French Quarter

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Karl Klockars
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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
  • Features a traditional French Quarter courtyard full of lush flowers
  • The Oasis poolside bar offers drinks and snacks during pool season
  • Located in the center of the French Quarter, within walking distance of art galleries, museums and world-class dining

"One of the largest and loveliest courtyard swimming pools in the city" -- Travel + Leisure
Enjoyed This
(167 Member Ratings)
"Liked the comfortable bed and nice bathroom. Soundproofing the windows is my only suggestion to better the experience. Like the courtyard that smelled like orange blossoms and most wife loved it."
Feb 27, 2018
Tampa, FL, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Visitors can expect to pay approximately $36 in taxi fare to reach the property. 

Rooms & Rates

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Occupying a full block of the French Quarter, Royal Sonesta New Orleans is one of the few AAA 4-Diamond hotels on Rue Bourbon. The crystal-lit marble lobby guides visitors to three lush courtyards where "you might forget you're right on Bourbon Street...with all the graciousness inside" (Frommers).

Rooms overlook the pool, a courtyard or lively French Quarter street 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 elevator access, and access to an exclusive lounge and terrace. Bourbon Street Balcony rooms offer a signature New Orleans experience, though balcony rooms can be more raucous thanks to the revelry below.

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 while the Desire Oyster Bar serves up cocktails and fresh Gulf seafood, including chargrilled oysters.

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
  • "This grande dame of Bourbon Street ... houses a wealth of higher-end New Orleans experiences" -- The Telegraph
  • One of the Top 10 Hotels in New Orleans -- Conde Nast Travelers Readers Choice Awards 2017



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


  • 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


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

Extra bed 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.

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 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(167 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
Liked the comfortable bed and nice bathroom. Soundproofing the windows is my only suggestion to better the experience. Like the courtyard that smelled like orange blossoms and most wife loved it.
David Feb 27, 2018 Tampa, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location
Other Comments
The only disappointment was I left a pair of earrings on the bathroom counter that weren’t turned in by housekeeping. I hate that bc they were of great sentimental value to me.
Betty Feb 27, 2018 Deville, LA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location was great foe people watching!
Teresa Feb 11, 2018 Orient, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Super friendly staff went out of their way to make us comfortable.
Other Comments
Great location close to restaurants, parades and attractions. Our room away from street was very quiet.
gerald Feb 12, 2018 Cleveland, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel centrally located in the heart of the French Quarter.
Other Comments
We had a room at the R Club level. Daily happy hour was great. Patricia and Greg were hosts -- very personable and helpful.
Mary Feb 10, 2018 Mooresville, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Entire stay was Perfect!! Would highly recommend and definitely stay again.
Other Comments
Perfect! I have been to New Orleans may times but this was my first stay at RS- loved, loved, loved it!
Amanda Feb 18, 2018 RinggoldRinggold, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, K level room and amenities, staff excellence.
James Feb 09, 2018 Green Bay, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly. Location was perfect. Beautiful hotel.
Rae Jean Feb 07, 2018 Whitehall, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Customer service was great
Betty Jan 21, 2018 Deerfield, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location is ideal. Comfortable rooms.
Other Comments
Construction on the roof outside our hotel room window was annoying, and the pool was closed for the season. If the weather was hot, the rooftop pool would be amazing! The bellmen are terrific.
David Jan 17, 2018 Indianapolis, IN, USA

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