Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

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 fantastic range of amenities, including a 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

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

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, telephone, radio, coffee maker, mini-bar*, safety deposit box, hairdryer, iron and board, and bathrobes. Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping max 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 Jazz here on Sunday evening

Jun 16, 2019 STANDBY Jersey, United Kingdom

Although I have never stayed at the hotel. It looks very well run, clean, efficient and on Bourbon Street. I visited solely for the Sunday night Jazz Concert which was superb. It is a first come first in concept and free of charge. Although you are asked to purchase a drink per set. Beer at 6/9 dollars and cocktail approx 14 dollars. All very… Read more
Although I have never stayed at the hotel. It looks very well run, clean, efficient and on Bourbon Street. I visited solely for the Sunday night Jazz Concert which was superb. It is a first come first in concept and free of charge. Although you are asked to purchase a drink per set. Beer at 6/9 dollars and cocktail approx 14 dollars. All very reasonable for the quality of music. They do offer snacks as well. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel with great service

Jun 14, 2019 Leo H Murfreesboro, United States

Great Hotel with Great service. It looks very elegant walking in, it seems very upscale. Lots of entertainment options as well as dining. It has everything U would need for a hotel visit and is in a good location right on the strip. Very good experience!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Could not recommend this hotel more!!!

Jun 12, 2019 518nataliew Rosedale, Australia

We stayed at the Royal Sonesta in a pool balcony room and it was divine. The staff, food, facilities and overall property were so good. We will recommend this to any of our family and friends who are travelling to New Orleans. The hotel is in a great central location. Rooms are very comfortable and amenities were excellent.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best NOLA hotel

Jun 12, 2019 Snuffa Lee's Summit, Missouri

I stayed in a Bourbon St. balcony king and it was perfect. The band in the courtyard directly across the street starts at 9 am every day. I never heard anyone in the rooms next to me. You can hear bourbon st. activities outside but it's not so distracting that you can't sleep. The hotel is really nice inside. The AC in the room worked wonderfully.… Read more
I stayed in a Bourbon St. balcony king and it was perfect. The band in the courtyard directly across the street starts at 9 am every day. I never heard anyone in the rooms next to me. You can hear bourbon st. activities outside but it's not so distracting that you can't sleep. The hotel is really nice inside. The AC in the room worked wonderfully. The walk time to the convention center is about 20 minutes. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Birthday Celebration

Jun 12, 2019 Helen K

Perfect location for girls birthday celebration. Walking distance to shops markets, restaurants etc. Hotel was beautiful with fresh flowers, comfy beds and excellent service. Staff cheerful and very knowledgeable and helpful always. If I ever return it’s the Royal Sonesta for me!