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Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

4.0 of 5 300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Fitzgerald, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Highly recommend the R club level - the concierge desk outside the elevators was a nice touch - we received several excellent food recommendations from these nice folks. Great location on Bourbon - on this level you cant hear any of the partying from Bourbon. Ate a Desire twice - once for lunch and once for breakfast - highly recommend... More 

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

Eric, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay on the 7th floor R Club level at our hotel. Thank you for sharing how our team at the hotel and Desire Oyster Bar managed to meet your expectations. Please come back to see us! More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is the second year that myself and a group of friends get together for the Red Dress Run in NOLA. For both years we rented a balcony suite and a block of rooms for a party for both the Friday and the Saturday night. The hotel and staff need to be commended on the FIRST CLASS job they did... More 

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

Bud, we are honored that your group chose the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the Red Dress Run celebrations. Thank you for recognizing our hardworking, hospitable team. We will gladly pass along your feedback to them. And we are thrilled that you’re already looking forward to returning next year and can’t wait until then! More 

Boynton Beach, FL
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I stayed here over Veterans Day weekend as a girls weekend getaway. I've been to New Orleans, French Quarter several times in the last 5 years and always thought it would be cool to stay at the Royal Sonesta. I expected old world luxury, or at least a friendly and welcoming staff. Wrong. The doorman started the experience by not... More 

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

Comitis, we appreciate your taking the time to bring these issues to our attention and we are sorry for your experience. Please know that this is not our normal feedback on our doormen or front desk, and we do take your comments very seriously. Since you travel often and we’d like for you to consider staying with us again, our... More 

Aberdeen, UK
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed at this hotel in early November. We stayed in room 4129 which was on the forth floor, at the corner of Bienville Street at Bourbon Street. The noise levels were fine - no complaints. The room was large with a decent size and clean bathroom. Minor complaint about the bathroom was that there is noisy plumbing throughout, so... More 

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los angeles
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5 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Oh man, this was an expensive hotel, and with that my husband and I were expecting a better experience than we received. Half of the issue we had with the hotel was its location - it's right on Bourbon. Next to strip clubs and daiquiri bars, it was STUPID loud. At EVERY hour of the day, 8am/pm, drunkards were yelling... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I was at the Royal Sonesta for a wedding, so we were in party mode. The hotel is situated right on Bourbon Street. I did request a room not facing Bourbon Street, and there was actually more noise from within the hotel than from outside. If you are noise sensitive, I would bring your "ear gear." I slept fine. The... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We have stayed in this hotel numerous times. It was no wonder we selected it for our wedding reception. New Orleans has special meaning to me as this is where my roots are. I stayed in another hotel once. I won't make that mistake again. The service here we found to be impeccable. We brought over 40 guests with us... More 

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Gainesville, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

A group of 11 women, ages 30 to 70, celebrating a 70th birthday were treated to a wonderful stay at the Royal Sonesta, New Orleans. The entire staff were friendly and very helpful. And great location on middle of French Quarter. We were served at the Desire Oyster Bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner by friendly and cheerful wait staff.... More 

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

Marilyn, we are honored that you chose the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the big birthday celebration in your family and thank you for recommending us to your friends and family. We appreciate your feedback on the delicious meal at Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar and the enjoyable service you received throughout your stay. We look forward to your return visit! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

First of all, every single person on the staff at RS went out of their way to make sure we felt at home and had anything we desired. Everyone was welcoming, always smiling, and verging on overzealous in ensuring guests are happy! The location is fantastic, right on a corner of Bourbon St. - however, our room was incredible quiet,... More 

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

KashmirTravelerm, reading your review really made our day! It’s a pleasure knowing that you thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us from the impeccable service to the delectable food at the wedding. Thank you for your feedback, and we’re excited to welcome you back soon! More 

Chicago
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

If you like the fun and night life of Bourbon Street (and why stay in the French Quarter if you don't) then you will love this place. If your like me and when you want to go to sleep and not have to hear the rest of the party, you better spend a little extra and stay on the Concierge... More 

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

Midrad, reviews like yours are exactly what we strive for! Thank you for sharing how happy you were with your accommodations in our R Club concierge level and we will gladly pass on your compliments to Daniel. Please come back to see us next time you’re in New Orleans! 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*
Number of rooms: 483
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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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Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#14 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#16 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#24 Business Hotel in New Orleans

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