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“An oasis on bourbon street.”

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Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Ranked #29 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
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“An oasis on bourbon street.”
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Inside room is key to a pleasant stay. Staff is very helpful. All requests were honored. 2nd floor allows smoking,avoid this floor unless you are a smoker. Rooms are spacious .

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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
It was a pleasure having you stay with us, Andrea, and we’re glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for recognizing our outstanding team and comfortable accommodations. Please come back to visit us next time you’re visiting New Orleans!
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

I was already in New Orleans for a conference and had my husband fly down to meet me after it ended to celebrate my birthday. We had reserved a club level room, which I highly recommend. The room was elegant, clean, and quiet and being on the club level was worth it: Complimentary breakfast, bottled water, chocolates at turndown, fresh flowers in the room, concierge with great dinner recommendations, and much more!

The hotel was very stately, and the staff were friendly and accomodating. It is convently located on Bourbon Street - directly across from Jazz Legends Park with Cafe Beignet and live music daily. Although it can get crowded on that part of Bourbon, it is also accessible from the side streets, so the crowds are avoidable.

Room Tip: The Club Level is worth it! Very quiet, nice complimentary breakfast, free bottled water, free wifi...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
We are so pleased to know that our management team exceeded your expectations so much during the conference you attended at our hotel, that you invited your husband down to extend your stay with him! It just goes to show you that New Orleans offers the best for both business and pleasure. Thank you for your recommendation and for sharing the wonderful experience you had in our R Club Concierge level. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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Asheville, NC
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

My wife and I spent one night at the Royal Sonesta on our return trip home from a reunion in Galveston. The hotel has a great location on Bourbon Street, in the center of all the French Quarter activities and attractions. Nearly everything you would want to see is within easy walking distance and when you need a break from all of the action the hotel provides an oasis of quiet in luxurious surrondings. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: If you want peace and quiet ask for a courtyard room. For those wanting to check the action on Bou...
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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Thank you for choosing the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans on your way back from Galveston! We greatly appreciate your feedback about our convenient location in the city’s legendary French Quarter where all the world’s best restaurants and entertainment are right out our front door! Please come back to visit again soon!
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

The Royal Sonesta is a wonderful oasis in the middle of the slightly tacky French Quarter. Much has changed on Bourbon Street since I visited the first time many years ago.

We had a beautiful room (somewhat small) with a shared balcony overlooking the courtyard. You would never know what was just beyond those walls! It was heavenly quiet, clean, cool. The balcony was a great place to sit and read a book with my feet propped up. The staff was great. Desire Restaurant and Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse - - don't miss either! Also good music right across the street at Cafe Beignet.

One single, teeny-tiny complaint/suggestion - - please add in-room coffee/tea maker!!! The coffee shop in the lobby was fine, but I think they would frown if I wore jammies down to get my tea.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
We’re glad you chose to stay with us at the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans on your first visit back after many years. It’s a pleasure knowing that we exceeded your expectations with how “quiet, clean, and cool” the hotel is, an oasis in the heart of the French Quarter. If you’d like to share more about your experience at the Playhouse or Desire, their Trip Advisor profiles at http://bit.ly/x2jnOA and http://bit.ly/yeAYbQ also welcome your feedback. Don’t’ worry about coming to the PJ’s Coffee Café in your pajamas; PJ’s Coffee is also available through Room Service and in-room coffee makers are available by request! We look forward to your next stay with us.
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

We had to wait until after 4:00 before we could get into our room. The service was good. Several at the desk were very helpful. Our room was tiny but comfortable. I think that if a business is in the heart of such a historic place, it should reflect the history in many respects.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Savannah, GA
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

This was approxiamtely our 20th stay at the Royal Sonesta. We have a group of friends that stay in a bank of rooms for French Quarter Fest in April every year. The property is located in the middle of all the activity of Bourbon. Great location for the Fest. There are rooms on Bourbon and rooms facing the pool/courtyard. Location is best decided by your tolerance of noise. We totally enjoy the benefits and fun of Bourbon St., so we always bring earplugs.
The service is great. Restaurants around the hotel vary from the 5 stars to the pizza joints. Begue's was the restaurant in the hotel, but it has been closed for some time. There is a Sunday brunch which we have not eaten.
This is a wonderful hotel, albeit expensive. But IT IS the Quarter and it's an event weekend!

Room Tip: Decide how much noise you can tolerate, as rooms on Bourbon St. are noisy through the night.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Thank you so much for your years of loyalty to the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans! We’re pleased to know how much you enjoy coming back annually to attend the French Quarter Festival and our hotel’s prime location. If you like to experience Bourbon Street from your room and choose a Bourbon balcony room, don’t worry about bringing your earplugs; they’re provided complimentary at the front desk! And since you liked Begue’s Restaurant, you’ll love our Begue’s themed Sunday Champagne Brunches. See you next year!
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

We loved this hotel! Our room was super...2 comfortable double beds, comfortable chairs, great housekeeping. Best hotel bathroom we've ever had in his country and abroad...mirrored on 2 walls, large marble counter, excellent lighting for make-up, hair dryer. Thick white bathrobes. Lobby, restaurant, bar, courtyard...all very nice. Friendly & helpful front desk staff, bell captain. Best location right on Bourbon Street across from Legends of Jazz plaza with enjoyable Dixieland bands in an outdoor setting. Close to Canal streetcars to Garden District, Audubon Park & Zoo, Botanic Garden, Sculpture garden, and within walking distance to the riverfront attractions.

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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Wow, we really appreciate such a rave review! We are thrilled that you felt pampered with the spacious bathroom and comfy robes while preparing for a day or night out at the various award-winning restaurants and entertainment located within walking distance from our front doors. We’re proud to provide our guests with such an authentic New Orleans experience complete with live Jazz, fresh Gulf seafood, and old world hospitality! We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Property: Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Address: 300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-2213
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#14 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#25 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#27 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Royal Sonesta New Orleans 4.5*
Number of rooms: 483
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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