French Quarter

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Travelzoo Staff

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
94%
Enjoyed This
(128 Member Ratings)
"Location, Nice Quiet Room and friendly Staff."
James
Nov 25, 2017
Austin, TX, USA

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 -- R Club guests receive complimentary breakfast, complimentary beer and wine in the evening, 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. 

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 Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

94%
Enjoyed This
(128 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location, Nice Quiet Room and friendly Staff.
Other Comments
Construction on the streets adjacent to the hotel and at the hotel was distracting. Had a difficult time getting to the hotel and parking because of street closures!
James Nov 25, 2017 Austin, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
desire
S Sealy Nov 22, 2017 Birmingham, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Right in the heart of the French Quarter. We walked everywhere. Great restaurants in and around the hotel.
Other Comments
The city is doing major work on Bourbon Street - storm drains and sewers. It's all torn up, making walking around the construction a bit tedious. Apparently it has been ongong for months.
Peggy Nov 21, 2017 Burbank, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location and ease of access were very good, considering that the French Quarter is not generally car-friendly. We could do all sorts of nearby activities without having to use our rental car. The jazz lounge was excellent!
Other Comments
The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful.
David Nov 10, 2017 Paonia, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Convenient location in the French Quarter (no car needed), staff was very accommodating, Jazz Playhouse with nightly entertainment was in the hotel and cost only the price of a drink.
Wayne Nov 10, 2017 Morrison, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel in prime location with many wonderful amenities!
Katherine Oct 30, 2017 Lebanon, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and service were outstanding! Every single employee we encountered, for whatever reason was polite, friendly and very helpful!
Suzanne Oct 26, 2017 Longboat Key, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very clean and great location
Lindsay Oct 26, 2017 Hollis, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was great, however, there was major construction and parking and getting into and out of the hotel(walking)was not good.
Patsy Oct 24, 2017 Orlando, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Live jazz in the hotel and location. Also, the wonderful hostess in the upstairs breakfast/happy hour room who gave us champagne and lots of appetizers even though we were late arriving! She was so welcoming.
Other Comments
Just sorry we couldn't add on a couple more nights.
David Oct 20, 2017 Bellevue, WA, USA

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