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
(227 Member Ratings)
"The Jazz club in the hotel. Performers were great and convenient that right in hotel."
Sep 15, 2018
North Reading, MA, 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 the only AAA 4-Diamond hotel 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. Sonesta Guest Rooms feature one queen, one king or two queen beds assigned upon arrival; guests can upgrade to Deluxe accomodations for a little more space; all Sonesta and Deluxe guest rooms feature pillow top bedding, flat-panel TVs and Keurig coffeemakers. 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 Traveler 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


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-9pm 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.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(227 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
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Cindy Sep 17, 2018 Riverview, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Mark Sep 16, 2018 Dothan, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Jazz club in the hotel. Performers were great and convenient that right in hotel.
Other Comments
Housekeeping service was hot and cold. First couple of days early evening and still had not serviced room which made it complicated trying to get ready for dinner-but when called for service they were responsive. Some days good service but spotty job for example never vacuumed for 4 days of 5 day stay. But did have spill on bed and housekeeping very responsive to come and change sheets.
Shiela Sep 15, 2018 North Reading, MA, USA
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Other Comments
Service was excellent
Sarah Sep 06, 2018 Elk Grove, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Arrived at 9:30 am and the room was ready. This is a beautiful hotel in a great location. Jazz nightly in a beautiful club atmosphere—highly recommended!
Alice Aug 24, 2018 Largo, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Room, location, pool, atmosphere
Other Comments
Fabulous hospitality, great location, clean corridors and ease of flow within the hotel.
Elizabeth Aug 24, 2018 Lyndhurst, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Parking garage is an absolute must on Bourbon Street. Hotel was very clean, drinks a bit over priced, but we expected that.
Pam Aug 19, 2018 Madison, NE, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Parking and room service were unreasonably expensive
Lucie Aug 12, 2018 Yarraville, VIC, Australia
Enjoyed Most
The staff and service were excellent.
jewel Aug 11, 2018 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Service and room
Other Comments
Staff were outstanding. Wilbert was awesome. Front desk gal was super.
josie Aug 08, 2018 Houston, TX, USA

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