Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
4630 Reviews

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.

  • 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

Hotel Category


Location Type

City centre
  • Check-in Time:
  • Check-out Time:
  • 483 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only
Location Highlights

Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

  • City centre
  • Approx. 30 mins from New Orleans International Airport
4630 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2697
  • Very Good 1267
  • Average 397
  • Poor 142
  • Terrible 127

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


May 19, 2018

Great Location/Great Service

Miami, FL

Were there for a wedding with family and friends and stayed 4 days. Easy location to go visit bars/restaurants on Bourbon street.Service staff so excellent and friendly and wanting to help you. Our room was big enough but only down side was there really is no place to sit down. There is just one chair that was not comfortable. That being said hey your out an about all day/night anyway. So I wouldn't let that sway my rating. Beautiful outdoor garden/patio area which was very relaxing. Had great breakfast in restaurant attached there.
May 19, 2018

Over 50, find somewhere else

Alexandria, Louisiana

Maybe I’m getting old but the Sonesta has lost a long time customer. Always a favorite it has progressively gotten more like the Best Western cramming as many people in a room so they can say they were on Bourbon. No regard for those who like some peace at bed time. The last three nights we’ve had a large group that has filled their room over capacity so they get a room cheap and have come in 2 to 4 am and stood in the hall and had a party. Not sure how their parents raised them but it’s more of the norm for the Sonesta now. No safe in the room, had to call for toilet paper and water as housekeeping did not leave either when they serviced room. Bedspread has stains all over it. Bathroom is dirty. If this is what they consider remodeled, they way overpaid their contractor. Do yourself a favor and stay at the Monteleone or Le Pavillon. Much quieter and far less drunks. Royal Sonesta has always been a favorite but this past year, business model is not working for us anymore. Maybe we are just getting old.
View all

You might also like these

W New Orleans French Quarter

W New Orleans French Quarter

New Orleans

H&J Rating
W New Orleans French Quarter

Hotel Monteleone

New Orleans

H&J Rating
Hotel Monteleone

Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans

New Orleans

H&J Rating
Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans
InterContinental New Orleans

Intercontinental New Orleans

New Orleans

H&J Rating
Intercontinental New Orleans