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Royal Street Inn and R Bar

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1431 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2048
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#44 of 120 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
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4.2
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4.3
The Royal Street Inn & Bar is a New Orleans Bed & Beverage. Yes, Beverage. We don't feed you breakfast but we do treat you to a round of welcome drinks at our legendary neighborhood bar. You have access to quiet time in your lux accommodations upstairs. You have access to relaxation on our spacious wrap-around balcony. And, of course, you have access to the R Bar where you can share drinks and conversation with our incredible cast of local characters and phenomenal bar staff. The Royal Street Inn & Bar is located in the heart of the historic Marigny Triangle. One block outside of the French Quarter and one block from Frenchmen Street, the premier live music area in New Orleans.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
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Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
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Colette K wrote a review Jun 2022
Hoquiam, Washington20 contributions23 helpful votes
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My husband and I traveled to New Orleans for a 10 day vacation. We stayed 6 nights at the Roral Street Inn and then moved to other side of the French Quarter for a few more days. We had a great time at the Royal Street Inn! It was a fun atmosphere and we will be staying there again, should we come back to New Orleans. Even though my luggage was delayed by 36 hours due to airline issues, the night time female bartender was so gracious as to drag my huge 50 pound suitcase up two flights of stairs and get it to our room when it came at about 2:15 AM. That was above and beyond what anyone could expect from any establishment. We were fortunate enough to experience the Friday night crawfish boil… which was part of the reason that we booked our stay there over a Friday night. It was also fun to watch Laura and her haircuts on Monday night. The room was spacious and very comfortable. Everyone was so friendly and fun! I might recommend bringing a pair of silicone earplugs if you stay Friday and Saturday night and want to go to sleep before 2AM. The bar gets pretty loud at night. We are so thankful for the bar and inn staff for a fabulous time in New Orleans!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to come during a Friday nite crawfish boil…it’s seasonal. Great cheap haircuts on Mon. $10...
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Heather B wrote a review Nov 2021
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This place exceeded our expectations!! The management and staff were fantastic and welcoming, as well as accommodating with flight changes etc. it’s in the best location to all of the areas worth seeing and we felt very safe and comfortable! We will not stay anywhere else after this! Thank you for such a great experience!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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JC Dallas wrote a review May 2021
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I booked this in March of 2020. Then Covid hit. The owners were so great working with us as we pushed the dates out four or five times. We finally made it down the day after the bar reopened in May of 2021 and it was an amazing adventure. I highly recommend New Orleans and the Royal Street Inn and R Bar in particular. In a hotel above a bar I expected it to be very noisy. It was not. The party starts each evening at sunset and goes until about 2 AM. Then suddenly everyone just goes home. The level of sound is like the drone of a fan or white noise from a sleep machine. My neighbors in Dallas make more noise than the people in this bar/neighborhood! The big difference being this place is full of adults and my neighbors have teenagers. The weather was warm, the room was cold and clean. Very clean with the standard amenities of any hotel. TV, refrigerator, iron, hair dryer, coffee. We didn't use any of these except the coffee (damn good coffee), but they were available. The bed was comfortable. Towels were thick, plush, and big enough to wrap around my fat ass. We were in an upstairs room so we went through two locked doors to get into our room. I felt very secure in the hotel. Walking through the neighborhood and the quarter I never felt threatened or uncomfortable by anything or anyone. Everyone seemed to be happy, joyful, and glad to see you. The bar/hotel staff treated us like family. They gave us two complimentary drink tokens and were readily available. We checked out at noon and had a 7PM flight out. The bar staff watched over our bags while we spent a few more hours gaining weight. We spent the last few hours at the bar drinking and watching the locals come in (with their dogs). It's just a big family reunion that happens everyday. If I had to complain about something it would be that I only booked two days. I should have booked a week. Everything you might want to see is within walking distance. If you don't like to walk there is a bus stop at Decatur and Esplanade, about two blocks away, that will connect you to the rest of the city via bus or rail. But trust me you're going to need to walk off all the food you're gonna be eating.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Lisa M wrote a review Jan 2021
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If you want a non-touristy New Orleans stay, look no further. This is the loveliest little nook in the French Quarter. My husband and I stumbled upon the R Bar and have now stayed in 2 of the 5 suites -- it is fabulous in every way. Not only is the location PERFECT, but every inch is dripping in the je ne sais quoi of New Orleans. From the thoughtful staff to the jazz tunes in the rooms, from the personal espresso machines to the private balcony access... The inn's atmosphere is that charming blend of antique, classic Orleans and the warmth of southern hospitality. When the bar was open, it was everything you'd expect of the city where Bon Temps Rouler. Folks gathered from all over, the drinks were wonderful, and you would inevitably make a friend while visiting at any time of day or night. Although we miss the bar part of our stay, just the inn itself is reason enough to visit! (Special shoutout to Adam and Bailey who have done a wonderful job in showing hospitality even during COVID-19 times. They always take the best care of their guests, and I can't say enough great things about the Inn AND them personally.) So please, if you have the chance, make yourself at home here at the R Bar - you'll surely love it!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Markaloo wrote a review Dec 2019
Weslaco, Texas2 contributions
This is the best place I've ever stayed at in NOLA!!!!!! Bar none!! We had the Royal Suite fro 3 nights and it was incredible!! The General Mgr. Adam is super nice and helpful. Every employee that we came into contact with was super friendly and helpful. These people know how to show southern hospitality!!! The suite itself is amazing!!! If you're going to NOLA , go here!!!!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Medic2OCFRD wrote a review Aug 2019
Orlando, Florida247 contributions45 helpful votes
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We stayed at the Storyville room. We booked the Marigny room downstairs but were upgraded to the 2nd story room. It had recently been remodeled and it was gorgeous. The bed so comfortable. We loved walking in to music coming from the Amazon fire tablet and awesome speaker. The staff was very nice. It's just one block from all the goings on in the French Quarter. The manager was extremely accommodating. My only suggestion would be to offer fresher coffee grounds and a choice of sweeteners. We look forward to a return visit.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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whoneedslight wrote a review Aug 2019
Charlotte, NC5 contributions
I've been visiting New Orleans for about 25 years now, it is a place I hold near and dear. Over that time, I've stayed in many, many hotel rooms. I've seen the fancy and I've seen the frightful. And I've certainly come to appreciate that in New Orleans, sometimes the little gems are not necessarily going to be the shiniest. The Royal Street B&B is just about perfect... at least perfect for me. The bar staff were super helpful when we checked in. At first I was a little bit confused because we had reserved the smaller room on the ground floor, but were taken up to the larger suite on the third floor. It turns out that they had vacancy, so they upgraded us. Very nice touch. Although I had originally wanted to stay on the ground floor, the bar noise was pretty intense so the third floor was perfect. It wasn't so loud that we couldn't sleep (we didn't use the complementary ear plugs), but I imagine that the ground floor would be a bit challenging. The room was very clean and extremely cozy. It felt less like a hotel and more like hanging out at home. The bathroom was enormous, with a big walk-in shower. There's a great sound system which just makes it all feel that much more unique. And the bed was easily the most comfortable bed that I have ever slept in. I also adore the fact that the housekeeping staff doesn't come until between 12pm and 3pm... no one should feel guilty about sleeping late in Nola! Anyway, the bar is awesome, the frozen pineapple Mojitos were insanely delicious, the location is ideal (on the edge of the French Quarter, but close enough to walk to the Marigny), and I plan to make this my Hotel of Choice from here on out. The only two things that I didn't love were the scary stairs up to the third floor (not the worst I've seen, however) and forgetting that our ceilings were sloped and banging my head repeatedly. But neither of those things would keep me from giving this place five stars. Can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: The bar is loud... if you think you are going to have issues, stay on the third floor.
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Mollie B wrote a review Jul 2019
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I had 24 hours to see New Orleans for the first time ever before I had to go to work at the convention center. Through various social media connections, a NOLA local told me this is where she wants to staycation in her own town, so I took her advice. Let’s just start with -lithe obvi the rooms are above a very popular bar, so you just have to allow for the noise. However the AC and TV helped drown most of it out! This place is gorgeous. My small room had gotten trashed by the previous nights tenants, so I was upgraded to the huge suite at no additional charge. I immediately sent videos to family and friends to show off the beautiful architectural details - truly a New Orleans experience. It was absolutely huge and I longed to be there with a group of friends for more than one night. Full kitchen, gorgeous master bath and large balcony overlooking the lively street. Walking distance to bourbon street but not so close that you feel surrounded by tourists. Very much a local spot. Adam was so helpful... the upgrade, holding by bag in the office downstairs while I took a tour, and even collecting a necklace I left in the room and keeping it safe until I returned to pick it up. Bartenders were friendly and full of advice on what to drink and eat and directions. Drink tokens are a fantastic touch. I definitely plan to come back... this place has the makings for a fantastic girls trip!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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amyahays wrote a review Apr 2019
Austin, Texas7 contributions3 helpful votes
If you want a superior night's sleep and to wake up staring at the most beautiful room ever, book yourself in to the Royal Suite! All of the rooms at this place are beautiful, but the big one, The Royal Suite, is just incredible. It doesn't get more "New Orleans" than this. I love the Frenchmen/Marigny neighborhood. Like the Quarter minus the smell of urine and all the touristy crap. I love this R Bar. Great vibe, great juke box, wonderful local atmosphere. And I can't say enough good things about the Royal Suite itself. Enough room for two couples but why share this place when you can just have it all to yourself. The huge balcony overlooks Royal and all it's colorful sights and sounds. It is noisy at night because you're in a live music area in a popular neighborhood, but pop in the provided ear plugs and you'll be fine. I'm going to have a hard time ever staying anywhere else in New Orleans!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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runread wrote a review Oct 2018
des moines174 contributions87 helpful votes
Loved the Marigny neighborhood. Lively, steps from Frenchman street jazz clubs, residential. And R Bar in the middle of it all. Stayed in the Storyville Suite which was nice for my son on the couch. Large room, nice sized fridge. Beautiful balcony just outside the door was used often and had comfy chairs. Great spot for the impromptu parade we spotted. The room is clean and the bed and bedding so very comfortable. The room is a bit dim even with the lights on. Nice shower and the sink is outside the bath and in the room which is convenient when sharing. Really Good plug ins for the electronics. You are staying above a bar. It’s loud. Really loud. Constantly loud. But if you are hear for the fun and hum of others having a good time, it’s a great place to stay. We were able to sleep well and didn’t need the ear plugs provided.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$254 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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royal street inn and r bar hotel new orleans
LOCATION
United StatesLouisianaNew OrleansBywater District / Faubourg Marigny & Bywater / Marigny
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Street Inn and R Bar
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Street Inn and R Bar?
Nearby attractions include Frenchmen Street (0.09 miles), Confederacy of Cruisers Bike Tours (0.1 miles), and Hex: Old World Witchery (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Street Inn and R Bar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Street Inn and R Bar?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Street Inn and R Bar?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Street Inn and R Bar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Street Inn and R Bar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Loretta's Authentic Pralines, Alberto’s Cheese & Wine Bistro, and Paladar 511.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Street Inn and R Bar?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hermann-Grima House (0.7 miles), Longue Vue House and Gardens (3.9 miles), and Beauregard-Keyes House (0.2 miles).