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Royal Sonesta New Orleans

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Home to one of the Best Hotel Pools in New Orleans — Fodor's says it's "both oasis and party ... with a full poolside bar" 
  • 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
  • Located in the center of the French Quarter, within walking distance of art galleries, museums and world-class dining

"location was perfect as we walk everywhere"
7 Mar, 2020 - Rio Vista, 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 the 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 accommodations 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. R Club Concierge 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.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • 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 bed available upon request: US$40 plus tax, per night.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$40 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Extra bedding available in all rooms except the RClub Rooms, Bourbon Street Balcony and rooms with two beds.

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

Maximum weight: 30 pounds.

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

Valet parking includes in and out privileges.

Additional details: Bourbon Street entrance 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: RClub King guest rooms only have showers available. All other rooms have shower/bathtub combo. 

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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.

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(150 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
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel.
Casey 18 Mar, 2020 Allen, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
location was perfect as we walk everywhere
Other Comments
Beautiful property
Paula 07 Mar, 2020 Rio Vista, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Quiet room, comfortable bed. I loved being right on Bourbon street.
carol 21 Feb, 2020 chico, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great hotel on BourbonStreet! We loved being in the middle of the action. Be careful which room they give you. When we stayed a year ago, they gave us a quiet room, but this time we could hear music most of the night.
Karen 08 Feb, 2020 Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
if you want to be IN THE HEART of the french quarter, then this is your place. everyone in the hotel was very nice and helpful and accommodating....when you walk out the door after 4pm, it's a very scary world.
diane 20 Jan, 2020 Starkville, MS, USA
Enjoyed Most
Amazing hotel with great location. Even though it’s on bourbon st, when inside the courtyard it’s completely silent ! So nice. Beautiful hotel with the nicest staff
Hayley 20 Jan, 2020 DanvilleDanville, CA, USA
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We were very pleased with the hotel's location. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
Dianne 20 Jan, 2020 Pinehurst, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
We went for my son's 21st birthday. Royal Sonesta was a perfect location - steps to all the action; bars, restaurants, music. We had the best time.
Candace 11 Jan, 2020 Erie, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
This has to be the nicest place on Bourbon Street.
Other Comments
My only complaint is that I couldn't get a bellman at checkout time.
David 05 Jan, 2020 Allen, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Royal Sonesta is a great hotel right in the heart of the French Quarter right on Bourbon Street. The location is within walking distance to all of the major attractions and restaurants in the French Quarter. The room was clean and reasonably sized. The staff was very nice though the concierge was barely ever at their desk. The lobby was a bit small and did often smell of a chemical cleaner. The club in the hotel offers free entry with the purchase of 1 pricey drink. You can hear the sound of music playing in your room until about 11 pm.
Kenneth 28 Dec, 2019 Lombard, IL, USA

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