The Royal Sonnesta is a great hotel to use as a home base for your New Orleans/French Quarter getaway. My wife and I spent a weekend here while I was taking a break from a 6-week business trip near Baton Rouge.
This is a great hotel in a great location! It is true to New Orleans inside and outside and is a great escape from the party atmosphere of Bourbon Street. We got a good rate ($189/night) on a king-bed room as part of the Papa Noel promotion We requested a courtyard-facing room in the hopes of avoiding the nighttime noise of Broubon St. The room is on the small size, which didn't both us as we didn't spend time in the room. The room, however, is nicely appointed and has everything you would expect of a hotel of the Sonnesta's caliber.
Inside the ground level of the hotel is a great jazz bar, a coffee shop, and a restaurant. We overheard more than one person outside the hotel speak highly of the jazz bar. We stopped in there one of our evenings to enjoy a couple cocktails and the great music. Also within the grounds of the hotel is a wonderful courtyard with seating and a water feature. Off the third level in the courtyard area is a pool, which even in December was useful to guests.
Overall, we were very pleased with our stay at the Royal Sonnesta and the French Quarter as a whole. If we decide to return we will definitely consider returning to the Sonnesta.
- 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