Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Virgin rating

The hotel

Built in traditional French Quarter style, complete with gabled windows, French doors and wrought-iron balconies, the fabulous Royal Sonesta occupies a prime spot on Bourbon Street, one of New Orleans most famous locations. As well as very comfortable rooms, there’s a fab swimming pool and fitness room. Desire Oyster Bar with French doors leading out onto Bourbon Street is a casual bistro serving delicious local dishes. There’s also the Mystick for cocktails and live entertainment from Tuesday through to Saturday, so grab a drink and stake your place for what’s sure to be a good night out. Le Booze, also overlooking Bourbon Street, is a favourite meeting place for locals and if you’re an ice-cream fan, head to Daiquiri Delight Shop for an exotic concoction! Boasting AAA 4-diamond status, you’ll enjoy the convenience of a major hotel but with all the charm the Deep South can muster!

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

On world-famous Bourbon Street, steps away from restaurants, antique shops and jazz clubs.

Hotel information

483 rooms on 7 floors in 1 building. All with a view of the French Quarter or courtyard, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV with cable stations, radio, coffee maker, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, and bathrobes. Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maimum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Desire Oyster Bar (casual streetside bistro). The Mystick (cocktail lounge). Le Booze. Royal Café (drinks, pastries). Daiquiri Delight Shop (ice-cream parlour). Outdoor swimming pool and bar. Fitness room. Gift shop. Jewellery shop. Concierge. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Room service available*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Applies on certain dates and minimum 2-night stay applies when staying on a Saturday night.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Oasis off Bourbon Street!

Jun 20, 2024 Kirsten C

Great location - easy to walk anywhere we wanted to go! Pool was relaxing. Dining was fabulous! It was an Oasis from the heat and mayhem of Bourbon street every time we walked in the lobby. And when we needed something from the car or had to drive somewhere Joe, the valet was the very best!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel

Jun 18, 2024 Carla C Hemet, California

What a lovely hotel - it provided a cool, quiet respite from the craziness of Bourbon street. But, the location on Bourbon Street made it very easy to visit the bars and restaurants there. It was a bit pricey, but we had a deal thru Travelzoo where we got free valet parking (normally $55 a night). Being able to valet park in an underground,… Read more
What a lovely hotel - it provided a cool, quiet respite from the craziness of Bourbon street. But, the location on Bourbon Street made it very easy to visit the bars and restaurants there. It was a bit pricey, but we had a deal thru Travelzoo where we got free valet parking (normally $55 a night). Being able to valet park in an underground, secure lot made our time in NOLA worry free. We took an Uber to the tours we booked that were outside of the area. We also took a Pedicab around the area that we really enjoyed. No breakfast included, but their Desire restaurant serves a very nice breakfast. There is also a nice breakfast spot with beignets right across the street. We enjoyed the pool which is located in the center of the buildings, so you cannot hear the noise from the street. We also upgraded our room to an interior courtyard and it was very quiet. Bed was comfy. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Valet Service from Joe

Jun 13, 2024 Destination183369

Joe was so polite, considerate, efficient, and knowledgeable. Whatever you do, don’t let him go… He was awesome!!!! Thanks, Joe!!! I will be looking and asking for you on my next trip over. Your service was exceptional. I don’t think my husband and I have never had any better service… You were truly a pleasure… Thank you!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great experience at Sonesta!

Jun 13, 2024 NorthStar62630429042

The hotel was beautiful and very accommodating. We loved the Jazz bar in the lobby, if you have a chance to see Big Sam's Funky Nation DO IT!!. Joe the valet was hands down the best valet we've ever experienced! How he managed to remember our names and vehicle every single time blows my mind! He was so friendly always asking about our day,… Read more
The hotel was beautiful and very accommodating. We loved the Jazz bar in the lobby, if you have a chance to see Big Sam's Funky Nation DO IT!!. Joe the valet was hands down the best valet we've ever experienced! How he managed to remember our names and vehicle every single time blows my mind! He was so friendly always asking about our day, answering questions and offering NOLA suggestions. We will definitely be back! Read less
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Jun 12, 2024 Sarah F

the valet service( we loved joe!) & everyone inside were the most amazing people! always remembered who you were and never a long wait for the car to be brought to us! super clean rooms, best pillows & a nice pool to top it all off! perfect location, walking distance of all the best attractions. very safe on bourbon with key card access only!