New Orleans is famed worldwide for its raucous nightlife, including iconic areas like Bourbon Street and its French Quarter, as well as its over-the-top Mardis Gras celebrations. For those who couldn't hoof the trip out to Louisiana though, there used to be another place where you could experience a bit of that New Orleans vibe... at least, until 2019.
The TikTok account @abandonedcentral is dedicated to urban exploration of abandoned properties. In this video, they take us on a trip through the now-demolished Holiday Inn French Quarter Hotel in Perrysburg, Ohio, which was open from 1967 to 2019. Though far from the Mississippi Delta, this hotel did a pretty good job capturing that New Orleans flair in its heyday.
Honestly, it's a shame this place closed down, because it looks like a lot of fun. For Ohioans who couldn't afford a full trip down to New Orleans, this was probably a killer way to experience some of the same vibes and nightlife. The decorations are on point and really capture the look of Bourbon Street. And that Model T must have been so fun to ride around in! We guess nothing lasts forever, but it's still a shame.
"Best hotel ever. Indoor/outdoor pool connected together with the bridge over it. And the in door putt putt. Sad to see it go, spent some time there.😂," reminisced @toddbasinger1977. "Brilliant idea and it had a good run. 50 years ain’t bad," remarked @peruniana88. The hotel even got the stamp of approval from NOLA locals: "So sad, I am from Nola and this would be a awesome hotel here in the area," lamented @thingsthatiknow.
What a neat blast from the past this was! It's a real shame to see it go. We hope something like it comes up to take its place eventually.