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  • Jun 5th 2013 at 11:17AM
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1918 New Orleans gas station becomes hip hotel.
  • 1918 New Orleans gas station becomes hip hotel.
  • 1918 New Orleans gas station becomes hip hotel.
New Orleans has great charm, awesome parties and some of the best food in the nation. We highly recommend a visit. And if you want to add some automotive flavor to your trip, this converted 1918 Sinclair gas station would certainly do the trick.

The 2000-square-foot loft-style house is packed with automobilia like the classic-car nameplates as drawer pulls in the kitchen, the Flexbeam-style lights in the bathroom, the antique gas pump in the dining area, or the disembodied bumper from a '60s-era DeSoto hanging above the house's only bed. Hubcaps line one wall in the den and a garage-style sliding door lets in sunshine and fresh air.

The owner says the NO streetcar is within walking distance, but says there's a Harley-Davidson rental shop nearby if you want your own wheels.

At $1,800 a week, this gas-station-turned-inn is no discount hotel. But where else will you be able to cook breakfast below the red neon glow of a Mobilgas Pegasus?


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      godwhomismike
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty awesome, but they should have took up the bathroom tiles. They look like they have close to 100 years of grime and piss embedded in those floor tiles.
        Thunderpants
        • 2 Years Ago
        @godwhomismike
        I'm pretty sure those are probably new marble tiles. Especially since the bathroom is in the second floor loft.
          godwhomismike
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Thunderpants
          The tub titles look new, but those white floor titles are rather gray and have the appearance of a high traffic rest room floor. Certainly not something I'd want to ever go barefoot on.
        Basil Exposition
        • 2 Years Ago
        @godwhomismike
        The bathroom tiles are new. I had similar brand new period-correct tiles installed in my house of the same vinatage last year. They are not intended to be white, they have natural color variation. They really look great in person.
      Vergenbuurg
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice 1960 DeSoto rear fascia... as a Sam & Max fan, I love it!
      Buckingham's
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now THAT'S my kind of man-cave!
      Seamentor
      • 2 Years Ago
      I will give 5 PBR's/1 Fallstaff for the place.........
      BULLFROG62
      • 2 Years Ago
      PUT A BREATHALISER IN IT
      switzarch
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well done
      Robin
      • 2 Years Ago
      A friend converted a 1950's gas station in Berlin to an art gallery. It was incredible inside. Unfortunately, I don't think he kept it in the end. It was a fantastic place itself and for events, but it was a little small to show art, I think.
      bruce
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would love to build something like this. To bad Chicago zoning laws require so much financial lubrication.
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