Hotel overview

Your trip through the heart and soul of Louisiana starts at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Enjoy timeless elegance and southern refinement at this genuine Bourbon Street establishment with its traditional gabled windows, French doors and wrought-iron lace balconies. Each of the 483 residences offers laid-back, luxurious comfort complete with world-class amenities with lush tropical courtyards just beyond the doors. Step outside and immerse yourself in local flavors from Cajun and Creole to coffee and fresh seafood. Hit our club for some jazz–voted best in New Orleans for French Quarter hotels. Or unwind with a cocktail and cigar at our bar lounge LeBooze.


French Quarter
New Orleans, LA - Louis Armstrong International : 16 miles
New Orleans, LA - Moisant International : 30 miles

Property information

Year Built: 1969
Last Renovation: 2015
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 483

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Hotel advisories

Advisory A minimum parking fee of $41.00 per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. This fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Advisory During Mardi Gras a mandatory security fee of $35 per room, per day, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 5515 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent stay in March

    Stayed at the hotel for 4 nights while visiting New Orleans in March this year. Overall pretty good stay and had a wonderful time. Location wise, the hotel is at the center of French Quarter, surrounded by tons of restaurants, bars, and shops. A perfect place for people watching too, there are always something going on nearby. Got to experience all kinds of local food and drinks in the neighborhood, which are all very accessible by walking. So it's really convenient. The hotel room we stayed in was huge, the bed was comfy, and I like how every staff was so friendly and treated customers with respect. They have a nice yard and bar, and we got to enjoy both in both day time and night. And despite its central location, the room was really quiet. We slept very well. Had a great time and highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting New Orleans.

    Apr 29, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A 5 star hotel in the middle of the French Quarter

    The weather was divine (it rained one day which in October wasn't bad) the rain didn't cool the temperature down by much either, the hotel is right in the heart of the French Quarter and is right on Bourbon Street. The hotel is worth every one of its 5 stars, the rooms are large and spacious, the music can be heard with the window closed but is better with them open. We didn't upgrade to a veranda but could have. The food there is not economy priced but with so many options in the French Quarter we only ate there once on our arrival and the food was delicious. If you go to New Orleans then visit the hotel while you're walking through the French District as the reception area is magnificent.

    Apr 12, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Old elegance

    It’s been years since we last stayed here but the hotel was as tempered a bit fo southern charm, mixed with the spice of New Orleans. Great serve throughout our Stay with great suites and friendly staff.

    Apr 10, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    St Pattys weekend

    All workers at royal were absolutely great! We originally reserved one bedroom, but upon arrival requested an upgrade and a separate room. Wish i could rememeber her name but she was very courteous and helpful in accomodating us last minue. there was no bourboun st. view but we did get one room viewing bienville st (do not recommend, the view of bourbon was very limited, youre right above of where the hotel parking lot entrance is) altough it was nice to open doors and allow for some breeze, most of what youre able to see is people walkin to bourbon street and your neighboors baclconies. We swithced rooms to be close to or secnd bedroom which was on thrid floor, and faced pool. It was nice to be abel to walk through your room staright into pool area without having to leave room. altough i did not experience bourbon st balcony view id suppose this is the next best room. i beleive she said it was interior view facing pool. there anoher interior which faces court yard which is also near pool. Hotel is conveniently located to a lot! youre basically at one end of bourboun street. i recommend. great hotel.

    Mar 18, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    This was a busniess trip to New Orleans in late Feb, the week before Madri Gras in New Orleans,La. Sonesta was an excellent Hotel with under ground parking. The accomadations were wonderful with Bourbon St vierw. The word can't describe the awesome food and restraurants. I recommend Sonesta to everyone who desire Excellence!!

    Mar 18, 2020