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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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“Always wanted to stay here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

The first 2 times I went to NOLA, I saw the Sonesta and thought to myself, wow what a cool place I would really like to stay there. So this time I found a reasonable price and did. We had a quiet room in the back over looking the pool but the really great things about the hotel are the service, location and charm. This place is so perfect for NOLA.

Room Tip: If you want quiet, it probably costs less because you aren't on the street.
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DDGDDG, Manager at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, responded to this review, July 19, 2011
We are excited to read that you finally got chance to stay with us at the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans and that it was all the great things you expected it to be. Thanks for your kind compliments, and please come see us again in the future!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011 via mobile

Extremely elegant, wonderful friendly knowledgeable staff. Adorable setting. Reasonable pricing.. All around A+++

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DDGDDG, Manager at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, responded to this review, July 19, 2011
Thank you! We greatly appreciate your business and your comments. Come back and see us again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

The Royal Sonnesta in New Orleans is a beautiful hotel in a fantastic location. We requested a quiet room, which we got, so even though we were in the middle of everything on Bourbon Street, the room was quiet. We had a standard room with a king bed, and it was perfect, the bathroom was good too. One of the amenities we loved is the pool area, with the pool bar right there. It was very relaxing. It would be fun to get a room right on the pool too! The service was excellent. I forgot one of my favorite pairs of jeans in the room, so I called the hotel once we got home and housekeeping promptly mailed my jeans to my house. That sure sold me on the service!

The only negative is the cost to park at the hotel (it's expensive), but that is true of parking in the heart of just about any city.

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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DDGDDG, Manager at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, responded to this review, July 19, 2011
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. We appreciate your sharing your experiences so that others can know of our consistent efforts to provide high quality customer service to each and every guest. We are so happy to read that your accommodations were just what you expected: quiet, comfortable, and relaxing. Please come back to see us soon and try a poolside room!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

The Royal Sonesta hotel is an absolute Oasis on Bourbon Street. As you enter the hotel lobby you will be taken in by the marble, flowers and fountain décor but mostly especially by the friendly service of the hotel staff. Our beautiful and clean courtyard facing room only added to our satisfaction. The location was excellent we walked to the convention center, fabulous restaurants, and fun bars. We would end our evening at the lobby bar listening to amazingly talented jazz musicians and vocalist another oasis in New Orleans. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DDGDDG, Manager at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, responded to this review, July 19, 2011
What a pleasure to read! We are so proud to hear that your stay at the Royal Sonesta was stimulating and highly satisfactory. Please come see us again when you’re next in town. Thank you for complimenting us as an “oasis on Bourbon.”
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011 via mobile

Parking is alo cheaper down the street rooms are cheaper and nicer at the dauphine service is exceptional

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

It's simple really..... Real southern hospitality, and nice, clean, comfy rooms that don't cost an arm & a leg! This hotel was a great value.

The location is great, right on Bourbon St., but I must admit that it got old after the second day! Day & night we could hear pulsating music and a really annoying guy on the mic. Along with really wasted people screaming and laughing on the street below our room. But I guess you'll probably get that anywhere in the French Quarter!

All in all I would definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

We stayed at the Royal Sonesta for 5 days. Prior to making the reservation I called them three times for information. Each time an articulate and knowledgeable person answered all of my questions. During our stay we noticed there were usually 2 uniformed hotel employees in the lobby making themselves available to the guests.
The room was larger than many other rooms I've staid at in the French Quarter in this price range. In the morning when leaving our room for breakfast we would hang the sign on our door to have the room clean. It would be ready for us when we returned.
In the Musical Legends Park across the street from the hotel there is a restaurant that may have the best beignets in the quarter. Entertainment starts there at 2 pm.
The hotel has the Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse that you should plan on visiting.
I've been visiting the French Quarter for over 40 years and feel that this is one of the best hotels in the Quarter. I will return.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DDGDDG, Manager at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, responded to this review, July 19, 2011
Thanks for your vote as one of the Best Hotels in the Quarter! We are so glad that we could help enhance your stay in New Orleans. We’re always counting our blessings, like our warm, hospitable staff and wonderful location in the middle of the Quarter. We hope to see you again soon at the hotel and the Playhouse!
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Additional Information about Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

Address: 300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#14 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#15 Business Hotel in New Orleans
#22 Family Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
New Orleans Royal Sonesta
New Orleans Sonesta Hotel
Sonesta New Orleans
Royal Sonesta Hotel

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