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Royal Sonesta New Orleans

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Why We Love It

  • Bourbon Street’s only AAA 4-Diamond hotel, featuring live jazz on site at the Jazz Playhouse
  • A full-time horticulturist keeps the traditional French Quarter courtyard full of lush flowers
  • The Oasis poolside bar offers drinks and snacks during pool season

"One of the largest and loveliest courtyard swimming pools in the city" -- Travel + Leisure

98% (54 Member Ratings)

"Location, staff, and room were all exemplary. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat."
GARY
Jun 19, 2017
Jacksonville, FL, United States

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Occupying a full block of the French Quarter, Royal Sonesta New Orleans is one of the few 4-star hotels on Bourbon Street and it's fresh from a 2016 renovation. The crystal-lit marble lobby guides visitors to three lush courtyards tended to by the hotel’s full-time horticulturist. The only reminder of the hotel’s Bourbon Street address is the lively pool with a poolside bar dishing out frozen cocktails. 

Rooms overlook the pool, a courtyard or lively French Quarter street. Renovated to include new carpeting, granite countertops and pillowtop mattresses, many of the rooms also feature French doors opening to wrought iron balconies. Those looking for a quieter stay should request interior accommodations or rooms on the R Club concierge floors. In addition to the upgraded accomodations, R Club guests receive private keyed elevator access, personalized concierge service and access to an exclusive lounge and terrace. 

The hotel is also home to several dining and entertainment venues, including Restaurant R'evolution and Bar R'evolution, praised as "some of the most accomplished luxury-grade cooking in New Orleans" by the Times-Picayune. The Jazz Playhouse features live music every night of the week and Desire Oyster Bar serves up cocktails and fresh Gulf seafood, including chargrilled oysters on the half shell. 

Located in the center of the French Quarter, the hotel is within walking distance of art galleries, boutiques, museums and world-class dining. The city's famous Jackson Square is just 10 minutes away by foot, which means coffee and beignets at Cafe Du Monde are just a few steps further. 

From the press:
  • "The gorgeous, nicely decorated quarters at this French Quarter favorite sure feel royal, but its real appeal is 'location, location, location'" -- Zagat
  • "Home to one of the largest and loveliest courtyard swimming pools in the city" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "Those who want a certain New Orleans experience can take a balcony room and watch an eclectic parade of people go by at all hours" -- Oyster.com

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request (and based on availability), free of charge for one child. Extra bed available on request (and based on availability) in all rooms except the RClub Rooms: $40.00 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request (up to 35 lbs only), and will be charged a $75.00 fee (subject to tax) per pet, per stay.  Charges will be applied by hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee (with in/out privileges) of $41.00 (subject to tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Bourbon Street is closed daily after 5pm. Guests should access the hotel via the Motor entrance, middle of the Conti and Bienville Street blocks.

Note: Showers are only available in the R Club King guest rooms. All other rooms have bathtubs.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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98% Positive
(54 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location, staff, and room were all exemplary. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.
GARY Jun 19, 2017 Jacksonville, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Good location
Veronica Jun 17, 2017 South San Francisco, AL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel, great service and the best location
Michael Jun 16, 2017 Newcastle, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room and easy access to all facilities.
Other Comments
Currently Bourbon Street is experiencing road work in front of the hotel but access is available to all businesses.
Carolyn Jun 16, 2017 Belleair Bluffs, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
the staff was very good,inside the hotel was beautiful and the jazz club and food at all 3 restaraunts was great.
Other Comments
the hotel is located on Bourbon street and was excited for its location, however the hotel was smack in the middle of a construction project right outside the front doors. Impossible to avoid and the noise was deafening.
Greg Jun 15, 2017 Roseville, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location
Other Comments
Great place to stay. Will stay again.
Shari Jun 15, 2017 Hoschton, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Quick and easy access to tourist spots and close to public transportation. The staff was friendly and very helpful.
Ashley Jun 15, 2017 Glendale, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great hotel, although Bourbon Street is a big mess especially with the construction.
Ada Jun 15, 2017 Lancaster, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location was great. Walking distance to so many restaurants, shops, parks, etc.
sara Jun 14, 2017 DeWitt, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is beautiful and staff is very attentive. The location is prime!
Wendy Jun 12, 2017 Goddard, KS, United States

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