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1133 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2593
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#84 of 179 hotels in New Orleans
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4.5
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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
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Currency exchange
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Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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iPod docking station
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I4987FZsarav wrote a review Nov 2020
Los Angeles, California7 contributions8 helpful votes
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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 Kingdom68 contributions88 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, Massachusetts147 contributions89 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
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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 contributions18 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, Texas105 contributions79 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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LabLover61 wrote a review Dec 2019
Woodstock, Vermont306 contributions122 helpful votes
Our three night stay, at the Soniat House, was perfect. After a long day of travel, we were warmly greeted by the staff and made to feel at home. Our room had its own balcony where we sat and had breakfast (oh, I can still taste those hot biscuits) or a glass of wine. Our bed was very comfortable and cozy. We found the Soniat House to be quiet. The premises are pristine and inviting. The location is perfect for walking around the city. Being in the French quarter is a plus. What a great place to stay for our first trip to New Orleans. Thank yo7 to all the wonderful staff!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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adveturesomesoul wrote a review Dec 2019
Chicago, Illinois28 contributions41 helpful votes
We stayed at the Soniat House for the first time, and simply put, it was perfect for us. It’s located in a residential part of the Quarter, but the main road does get a decent amount of traffic at all times, so don’t pick a room facing the street if you are a light sleeper. The rooms are a good size, well appointed with updated bathrooms all in a traditional style. The hotel is more like a wonderful private residence with a lovely courtyard, inviting common rooms, and continental breakfast served all day. The staff are very professional and are there promptly if you need them but are quietly out of the way. This is a quintessential NOLA experience which may not be for everyone, particularly those seeking more traditional hotel style amenities, such as a large bar or gym, etc. We look forward to returning in the future.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Francessmith2016, Owner at The Soniat House Hotel
Responded Dec 3, 2019
We look forward to welcoming you back
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SPS927 wrote a review Nov 2019
Setauket, New York2 contributions5 helpful votes
The hotel is in a location convenient for the French Quarter. We spent three nights in a large overpriced room off the courtyard -- dated but nicely decorated. Some lamps were not in working order. A very small, older, but adequate bathroom. The in-room breakfast service featured excellent coffee and biscuits and two out of three mornings the service was on time. On the third, and last morning, the service was 30 minutes later than the 30 minute wait promised. The staff was clearly overwhelmed that morning. All positive features of the hotel were compromised, however, by the fact that one evening we left the hotel before turndown service and left a ring on a nightstand and when we returned it was gone. Leaving it there was our fault, no question, but the salt on the wound was the blasé attitude of the hotel management. They said they were sorry, yes, but seemed to treat this as an entirely routine occurrence, We had to follow up with the front desk to find out if the staff had located the ring, rather than anyone following up with us. Bottom line: use the in-room safe and watch your valuables -- should you chose to stay in this older, overpriced hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: In the downstairs rooms you will probably hear guests walking around the room above you.
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Cobramom415 wrote a review Sep 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana25 contributions39 helpful votes
I used to stay here in the past and suggest to anyone I know. Beautiful hotel for some rest and relaxation... Gorgeous rooms. I think it is the nicest small hotel you can find in New Orleans. Quiet and nice neighboorhood.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Francessmith2016, Owner at The Soniat House Hotel
Responded Sep 30, 2019
How very kind of you to continue to add reviews. Most return guests never bother. You are very loyal. We appreciate your support.
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4_inda_family wrote a review Aug 2019
Morgan Hill, California50 contributions51 helpful votes
It’s been a year since we stayed at this hotel and it sticks with us. We want to go back and enjoy the delicious breakfast biscuits on our balcony watching the morning activities in the street. It is in a great location on the quieter side of the quarter. Close enough to walk all around but far enough that you are not worried about the crowds. There are tours that go by in the street that create probably the most traffic. Great location, great service, great hospitality. Will stay here next time if we can.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from Francessmith2016, Owner at The Soniat House Hotel
Responded Aug 14, 2019
You will always be welcome. Please make it soon.
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PRICE RANGE
$54 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
soniat house hotel new orleans, soniat hotel new orleans
LOCATION
United StatesLouisianaNew OrleansFrench Quarter
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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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), Confederacy of Cruisers Bike Tours (0.2 miles), and Hex: Old World Witchery (0.1 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 Central Grocery Company.
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 Hermann-Grima House (0.6 miles), Longue Vue House and Gardens (3.9 miles), and Beauregard-Keyes House (0.1 miles).