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 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

  • 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, 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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 31 Mar '21 to receive up to 25% off the accommodation cost between 1 Apr–30 Sep '21 when staying 2 nights or more.

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  • Booking bonus: book by 31 Mar '21 and save up to 25% off the accommodation cost for stays of 2 nights or more  between 1 Apr-31 Sep '21. 

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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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (3231)
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  • Average (490)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ms. Kathryn

Jan 10, 2021 J5814PXkathrynm

The hotel was clean and very centrally located. However there was no hot water. Management became sarcastic on 4th day of me asking for hot water. It was luke warm at best. I would never stay there again.
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Jan 9, 2021 Robert K North Lauderdale, Florida

Stayed a night a week before Christmas. Excellent Papa Noel rate including free parking with a king room and side street balcony. The hotel is beautiful and the staff were great. Everything was clean and covid precautions were followed. Outside the hotel, which is on Bourbon street, there was a total disregard for any precautions however.
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Jan 5, 2021 stefaniekrizic Chicago, Illinois

Beautiful hotel right in the middle of everything .. they had 2 restaurants, desire which is nice and casual, and revolution which is upscale and fancy and we spent New Years there , coffee shop and gym attached. unfortunately due to covid the jazz bar is closed and weather didn’t let us see the pool. Very clean. We did make the mistake of… Read more
Beautiful hotel right in the middle of everything .. they had 2 restaurants, desire which is nice and casual, and revolution which is upscale and fancy and we spent New Years there , coffee shop and gym attached. unfortunately due to covid the jazz bar is closed and weather didn’t let us see the pool. Very clean. We did make the mistake of thinking we “wanted “ the balcony room and upgraded .... didn’t get any sleep the first few nights due to the noise.. there’s no shutting out the sounds of bourbon street so unless u are among the 3am crowds don’t do the balcony ... construction, clean up and garbage starts around 6am... so not much peace good night sleeps . The bed was so comfy Read less
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Jan 4, 2021 Lapolla Tulsa, Oklahoma

Housekeeping service not available for our four day stay, but they told us that in advance. The rest of their staff did what they could to compensate. Jacob (bellman), valet parking staff, front desk, and Peter and Ruthie of the Desire Oyster Bar Restaurant - were all chipping in to compensate. We can see the this is a beautiful property with… Read more
Housekeeping service not available for our four day stay, but they told us that in advance. The rest of their staff did what they could to compensate. Jacob (bellman), valet parking staff, front desk, and Peter and Ruthie of the Desire Oyster Bar Restaurant - were all chipping in to compensate. We can see the this is a beautiful property with competent staff who are handicapped by corporate reactions to Covid. My wife's best day on week long trip was napping in the sun poolside the Sonesta. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Should be a 3 star hotel at best

Dec 23, 2020 T1716ZGkatien Walker, Louisiana

The only good thing about this hotel is the location. That is it. Staff was unfriendly, and room and overall experience was more comparable to a 3 star hotel. We stay in New Orleans frequently and this has been our worse hotel experience in 10 years. Room had a leaky sink, and the jacuzzi tub buttons were so gross and falling off. Each bed only… Read more
The only good thing about this hotel is the location. That is it. Staff was unfriendly, and room and overall experience was more comparable to a 3 star hotel. We stay in New Orleans frequently and this has been our worse hotel experience in 10 years. Room had a leaky sink, and the jacuzzi tub buttons were so gross and falling off. Each bed only had two pillows. Pool area was dirty, as well as the pool and there were no towels. I will never ever stay here again and I suggest you don't either. Such a disappointment. Stay at another local place instead! Read less