French Quarter

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"Great location, an oasis amidst chaos"
6 Apr, 2019 - Irvine, CA, USA
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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 nightly, while the Desire Oyster Bar serves up cocktails and fresh Gulf seafood, including chargrilled oysters.



  • 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 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$40 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Extra beds available on request (and based on availability) in all rooms except the RClub Rooms, Bourbon Street Balcony and two bed rooms: 40 USD plus tax, per night. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at US$75 plus tax per pet per stay.
Maximum weight: 13 kg.

Fees: Valet service fee: US$43 plus tax per day.

The Valet Parking service fee includes in and out privileges.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
This fee is subject to change at the discretion of the hotel and without notice.

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: 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.

The pool is closed until mid to late March.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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
the room itself was nice except for the view. the people were very nice. directly on the quarter... if you are looking for that experience
Other Comments
the view from the window was a wall! also, the stay did not count for sonesta rewards.
Camille 20 Apr, 2019 Parker, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location, an oasis amidst chaos
Cameron 06 Apr, 2019 Irvine, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location in the French Quarter made it easy to get around without a car. The rooms were clean and nicely appointed. We made use of the fitness center and the pool, which were both in excellent condition.
Mary 04 Apr, 2019 New Berlin, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
everything you need in one place and everything else within a stones throw
James 03 Apr, 2019 Austin, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and security
James 01 Apr, 2019 Huntsville, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was beautiful , thee beds very comfortable , and everything supurb.
Bill 29 Mar, 2019 Brampton, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Location and Staff....wonderful inner room on courtyard so quieter.
Other Comments
Parking was too expensive, and taxes are outrageous!
Maureen 28 Mar, 2019 Madison, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and dollar value
V W 27 Mar, 2019 Rockport, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Love the location. The staff is always friendly and helpful. They also have security at night. They check id’s and lock doors to hotel after 8 pm. Must enter through main door.
Melissa 23 Mar, 2019 tomball, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
One of the best hotel staff experiences ever. Great professional team
Other Comments
The rooms were dirty when we checked in including filthy walls and hair on the walls of the shower
Shad 22 Mar, 2019 Lake Mary, FL, USA

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