If you’ve let time creep up on you and you haven’t made reservations to that out-of-town spot you love to escape to, we have some suggestions for a wonderful time closer to home. Downtown is rife with ‘staycation’ opportunities, from the lovely suites and amenities at Sam’s Town Casino and Resort to the newly-branded Bally’s Shreveport to the Shreveport Hilton. All feature areas to relax, sip a glass of wine and chat, workout rooms and nearby gaming, clubs, theaters and shopping.

For something more out of the ordinary we have four fun ideas-

The Remington Suites Hotel and Spa at 220 Travis St. is a boutique hotel in the truest sense, featuring every type of pampering available. There is a beautiful indoor fitness club, salt water pool and spa; services available for facials, haircuts and manicures and even weekly yoga on the rooftop deck. The lobby bar at the Remington is warm, woody and comfortable, filled with overstuffed leather chairs and delicious drinks. Each morning, a complimentary breakfast is served to guests.

One of the lobby nooks, perfect for private chat and a martini.

 

One of the variety of beautiful suites, which includes lofts and new ‘art’ rooms that feature art and colors of famous artists.

 

In many of the rooms, the history and architectural detail of the 100+-year-old building shine through.

Downtown also has three Airbnb options for longer-term stays. Each one is worthy of writing home about. Who else that you know has slept in a century-old tower built to dry fire hoses? (Bet we can answer that)! The KAT, or Kallenberg Artist Tower, is the vertical Airbnb overlooking downtown and Caddo Common Park.

Art the Dalmatian is your house pet during your ‘KAT’ stay!

 

The 1 bedroom/1.5 bath apartment will definitely help you get your steps in. Every space occupies a different floor.

The well-appointed kitchen means you can cook ‘at home’ or walk to nearby eateries such as Parish Taceaux, Rhino Coffee, Abby Singer’s and others.

 

If you love natural light, the KAT is perfect for you. Light floods the space giving it a warm and happy feel.

 

There is one ‘bedroom’ in the KAT, but a couch unfolds for more sleeping area.

 

THIS is one of the reasons visitors love the KAT. The view is unbeatable.

Hidden behind a mansard roof in the 600 block of Texas Street is the AirBnb called “Foxtrot” named after a recording/production studio. This place is huge, boasting 2400 SF of bedrooms, a luxury kitchen, a huge media room, giant king bedroom and oversized, well-appointed bathroom.

The facade belies the beauty inside.

 

This bed is larger than some people’s entire apartments.

 

The media room! Invite friends over for eggnog and a special viewing of a Christmas movie.

 

Everything you need for a four-course meal is here, but you are next door to Sha’Baby’s Cajun Cooking and just steps away from The Missing Link and Retro Downtown Cafe!

 

Grab your favorite book and stake out your favorite chair. You’re the queen (or king) of all you survey!

And now for something completely different. Our modern options how give way to a beautiful historic lady, built in the late 1900s with all the grace and elegance the era could muster. The Logan Mansion on Austin Place beckons…

This 1897 beauty is in the heart of history, across from the famed Municipal Auditorium and steps away from Texas Avenue.

Before you retire for the evening, how about a bit of coffee, wine and conversation in one of the two downstairs parlors?

The beautiful stairwell that leads to the rooms upstairs.

Just one of the spacious, clean and comfortable bedrooms that are available to you.

In 1897, the Logans would have longed for a wonderful spa bathroom like this!

These are just four examples of the wonderful options for short-term housing downtown. To see more options, click here, and ENJOY your downtown vacation!