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Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Ranked #21 of 153 hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cypress, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the heart of the french quarter directly on world-famous Bourbon Street lies the Royal Sonesta, a decadent gem that conjures up images of the original Dixieland Jazz Band to Louis Armstrong. The hotel is old. It is musty. Welcome to New Orleans. The hotel are in full uniform and accessorized with the best charm and manners the South has... More

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Wake Forest, NC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Royal Sonesta is located right in the middle of everything on Bourbon Street. They are a full service hotel with clean and comfortable rooms. The service throughout is terrific....to include the bellhops, desk, restaurants and jazz club and especially the concierge. Special shoutout to Russell for his knowledge and assistance. I would definitely stay there again when returning to... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Royal Sonesta during the week of Christmas 2013. Beautiful room! And c'mon now you cannot get a better balcony on Bourbon Street than here!! Talk about a "royal" vantage! If you want the ultimate N'awlins experience stay here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place. Third time in NOLA so we booked right on Bourbon for the first time and it was a great idea. So easy to get back to your room after being out late or too drunk. The pool is a great party with a bar and music. Hotel gave us $75 credit for the bar which was a... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loud - inside and out. Musty. Damp. Cold. Front desk staff not very friendly - acted like questions were bothersome. Was at a conference there and the food was not very good for the most part. Love the location though!

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New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Returned from a 4 night stay at the Royal Sonesta. I also stayed there for 4 nights back in 2012. The hotel is in a great location right on Bourbon street. The hotel is beautiful and exceptionally clean. Rooms aren't huge but you won't be spending much time there anyway... We were there over a weekend, so the pool was... More

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel itself is beautiful, the rooms were far nicer than I expected. The one thing that was a little aggravating was the fact that the hotel does NOT provide complimentary bottles of water, and then expect a guest to pay almost 9 dollars for a bottle if the desire. RIDICULOUS!! So I did my research and found a convenience... More

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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans and taking the time to share this valuable feedback on the pool and water bottles – we are reviewing these areas. We are glad that you enjoyed your comfortable accommodations, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Royal Sonesta in New Orleans is the place to be for your new Orleans vacation. They make you feel like king s and queens. The staff took such great care from the minute you step out of the car service to enter their doors. WOW! We did not want to leave.

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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, responded to this review

Rosie, reviews like yours are exactly what we strive for! We greatly appreciate your taking the time to share this delightful feedback, and we are so pleased that the Royal Sonesta New Orleans was able to meet your expectations. Please revisit us next time you’re in the Crescent City! More

New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

after reading reviews and having a friend's recommendation, we chose the Royal Sonesta for our stay while visiting New Orleans...what a fabulous place...excellent staff, extremely secure and clean ...will be back!

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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, responded to this review

David, reviews like yours are exactly what we strive for! We greatly appreciate your taking the time to share this delightful feedback, and we are so pleased that the Royal Sonesta New Orleans was able to meet your expectations. Please revisit us next time you’re in the Crescent City! More

New Orleans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Classic type hotel right in the French Quarter, within walking distance of all sites within the famed Quarter. If you want quiet at night request room not on Bourbon Street. Parking pricey, but typical for a large city, and included in & out privileges (not used as everything we wanted to do was within a short walk).

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Michael, thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans and taking the time to share this valuable feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! More

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  • Very nice(64)
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Address: 300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans 4*
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Also Known As:
Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
New Orleans Royal Sonesta
New Orleans Sonesta Hotel
Sonesta New Orleans
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#7 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans #14 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans #15 Business Hotel in New Orleans #23 Family Hotel in New Orleans
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The Royal Sonesta Hotel is an Authentic New Orleans Experience located in the heart of the French Quarter on world famous Bourbon Street, within steps of world-famous restaurants, antique shops, and premier tourist attractions. A landmark in New Orleans since 1969, its atmosphere reflects a strong European influence and Southern charm, with its elegant marbled lobby, tranquil fountains and sparkling chandeliers. The 500-room hotel features a secluded tropical courtyard, a beautifully landscaped outdoor pool, fitness center and five unique restaurants and lounges. ... more   less 
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