Upon walking into the foyer, your eyes dance around the beauty of the hotel. There are lights, fountains, people, and restaurants encompassing all of your senses. You might possibly hear jazz from the jazz lounge as you enter or stop in and grab coffee right inside the door. The staff was very helpful and the rooms were beautiful. My favorite part, and something I have looked for once arriving home, are their motion sensor LED night lights. That was the most incredible part. The Royal Sonesta also has rooms with balconies so you can people watch after you come in. Definitely a unique experience, even if you don't like NOLA.