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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
Enjoyed This
(110 Member Ratings)
"Location. Right on Bourbon St. Really enjoyed the pool."
Oct 18, 2017
Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

Map & Directions

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

Rooms & Rates

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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



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


  • 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


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • 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.


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.

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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.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(110 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
The staff
Other Comments
Thanks Rita for the upgrade
tony Oct 18, 2017 Friendswood, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location. Right on Bourbon St. Really enjoyed the pool.
david Oct 18, 2017 Gulf Breeze, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
A seasoned staff did their best to rectify issues, including moving me to a quieter room.
Other Comments
Loads of construction on Bourbon Street and surrounding streets removed all the fun of staying in the quarter and brought jackhammer noise in the morning. While the hotel is not responsible for construction, prominent warnings should have been included in the TravelZoo ad.
David Sep 29, 2017 Washington, DC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and jazz club in the lobby with live music nightly.
Other Comments
First room was on bourbon street and with old doors we had bump and grind club music until 4 am. Second room had ants. Third room was good.
Sherri Sep 26, 2017 Sparks, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
Convenience and relatively low cost.
Augustine Oct 13, 2017 Little Rock, AR, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Be aware of the state hotel tax of 10%
Steve Sep 27, 2017 Rosemead, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, pool area and very comfortable
Rebecca Sep 25, 2017 North Billerica, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
clean, fancy, silent
Raymond Sep 20, 2017 Canonsburg, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, amenities, staff and cleanliness of hotel.
Other Comments
I booked a room with 2 queen beds 4 months in advance of arrival. When I checked in, they said they didn't have any available rooms and that they would put us in a king with a cot. I thought this was unacceptable. They showed us 2 different king rooms and I'm not quite sure how we would have been able to fit a cot in either one. It took us a third time discussing the issue that day with the front desk for them to finally put us in a room that would accommodate us. We still didn't have 2 beds, but we got into a room that had enough space for a cot.
John Sep 20, 2017 Reading, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very nice hotel. Staff was friendly. Great locations n.m.
Other Comments
Currently, major repairs to several.blcks of Bourbon Street make entry and egress a little trickier then unusual and stay slightl@less pleasant. Still nice hotel. Hopefully repairs finished soon.
don Sep 24, 2017 Austin, TX, USA

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