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Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

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300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything was great. We read reviews and were able to book an inside/poolside room, we heard nothing from Bourbon. Room wasn't huge but we weren't spending a whole lot of time in there. Bed was comfy, pillows were incredible. Staff was so friendly and helpful. Pool was heated and open year round. Best of all, you're right on Bourbon St.... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful location, accommodations, and almost wonderful staff. The only complaint I have is that one housekeeper actually made very rude comments to me for taking my son to the restroom by the ballroom area, where we were told to go by the bell-man. Once the situation was explained to her she just kept on nagging, at which time I just... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is without doubt a sensational hotel experience, and a remarkable juxtaposition in that the throng of people and accompanying noise of the surrounding French quarter are totally at odds with the luxury of the hotel itself. We were delighted with the comfort of the room, and the amazing wrought iron balcony overlooking Conti Street. It was a real pleasure... More 

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Orlando, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The good thing about this hotel is that it is located conveniently in the French Quarter. The bad thing about this hotel is that it is in the French Quarter... good or bad depends on what you want. If you want quiet it is bad. If you want convenience to the great Quarter restaurants and other activities it is good.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Royal Sonesta is centrally located in the French Quarter. I was worried that the proximity to the revelers would make it noisy. However I had an interior room on the pool level which was completely quiet. The staff is very attentive and helpful. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. There are several outdoor spaces on the interior side... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good half of our group had not been to New Orleans so the hotel's location provided them the opportunity to be in the middle of classic, tourist "Nawlins". For the rest of us dreading being on Bourbon Street with its smelly bars, seedy strip clubs, stoned street people, and throngs of well lubricated visitors, the hotel has sleep rooms... More 

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New Orleans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is beautiful. The staff is generally very nice and they go above and beyond to make your stay here memorable. I also appreciate the fact that the outdoor pool is heated and it doesn't matter what type of weather it is to go swimming!

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Nelson
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Met all expectations, perfect location, and knowledgable, friendly, accommodating staff. First class. The room, while on the small side, was well appointed and the bed was great. There was bar noise from Bourbon St., but ear plugs solved that and it stopped by 2:00. In-room coffe would have been nice, though!

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

Rick, thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel and taking the time to bring these observations to our attention. Please know that an exciting hotel-wide renovation is planned for later this year and will touch each room from top to bottom and will address many of your comments, including in-room coffee makers. We hope you that you will... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to NOLA to celebrate our 23rd anniversary and our best friends' 20th anniversary. Such a great time. The hotel staff was wonderful, starting with our bellman Tony who after finding out it was our 1st time to the city, provided us with a hand written list of "must do's" while we were in town! Malcolm... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street, this is a great choice. We booked a room with a balcony on Conte street and could sit outside and enjoy the music and crowds. The room was well appointed and had plenty of space. The bathroom had marble floors and counter tops. It was clean and the bed was... More 

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

Julie, thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans and taking the time to share this valuable feedback on your French Quarter experience. Please be assured that we review our parking rates twice annually to ensure competitive rates for our secure, covered and on-site parking garage. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay,... More 

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  • Pool area(24)
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  • Great location(9)
  • Room service(9)
  • Coffee shop(5)
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