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300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 04/07/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#67 of 178 hotels in New Orleans
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.5
Value
4.1
Located on world-famous Bourbon Street, Royal Sonesta New Orleans effortlessly combines timeless elegance and southern refinement, setting itself apart from other French Quarter hotels. 483 guest rooms and suites, authentic hospitality, a Food is Art philosophy, wrought-iron balconies, and a lush courtyard create an experience unlike any other. Treat yourself to any of our on-site dining and entertainment venues, such as Restaurant R'evolution, PJ's Coffee Cafe, Desire Oyster Bar, The Jazz Playhouse, and Le Booze. This hotel is more than a place to meet or stay. We're a premier destination for unforgettable getaways, weddings, business or social events.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
VIP room facilities
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Sally M wrote a review Sep 2022
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Hotel is wonderful, location is perfect and having a room overlooking the courtyard near the pool and bar was awesome! Randall Scott-Miller was the BEST at the front desk!!! He helped us out so much with rooms, extending our stay etc. a true gentleman and total hospitality experience manager.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Clint M wrote a review Aug 2021
Waupaca, Wisconsin114 contributions26 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
10 year anniversary/family trip. I’ve been staying at the Royal Sonesta for over 25 years, I have never been disappointed with its professionalism cleanliness and location especially. The amenities are unsurpassed in the French quarter. I have developed hundreds of great memories in and around the hotel. We highly recommend it to anyone that is not afraid to spend a little bit more to stay in the Center of it all , with the perfect amenities.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded Aug 31, 2021
Dear Clint, Happy Anniversary! We love celebrating special occasions, and we appreciate you making us a part of this one. It’s wonderful to know that you have had a great time over the years relaxing in our courtyard and exploring our vibrant neighborhood. We hope you’ll make us a part of your memories and anniversary tradition for many years to come! Warm regards, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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Ron C wrote a review Sep 2022
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I have stayed at many phenomenal hotels, but the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans is one of the best! Not only is this hotel extremely well appointed, the staff made us feel welcomed, cared for, and went above and beyond to make us feel special. I’d like to mention that the front desk team (especially Randall), are incredible. We had to extend our stay because of the hurricane in Florida, and Randall was most helpful in ensuring our stay was flawless. I would highly recommend the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: I may encourage a courtyard room for a better nights sleep.
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Kylene M wrote a review Sep 2022
Key West, Florida1 contribution
The Royal Sonesta on Bourbon is a beautiful property with the best location for a New Orleans experience. Aside from the gorgeous facility, the entire team - especially Randall Scott-Miller and Damon at the Front Desk - embody true Southern hospitality. Regardless of the request, they made sure that every wish was granted. I have never stayed at a Sonesta and can’t wait for my next experience!! Thank you!!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Responded 2 days ago
Dear 1007kylenem, As you have discovered, our team loves treating guests to the VIP Royal Sonesta New Orleans experience and we thank you for taking a moment to highlight the exceptional efforts of colleagues like Randall and Damon. Your kind words have truly warmed our hearts and we trust that this visit won't be your last. If we can be of any assistance in coordinating your next reservation, please give us a call. Warm regards, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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eg413 wrote a review Sep 2022
Boston, Massachusetts54 contributions22 helpful votes
Hotel is beautiful and the staff excellent. Rooms are very comfortable and the classic details--lighting, crown molding, plush carpeting, shuttered windows--all make this part of the New Orleans experience. The pool on the 3rd floor courtyard, complete with full bar and snack options, makes a nice spot to relax after a day of sightseeing or conference-going. Our concierge Malcolm made sure we had everything we needed in terms of navigating restaurant options. If you're a light sleeper, recommend asking for an interior room that doesn't face Bourbon Street. And you might bring earplugs to avoid being awakened by late-night revelers coming back to their rooms (this seemed to be only on the weekend).
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Ask for a interior room if you don't want to be disturbed by Bourbon Street noise.
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Responded 2 days ago
Dear eg413, The design of our property is a nod to the rich decadence of the French Quarter and we are thrilled to read how much you appreciated our stately decor. Your recommendation of our courtyard-facing rooms is spot on and we hope that you also enjoyed having the opportunity to lounge by our pool during the stay. Our entire team loves hosting you and we can't wait to welcome you again. If we can offer any assistance in coordinating your next reservation, please give us a call. All the best, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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Kelly s wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Daymond was such a HUGE help in getting the rooms my friend & I were supposed to get on our trip, especially as I am a wheelchair user. He's a true professional and an asset to the hotel and a wonderful personality! Our concierge was fabulous too!!! 5 star all the way!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Responded 2 days ago
Dear kellysW774HI, Our team truly helps to make the Royal Sonesta experience as exceptional as it is and we are overjoyed that you felt so well taken care of during the visit. Both Daymond and our concierge team thank you for sharing these kind words and we all welcome you to join us again anytime. Best wishes, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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lisamarie622020 wrote a review Sep 2022
Bloomfield, New Jersey2 contributions1 helpful vote
Originally there was a mistake in our reservation and we didn’t get the rooms we reserved. We thought about going to another hotel. Then we went to the front desk and spoke to Daymond. Let me tell you, he is a rockstar! He was so kind and professional. He jumped right in, solved all this issues, and got us great rooms. All of us are pleased. Thank you Daymond! Overall it’s a nice hotel, the rooms are very clean, the entire staff is nice. The concierge‘s desk has been completely helpful. There’s a nice pool area. I would recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago
Dear lisamarie622020, Greetings from the French Quarter! What a pleasure it was to welcome you and we are overjoyed that Daymond was able to help resolve the concerns that you had upon arrival. It warms our hearts to learn that we have earned your high recommendation and we thank you for taking the time to review the experience. If we can offer any assistance in coordinating your next reservation, please give us a call. See you soon! Warm regards, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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Kay wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
This hotel is nothing short of beautiful! This was my second visit and just like the first one, Denise at the front desk was AMAZING! She takes good care of us every time we come. Denise is very warm and welcoming! She is the True Definition of Southern Hospitality! The pool area is beautiful! Love the bar and the bar tenders! Will definitely stay here again and again!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago
Dear karenlT7583IW, We thank you for choosing to join us again during your most recent visit to Crescent City and we are delighted that you felt completely at home from the moment you arrived. As you have discovered, the best part of our property is the exceptional hospitality provided by colleagues like Denise and we hope you will consider joining us again soon. Warm regards, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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mhanley254 wrote a review Sep 2022
Waco, Texas103 contributions51 helpful votes
The Royal Sonesta was a surprising gem of a hotel, right in the middle of the craziness of Bourbon Street. I’m not personally a fan of the French Quarter (particularly at night) so I’ve never stayed down there. But I would 100% stay at the Royal Sonesta again. It’s a large hotel that feels really boutique-y. I had a room that overlooked the courtyard so it was really quiet. It also was on the top floor so had a quirky garret feel while still giving me plenty of space. But the number one thing to recommend the hotel is the staff. I wish I’d written her name down, but the woman who checked me was a true delight and made me remember exactly why I love New Orleans so much. Just in case her boss reads this - she was maybe 5’4” Black woman with short hair. We talked briefly about her kids and pedicures. :) She was super nice and efficient, making me feel like I was her only guest but still getting me to the room quickly.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear mhanley254, It warms our hearts to read that our property helped to change your perspective of the French Quarter and we are delighted that you loved the warmth and hospitality experienced at our hotel. As you have discovered, we take great pride in ensuring that guests are well taken care of during their visits and we thank you for highlighting the effort of team members that helped you to feel completely at home. We will be sharing your glowing review with our colleagues and look forward to sharing another exceptional experience with you in the months ahead. Warm regards, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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LOVESVACATIONING wrote a review Sep 2022
Staten Island, New York71 contributions183 helpful votes
We have been to New Orleans many times, first time at the Royal Sonesta. We had a lovely balcony on Bourbon Street & enjoyed people watching. The entire staff is caring & amazing! Breakfast in Desire was wonderful. The dinner in R’evolutions was the best we had in the French Quarter, thanks to Wayne’s suggestion. Also a special thank you to Randall for making our stay special!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear LOVESVACATIONING, Many guests have loved the fantastic view available from our balcony rooms and we are overjoyed to read that they offered the perfect place to watch all of the happenings in the French Quarter. We appreciate you highlighting your experience at Restaurant R'evolution as well and we will be sharing your feedback with our culinary colleagues. Thanks for sharing your impression of the stay and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. All the best, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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PRICE RANGE
$224 - $399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesLouisianaNew OrleansFrench Quarter
NUMBER OF ROOMS
483
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Sonesta New Orleans?
Nearby attractions include New Orleans Secrets (0.2 miles), The Escape Game New Orleans (0.2 miles), and The Sazerac House (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Sonesta New Orleans?
Conveniently located restaurants include GW Fins, Oceana Grill, and Criollo Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Royal Sonesta New Orleans located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of New Orleans.
Are pets allowed at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Royal Sonesta New Orleans offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.