Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans  4 stars

300, Bourbon Street, New Orleans, United States, 70130  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans is where the action is at! You can stay up till the break of day if you book balcony quarters above Bourbon Street in this French Quarter veteran hotel, or if you want something quieter, there are stunningly beautiful and restful rooms overlooking the courtyard. The places oozes old world charm, and the staff are excellent and tireless.

Verified Reviews:

  • Hotel was very clean - Bathrooms are nice - Quality shampoos/soaps/lotions - Jazz club in the hotel was a plus
  • Staff are always helpful - Pool and bar are nice - Room was clean and comfortable - Valet parking was nice
  • Pool was a nice plus - Bathroom was spacious - Breakfast was amazing - Internet was slow
  • Great location on bourbon street - Right across from the legends of jazz park - Hugh flat screen tv - No microwave
  • Just across the street from rick's cabaret - Bars, restaurants and boutiques are fantastic - Rooftop bar was cool


Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans is a 4-star property in the center of New Orleans. The hotel opened in 1969 and since then remains an example of French architecture in New Orleans.

The contemporary hotel is placed in a business area, a short walk away from museums and a cathedral. It will take you 5 minutes to get to Louisiana Wildlife Museum, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre and Southern Rep Theatre.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans airport is 20 minutes' drive from the hotel.


Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans offers 500 rooms fitted with a minibar, a patio, Wi-Fi, a laptop-size safe and a private balcony for a comfortable stay in New Orleans. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with slippers, a hairdryer and toiletries available in all guestrooms.


Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. The charming restaurant offers fresh seafood meals. Cocktails can be savored in the lobby bar.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 


Business facilities at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans include conference facilities, daily newspapers and a meeting room.


Guests can find a cocktail lounge, a sun terrace and an outdoor swimming pool and make use of shiatsu massage, relaxing massage and a wellness center on the premises. The on-site fitness center features a gym and fitness classes.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 36 per day.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   483.

City Center New Orleans - 3700 ft
Airports Louis Armstrong New Orleans (MSY) - 11.9 mi
Restaurants Oceana Grill (cuisine: Seafood) - 400 ft, GW Fins (cuisine: Seafood) - 100 ft
Parks New Orleans Musical Legends Park - 100 ft, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve - 1300 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Video games
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Sun terrace
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Animation
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Bathrobe
  • Cable TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • TV



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 4 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Standard Room
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Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans Standard Room
Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Beds or Double Bed
Size: 220 sq. feet

Comfortable spacious room decorated in warm colors offers a work desk, flat screen TV, mini-bar and private bathroom. You will be assigned the best available room upon your arrival.

Room facilities
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    Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans Deluxe Room Deluxe Room King
    Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans Deluxe Room Deluxe Room King
    Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans Deluxe Room
    Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Bed or Twin Beds
    Size: 270 sq. feet

    Comfortable spacious room decorated in warm colors offers beds with a pillow top mattresses, work desk, flat screen TV, mini-bar and private bathroom.

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      Premium Room
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      Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans Premium Room
      Bed type: Two Single Beds or King Size Bed

      Comfortable spacious room decorated in warm colors offers bed with a pillow top mattress, work desk, flat screen TV, mini-bar and private bathroom. This room features a balcony overlooking the secluded pool or tropical courtyard.

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        Conti or Bienville Street Balcony King
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        Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans Conti or Bienville Street Balcony King Deluxe Room King
        Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Beds or Double Bed
        Size: 220 sq. feet

        Comfortable spacious room decorated in warm colors offers a King size bed with a pillow top mattress, work desk, flat screen TV, mini-bar and private bathroom. This room features a balcony overlooking the Conti or Bienville Street.

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          Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans R Club Room Deluxe Room King

          Comfortable spacious room decorated in elegant style offers a bed with a pillow top mattress, work desk, flat screen TV, mini-bar and private bathroom. This room features an access to the Private Club Lounge.

          Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          Popular areas
          • Pat O'Briens
            1000 ft
          • Bourbon Street
            1700 ft
          Shopping areas
          • Penny Arcade
            700 ft
          Historical sites
          • Saint Jude Shrine
            1000 ft
          • 400 ft
          • Musee Conti Wax Museum
            400 ft
          • French Quarter/historic New Orleans
            700 ft
          • Hermann-Grima/gallier Historic
            700 ft
          • Historic New Orleans Collect
            700 ft
          • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
            1000 ft
          • Reverend Zombie's House-Voodoo
            1400 ft
          • Arts Council of New Orleans
            1400 ft
          • Cabildo
            1400 ft
          • Junebug Productions Inc
            1400 ft
          • State Museum
            1700 ft
          • Theater District
            1700 ft
          • Louisiana Museum Foundation
            1700 ft
          • Louisiana Philharmonic
            1700 ft
          • Young Audiences Inc
            2000 ft
          • New Orleans Historic Voodoo
            2000 ft
          • Friends of the Cabildo Museum
            2000 ft
          • Maiden Voyage
            400 ft
          • Jcc Holding CO
            1700 ft
          • Mississippi River Boat Tour
            1000 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Algiers Levee
            1.2 mi
            Patterson Street, New Orleans
          • Warehouse District
            1.2 mi
            New Orleans, LA
          • Mardi Gras World
            1.5 mi
            1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans
          • McKenna Museum of African American Art
            1.5 mi
            2003 Carondelet Street, New Orleans
          • Lower Garden District
            1.5 mi
            New Orleans, LA

          Near the hotel

          • New Orleans Musical Legends Park
            100 ft
            311 Bourbon Street, New Orleans
          • Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum
            100 ft
            813 Bienville St, New Orleans
          • Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans
            700 ft
            933 Conti St, New Orleans
          • Musee Conti Wax Museum
            700 ft
            917 Conti St, New Orleans
          • Gallier House
            700 ft
            1118 and 1132 Royal St., New Orleans
          • Historic New Orleans Collection
            1100 ft
            533 Royal Street, New Orleans
          • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
            1200 ft
            514 Chartres St, New Orleans

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Oceana Grill

            80% likes this, based on 2509 reviews
            Cuisine: Seafood
            Price Range: USD 20 - USD 25

            400 ft
            739 Conti St

            Phone: 504-525-6002

          • GW Fins

            85% likes this, based on 1440 reviews
            Cuisine: Seafood
            Price Range: USD 31 - USD 40

            100 ft
            808 Bienville St

            Phone: (504) 581-3467

          • Acme Oyster House

            84% likes this, based on 2113 reviews
            Cuisine: American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
            Price Range: USD 3 - USD 27

            400 ft
            724 Iberville Street

            Phone: 504-522-5973

          • Desire Oyster Bar

            72% likes this, based on 548 reviews
            Cuisine: Seafood, Oyster Bar, Cajun & Creole, Bistro
            Price Range: USD 11 - USD 25

            100 ft
            300 Bourbon Street

            Phone: (504) 586-0300

          • Arnaud's Restaurant / French 75 Bar

            76% likes this, based on 661 reviews
            Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole

            100 ft
            813 Bienville St

            Phone: 504-523-5433

          Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Based on 115 reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Older travelers

            We had stayed at the hotel about 30 years ago and were concerned that it might not have aged well. Not to worry, it was terrific. Obviously had been updated several times along the way.

            Not really, although the bell service was a bit slow

            • Average rating
          • Single

            clean. too much noise. price somewhat high. wwould stay again

            at night some quests were too loud in fact was awaken by loud talking females

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Need a small coffeemaker in each room

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          • Couple

            The hotel lobby was very nice, room was clean and the TV was very nice.

            $6 bottles of water in July in your room? $39 for parking under the hotel? Overall the location was good if you want to be on Bourbon street but I've stayed at nicer hotels in better locations for this price.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            The service

            I thought I booked the hotel reservation with your service in full but I was charges and abundant of other taxes for those days..I called and was told the hotel charges that I kno that what ia the purpose of using I'm very upset with that and extra 300.00 on taxes.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Very convenient. Located right on Bourbon street where all the action is.

            It was noisy at night while we were trying to sleep. Our room was not in the front but had a window on the side street and lots of traffic, people, etc.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The hospitality!

            There was nothing at all about this hotel that was adverse.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Hotel has 'old world' charm located on Bourbon Street, which is very convenient. Our room looked out on the pool and we did not have any streetnoise. Lovely pool with clean towels and pretty courtyard. Music in the evenings in the pub was just superb.

            Very noisy hotel guests returning from late night outings.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The pursuit of excellence by the Hotel Staff made this an especially enjoyable experience. There was a beautiful wedding going on in the garden. The grand fresh floral arrangements in the lobby is a true mark of quality. In the heart of the French Quarter situated on Bourbon St., it is one block from the Antique and Art market and within a comfortable walk to both Old and New World sights of New Orleans. The food and beverage service for the conference was excellent from continental breakfast to brunch, breaks and cocktails and from elegant pastries to gourmet dinner cuisine.

            The coffee was a sad representation of the French Roast coffee one would expect to find at such a grand hotel.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Bell captain at front door was personable. Manager and staff at check in was not

            Our room was booked as a delux king room. No delux features at all.Had repairs being done on roof (Jack hammering) for one afternoon that created loud noise fro 3 hours.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Location. We're not big drinkers but loved the bar in the courtyard, 50 feet from our room. Great for pre and post dinner cocktails. The courtyard was a great retreat from bourbon st.

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          • Couple

            Very beautiful and clean. Right in the middle of the hustle & bustle of Bourbon if you want to party or even just people watch, then this is a great place to be....Staff is extremely nice and helpful. Great restaurants.

            They had a few kinks to work out while we were there.....only 1/2 the tv channels worked; the pay per view movie sound was so low we couldn't hear most of what was going on (had to call and have them delete that charge about 10 minutes into the movie); several of the wall plugs didn't work

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Excellent location for visiting the French Quarters and the discounted price.

            Wouldn't stay if I had to pay the regular rate.

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          • Single

            I love the location of the hotel right on the strip infront of all the fun and exitement..

            It is too expensive

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          • Group of friends

            I only stayed in this hotel for one night, but it was a great experience. The beautiful courtyard was a perfect way to welcome me to New Orleans! I loved the balcony. We overlooked Conti Street, so it wasn't as loud as Bourbon would have been. Wish I could have stayed there all weekend, but it wasn't within my budget. Glad I got one night in!

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