 1-3, 2017
Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season at Covington Fairgrounds.
Allstate Sugar Bowl
January 1, 2018
Be sure to get your tickets well in advance for this annual college football bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This game is among the oldest bowl games in the country and has been played since 1935.
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
March 4, 2018
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is an international event featuring participants from 50 states and 23 countries. The course includes views of the mansions along St. Charles Avenue, the historic architecture of the French Quarter, the elegant homes on Esplanade Avenue and the scenic Lake Pontchartrain shoreline.
French Quarter Festival
April 12-15, 2018
This award-winning gathering brings more than 70 food and beverage vendors to Woldenberg Riverfront Park, the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint and Jackson Square for a celebration of music, food and culture. This event also serves as the largest free music festival in the South, so stop by to hear rhythm and blues, contemporary jazz and more from 450 musicians.