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

Overview

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.

Rooms

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.

Eat

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. 

Work

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

Relax

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.

Internet

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   500.

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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Facilities

General
  • 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
Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • 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
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Bottled water
Bedroom
  • Pillow top mattress
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Voice mail
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • CD player
  • Cordless phone

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

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

Pets are allowed on request.

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Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans Standard Room
Bed type: Double Beds or King Size Bed or Double Bed

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.

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    Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans Deluxe Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or King Size Bed or Twin Beds

    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: King Size Bed or Two Single Beds

      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: Double Beds or King Size Bed or Double Bed

        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
          Bed type: King Size Bed

          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.

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions
            Popular areas
            • Pat O'Briens
              1000 ft
            • Bourbon Street
              1700 ft
            Shopping areas
            Amusement
            • Penny Arcade
              700 ft
            Historical sites
            • Saint Jude Shrine
              1000 ft
            Museums
            • 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
            Parks
            Casinos
            • Maiden Voyage
              400 ft
            • Jcc Holding CO
              1700 ft
            Marina
            • 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

            8.0
            out of 10
            Excellent
            Based on 109 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Value
            8.1
            Dining
            5.4
            Location
            9.4
            Rooms
            7.3
            Service
            7.0

            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
                9.2
            • 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
                7.4
            • Group of friends

              Need a small coffeemaker in each room

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • 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
                6.6
            • 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 Booked.net and was told the hotel charges taxes...now that I kno that what ia the purpose of using Booked.net. I'm very upset with that and extra 300.00 on taxes.

              • Average rating
                5.8
            • 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
                10.0
            • Single

              The hospitality!

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

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • 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
                7.4
            • 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
                10.0
            • 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
                5.8
            • 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.

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Couple

              Very beautiful and clean. Right in the middle of the hustle & bustle of Bourbon Street....so 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
                9.2
            • 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.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Single

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

              It is too expensive

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • 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!

              • Average rating
                10.0
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