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
96%
Enjoyed This
(247 Member Ratings)
"The location is awesome! You can walk to all the tourist locations. The hotel is amazing and grand in its appearance. It is welcoming and the restaurants and jazz bar are great!"
Tamara
Jul 11, 2018
Chicago, IL, 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 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, and many of the rooms also feature French doors opening to wrought iron balconies. Those seeking 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 some of the French Quarter's most iconic locations" -- USAToday
  • "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
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • ATM

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 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra beds available on request (and based on availability) in all rooms except the RClub Rooms, Bourbon Street Balcony and two bedded rooms: $40.00 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be applied by hotel.
Additional charge of $40 plus tax per person per night after two guests.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request (up to 30 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: The hotel offers Valet Parking (with in/out privileges) for $41.00 (subject to tax), per day. Charges will be applied 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 and for special events. Guests should access the hotel via the Motor entrance, middle of the Conti and Bienville Street blocks.

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

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

96%
Enjoyed This
(247 Member Ratings)
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
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The location is awesome! You can walk to all the tourist locations. The hotel is amazing and grand in its appearance. It is welcoming and the restaurants and jazz bar are great!
Other Comments
We will definitely be back.
Tamara Jul 11, 2018 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Hotel was right in the middle of all the Crazy Fun...Close to restaurants and bars right on Bourbon Street....
Other Comments
At check out please review your bill, The Hotel over charged me, but the Travelzoo representative worked it out and I am grateful. Thank you........
Bennie Jul 09, 2018 Sylmar, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff, pool, and ambiance
Evangeline Jul 04, 2018 San Antonio, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Enjoy the location of the hotel. It is also relatively quiet when you have an interior room facing pool or courtyard. Great restaurants.
Melissa Jul 07, 2018 tomball, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
If Bourbon Street is what you're looking for in a New Orleans trip, this is your place. Rooms were nice, staff was good, and everything Bourbon has to offer is literally right out the front door.
Other Comments
But that 'everything' on Bourbon includes street musicians, live bands, and DJ's until early morning. Balcony room was cool for the experience but I wouldn't count on a peaceful night's rest.
Jared Jun 28, 2018 Littleton, CO, USA
Other Comments
Chantel at the front desk was wonderful!
Karen Jul 06, 2018 Detroit, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel with plenty of character
Heath Jun 07, 2018 Seattle, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location. Nice hotel.
Arthur Jun 07, 2018 West, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, pool
Mary Jun 22, 2018 Dallas, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
it was a beautiful hotel in a central location.
Other Comments
when I booked a room with a view, I didn't expect to have to stand on a desk in order to see out a window with a view to the roof across the street. After moving rooms 4 times, we finally got a very nice room poolside. There are things I would recommend about this hotel but also had a few issues so would shop around before staying again. But overall, it was a nice hotel.
Rose Jun 04, 2018 Owings, MD, USA

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