French Quarter

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Travelzoo Staff

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
94%
Enjoyed This
(144 Member Ratings)
"Nice room and could walk anywhere in the French quarter"
Margaret
12. Jan 2018
Palos Hills, IL, USA

Map & Directions

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

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Occupying a full block of the French Quarter, Royal Sonesta New Orleans is one of the few 4-star hotels on Bourbon Street and it's 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, many of the rooms also feature French doors opening to wrought iron balconies. Those looking for 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 one of the largest and loveliest courtyard swimming pools in the city" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "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

Amenities

General

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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.

Policies

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.

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.

94%
Enjoyed This
(144 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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Other Comments
Beautiful and fun. Awesome staff.
Frederick 13. Jan 2018 Tampa, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice room and could walk anywhere in the French quarter
Margaret 12. Jan 2018 Palos Hills, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The R club level was worth the splurge with the hot breakfast and happy hour with appetizers and beer and wine every evening. The staff especially Patricia and our personal concierge Kristen Brooks were very attentive.
Other Comments
if you do not want the noise from Bourben Street be sure to book a room on the far side of the hotel.
lisa 12. Jan 2018 Warrenton, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
christmas decor
Jeanne 09. Jan 2018 Capitola, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
An old time, beautiful hotel with character!
Other Comments
It is worth a few dollars more to stay here!
david 30. Dec 2017 Dearborn, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was beautiful and we really enjoyed the nightly jazz at the jazz bar.
Other Comments
The front desk staff/bellmen were not very nice and we actually felt that they looked down on us because we were using the travelzoo coupon. Not pleased with them at all but the rest of the staff was warm and welcoming.
Emily 30. Dec 2017 Austin, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location
Mahmoud 22. Dec 2017 Patterson, LA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and lobby appearance
Other Comments
The hotel is ideally located in the French Quarter.
Randy 22. Dec 2017 Spring Branch, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
friendly staff and beautiful holiday decorations
Martha 21. Dec 2017 York, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, Nice Quiet Room and friendly Staff.
Other Comments
Construction on the streets adjacent to the hotel and at the hotel was distracting. Had a difficult time getting to the hotel and parking because of street closures!
James 25. Nov 2017 Austin, TX, USA

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