Royal Sonesta New Orleans
What We Love
- A regal hotel in the French Quarter, with a jazz club and world-class modern art collection
- The location on Bourbon Street, among top bars, clubs, music venues and restaurants
- The hotel’s charming courtyard, with elegant French doors, wrought-iron balconies and a pool
- The impressive on-site art collection, which features works by Lichtenstein and Warhol
- The hotel's significant renovation, with reimagined guest rooms, corridors, expanded club level and oyster bar and new fitness center
What To Know
- The on-site jazz club is considered one of the neighborhood’s best
- There's no spa, but the brand-new fitness center won't disappoint
- The central location in the French Quarter means it can get loud
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
From the inside of this swanky sleep, you’d never know you were smack dab in the middle of the country’s biggest party – Bourbon Street. This block-long hotel hides landscaped courtyards, one of which protects a sceney pool. The lobby, steps from Bourbon Street’s madness, manages to remain elegant and refined, and most of the 483 rooms are luxe respites from the party. If you do want to be part of the party, get a room facing Bourbon Street — it’s a wild time. Otherwise, book a courtyard facing room for some peace and quiet.
In the Area
New Orleans is the home of the cocktail, and every sip comes with a story. Start your boozy odyssey off at Napoleon House — it was once offered up as a refuge to the exiled Le Petit Caporal and today is known for its Pimm’s Cup, an Anglophile fave mixing a splash of lemonade with Pimm’s No. 1. Next, get dizzy on Vieux Carrés (rye, cognac, dry vermouth, benedictine and bitters) at the Hotel Monteleone’s Carousel Bar & Lounge, a former haunt of Tennessee Williams, among other writers. For dinner, pork out at Cochon in the Warehouse District — start with the wood fired oysters before diving into the signature Louisiana cochon with turnips, cabbage, pickled peaches and cracklins. Uptown, try the legendary Patois, where Chef Aaron Burgau serves haute classics like smoked rabbit and andouille gumbo. Back in the French Quarter, Coop’s Place cooks up the best pub grub in town, including fried crab claws and a scrumptious seafood gumbo.
How to Get There
A beautiful hotel with amazing staff, insanely comfy beds, and beautiful atmosphere. No noise from the Quarter gets in but you still get all the vibrant fun from the location. My room led right out to the pool & Oasis Bar and it was a lovely surprise. Also great water pressure! Would totally recommend to anyone staying in the Quarter or for a first-time New Orleans experience.
dated, smelly like bug spray room, uncaring desk staff. Not worth the $$$$, Better choices available in French Quarter. We thought this would be a nice upscale well kept hotel but it needs operational changes
I always stay at this hotel - great location; excellent restaurants; and top-notch service. Darin in the R Club is so personable and attentive. You are in the heart of Bourbon Street, plus they have a Jazz Club inside the hotel.