Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
+1 504 586 0300

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Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Fri 8/12
Sat 8/13

About Royal Sonesta New Orleans

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  • Clean and Tidy
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  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Royal Sonesta New Orleans is a popular AAA Four-Diamond-rated hotel and casino that is famous for its combination of elegance and Southern refinement. It is located in the heart of the French quarter and has plenty of rich colors, wrought iron balconies, and a wonderful courtyard in order to create a memorable experience for every guest.

This hotel is easily accessed from the airport by complimentary shuttle, bus, taxi, private driver, and personal transportation. It has fantastic views of the Mississippi River to the south, and is only minutes away from Lake Pontcartrain by car. The famous New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is within walking distance, as is the Louis Armstrong Park. There are also other interesting spots that guests can get to easily, such as the Audubon Aquarium as well as a number of historical sites.

Royal Sonesta New Orleans boasts nearly 500 newly-renovated guestrooms and suites, as well as a ballroom that is an excellent choice for use to host special events, such as corporate functions, weddings, and family celebrations. Rooms come with amenities like WiFi access, spacious bathrooms, telephones with voicemail, flat-screen TVs, and excellent views of the surrounding area.

In terms of things to do at the resort, there are plenty of choices. In addition to a wonderful pool to enjoy for some fun-in-the-sun, there is the Restaurant R'evolution where world-famous chefs, John Folse and Rick Tramonto, put unique spins on classic Creole and Cajun cuisines. There are also many venues to enjoy live jazz music, as well as a premier art collection to take in, and a fitness center to access.

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Amenities at Royal Sonesta New Orleans

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking
  • Business center

Health and safety

  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Electric kettle
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Private entrance
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • Streaming service
  • Radio
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Family rooms
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted


  • Picnic area
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Shops (on site)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Night club

Parking and transportation

  • Private parking
  • Valet parking


  • Ironing service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Kids meals


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Royal Sonesta New Orleans

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2.0 Bad
China, the current manager, was absolutely the rudest manager at a hotel that I gave ever encountered. I couldn’t reach the valet the bring my car around for a flight that I needed to make. I asked for the manager at the front desk and requested that that try to reach them and have my car pulled around. This is what valet should do and a manager should be able to take care of this. She told me to take care of it myself and I told her that’s why I am asking her to do it. She hung up on me. But that’s not all. I tried for 2 days to get the concierge to book a dinner reservation. It never happened. We tried to eat at the Desire restaurant attached to the hotel. The food was cold, not prepared well and took 45 min for 1 breakfast dish that we ordered at 7am when they opened. We were told it was a new cook. Ultimately, the entire bill was comped. We just walked out. I will never stay there again and I’ll make sure to tell everyone I know about my experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:I liked everything. The cleanliness, the service, the location, the beds, the updated bathrooms etc.
Cons:I was fully satisfied
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Everything available was excellent
Cons:Covid-specialized massages would have been nice, like some other nice hotels I stay at currently
4.5 Mediocre
Pros:The lobby area was nice and the bellman were very helpful and friendly.
Cons:The room was lacking basic items like bath towels, coffee cups. We were “upgraded” to a suite which had a queen spring with a twin mattress with the springs sticking out so we were unable to use this for our kids but still had to pay the upgrade price. Therefore the “upgrade” did not provide us with any additional sleeping space. The room door key did not work because they had to charge the lock. The concierge desk was impossible to reach to get towels, sheets, ect. It would just ring and go to voicemail. We tried to order food from the in house restaurant and they directed us to their in room menu which did not exist. Our room was two levels with an exit door on each level. I asked if they could deliver our sheets to the second level because we may not hear the knock on the first level and they said they were unable to go to the second level, even though this is a normal hotel floor with a normal hallway door entry so I was confused by this. Many of these issues are likely because they are short staffed with COVID-19 and hopefully will be improved.
9.7 Excellent
Pros:We have been using the Sonesta for many years. Location, Location, Location and an excellent hotel. Relaxing. Great Pool scene, THE BEST street scene. NOLA's best.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Everything but mostly location
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Confortable accomodations
9.4 Excellent
Pros:Very nice hotel. Prices reflect hotels location. Service was excellent. Please note that during our stay that there was construction, both road and building, being done right in front of the hotel. That made it difficult traveling the one way streets to get to the hotels parking garage. Choose your dates carefully if you select this hotel.
9.4 Excellent
Pros:Staff. Comfort. Location. Jazz lounge.
Cons:Pricing is very high during Mardi Gras weeks. Jazz lounge closed at 10pm
10.0 Excellent
Pros:right on bourbon street, a little noisy at night....but hey, what fo you expect if youre looking for a hotel ON bourbon street?? beautifully decorated lobby for christmas and extremely friendly staff


300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

What's nearby

  • New Orleans Musical Legends Park29 yd
  • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum370 yd
  • Saenger Theatre0.3 mi
  • Preservation Hall0.3 mi
  • Jamie Hayes Gallery0.3 mi
  • Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium0.3 mi
  • Saint Louis Cathedral0.3 mi
  • Louisiana State Museum0.4 mi
  • Jackson Square0.4 mi
  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas0.4 mi
  • Saint Louis Cemetery No. 20.6 mi
  • Louisiana Children's Museum0.7 mi



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


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FAQs when booking at Royal Sonesta New Orleans

  • The Royal Sonesta New Orleans sits right on Bourbon Street, which has been an important lifeline of the area since the 18th century and oozes with history and (allegedly) ghosts of the past. The historic ambiance of the quarter allows you to imagine how life may have been a few centuries back and the themed hotel rooms create a special atmosphere to support that feeling.

  • The Royal Sonesta New Orleans boasts its own parking garage which is wedged between 700 Conti and Bienville Streets. Valet parking is the only option you have and costs approximately $43 per night for standard-sized vehicles. If you opt to park your car at the safe hotel parking lot, bear in mind that the valet services may take up to 20m to park or fetch your car upon request.

  • The Jazz Playhouse is the hotel’s proud entertainment establishment which gives you jazz music of the finest, combined with New Orleans inspired cocktails. The extensive and ever-changing event schedule of the club features jazz professionals who sway you into the right mood for your stay. Burlesque evenings reinstate the lascivious yet tasteful dance and music culture, which are always good for a show.

  • An interactive culinary event takes place daily at the Desire Oyster Bar, where oyster enthusiasts get to enjoy freshly prepared delicacies. The restaurant features a "raw bar", which means all fish and seafood is uncooked before you can watch the excellent chefs prepare it from scratch for you to enjoy. The contemporary bar lures in with modern black and white interior for a chic ambiance while Chefs Jeff Mattia and Quinlin Williams ensure the palate experience is topnotch.

  • The hotel seeks to accommodate your wishes as often as possible. Based on their room availability, an early check-in or late check-out are therefore generally possible and should be arranged with the hotel concierge beforehand.

  • Love is literally in the air with the Love Is In The Air Package that the Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers for couples. A fantastic accommodation is only part of the deal, and the party only really gets started with VIP reservation for The Jazz Playhouse and a welcome bottle of champagne to set off your time together. With daily gourmet breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres, your culinary needs are also met. If you are honeymooners who have come to enjoy the romantic mood of the city, the honeymoon suite will certainly be to your taste.

  • To get the full French Quarter feeling, the Bourbon Balcony Rooms promise to be a special treat. French doors swing open onto your own balcony that overlooks the signature street the hotel lies on. The newly renovated and furnished rooms, combined with the hotel’s historical remains, allow you an authentic glimpse into the quarter’s history. (Prices checked 03/06/19).

  • Royal Sonesta New Orleans is located at 300 Bourbon Street in French Quarter, 0.2 miles from the center of New Orleans. New Orleans Musical Legends Park is the closest landmark to Royal Sonesta New Orleans.

  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Royal Sonesta New Orleans.

  • Yes, Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Royal Sonesta New Orleans is 11.5 miles from New Orleans Louis Armstrong. Royal Sonesta New Orleans is 67.3 miles from Gulfport Biloxi Regional.

  • Yes, Royal Sonesta New Orleans is a pet-friendly hotel.

  • Yes, Royal Sonesta New Orleans has a pool onsite.

  • KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Royal Sonesta New Orleans in New Orleans and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Royal Sonesta New Orleans and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Royal Sonesta New Orleans.

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Nearest Airport

New Orleans Louis Armstrong

Distance to airport

11.5 mi