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Soniat House

1133 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #26 of 152 hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Soniat is perfect in so many ways and staffed by such charming people that it pains me to gripe about anything. However, as it's billed as a luxury hotel and charges accordingly, it seems to me that the bathroom in a two-bedroom suite should at least be fully functional, if not actually luxurious. Ours (we had room 50) had... More

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

No hooks? I can't apologize enough. How could we have missed that? It will be rectified immediately. We are in the process of redoing all of the bathrooms. Thanks to your constructive comments we will move that bath to the top of the list. Give us another try. We will try to do better for you next time. We'll have... More

Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We've stayed at Soniat House twice now - for my birthday in February, 2014, and in 2012. I'm hoping to make it a yearly experience! This is a beautiful, romantic and historic inn complete with a charming courtyard! The staff are both friendly and accommodating, including the resident cat - Claire! The location is perfect too! Within the French Quarter,... More

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

Why just your birthday? We would love to see you more often. Thank you for the charming picture of Claire. She has so many friends I am thinking of getting her a facebook page! More

New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed here for a week through New Years 2014 and the hotel was fabulous. From the moment we arrived we felt as if we were part of a truly unique New Orleans experience. The initial room we were given was on the third floor "attic room" and while it was large in size we had an issue when it... More

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

So kind of you to write such a nice review. Thank you. It is indeed difficult to maintain these slate roofs. Occasionally a single slate can slip out of place. Unfortunately it happened to you. Please accept our apology again. Were are glad to hear that you were please with the balance of your stay. More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
66 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for four nights 25 - 28 January. This hotel is different, it's housed in a old house, on the edge of the French Quarter. Check in was pleasant and easy. My room was on the ground floor overlooking the courtyard. The room was furnished with old, mismatched (antique?) furniture, apart from a small flat screen tv. Once... More

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

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your extended stay with us. It was our pleasure to serve you. Your did an excellent of telling the readers of your review to ignore the Google map. I can't wait to check it our myself. As you now know we are in the very "high end" residential part of the French Quarter... More

San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is the Bed and Breakfast to stay in New Olreans. Outstanding service, classical Southern charm. This is small hotel which only serve breakfast (which they serve the best biscuits I have had. The managers are just also the best, we stayed there on the resent storm and had to stay an extra night, they took care of us completely.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate you generous comments. We are sorry for you that the recent freeze caused you to delay your departure but we enjoyed having a couple of extra days to spoil you. Come back soon. More

Mill Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I have stayed at Soniat House since the mid 1990's and each trip is more special. I purposely ask for a different room each time to experience this historical property to hopefully learn it's whole story. The staff could not be more warm with its sincere hospitality. Thank you Edina, Michele and especially Irvin who helped me when I lost... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous review. The new website is 99% finished. It should be active in February. I'll let you know when that happens and would love feedback from you.. It is not easy to create a website for a property like Soniat House. We'll have tea next visit. I promise. More

Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The Soniat is one of those charismatic small hotels that those of us who are bored with the way bland cookie-cutter chains blur their surrounds can only hope to find. My first trip to mystical New Orleans, and it was between the Ritz and the Soniat, and I really made the right choice. At the Soniat, I KNEW I was... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. Come back any time. You will find that the light traffic on Chartres Street never gets any heavier as Chartres is closed to through traffic at Jackson Square. More

McKinney, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Being our first time to NOLA, we feel very thankful to have selected The Soniat House. The location was perfect...Chartres street was by far my favorite street, and it was quiet, yet short, easy walks into all the action. We walked everywhere and never took the car out of wherever they parked it until we left. There is no on-site... More

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

We are certainly glad that you found us. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are sorry that you arrived before the Soniat House was decorated for Christmas but as we usually have warm weather in December and since we only decorate with living greens we tend to put them up a bit late... More

brazil
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is a real gem of a hotel. The location is fabulous and the service is spectacular. The reception staff is very responsive , always ready to help with restaurant reservations , recommendations and general information about New Orleans. The decor of the Soniat is old world luxe. Beautiful light fixtures , rugs and artwork. The paintings are absolutely gorgeous.... More

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Stroud
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our 6 nights at Soniat. Would have happily stayed longer. Had room 27 which is large and airy on the first floor looking over the courtyard. Some elements of the bathroom a bit tacky--handle came off toilet but we stuck it back on. Loved the art and the furnishings and the lush courtyard. Really enjoyed the courteous service... More

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Additional Information about Soniat House

Also Known As:
Soniat House Hotel New Orleans
Soniat House Hotel
Soniat Hotel New Orleans
Soniat Hotel
Address: 1133 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#45 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#56 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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