Soniat House New Orleans  5 stars

1133 Chartres Street, New Orleans, United States, 70116  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

A luxury boutique hotel Soniat House which compromises of three 1830s townhouses, located in the residential French Quarter which are full of refinement and sophistication. There are beautiful flowers everywhere, the rooms are charming (some even have balconies overlooking Chartres Street) and are decorated in gorgeous period furnishings and stocked with Frette linens, while the proprietors also own an adjacent antique shop. Expect to be treated like royalty.

Verified Reviews:

  • Staff is professional - Very tiny bathroom
  • Room was clean/fresh - Comfortable bathroom - Ac was very cold - No refrigerator in the bedroom
  • Not in the thick of the french quarter action - Comfortable bed - Continental breakfast was overpriced
  • Large suite - Valet parking area was secure - Tv did not work - Wireless internet access did not work
  • Beautiful hotel - Far from the noise of bourbon street - Great service - High ceilings, antiques - Patio was lovely


Located in a quiet residential section of the French Quarter, the luxury boutique hotel Soniat House offers an authentic New Orleans experience. It is a small hotel comprised of three historic Creole townhouses, with balconies and secluded courtyards. Superbly restored to a faultless standard, the rooms and suites at Soniat House are adorned with antiques, the courtyards are lush with sweet olive, magnolia, guava and ginger.

Spiral staircases, balconies, patios and chandeliers dress the rooms in Soniat House which are filled with a personal collection of historic books, antiques and unique objects d’art. The entire hotel has an air of elegance with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The hotel offers 33 guestrooms with Egyptian cotton bed sheets and goose down pillows. The Soniat House also provides a two-storied cottage conveniently located just around the corner, which has its own courtyard.

Soniat House’s honor bar offers premium liqueurs, wines and champagne. This bar is set up at noon and remains stocked until everyone retires.

Soniat House is located about 21km from Louis Armstrong International Airport.

Year renovated   2010.  Number of rooms   31.

City Center New Orleans - 3700 ft
Airports Louis Armstrong New Orleans (MSY) - 12.2 mi
Restaurants Cafe Du Monde (cuisine: American, French, Bakery) - 600 ft, Coop's Place (cuisine: Cajun & Creole) - 500 ft
Parks Washington Artillery Park - 1600 ft, Louis Armstrong Park - 2100 ft


Soniat House’s rooms include its standard superior, deluxe, junior suite and grand suite rooms. Each room features following as standard: Wi-Fi/wireless internet, air conditioning/heating and Cable TV; Bathroom with Shower/Bath and hair dryer, most junior suite and grand suite rooms have Jacuzzis. There are non-smoking rooms and rooms specially designed for disabled people. The larger suites can cater to families if requested.

Dining options

Soniat House has the honor bar stocked with premium liqueurs, wines and champagne (after dinner cordials and liqueurs are available). This bar is set up at noon and remains stocked until everyone retires. A breakfast is served every morning and consists of Creole cafe au lait, hot buttermilk biscuits with strawberry preserves.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of USD 12.50 per person per night. 


The business center includes high-speed internet access, a printer/photocopier/scanner/fax available to guests 24 hours a day. Soniat House also has a meeting room for up to 16 people. Room has a workspace/desk as standard with Wi-Fi internet access.


Soniat House provides complimentary use of the New Orleans Athletic Club located in 222 N. Rampart St., Downtown New Orleans. The club opens Monday to Friday from 5.30am to 9pm and at weekends from 8am to 6pm.

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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines

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 39 per day.

  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Living room
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Cable TV
  • Analog data port
  • Voice mail
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • iPod docking station



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Soniat House’s rooms include its standard superior, deluxe, junior suite and grand suite rooms. Each room features following as standard: Wi-Fi/wireless internet, air conditioning/heating and Cable TV; Bathroom with Shower/Bath and hair dryer, most junior suite and grand suite rooms have Jacuzzis. There are non-smoking rooms and rooms specially designed for disabled people. The larger suites can cater to families if requested.

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    Bed type: 1 King or 1 Queen Bed
    Size: 420 sq. feet
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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      Soniat House is located across the street from Saint Mary’s church and next door to the Beauregard-Keyes House and gardens.

      The hotel is within walking distance of Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Insectarium, Old U.S. Mint, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, river walk, restaurants, antique shops/art galleries and Frenchmen Street Music District.

      It is convenient to Morial Convention Center, Central Business District, Warehouse/Arts District, Garden District, Magazine Street Shopping, Audubon Park, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, World War II Museum and New Orleans Museum of Art.

      Tourist attractions
      Popular areas
      • Bourbon Street
        1400 ft
      • Pat O'Briens
        2000 ft
      • Faubourg Marigny
        3000 ft
      Shopping areas
      • Penny Arcade
        3700 ft
      Historical sites
      • Saint Jude Shrine
        3300 ft
      • Beauregard-Keyes House and Gdn
        400 ft
      • New Orleans Historic Voodoo
        1000 ft
      • Friends of the Cabildo Museum
        1400 ft
      • Musee Rosette Rochon-Don G
        1400 ft
      • Louisiana Museum Foundation
        1400 ft
      • State Museum
        1400 ft
      • Reverend Zombie's House-Voodoo
        1700 ft
      • Cabildo
        1700 ft
      • Historic New Orleans Collect
        2300 ft
      • Hermann-Grima/gallier Historic
        2300 ft
      • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
        2300 ft
      • French Quarter/historic New Orleans
        2700 ft
      • Musee Conti Wax Museum
        3000 ft
      • 3000 ft
      • Hunter's Field Park
        2300 ft
      • Maiden Voyage
        3300 ft
      • Mississippi River Boat Tour
        2300 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Riverwalk Marketplace
        5200 ft
        1 Poydras St., New Orleans
      • St. Roch and the Campo Santo
        1.1 mi
        1725 St. Roch Ave, New Orleans
      • Southern Food and Beverage Museum
        1.2 mi
        1 Poydras Street #169, New Orleans
      • Julia Row
        1.2 mi
        Julia Street, New Orleans
      • The National WWII Museum
        1.4 mi
        945 Magazine Street, New Orleans

      Near the hotel

      • French Quarter
        1000 ft
        Canal St to Esplanade Ave, New Orleans
      • Old Ursuline Convent
        200 ft
        1112 Chartres St, New Orleans
      • The Old U.S. Mint
        800 ft
        400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans
      • Madame John's Legacy
        1000 ft
        632 Dumaine St, New Orleans
      • New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
        1200 ft
        724 Dumaine St., New Orleans
      • Faubourg Marigny
        1300 ft
        New Orleans, LA
      • Louisiana State Museum (The 1850 House)
        1400 ft
        523 St Ann Street, New Orleans

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Cafe Du Monde

        65% likes this, based on 4012 reviews
        Cuisine: American, French, Bakery, Café
        Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

        600 ft
        800 Decatur St

        Phone: (504) 581-2914

      • Coop's Place

        62% likes this, based on 1020 reviews
        Cuisine: Cajun & Creole
        Price Range: USD 2 - USD 37

        500 ft
        1109 Decatur St

        Phone: 504-525-9053

      • Le Croissant d'Or

        70% likes this, based on 314 reviews
        Cuisine: French
        Price Range: USD 12 - USD 17

        300 ft
        617 Ursulines Ave

        Phone: (504) 524-4663

      • Stella!

        64% likes this, based on 398 reviews
        Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Eclectic
        Price Range: USD 32 - USD 51

        400 ft
        1032 Chartres St

        Phone: 504-587-0091

      • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Cafe

        67% likes this, based on 471 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hamburgers, Caribbean
        Price Range: USD 1 - USD 21

        500 ft
        1104 Decatur St

        Phone: 504-592-2565

      Getting there.

      Louis Armstrong International Airport is about 21km from the hotel, while Lakefront Airport is13km away.

      It is easily reached by car from the airport: Take I-10 East to exit 236A, Esplanade Avenue. Turn right and continue 10 blocks to Royal Street (second red light). Turn right for 4 blocks to St. Phillip Street and drive one block to Chartres Street. Turn left for 1 1/2 block to Soniat House at 1133 Chartres Street.

      Getting around.

      Car rentals are provided for the convenience of guests. Limousine service is available upon request. Private parking in secured lot is available for $25 per day.

      Soniat House Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Soniat House

      Average guest rating

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      Based on 11 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Older travelers

        I think the history of this place is also one of its biggest selling points, and aside from the enduring Southern charm, is one of the qualities we most enjoyed about it. We came to New Orleans to experience the music, food, history and whole energy of the place. Being in our early 40's, we are less apt to trawl the Bourbon Street area, though having only lived in large American cities, we very much appreciate the vibrant city life itself. So, the Soniat House ended up being perfect for us because of its close location to everything we wanted to experience, and its distance from that which we did not. We'll be staying there again if we come back in town. We are also VERY likely to recommend the place to our like- minded friends.

        The only piece of our experience that made us pause says more about us than about the hotel itself. My husband and I are very liberal, white and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. In other words, though we have lived now in Los Angeles for many years, we are Northerners through and through. It made both of us a bit uncomfortable to be waited on by African Americans in formal dress akin to what house slaves might have worn on the plantation pre-Civil War. Though their attire certainly fit with the gorgeous old-world surrounding, and every staff member was of the highest quality- kind, courteous, helpful and appeared happy to be working there- we couldn't help but feel a deeply-rooted sense of white entitled guilt. Now, we can only imagine that for those in the service industry, working at the Soniat House would be a great job to land, so there was no feeling of pity (I also spent my twenties and early thirties supporting myself in many areas of service.) But seeing the staff in this specific garb simply made us slightly uncomfortable and sadly aware of class distinction, which of course still exists today. That said, this feeling will not keep us away from the hotel in the future, it is just something esoteric I thought to mention.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        This historic boutique hotel has everything. It is beautifully restored inside and out and the interior design is among the most beautiful and authentic I have ever seen in an American hotel . The Frette linens and other custom made linens are remarkable. The breakfast with homemade piping hot bisquits with jam and butter, the Creole coffee and fresh orange juice served by lovely staff made the morning. Finally, the front desk and other management could not have been more helpful. I was called the day before to see if I would like to have my double bed for two friends changed to two twins. Such thoughtfulness has never been experienced with a hotel before.

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      • Older travelers

        I loved the old New Orleans feel of the Hotel. Very attentive staff. I stayed in the main portion of the hotel in a Deluxe Queen Room. Not for those looking for all the modern conveniences. Our room was on the second floor and faced the street. It felt as if the balcony was our private, although it wasn'T.

        What we didn't like was th small tv; no refrigerator in th room; having to ask for ice and tip every time. Peeling paint in the room.

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      • Older travelers

        It was all great with the exception of a lack of hot water on one morning; it was fixed.

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      • Single

        Charming, warm, idiosyncratic and beautiful

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      • Couple

        It is beautifully designed. All the accoutrements are wonderful. It is a fun place to stay when visiting with other people who are also there.

        The bed was very uncomfortable. There was no way to block the morning light from the windows. There was a raccoon or something in the attic over the room which kept us up all night. The workmen started their saws at 8 am on a Saturday.

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