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Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Ranked #28 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Orlando, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Returned to the Royal Sonesta during jazzfest despite last years disappointment. This years experience could not have been more enjoyable. The staff was very attentive and the rooms were kept clean and well serviced. We very much appreciated all of the attention. Could not forget to include the AMAZING meals we enjoyed at Re'evolution restaurant, as well as the adjoining bar. It seems that the hotel is embarking on renovations bit by bit and the improvements are lovely. We were not disturbed by construction noise. I will look very forward to seeing the improvements when I return to my regular rooms next year for the 19th year in a row! I am SO pleased thar this hotel will continue to be a New Orleans institution that will get better with age, as does everything in New Orleans!

Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, responded to this review, 22 June 2013
Terrie, thank you so much for your latest review and for the opportunity to redeem ourselves from your previous stay. We have renovated the 3rd floor of the hotel and will be embarking on further renovations in 2014. We are also happy that you enjoyed your meals at Restaurant R’evolution. We look forward to welcoming you back again next year for Jazz Fest!
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Our group, consisting of four girlfriends, stayed at the Royal Sonesta May 16-19, 2013. This hotel is beautiful and the staff is great. It's traditional decor, very clean, very comfortable. The room's aren't overly spacious but they're not too small either, and the bathroom was fine. It's a little noisy as it's right on Bourbon, and one of our rooms (3196) was poolside, which was a little bit rowdy but fun. We loved our room's location because we could walk right out to the pool and go back and forth easily without having to go through the halls or use the elevator. They have a grill and an outside bar at the pool, which closes fairly early, 6 or 7 in the evening. The pool overlooks the courtyard,which is very pretty.
The jazz bar (Mayfield's) at the hotel is great. We didn't get to eat at the restaurant (Revolution) but had many recommendations to--we just couldn't fit it in.
If you want to be near the French Quarter, I would definitely recommend Royal Sonesta.

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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, responded to this review, 22 June 2013
We are honored that you chose the Royal Sonesta Hotel for your recent girls’ weekend here in New Orleans. Our pool patio rooms are perfect for enjoying the Oasis Pool Bar as well as the swimming pool on the 3rd floor rooftop. We’re also delighted that you enjoyed Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse. Please come back to see us again and we hope that you can make some time to experience Restaurant R’evolution!
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Erlanger, Kentucky, United States
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Wonderful...We love older hotels for their ambience--and this one was one of the best. The rooms were clean,spacious and quiet.The service was very attentive and the staff were very pleasant. We also used the gym and pool and had a nice experience with those

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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, responded to this review, 22 June 2013
Kevin, thank you for choosing to stay at the Royal Sonesta Hotel and taking the time to share your feedback. We’re very happy that you enjoyed our hotel’s unique ambiance and luxurious amenities. We look forward to sharing your comments about our pleasant staff with the rest of our hardworking team. Thank you once again and we hope to welcome you back soon in the future!
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

We had a great experience at the Royal Sonesta. I can't say enough about the staff and the location is right in the heart of the Bourbon Street action. If you are on Bourbon Street (even without the balcony), keep in mind that it will be LOUD until at least dawn breaks.

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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, responded to this review, 22 June 2013
We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent visit to New Orleans and your stay at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. While it can get pretty noisy on the Bourbon Street side of the hotel, please know that approximately 80% of our guest rooms are in quieter areas away from the revelry. Please come back to see us the next time you are in New Orleans!
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San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

In the center of the famous and crazy French Quarter the Royal Sonesta is a grand old hotel. Very traditional with the nicest, most accommodating staff one could ever encounter. Rooms are spacious and well furnished and comfortable.

The nights can be a bit noisy due to the proximity of the circus known as Bourbon St. All the well regarded and famous Cajun Restaurants are within easy walking distance. Cafe Du Monde just 10 mins walk.

The hotel has a very good Jazz Club on the lobby level with excellent performers seven nights per week. No cover and just a one drink minimum.

Just one note of caution to travelers that want a little quiet at night, opt for an inner courtyard room. They are not completely quiet but much better than a street room.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, responded to this review, 22 June 2013
It brings a smile to our faces reading comments about our staff exceeding guest expectations! We are pleased that you found your accommodations so comfortable and spacious and the performances at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse to be excellent. Next time you may consider staying in our lovely interior or pool patio balcony rooms which tend to be quieter. On your future travels, we hope you will consider one of our Sonesta Collection hotels located throughout the United States and abroad.
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

The staff at Royal Sonesta in Nawlain's helped make our 53rd wedding anniversary spectacular. "We'll be back". They worked hard to get us checked in early, upgraded us to a suite and took care of our every need. We ate at he Revolution Restaurant, PJ's Coffee Bar and the "Desire" Oyster Bar. All excellent.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, responded to this review, 22 June 2013
Ben, first and foremost, congratulations on your 53rd wedding anniversary! We are honored that you chose the Royal Sonesta Hotel to celebrate such a joyous occasion. We’re thrilled that our front desk staff was able to provide you with an early check-in and a spectacular upgrade for your stay. It’s also a pleasure to know that you found our French Quarter Fling Package to be such a great value. We invite you to become a member of our Travel Pass program so you can receive exclusive discounts at all of our Sonesta Collection Hotels. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to your next stay with us!
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Occupying almost an entire city block it extends along an entire Bourbon Street block. Access is easy with underground valet parking. Our room had a first floor balcony, a two sided coin. On one side, you have the privilege of enjoying the view of the pasing parade while sitting enjoying a drink. On the other hand , when you are ready to sleep, Bourbon street isn't - pulsating rhythm between competing venues directly opposite can't be totally screened - but that is part of the magic.

The King room had everything needed, fridge, good shower, comfortable bed, wifi, safe etc. Being in the centre of things, you are within yards of jazz bars, strip joints, bars and an up market fine dining restaurant. It is an easy walk to Jackson square and the river and the entire French quarter.

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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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