French Quarter

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Travelzoo Staff

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

"Very friendly staff. Only ding was did not receive the room type desired. Would recommend."
15 Jul, 2019 - Alpharetta, GA, 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 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.



  • 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 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: 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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(261 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
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Very friendly staff. Only ding was did not receive the room type desired. Would recommend.
Kimberly 15 Jul, 2019 Alpharetta, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very nice stay in the middle of the action, loved it !!
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william 13 Jul, 2019 Smyarta, TN, USA
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Hotel is right on bourbon street, during the day it is great. Once the evening comes all the drunks show up. The hotel staff is great. Our room had a couple of issues. One the water in the tub would not shut off all the way and the key lock to the pool area would from the outside even after the batteries were changed the maintenance person. We just dealt with it instead of continuing to to call. The park garage under the hotel was a huge plus, We left the area several times to see what the rest of the city had to offer. I would recommend the swamp boat and paddle wheel tours.
William 30 Jun, 2019 Centralia, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing, Accessible service. Exceptional very friendly staff.
Other Comments
Will definitely return!!
Mary Beverly 28 Jun, 2019 Jackson, MS, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent in every way!
craig 28 Jun, 2019 Kingston Springsn Springs, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
I chose a room on Bourbon Street - not my smartest move if you want to sleep! But, I did enjoy sitting on the balcony and watching the people!
LESLIE 23 Jun, 2019 Belpre, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very nice hotel in the center of Bourbon street. All staff were very nice and helpful. Room very clean.
Kathleen 22 Jun, 2019 Girardville, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Being an older property the rooms are a bit smaller than today's norms but when you are in the quarter the idea is to be in the quarter not in your room. The property itself is quite grand.
William 20 Jun, 2019 Spanish Fort, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
We loved Big Sam’s Funky Nation at the Jazz Playhouse
Other Comments
If you don’t mind party noise any room works. I’d ask for an interior courtyard room if you want a quieter night.
Katherine 14 Jun, 2019 Montara, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, great full service hotel, nicely appointed
Gene 13 Jun, 2019 Ashburn, VA, USA

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