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Soniat House

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1133 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Soniat house is still wonderful. Forget all the lame bad reviews. The staff and location and the building is wonderful and the rooms are quaint and comfortable. To me it is the best of both worlds-- small enough to be like a B&B but big enough to have your privacy and first class service. This is my 3rd time here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing building, fantastic location, superb service. Right in the middle of the French quarter (but far away enough from the chaos of Bourbon street) it gives an authentic experience in a peaceful setting. Desk staff were super helpful and knowledgable.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel came highly recommended to us by friends who have stayed before. Even though the price seemed high for the b&b-esque photos we saw online, the reviews on trip advisor and some other sites (thesmiths.com, travelandleisure.com) we decided to go for it. At first slightly skeptical when put on the third floor (there's an elevator but teeny and slow).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for the first time with hubby for a long romantic weekend. The hotel was lovely and very discreet. From the main street, it look like one the homes. Once the gates opened, it was an oasis. Very clean, with great staff who are very attentive. Close to everything in the French Quarter as well. Looking forward to going... More 

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Frances S, Owner at Soniat House, responded to this review

We look forward to having you back with us in July. Thank you for the review. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to spend more time than planned in my room and the staff went out of their way to help - sending out for food for me when it was raining . A charming oasis in the French Quarter . accès to the New Orleans Athletic Club was a bonus .

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Frances S, Owner at Soniat House, responded to this review

" Rain, rain - GO AWAY" Yes we did have quite a bit while you were with us. It happens every Jazz Fest unfortunately. I am sure that you were warned that rain boots are de riguer. We are fortunate that we have so many wonderful spots in the neighborhood with absolutely delicious food that we can serve for our... More 

Jaco, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting so much more after all the great reviews I had read. At first we had room no 12 that only had a side table for one person. Very noisy from the guests above us. After 2 nights we were moved to 14. That was better noise wise. But in both rooms the bathrooms were far from luxurious.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have stayed here 3 times during the French Quarter Music Festival. The expense was always justified by the ambience, the quiet and the friendliness of staff, at least until now. Now, the next door neighbors have installed a temporary stage and bar to play music to past midnight while we stayed there. Imagine, we're paying $600/night for the privelage... More 

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Frances S, Owner at Soniat House, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you were disturbed by very thoughtless part-time neighbors. Neither of the owners of the building next door even live in New Orleans. They seem to come to town once a year to give a party. The Soniat House has no advance notice of these functions. Over the years that they have owned the building there... More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I arrived at Soniat House on the second of my four night “weekend” minimum stay and was taken to Room 11 just inside the front door, the former carriage entrance of the property, which meant I was sleeping in the horses’ quarters. Horses apparently don’t need soundproofing, shutters, or civility. I fell into bed at 1:00 am, only to be... More 

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Frances S, Owner at Soniat House, responded to this review

There is never an excuse serving cold coffee or disturbing a guest by serving a preordered breakfast 1/2 hour early. The cost of all breakfasts for the 4 of you have already been credited to your respective credit cards. Horses were never quartered at 1133 Chartres Street. In the 1830s the family carriage would enter the property through the carriageway... More 

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15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've stayed here multiple times over the years and while still good, and old South authentic, it has become a little tired and indifferent. We were offered room 24 at the beginning and were so tired we took it even though it is plain and has a bathroom straight out of Home Depot (check out the tub/shower insert) and when... More 

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Frances S, Owner at Soniat House, responded to this review

Please don't give up on us. In the past year we have totally redone a full third of our rooms and baths. Unfortunately 24 nor 33 have been done yet but come back in the Fall. 24 will have a new bathroom and 33 will be returned to its former glory will the toile wallpaper that everyone loved so much.... More 

Managua, Nicaragua
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Rooms are like staying at your grandmother house ...relaxed, clean,...you will be very well taken care off by everyone at this hotel.....Bkfst is always nice specially if taken in the Patio. This hotel is for people who want to stay in a House rather than a modern hotel.....it is also well located within walking distance of most places to visit... More 

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