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The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
4 stars

The Royal Sonesta New Orleans

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

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The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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About The Royal Sonesta New Orleans

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  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
16.5 Mi N of MSY-New Orleans In the heart of the French Quarter - walking distance from the central business district - Mississippi Riverfront - Jackson Square - world famous restaurants - historic sites - and nationally recognized museums. Louis Armstrong International Airport is 16 miles away. Convention Center - New Orleans Arena and Superdome just blocks away. The Royal Sonesta Hotel, a grand hotel located in the heart of the historic French Quarter. Located two Blocks from Canal Street, The Central Business District and the Streetcar Route. Steps away from world-famous restaurants, antique shops, entertainment centers and historic landmarks. Within walking distance to the convention center and along the shuttle route for most major conventions.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at The 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


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

Services and conveniences

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


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

Media and entertainment

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

Accessibility and suitability

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


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


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


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


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking
  • Private parking


  • Ironing service
  • Iron and ironing board

Things to do

  • Evening entertainment
  • Night club


  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Kids meals


  • Fitness center

Reviews of The Royal Sonesta New Orleans

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2.0 Poor
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 Wonderful
Pros:I liked everything. The cleanliness, the service, the location, the beds, the updated bathrooms etc.
Cons:I was fully satisfied
10.0 Wonderful
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 Wonderful
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 Wonderful
Pros:Everything but mostly location
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Confortable accomodations
9.4 Wonderful
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 Wonderful
Pros:Staff. Comfort. Location. Jazz lounge.
Cons:Pricing is very high during Mardi Gras weeks. Jazz lounge closed at 10pm
10.0 Wonderful
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 Park10 m
  • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum318 m
  • Preservation Hall398 m
  • Jamie Hayes Gallery400 m
  • Saenger Theatre0.4 km
  • Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium0.4 km
  • Saint Louis Cathedral0.5 km
  • Louisiana State Museum0.5 km
  • Jackson Square0.5 km
  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas0.7 km
  • Saint Louis Cemetery No. 20.9 km
  • Louisiana Children's Museum1.2 km



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 11:00


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  • How long should you stay at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans

  • What sets the Royal Sonesta New Orleans apart from other hotels in the area?

    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.

  • What do I have to pay for parking at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans?

    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.

  • Which special events happen at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans?

    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.

  • Apart from the hotel restaurant, which culinary amenities can I enjoy at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans?

    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.

  • Is out-of-the-hours check-in or check-out possible at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans?

    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.

  • Does the Royal Sonesta New Orleans offer packages for couples?

    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.

  • What is the best room at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans?

    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).

  • Where is The Royal Sonesta New Orleans located?

    The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is located at 300 Bourbon Street in French Quarter, 0.4 km from the center of New Orleans. New Orleans Musical Legends Park is the closest landmark to The Royal Sonesta New Orleans.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans?

    Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans.

  • Does The Royal Sonesta New Orleans offer free Wi-Fi?

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

  • How far is The Royal Sonesta New Orleans from the airport?

    The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is 18.5 km from New Orleans Louis Armstrong. The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is 108.3 km from Gulfport Biloxi Regional.

  • Does The Royal Sonesta New Orleans have a pool?

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

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The 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 The 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 The Royal Sonesta New Orleans.

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