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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012
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Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

We had to wait until after 4:00 before we could get into our room. The service was good. Several at the desk were very helpful. Our room was tiny but comfortable. I think that if a business is in the heart of such a historic place, it should reflect the history in many respects.

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Savannah, GA
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

This was approxiamtely our 20th stay at the Royal Sonesta. We have a group of friends that stay in a bank of rooms for French Quarter Fest in April every year. The property is located in the middle of all the activity of Bourbon. Great location for the Fest. There are rooms on Bourbon and rooms facing the pool/courtyard. Location... More

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

Thank you so much for your years of loyalty to the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans! We’re pleased to know how much you enjoy coming back annually to attend the French Quarter Festival and our hotel’s prime location. If you like to experience Bourbon Street from your room and choose a Bourbon balcony room, don’t worry about bringing your earplugs;... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

We loved this hotel! Our room was super...2 comfortable double beds, comfortable chairs, great housekeeping. Best hotel bathroom we've ever had in his country and abroad...mirrored on 2 walls, large marble counter, excellent lighting for make-up, hair dryer. Thick white bathrobes. Lobby, restaurant, bar, courtyard...all very nice. Friendly & helpful front desk staff, bell captain. Best location right on Bourbon... More

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

Wow, we really appreciate such a rave review! We are thrilled that you felt pampered with the spacious bathroom and comfy robes while preparing for a day or night out at the various award-winning restaurants and entertainment located within walking distance from our front doors. We’re proud to provide our guests with such an authentic New Orleans experience complete with... More

Wilton, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

This is a beautiful hotel with everything you could ask for, in the heart of the French Quarter, right on Bourbon Street. The hotel is refined and tasteful, but step outside and you are swept up in the Bourbon Street craziness. The staff was great, and the jazz club in the hotel is terrific (and mostly free). The Desire restaurant... More

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Columbia, TN
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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a few nights during the Final Four tournament, and we had a blast! The hotel is in SUCH a great spot, close to everything! We were very pleased that we were able to get a Garden View, as I had read the reviews about how loud Bourbon Street could be. We slept wonderfully!... More

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Memphis, TN
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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This hotel has an awesome location. We have been to New Orleans many times and usually prefer to stay at the edge of the French Quarter. I was a little worried about staying right on Bourbon Street. Our room was on the 5th floor facing Bourbon Street. Because we were so high, the noise really did not affect us. Due... More

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Sebringville Ontario
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We spent Easter weekend 2012 at the Royal Sonesta right on Bourbon Street. Wonderful hotel with superb service and friendly and helpful staff. The doorman Malcolm embodied the spirit of New Orleans - his wide and genuine smile was our first impression of the hotel upon arrival and every time we stepped through his doors, his happy outlook was contagious.... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I loved the location, staff and hotel. I was worried we would hear noise from Bourbon Street, however we did not hear a thing. We did not even hear the maids in the morning. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Mobiile, AL
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

HI.. stayed at the Royal Sonesta on march 11th and the room, staff and food were just fabulous. Had Keys to the R club and the evening appetizers and morning breakfast were 5 star. thanks to the staff for arranging the stay Rob

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Lake Arrowhead, California, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This is really nice property. The staff is friendly and so helpful. The rooms are nice and quite comfortable, but I would recommend NOT getting one that faces Bourbon Street. It is pretty much noisy all the time (duh!). The Jazz Lounge there is EXCELLENT. We really could have spent more time there, as all the musicians they feature are... 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
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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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