The Fairbanks


For over a century The Fairbanks New Calais hotel has offered luxury accommodation, world-class service and gourmet cuisine. Situated on the edge of Dulac Park this historic hotel defines timeless elegance.

A hotel has stood on the site that The Fairbanks occupies since 1893 when the 6-story Schwartzwald Hotel opened its doors to rapturous acclaim from New Calais locals and visitors alike. By October 1918 was extended and renovated and by the following year The Fairbanks occupied a whole city block. A change of ownership in the early 1920s saw the name changed to The Fairbanks, in honor of the deceased vice president who had helped fund its construction.

Today, following extensive renovations, it offers a standard of service and a quality of product that pays tribute to its illustrious history.

Louisiana’s legendary governor Huey P. Long formerly lived in a suite on the hotel’s 12th floor. Such was his passion for the Ramos Gin Fizz served in the Sazerac Bar that during one of his political trips to New York, he had the Sazerac’s head bartender flown to the city in order to make his favorite cocktail.

Long is not the only famous politician to reside at The Fairbanks. A total of nine US Presidents have stayed in this historic New Calais hotel as well as the King of Rock and Roll. During the filming of King Creole in 1957, Elvis Presley and his entourage occupied the entire top floor of the hotel. To escape the fanatical crowd below, Elvis would climb through the window of an adjoining building, cross the roof and enter the hotel via a fire escape.

Offering unforgettable guest experiences, this historic New Calais hotel welcomes guests with true Southern hospitality. Browse our selection of rooms and suites, and book your stay today.

The Bean & Brew

The Fairbanks

Southern Gothic Raymer