Royal Street Inn and R Bar
What We Love
- A suite stay with a welcome drink at a hotel-cum-bar in the popular Marigny neighborhoodPicking up your complimentary welcome drink from R Bar, a popular local nightlife spot
- Hanging out in a well-appointed and comfortable suite
- Taking a stroll down Royal Street and into the French Quarter, to shop for antiques or works of art
What To Know
- Light sleepers will want to bring earplugs – noise from the street and bar jukebox will find its way into your room
- The R Bar is quite rowdy on weekends (it's open till 6 am)
- The inn hosts regular Friday crawfish boils
- Very close to the French Quarter and clubs and bars of Frenchman Street
- Free WiFi
With a stay at Royal Street Inn and R Bar in New Orleans, you’ll be minutes from Gallier House and New Orleans Mint. This inn is within close proximity of Beauregard-Keyes House and Old Ursuline Convent.
Make yourself at home in one of the 5 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and separate sitting areas, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access.
Food & Drink
Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include luggage storage and coffee/tea in a common area.
How to Get There
If you want a superior night's sleep and to wake up staring at the most beautiful room ever, book yourself in to the Royal Suite! All of the rooms at this place are beautiful, but the big one, The Royal Suite, is just incredible. It doesn't get more "New Orleans" than this. I love the Frenchmen/Marigny neighborhood. Like the Quarter minus the smell of urine and all the touristy crap. I love this R Bar. Great vibe, great juke box, wonderful local atmosphere. And I can't say enough good things about the Royal Suite itself. Enough room for two couples but why share this place when you can just have it all to yourself. The huge balcony overlooks Royal and all it's colorful sights and sounds. It is noisy at night because you're in a live music area in a popular neighborhood, but pop in the provided ear plugs and you'll be fine. I'm going to have a hard time ever staying anywhere else in New Orleans!
Loved the Marigny neighborhood. Lively, steps from Frenchman street jazz clubs, residential. And R Bar in the middle of it all.
Stayed in the Storyville Suite which was nice for my son on the couch. Large room, nice sized fridge. Beautiful balcony just outside the door was used often and had comfy chairs. Great spot for the impromptu parade we spotted. The room is clean and the bed and bedding so very comfortable. The room is a bit dim even with the lights on. Nice shower and the sink is outside the bath and in the room which is convenient when sharing. Really Good plug ins for the electronics.
You are staying above a bar. It’s loud. Really loud. Constantly loud. But if you are hear for the fun and hum of others having a good time, it’s a great place to stay. We were able to sleep well and didn’t need the ear plugs provided.
The Royal street inn is a "bed and beverage" just steps from Frenchman street music nirvana. The Mississippi room was clean, had music streaming, air conditioning, a fridge, coffee and all the water you can drink. It was well appointed with hip decor (I.e. no dusty granny knickknacks). The bar downstairs serves as your lobby and office. Need extra wash clothes? Just ask the bartender. Adam, the proprietor, was available by text and around the property for anything we needed. The first night we were there the bar hosted a free shrimp boil. Just had to tip the cook. It was awesome and was crowded with locals. The bar seemed to be a regular hangout for a lot of locals and their adorable dogs.
Note that all of the rooms seemed to require a climb up a flight of stairs, so if that may cause you trouble you've been warned. If not, grab the best fried oyster po-boy you've ever had at the Marte Verte on Royal, a drink from The R bar and head up to the balcony and enjoy!
I may see you there next year at this local gem.
This place is a brisk 10-15 minutes’ walk from the touristy areas of the French Quarter. We went there because we like to watch pulpy whodunnit cum soap operas like NCIS New Orleans and had read that this was the “King’s Bar”, the bar the main character runs next to his day-job as crimefighter. So much for the fiction. The inside has apparently not been filmed on the set. It’s a real bar with real people that see the Royal Street Bar as their local. Drinks are cheap and good, the locals friendly. They even explained the basic principles of American football to us (principle 1: f*ck the Bears).
Okay, what can I say that hasn't already been said? The Royal Street Inn is a total delight. My partner booked our accommodation there as it has sentimental value to him, being owned by a member of his favourite band. I was initially a bit unsure about it as I tend to stick with big hotel chains where you know what you're getting, and the thought of staying upstairs at a dive bar was a bit unnerving to say the least!
But I shouldn't have worried at all, because from the moment we arrived it was an absolute joy to be there. We stayed in the Sirena suite, which is on the top most floor. We'd initially booked the Marigny suite, but had read some reviews which mentioned it could be noisy, so we requested a switch shortly after booking, which Adam quickly organised. The suite was absolutely gorgeous and really spacious, tastefully decorated and thankfully not at all noisy at night! The supplied ear plugs went unused for the duration of our stay. We both loved the king size bed and the furnishings were comfy for just hanging out in the room when we needed a break from the oppressive NOLA heat. I was particularly impressed with the fact that there was a huge supply of bottled water provided for free; a much-needed item when visiting such a hot climate.
The room had a coffee machine which was easy to use, and the supplied coffee was good. There was also a decent sized fridge for keeping all of our water and other supplies cool. Another nice little touch was that each bedside table at a little unit with about four or five USB ports for charging phones, watches, etc. Very handy! There's also a decent size telly with cable, Netflix, etc. The shower is huge with a separate hand shower, and the bathroom was supplied with good quality toiletries. If I had one minor complaint about the suite it would be that a small microwave would have been nice for cooking porridge in the morning, heating up leftover food (we can't handle the US portion sizes!), etc. But that's a pretty minor gripe.
The inn is located really nicely just outside of the main touristy areas, but nevertheless within a short walking distance of the French Quarter. Frenchman Street is just around the corner with its music clubs and some decent restaurants. The inn provided a printed sheet of recommended gigs, restaurants and sights for the week, many of which we actually did check out - and all the recommendations were spot on!
Upon arrival there were some drink tokens provided which we exchanged down in the bar shortly after settling in. The bar staff at the R Bar are absolutely lovely, and we found ourselves hanging out in the bar quite a lot during our stay. Sure, it's a dive, but it's so charming and the locals and staff are so incredibly friendly and welcoming, and the frozen pineapple drinks they do are just the ticket after a sweltering afternoon of walking around the city. Oh, and the choice of music on the juke box is absolutely fantastic! We absolutely loved our time there and look forward to returning some day!