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
(206 Member Ratings)
"The lobby and courtyard were beautiful and the location was perfect."
May 18, 2018
Reno, NV, 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

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.

Enjoyed This
(206 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans over the past 15 months.
4.6 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 lobby and courtyard were beautiful and the location was perfect.
Vicki May 18, 2018 Reno, NV, USA
Other Comments
Best pillows ever!!!
sue May 17, 2018 Port Richey, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
pool / bands nightly
Other Comments
very nice staff (everyone) / could use one thing though - a BETTER shower head for all nice bathroom , tub, etc. but a changeable massaging head would help
Russell May 06, 2018 Austin, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Central location in French Quarter, great service and comfortable room
Cynthia May 17, 2018 Bremerton, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Susan May 07, 2018 Rochester, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Service and location were perfect!
Bev May 06, 2018 Henderson, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location and the ambience of the entire property is fabulous. Booking a room was simple! The staff's attention was very nice.
Other Comments
Do NOT take a room on the Bourbon Steet side. Be sure to ask the room's location!
Carol Apr 14, 2018 Granbury, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lovely, clean, very very kept up, location
Other Comments
For such an upscale place I would hope for better customer service everywhere from the pool bar to the front desk.
Rebecca Apr 22, 2018 Waunakee, WI, USA
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George Apr 21, 2018 New Port Richey, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location right on Bourbon St. Non-stop entertainment.
Monique May 05, 2018 Smyrna, DE, USA

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