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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012
jes724 Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We just came back from a long weekend trip to New Orleans. The Royal Sonesta was perfect for us. It was right in the middle of all the Boubon Street craziness, but the hotel itself was very elegant, calm and relaxing. We had an outside room but it faced a "side street", not Bourbon Street. There was no noise and... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012 via mobile

Whenever visiting New Orleans we always try to stay at the Royal Sonesta. We stayed at the Royal Sonesta for our bachelor/bacheloret party weekend and since many of our friends were staying at different hotels we had everyone meet at Irvin Mayfield's. This initially was for our convenience and to give everyone a place they could easily find. This place... More

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

very nice hotel--in heart of Bourbon Street, but doesn't seem like it. nicely appointed, helpful staff...concierge very helpful..I would stay there again.

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Decatur, AL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

My wife and I LOVE New Orleans. We have been many times but never stayed at a hotel on Bourbon St. So, when a "Living Social" coupon came up for a reasonable price, we bought 2 nights at the Royal Sonesta on Bourbon. First, let me caution you about Living Social coupons; the hotels that partner with this company have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Stayed here several times for conferences. Had room on backside and it was quiet with no room issues. Plenty of water pressure and hot water. Flat screen tv with remote. Mini bar in room. Walls are a little thin as could hear the cleaning staff vacuuming other rooms in the morning and also the staff was very loud in the... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We recently returned from our stay at Royal Sonesta. The hotel is beautifully appointed, the staff is friendly and always ready to assist, and the jazz is cool. We had an interior room that overlooked the pool, keeping the noise of Bourbon Street far away. The room was clean and well cared for, if a bit dated. It's location is... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

we had a great stay at the royal sonesta in new orleans. great service, concierge was very helpful and loved the location. crazy bourbon street outside but quiet elagance inside. loved the oyster bar and jazz club. i would recommend the r club floor, the extras included made up for the price difference. the lounge with breakfast buffet and cocktail... More

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

We’re overjoyed to know how much fun you had staying with us at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. We really appreciate your feedback about the hotel’s elegant ambiance contrasting with the outside atmosphere. And thank you for recommending the R Club Concierge Level. Hope you come back to see us soon! More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Lovely, and well appointed, the Royal Sonesta is a jewel in the thick of Bourbon St. The building is old and classic NOLA. Beautiful pool and patio areas..wonderful jazz bar, coffee bar and restaurant associated with hotel. The service is top notch, from the doormen to the concierge desk! We got a great rate. Would stay there again in a... More

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

Thank you for choosing the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans and sharing this feedback of your most recent experience with us! We’re so happy to know that everything from the pool to the PJ’s Coffee Café exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your feedback about our pleasant and dedicated team. We’re delighted that you enjoyed the music and ambiance inside... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012 via mobile

Check in starts at 3pm, but don't expect your room to be ready until after dinner. I was unable to get into my room until after the wedding I came to attend. It started at 6! Not professional, the concierge told me it is not unusual for there to be a wait at check in. I waited for two hours... More

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

We apologize that your room was not available before the evening wedding event you were attending. We are dreadfully sorry for the inconvenience you experienced and for your dissatisfaction with our offering free drink tickets. We do in fact appreciate your feedback and take it very seriously. Please know we would be delighted to have you reach out to our... More

Mobile, Alabama
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel probably 10 times over the last three years and this past weekend was the best so far. We stayed on the private "R-Club" level. It is private access and only other patrons staying on that floor have access. Each day there are complimentary food and drinks from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. The food is... More

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

We are glowing from you compliments! Thank you so much for your continued loyalty to the Royal Sonesta Hotel and for sharing your feedback on your most recent stay in the R Club Concierge Level. We’re pleased to know that you felt this was the best experience you’ve had with us this far, and we look forward to welcoming you... 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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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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