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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel and right on Bourbon Street.. We did have kids but still was a great location in the middle of the action. Every one was very respectful of the kids while walking around in the evening. Very pretty rooms. Staff was very friendly and concierge was extremely helpful. I would definitely stay here again - with or without... More

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is in the middle of the action - on bourbon street in the french quarter. That means peep shows just outside the front door. So just not that great with little kids. Also, the walls were thinner than we expected - my kids were woken up to some woman's great theatrical screams of delight ;) Staff is great,... 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. We are glad that you ultimately enjoyed your stay, and sorry you didn't find the outside area more family-friendly. For your future stays with us please know that there are 3 entrances to our hotel – Bourbon,... More

Marrero, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Hotel is top notch all the way. From the beautiful lobby, rooms and service, what more can you ask for, well how about location.....in the heart of the French Quarter. Step out the front door and you are on world famous Bourbon Street. Walking distance to anywhere in the quarter is no problem from this hotel. It also has... More

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

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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent location right on Bourbon Street. Only positive things to say about our stay. The staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Pool area was relaxing and the drinks from the Pool side Bar were excellent. Café had good coffee and food. Funny how we avoided the Desire Oyster Bar because it was the "hotel restaurant" .... More

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

James, 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 our hospitable team, fun pool time and delicious meals at Desire. Desire is a popular destination with locals and tourists alike! We look forward to welcoming you back soon so... More

Dallas, Texas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
28 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've stayed in the quarter over a dozen times and had always wanted to come the the Royal Sonesta. I love its oyster bar, the Desire. And its location is cental to the quarter. However for my wife and I walking down Bourbon street every night and each morning is less than an ideal beginning/end of the day. For others... More

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

We are thrilled that you finally stayed with us at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans, and we greatly appreciate your taking the time to share this delightful feedback. It’s a pleasure to know that our attentive team was able to meet your expectations and you seemed to enjoy your authentic New Orleans experience. Please revisit us next time you’re in... More

Cypress, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Reviews that reflect our authentic New Orleans style 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 and your whole family had a great time. Please revisit us next time you’re in the Crescent... More

Wake Forest, NC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Mike, reviews like yours are exactly what we strive for! We greatly appreciate your taking the time to share this delightful feedback and recommendation, 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

Prescott, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 last Christmas 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, responded to this review

Brian, 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

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

We are very sorry that your recent stay with us was not better, and we appreciate your bringing these issues to our attention. Please know that your comments as a business traveler are important to us. Our Director of Hotel Operations would like to speak with you further about your experience so that we can continually improve and meet the... More

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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 #21 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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