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.
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.
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.…
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.
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!