Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

9.114 reviews
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300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
Set in the heart of New Orleans, this hotel is close to Bourbon Street and the Riverwalk Marketplace, as well as Jackson Square. Additional attractions include the French Market.


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options at Royal Sonesta Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. This four-star property has a business center and offers secretarial services, limo/town car service, and audio-visual equipment. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This New Orleans property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Business services, concierge services, translation services, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a casino, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café.

There are 500 guestrooms at Royal Sonesta Hotel. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. In addition to CD players, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voicemail. Televisions have video game consoles. Air-conditioned rooms also include desks, minibars, irons/ironing boards, and clock radios. Guests may request hypoallergenic bedding, extra towels/bedding, and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.

Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking: US $31 per day
  • Pets: US $50 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Swimming Pool
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
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New York City, New York State, USA

Large hotel with ornate fixtures in central French Quarter. Good for work retreats with plenty of meeting rooms, and decent catering.

Recommended for:Business TravelersLuxury Travelers
McDonough, Georgia, USA

I stayed here for essance festival! Perfect location. Walked everywhere. Clean ,staff was wonderful and found a great deal on Groupon

Recommended for:Budget TravelersLGBTQHistory Buffs
Santa Clara

New Orleans is not all about the French Quarter. For first timers, however, it is the place to be. Sonesta is located in the heart of French Quarter, the most happening part of Bourbon street.

It's tempting to get a room facing the street or even with a balcony, but trust me, get an inside room if you want to get any rest at all.

Sonesta has a lot of the old time charms, just like the rest of french quarter. Rooms are recently renovated it seems. You don't get a lot of space but it's comfortable and clean.

Recommended for:Nightlife Lovers
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

With an address right on Bourbon Street, this hotel is truly in the heart of the French Quarter. However, its trashy location doesn’t diminish the quality of this fine establishment; it’s actually quite nice inside, and the traditional, French balconies offer goods views from the second floor of all the bad life choices happening below. And don’t forget to saunter on downstairs to Restaurant R’evolution to fill up on everything delicious for the night’s revelries.

[Photo by: Prayitno (Flickr).]

Recommended for:FoodiesLuxury TravelersNightlife Lovers
Huntington Beach, California, USA

I liked this hotel.
You cannot beat the location it is right on Bourbon Street.
The rooms are nice.
A little frilly but that is the South and the decor matches the location.
The property has many restaurants and bars and again the location is perfect whether you are at the Superdome or The Frence Quarter nothing is more than 10 minutes away from the hotel.

Recommended for:History BuffsLuxury Travelers
Local from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

The Royal Sonesta plays host to many of the tastings and panels for Tales of the Cocktail, the annual meeting of spirited minds from around the world. These rooms have seen everything, from remarkably scientific discussion of blue gin to buttoned-up beverage professionals cozying up to an ice luge. Since the conference brings life to the stiller summer months, the hotel also provides a welcome respite from the July heat.

Recommended for:Art & Design LoversLuxury TravelersNightlife Lovers
Los Angeles, California, USA

Amazing hotel. I stayed here during my wedding and they were so accommodating. Would definitely come back.

Local from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Located in the heart of Bourbon St, the hotel has a beautiful courtyard and lobby, with a PJ's Coffee for when you need to sober up. Check out Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Lounge on Friday at midnight for a free Burlesque show featuring local artists "Fleur De Tease."


The only place I'll stay in New Orleans... Beautiful and the location is perfect. I love it.

Melbourne, Florida

The Royal Sonesta Hotel is located in the heart of the French Quarter on Bourbon Street.

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My favorite spot to stay in New Orleans - the middle of the French Quarter. Everything within walking distance!! Awesome spot and great hotel!

Florence, Italy

Fantastic hotel with a cool little Jazz bar in the lobby. Great rooms and location was perfect on Bourbon Street!

New Orleans, LA

I have a soft spot in my heart for the Royal Sonesta Hotel. It was one of the first fancy hotels I ever stayed in back in the day, and its adjacent Desire Oyster Bar was where I had my first raw oyster and my first bowl of crawfish bisque. (YUM.) Right on Bourbon Street, this beauty manages to be a beautiful first-rate hotel next to one of the bawdiest streets in the US. (Many of the Royal Sonesta's wrought-iron balconies overlook Bourbon Street's Dacquiri Bars and dance clubs, although you can request a calmer wing of the hotel.) The beds are famously firm and comfy, the service friendly, and the atmosphere jovial. If you want to be in the middle of the party, but still want to be able to step into elegant comfort, this is the spot.


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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Poolside bar
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Shopping on site
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Maximum number of pets per room 1
  • Pets allowed
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Meeting rooms 21
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • 24-hour business center
  • ATM/banking
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 483
  • Number of floors - 7
  • Year Built 1969
  • Express check-out
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