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

"Bottom line ... If you're going to stay on Bourbon, this is the place to be" -- Conde Nast Traveler
Enjoyed This
(259 Member Ratings)
"Incredibly attentive and friendly staff. Ambience of hotel, and cleanliness."
Jan 19, 2019
Wilmington, NC, 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, what with all the graciousness inside" (Frommer's).

Rooms overlook the pool, a courtyard or lively the 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 pillowtop bedding, flat-panel TVs and Keurig coffee makers. 

Bourbon Street Balcony rooms offer a signature New Orleans experience, though balcony rooms can be more raucous thanks to the revelry below. RClub rooms include a personal concierge and access to the seventh-floor Club Lounge for complimentary breakfast in the morning and cocktails in the evening.

The hotel is also home to several dining and entertainment venues, including Restaurant R'evolution and Bar R'evolution, praised as having "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:
  • "Bourbon Street's swankiest property" --
  • "This grande dame of Bourbon Street ... houses a wealth of well-produced, higher-end New Orleans experiences" -- The Telegraph
  • "Restaurant Revolution is among the best fine dining experiences in the city, hotel or otherwise" -- Fodor's 
  • 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
(259 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
PATRICIA Jan 19, 2019 McDonaldMcdonald, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Incredibly attentive and friendly staff. Ambience of hotel, and cleanliness.
Robert Jan 19, 2019 Wilmington, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location! Rooms were very clean, and hotel was very well kept.
Other Comments
Cannot beat the location right on Bourbon Street. They Valet park your car. While i will not be returning to New Orleans as we did not enjoy the area, the Hotel was the only bright spot.
Keli Jan 14, 2019 Largo, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is good if you request a quiet room. It’s in walking distance of everything in the French quarter and not far from the street cars that take you uptown. The staff was very welcoming and super nice.
Other Comments
The only downfall we didn’t enjoy was the cleanliness of the rooms. The bathroom floor was stained yellow in areas and we often had to ask for our bathroom mat as they took it and didn’t replace it. We found booger’s on the shower wall that obviously didn’t get cleaned the entire week we were there nor did the body wash/shampoo/conditioner ever get refilled while staying there. Additionally, the comforter was very dingy and dirty under the duvet. We had to push it down to avoid it touching us since it grossed us out.
Sarah Jan 12, 2019 Mullica Hill, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
I have never met a more accomodating & friendly staff in all my years of travelliing. Good location for a base to play tourist is Nawlins...great restaurants around corner off Bourbon
Kathy Jan 12, 2019 N.. Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved the ambience and the elegance! Beautiful spot!
Marna Jan 10, 2019 San Mateo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful lobby and the location.
Sharon Jan 09, 2019 Isabella, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
7th floor additional benefits are so amazing! Gregory went above and beyond to ensure comfort, enjoyment, recommendations and true hospitality!
Marybeth Jan 09, 2019 Manitowoc, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Easy to check in and convenient to Bourbon Street and more!
Other Comments
Staff was great! Loved the coffee shop and beds were comfy!
Dawn Jan 08, 2019 Westminster, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Staff was awesome.
michael Jan 06, 2019 Palm Bay, FL, USA

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