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Royal Sonesta or Windsor Court or Omni Royal or Roosevelt

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Royal Sonesta or Windsor Court or Omni Royal or Roosevelt

My bf and I will be in NO from Sat - Mon beginning of July. We are looking for a nice hotel with a good pool & pool bar. This is our first time in NO and based on reviews, we have narrowed it down to the following:

Royal Sonesta

Omni Royal Orleans

Windsor Court

The Roosevelt New Orleans

My bf loves poker so I have a feeling he will be making his way to the casino, which is why Windsor Court is on the list. I have no idea if the pool is nice though. We don't mind walking so don't necessarily need to be where the action is unless it's going to be unbearably hot and better for us to be close to restaurants, etc. Which of the hotels would you recommend?

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Royal Sonesta or Windsor Court or Omni Royal or Roosevelt

I think Omni Royal Orleans has the best OVERALL location in the City, although Windsor Court has the best location in relation to the Casino. As relates to pools, although Windsor Court and Roosevelt are nice, more action, size and real bars at Omni Royal Orleans and Royal Sonesta. The Omni Orleans pool and bar are rooftop, meaning not much shade (a good thing for many people), although the bar is under an arbor. Although the Royal Sonesta pool is on the rooftop of a one story building, it is a courtyard type pool with some portions shaded by the surrounding building.

The TYPICAL room at Windsor and Roosevelt will be somewhat nicer and larger than the typical room at Royal Orleans and Sonesta, although the latter two have upgrades available.

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My DH and I are currently sitting in the lounge area of The Omni's pool/bar due to a short, scant shower...pshaw:). If you want a hotel with a nice pool and hipster cocktail atmosphere combined with a New Orleans flair and wonderful rooftop view, this is probably your place. Our room is rather small but we don't plan to dance in it. Location is super; the casino is a relatively short walk from the hotel. This is our second time to lodge here, and I recommend it. I haven't stayed at The Windsor but have at The RS... IMO, this is a better choice regarding your requests.

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I was able to find a deal at Royal Sonesta. So the rates for Royal Sonesta vs Omni are:

Royal Sonesta - Deluxe room (bed and smoking pref based on availability upon arrival) for $140/night

Omni Royal Orleans - Premier room with a view 1 king bed for $194/night

Given the rates, does this affect your recommendation? Or is Omni still a way better choice?

Thanks!

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4. Re: Royal Sonesta or Windsor Court or Omni Royal or Roosevelt

Tippy, in deal making there is what is sometimes referred to as the "indifference point", that point where having the money or the object is a toss up, where you would be equally happy or sad either way. I think the relative cost difference for those two particular rooms makes the choice almost indifferent. But everyone has their own taste, and concept related to the value of money. That is a good deal at Royal Sonesta, and $54 will buy a nice meal for one, a half dozen fancy drinks, or a dozen high balls at a dive bar. I'd choose Omni Royal Orleans because although I've visited rooms and drank at the pool bar, I've never actually stayed there; I have stayed at Royal Sonesta.

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I have seen some better rates than $194 at the Omni in the summer. If that property fits the bill keep your eyes out for promotions. Also check neworleansonline.com They have summer deals on rooms.

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"Our room is rather small but we don't plan to dance in it." LOL, Lili! Who else but you could have summed it up so beautifully!?

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7. Re: Royal Sonesta or Windsor Court or Omni Royal or Roosevelt

Actually, our room size is perfect for the two of us. And our view from the fifth floor is picturesque..... Two magnificent magnolia trees on the courthouse lawn. And Herm, Charlaine (at the HP) wants you and Deny to hurry up.... we stopped by yesterday to check out the IceHouse. (sorry for a little hijacking, tippy.)

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