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The Soniat House Hotel

1133 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2593
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#65 of 177 hotels in New Orleans
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A historic small inn in the quiet residential section of the French Quarter. Three townhouses built in 1830 by the Soniat family now operated as a hotel. Exquisitely furnished. Lush tropical courtyards. The hotel has 20 suites and 10 rooms.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Breakfast in the room
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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I4987FZsarav wrote a review Nov 2020
Los Angeles, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed 4 nights here with my husband in November 2020... I got the recommendation from Andrew Harper. It was such a wonderful experience.. feel like home..charming townhouse.. great location with walking distance to everywhere.. staff is friendly, attentive and helpful... the manager got us upgraded to suite #16 is facing the garden. We requested breakfast in the garden and It was just fabulous. The bed is clean and comfortable, the bathroom updated and clean. The place is so unique and has NoLa vibes. They handle well for Covid 19 pandemic with mask and everything. we even got an option to do non contact express check out. I would go back to stay in this charming house again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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LondonMcTraveller wrote a review Mar 2020
Great Missenden, United Kingdom52 contributions47 helpful votes
We have just finished a 5 night stay at the Soniat & loved it. Beautiful buildings at the quieter end of Chatres street, warm, friendly staff, fabulous suite with stunning verandah and delicious home baked breakfasts. Honesty bar and no “big” hotel amenities but we wanted a more authentic stay. We would thoroughly recommend it.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Katherine p wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts140 contributions59 helpful votes
We fell in love with Soniat House last year and booked to return the same time this year, early February. It felt like coming home, if one's home happened to be three gorgeous early 19th century townhouses on the quiet end of Chartres Street with lush courtyards and extraordinarily nice people-yes you Ervon, Jill, Terence, Cornell and Rick. We wanted the same room,which opoened onto the courtyard where we had breakfast with their baked to order buttermilk biscuits when we didn't head out for Cafe du Monde beignets. All the niceties like luxurious Frette sheets and Moulton Brown toilettries. Sitting on the second floor front veranda watching the world go by on the quiet street below is as good as it gets. Thank you Soniat House. See You next year.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: We like our room away from the street opning onto the courtyard.
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TMW wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions12 helpful votes
Soniat House is not a suitable place to stay. I was initially attracted to the history of the hotel, but was disappointed when I arrived. Soniat House is VERY small. The TV is less than 19 inches. You can hear other guests clearly talking and walking around ALL night. Also PLEASE beware. There is a cat belonging to the hotel that roams freely. My friend is deathly afraid of cats, and as a result, we had to leave the hotel. The Soniat House tried to offer us another room, but the cat roams the common areas. My friend did not feel comfortable. The most disappointing part is that after we had to leave and spend A LOT of money on another room, they refused to refund ANY parts of the payment. I thought it was in bad taste to keep $1000 knowing that the reason we had to leave is because of the fact that Soniat House doesn’t tell guests up front that there’s a cat roaming freely. I like rustic, vintage hotels a great deal :) But Soniat House is NOT worth $300 a night. Don’t do it. Also, the breakfast of two biscuits and orange juice is presented as complimentary, but it’s actually twelve dollars. Much nicer places to stay in New Orleans. Don’t do it.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Kay M wrote a review Feb 2020
Houston, Texas106 contributions16 helpful votes
Cnveninently located on Chartres next to the Ursuline Convent. Other plusses were outstanding service...the staff could nothave been more gracious and helpful. Old wworld charm. Continental Breakfast served in the courtyard or room is a plus. Downside: the room needs updating. Very dark. Older furniture but not of best quality. Bathroom is nice and has been updated. Could hear noise from room above., and the shower running from upstairs. Pricey for what it was.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Francessmith2016, Owner at The Soniat House Hotel
Responded Feb 4, 2020
I am truly sorry that you did not have a five star experience. Lack of light is a frequent complaint but our buildings were built between 1830 and 1835 - long before air conditioning. Like all of the original French Quarter residences they were built with high ceilings, large windows and their back to the sun.. The ground floor rooms were originally the kitchen, storage and shops. The ceilings are lower, the carpentry and lighting less elegant than the upper floors which were the residence of the Soniat family. Obviously we love all the furnishings which we have chosen and we have chosen simpler but antique furnishings for the ground floor. The upper floors have very high ceilings, magnificent chandeliers and more elegant fabrics and furniture. Please give us another try. Request a room with light and we will do our best to find the perfect room for you.
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$401 - $659 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Soniat House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Soniat House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Frenchmen Street (0.2 miles), Doctor Gumbo Tours (0.2 miles), and Boutique du Vampyre (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Soniat House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a business center.
What food & drink options are available at The Soniat House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Soniat House Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Soniat House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Loretta's Authentic Pralines, Alberto’s Cheese & Wine Bistro, and Horn's.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Soniat House Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Soniat House Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Our Sacred Stories (0.6 miles), Hermann-Grima House (0.5 miles), and Longue Vue House and Gardens (3.9 miles).