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Royal Sonesta New Orleans

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The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is the most Authentic French Quarter Experience located on world famous Bourbon Street, within steps of world-famous restaurants, antique shops, and premier tourist attractions. A landmark in New Orleans since 1969, its atmosphere reflects a strong European influence and Southern charm, with its elegant marbled lobby, tranquil fountains and sparkling chandeliers. The 483 room hotel including 36 suites features a secluded tropical courtyard, a beautifully landscaped outdoor pool, fitness center and five unique restaurants and lounges.
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Property amenities
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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Grade: 100 out of 100
265Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
207Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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I booked this Hotel because of the rooftop pool and bar. It was completely closed for renovations. This was extremely disappointing. I come to NewOrleans often. The Jazz club was the best thing about the hotel. Way too overpriced. I was expecting more.
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The Royal Sonesta is a beautiful hotel with many accommodations. It is situated right on Bourbon street. We went on Mardi Gras. Bourbon street was super packed and noisy and full of fun and excitement. When you walk into the Royal Sonesta, it becomes so quiet, so relaxing, so
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Response from Hotel_Mgr_365, General Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Daddy, Thank you for choosing Royal Sonesta New Orleans for this year’s Mardi Gras celebration and for taking the time to share your detailed review. We’re elated that you so thoroughly enjoyed the lively atmosphere of the French Quarter and the tranquil oasis our lobby and courtyard provide. It warms us to know that you were able to enjoy the best of both worlds and that our friendly crew took such great care of you! From drinks at Le Booze to live music at The Jazz Playhouse and the delicious Cajun cuisine in Desire Oyster Bar, it’s wonderful to know that you were able to partake in so much of what we have to offer, and we can’t wait to do it all over again! Best regards, Alfred L. Groos General Manager
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This hotel is right on Bourbon Street and is a very nice hotel. I enjoyed looking out my window at night and watching the people in the streets. However, it's a bit on the loud side so you might want to consider a room on the other side if you are not a fan of loud music till
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Response from Hotel_Mgr_365, General Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Responded yesterday
Dear Krista, We appreciate you choosing our property and taking the time to share your valuable review. It warms us to know that you enjoyed being immersed in the lively energy of the French Quarter, and we know those guests who are in search of a tranquil oasis in the heart of the action will appreciate you letting them know about our internal-facing accommodations. Come back to visit us again soon! Warm regards, Alfred L. Groos General Manager
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We travelled to New Orleans for a short break and chose the hotel on the recommendation of friends. We were not disappointed. Staff are excellent, the location is ideal and the rooms were very good. I would highly recommend the hotel in the future.
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Response from Hotel_Mgr_365, General Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Responded yesterday
Dear Shane, Thank you for making Royal Sonesta New Orleans a part of your French Quarter getaway! We’re thrilled that our friendly hospitality and prime location allowed you to fully enjoy the escape, and we look forward to hosting you again the next time you’re in town! Warmest regards, Alfred L. Groos General Manager
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We've been to New Orleans quite a few times and each time we say we aren't going to stay in the French Quarter to stay away from all the craziness, however, we found this deal online for the Royal Sonesta and had a good reco from a friend and took a chance. I'm so glad we did! I
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Response from Hotel_Mgr_365, General Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Amanda, We pride ourselves on serving as a tranquil oasis in the heart of the action, and we’re thrilled to know that staying with us allowed you to enjoy the best of both worlds! We truly appreciate you taking the time to spread the word about us and recommend us to other travelers, and we are also grateful for your added feedback. It warms us to know that you enjoyed a good night’s sleep in your quiet and comfy accommodations and took advantage of the discount offered in our multiple bars and restaurants. We trust that you had an unforgettable and authentic experience here in New Orleans, and we can’t wait to do it all over again! All the best, Alfred L. Groos General Manager
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When will the pool and pool area reopen?
Thanks for your question! We’re working to get the pool open again as soon as possible, and our anticipated completion of the project will be the last weekend in March. Please check back soon for updates! Best regards, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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All of our 483 guest rooms were renovated the same year, and we do our best to ensure that our guests arrive to clean, comfortable, and well-maintained accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you! Best regards, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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Dear Darren, There is a coffee machine available between the hours of 7a.m. -10 p.m. that makes coffee, cappuccino, espresso, café latte, café mocha, white chocolate coffee, hot water for tea, and hot chocolate. Refrigerated bottles of water, as well as cookies and assorted candy treats and pastries, are also available. Soft drinks are not stocked in the lounge throughout the day, but they are available upon request at no charge. We're sure you'll love the R-Club Level experience and we look forward to welcoming you! Best regards, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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Hi Darren, We have many room types available, and we'd love to walk you through the options that would be best for you! To best answer your questions, we ask that you contact our reservations team directly. We look forward to assisting you! All the best, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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Dear Crew52, We thank you for sharing this question with us. Smoking is allowed in outside public areas of our property. If we can offer any assistance in coordinating the details of your next visit to our hotel, please feel free to give us a call. Warm Regards, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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"The hotel says it is non-smoking, but ash trays are available in certain patio/courtyard areas and even on the R-Club Lounge balcony"
"The rooms facing the pool have a nice patio area with a small table and chairs. That is a great place to enjoy morning coffee."
"Want less noise? Book on the inside of the hotel (courtyard)."
"Check out asap, and go elsewhere. Get inside room. Avoid valet parking."
"if you are looking to experience bourbon street without being on bourbon street the room with the balconies are awesome."
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PRICE RANGE
US$225 - US$681 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesLouisianaNew OrleansFrench Quarter
NUMBER OF ROOMS
483
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