Around Us

Here are some options for lodging, ground transportation and things to do in Covington and surrounding areas. Also, be sure to check out MPI's favorite restaurants.


Southern HotelMPI Preferred

The Southern Hotel reopened its doors in 2014 and is the preferred hotel of the Maritime Pilots Institute. The hotel is located in downtown Covington and is a three minute walk from the Maritime Pilots Institute building. Relax in beautifully-appointed luxury rooms with Wi-Fi throughout, a fitness facility, plunge pool, restaurant, no charge guest parking and a chic bar/lounge. Take advantage of the hotel's complimentary bikes and kayaks to explore Covington and it's surrounding rivers. Mention you are a customer of MPI for a special rate.

428 East Boston Street
Covington, LA 70433

Camellia House Bed & BreakfastMPI Preferred

Gracious home in historic district. Private suites, porches and pool.

426 East Rutland Street
Covington, LA 70433

Country Inn & Suites by CarlsonMPI Preferred

130 Holiday Boulevard
Covington, LA 70433
985-809-0467, 800-456-4000

Courtyard New Orleans Covington/MandevilleMPI Preferred

Smoke-free, large meeting spaces, 24-hour food market, breakfast buffet.

101 Northpark Boulevard
Covington, LA 70433
985-871-0244, 800-321-2211

Annadele's Plantation Restaurant Bed and BreakfastMPI Preferred

For a luxurious escape, discover the charm of this bed & breakfast.

71518 Chestnut Street
Covington, LA 70433

Blue Willow Bed and BreakfastMPI Preferred

Elegant getaway in Covington's Downtown Historic District. Beautiful suites with private entrances and private baths.

505 East Rutland Street
Covington, LA 70433

Hilton Garden Inn Covington/MandevilleMPI Preferred

High-speed Internet, microwave, refrigerator, free HBO. Restaurant on site with room service available. Outdoor pool, fitness center, business center and Pavilion Pantry.

350 Holiday Square Boulevard
Covington, LA 70433

Homewood Suites by Hilton CovingtonMPI Preferred

Spacious studios, one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites.

101 Holiday Square Frontage Road
Covington, LA 70433
985-809-6144, 800-225-5466

Covington La Quinta Inn & SuitesMPI Preferred

La Quinta Inn & Suites offers a variety of popular amenities to make you feel at home.

200 Pinnacle Parkway
Covington, LA 70433

Ground Transportation

Airport Express

Airport Shuttle Service

75283 White Oaks Lane
Abita Springs LA 70420

Mandeville Cab Company

Family owned and operated cab service

Community Cab

Open 24 Hours

600 North Highway 190
Covington, LA 70433


Paradise on Columbia Med Spa

200 N. Columbia Street
Covington, LA 70433

Surrounding Cities


Covington is a charming southern town only 53 miles north of New Orleans and is featured on the National Register of Historic Places. Stroll the streets of Covington’s historic downtown district, discover galleries, boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and nightlife. HJ Smith's Hardware Store offers a glimpse back into time while the Covington Brewhouse conducts free tastings of its craft beer on Saturdays. Enjoy free concerts such as Rockin The Rails every Thursday (April - October) and Sunset at the Landing every Third Friday (March to October). Annual festivals, local art walks and Mardi Gras parades occur throughout the year, while the Covington Farmers Market is held every Saturday. Bike rentals are available to ride some or all of the 31-mile-long The Tammany Trace, the state’s first and only Rails to Trails Conservancy hike/bike path. Covington recently received raving reviews in Travel & Leisure Magazine for the Best Place to See Baby Animals and Gators at the Insta-Gator Ranch. Read a blog post from U.S. Gulf Coast States Geotourism MapGuide.

New Orleans

New Orleans just 45 minutes driving from Covington is one of the world's most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean and Africa, its unique melting pot of culture, food and music attract many visitors every year. Dine in renowned restaurants, enjoy late nights in dark jazz clubs, stroll through historic neighborhoods and partake in tantalizing festivals such as a Mardi Gras parade, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the French Quarter Festival.​