Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

Four-diamond quality, New Orleans charm

This Bourbon Street hotel occupies a prime position in the French Quarter of New Orleans. With distinctive French styling and a European atmosphere, this period hotel offers an authentic New Orleans experience for you to enjoy. Enjoy a meal at the Cajun-Creole crossover Restaurant R’evolution and then head to Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse for live jazz and a true taste of the French Quarter. The Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans also manages to pack in some excellent modern amenities too including an outdoor pool and a spa centre, without compromising the style and character of the hotel.

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City centre
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Hotel highlights

  • Enjoy the facilities of a spa and a fitness centre
  • Try Cajun-Creole cuisine at the restaurant
  • Atmospheric period building with wrought-iron balconies
  • Take a dip in the terrace pool
  • Enjoy live jazz on-site
  • Central location on famous Bourbon Street

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 483 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

  • City centre
  • Approx. 30 mins from New Orleans International Airport
5505 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3211
  • Very Good 1455
  • Average 486
  • Poor 183
  • Terrible 170

What to Expect

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Feb 20, 2020

Beautiful courtyard

Houston, Texas

You'll read a lot about the wonderful "street life" experience of the New Orleans Royal Sonesta. Along with that, you'll see comments about the noise, and it's true (which is to be expected). We discovered a beautiful new side of the RS, and that's staying in a courtyard room. Granted, you're not sitting on your own balcony to watch the crowds, toss beads, whatever, but you can find plenty of places to do that in the Quarter. What you can't so easily find is a luxurious room with a lush garden view in the heart of NOLA and still pleasantly quiet to sleep. Go all out and order room service one night -- the arrival of a white-draped cart and world-class food will make your stay even more memorable. Yummy!
Feb 20, 2020

Experience saved on final day

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We stayed at Royal Sonesta NOLA as a couple in 2016. The experience was so good we decided to return for this trip (and previously gave a five star review). This time we stayed four nights and booked R Club. Until the third night I was ready to give three stars. One day house keeping never came, we had to request additional towels and toilet paper which took forever to arrive. For the first two days there was no concierge at the R Club level desk on the 7th floor. It was disappointing, given our spectacular prior visit. Then we met Darin, the R Club concierge and he was amazing and friendly and so helpful. And Ginette and the blonde lady (sorry, forgotten her name) at the R Club lounge who were also friendly and accommodating. And Miss Kitty at Desire, who when I asked for a coffee and they didn't have any sent a manager to PJs to get me one. Thank you all. You reminded us why we decided to return here again and are the reason we will come back again in the future. This is a gorgeous property right in the heart of NOLA on Bourbon. It's a retreat from all the action right outside. Rooms are on the small side; but fine for the amount of time spent there. All the amenities and dining on site are great. We love Restaurant R'evolution and ate their twice. Looking forward to our next trip and hopefully another five star review next time! - The Blaneys
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