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
Parking on site
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Base your French Quarter fling at this Bourbon Street stalwart with a revered jazz club
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.
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
300 Bourbon St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Royal Sonesta Hotel is New Orleans, LA (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.) - 18.7 km / 11.6 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.