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Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

4.0 of 5 300 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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Germantown
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed at the Royal Sonesta (RS) on 25-26 October, 2014 to attend a family member's wedding. RS is located in the heart of the French Quarter on Bourbon Street. Therein lies the rub. You either love the hotel for its location or not depending on individual preferences. The hotel itself is an old school hotel which gives it a lot... More

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Beaumont, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for one week while attending a conference at the hotel. Although we did not request a balcony on Bourbon Street, that's what we got. (They tried to charge us for the upgrade at checkout but I explained the situation and they removed the upgrade fees). While the balcony was great fun for people watching, the room was... More

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I spent only one night at the Royal Sonesta with my brothers and sister . Our overall stay was very nice. Our dinner at the Restaurant Revolution was fabulous, one of the best meals I've ever had! We stayed on the R-Club level where Darin and his staff made our stay wonderful. They are so gracious and helpful with anything... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to be in the middle of the craziness, this is it. The front side is on Bourbon Street and you can walk right out onto it. Don't get a room on that side if you want to sleep at night. I suggest a 5th floor room on the back side. It will be quiet and less light.... More

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Penha, SC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, but if you want to sleep, request the back rooms (the ones on the Bourbon Street are very noisy). Rooms are comfortable and clean, not luxury. Although service was correct, breakfast was quite expensive. The hotel is close of the most important attractions in New Orleans, great restaurants.

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New Orleans
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable stay, very clean room, friendly and efficient maid service, great valet parking service, easy check-in and -out, clean bathroom and bathing area, clean, fluffy towels, great TV selections, hotel was close to all we wanted to do, including great restaurants, wonderful staff to welcome us and help with any questions we had.

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New Orleans
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reserved room not available upon 5:00 PM check in. 6th floor elevator buttons not working. Event dining in garden not available due to cleaning crew. This property needs to improve its quality before I would recommend using it.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this place!! The staff was super! I loved the location, I mean how could you not?? Room nice, beds comfortable. I love it! We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed it. It feels rich in history. Just the kind of place you want in NOLA.

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Elanora, Australia
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38 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice, quaint and old styled hotel. Rooms are modern and comfortable although relatively small. Still you can walk out of the door and you're in the French quarter. if you want to be in the middle of it, with a bit of luxury, then this is for you. Personally, I'd stay off Bourbon St next time - which is... More

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Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

right in the thick of things. have two great restaurants on site, although, Desire is being remodled right now and will not be open for a few months. mayfields jazz bar is cozy and nice to have on site. good live music nightly. this is an older hotel, with a lot of traffic, so its not pristine, but it is... More

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

Debra, thank you so much for choosing to stay with us at the Royal Sonesta and taking the time to share this valuable feedback on all of our outlets that make for an authentic New Orleans experience. Please know that an exciting hotel-wide renovation is planned for next year and will touch each room from top to bottom. We are... More

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  • Bourbon street(199)
  • French quarter(148)
  • Very nice(55)
  • Pool area(30)
  • R Club(28)
  • Great location(21)
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  • Room service(16)
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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*
Number of rooms: 483
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