French Quarter

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • Bourbon Street’s only luxury hotel with live jazz on-site
  • Full-time horticulturist keeps the three courtyards full of lush flowers
  • Poolside cabana provides drinks, snacks and free sunscreen
  • Mardi Gras hot spot: Many rooms have balconies over Bourbon Street 

"Largest and loveliest courtyard swimming pools in the city" -- Travel + Leisure

100% (5 Member Ratings)

"Centrally located to restaurants, shopping and festive atmosphere!"
Dec 30, 2016
Henderson, NV, United States

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Visitors can expect to pay approximately $45 in taxi fare to reach the property.

Rooms & Rates

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Occupying a full block of the French Quarter, the Royal Sonesta is the only luxurious hotel on Bourbon Street. 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, a favorite for singles with a cabana dishing out cocktails, tunes and complimentary sunscreen.

Rooms overlook the pool, a courtyard or lively French Quarter street. Renovated to include sleek dark woods, new carpeting, granite countertops and pillow-top mattress, many of the rooms also feature French doors opening to wrought iron balconies. Those looking for a quieter stay should request accommodations away from Bourbon Street, which is noisy late into the night. The Tower Floor on the seventh level has 30 rooms and four suites with exclusive elevators and private concierge.

Chef John Folse and James Beard Award-winner Rick Tramonto partnered to open Restaurant R’evolution featuring modern interpretations of Creole and Cajun cuisine. Desire Oyster Bar faces Bourbon Street and serves local seafood while Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse spotlights local artists with late night burlesque performances on weekends. 

Located in the center of the French Quarter, the hotel is within walking district of art galleries, boutiques, museums and world-class dining. 

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" --



  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Valet service (fees apply)

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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Pets: Pets allowed

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: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 16 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 41 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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100% Positive
(5 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans over the past 15 months.
5.0 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Love it
Other Comments
Beautiful hotel and very friendly staff
Sherri Jan 01, 2017 Douglasville, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Centrally located to restaurants, shopping and festive atmosphere!
Other Comments
Beautifully decorated for the holidays and staff employees has exceptional customer service skills. Very helpful and everyone was friendly! We were delighted to have the Revolution Restaurant open for Christmas, the staff and food was excellent. I also enjoyed the Jazz music in the evenings at the Jazz Playhouse!
Judith Dec 30, 2016 Henderson, NV, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location was great, and the award winning restaurant attached was excellent and so convenient.
Other Comments
A couple small bumps in the road. Room wasn't serviced, and our dinner reservation was delayed 45min without notice, but Michael the manager definitely went above and beyond to make amendsure taking the irritation out of the situation and allowing us to enjoy the rest of our day
Paul Oct 31, 2016 Island lake, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The pool
Other Comments
Hotel is beautiful and well-kept, beds are comfortable and room was nice.
Laura Sep 07, 2016 Chicago, IL, United States

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