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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


Hotel details


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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 5544 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Run, Walk, Skip, Jump or Hop AWAY from this place

    I'm currently staying here now and truly can not wait to leave. I felt I needed to write this, if only to serve as a warning to future travelers. Within 10 minutes of being at the hotel, we discovered hair all over the bathroom. We were readily given a different room by the front desk. The next day, while eating our lunch we saw a huge mouse run across the room. I tried calling the front desk to no avail. I had to go downstairs and find someone at the front desk to address. She did apologize for the inconvenience and offered a $40 credit but we are currently in our THIRD room in less than 24 hours. Besides the issues mentioned, the TV signal is very weak which makes many of the channels unavailable. The remote doesn't work well. The phone shortcuts don't work at all and you'd be hard pressed to get help on the phone from Concierge or the Front Desk. I even paid extra to get a nice room with a balcony but truly regret that because we're too scared to open the balcony door for fear that something may come in. The ONLY nice thing I can say about this hotel is that the bed was comfortable. But who can sleep well when there's a mouse running rampant? After 25+ trips to New Orleans, I consider myself well versed in most of the nicer hotels in the city. This is absolutely not one of them.

    Jan 19, 2021
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ms. Kathryn

    The hotel was clean and very centrally located. However there was no hot water. Management became sarcastic on 4th day of me asking for hot water. It was luke warm at best. I would never stay there again.

    Jan 10, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location and staff

    Stayed a night a week before Christmas. Excellent Papa Noel rate including free parking with a king room and side street balcony. The hotel is beautiful and the staff were great. Everything was clean and covid precautions were followed. Outside the hotel, which is on Bourbon street, there was a total disregard for any precautions however.

    Jan 09, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Heart of bourbon st

    Beautiful hotel right in the middle of everything .. they had 2 restaurants, desire which is nice and casual, and revolution which is upscale and fancy and we spent New Years there , coffee shop and gym attached. unfortunately due to covid the jazz bar is closed and weather didn’t let us see the pool. Very clean. We did make the mistake of thinking we “wanted “ the balcony room and upgraded .... didn’t get any sleep the first few nights due to the noise.. there’s no shutting out the sounds of bourbon street so unless u are among the 3am crowds don’t do the balcony ... construction, clean up and garbage starts around 6am... so not much peace good night sleeps . The bed was so comfy

    Jan 05, 2021
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Staff

    Housekeeping service not available for our four day stay, but they told us that in advance. The rest of their staff did what they could to compensate. Jacob (bellman), valet parking staff, front desk, and Peter and Ruthie of the Desire Oyster Bar Restaurant - were all chipping in to compensate. We can see the this is a beautiful property with competent staff who are handicapped by corporate reactions to Covid. My wife's best day on week long trip was napping in the sun poolside the Sonesta.

    Jan 04, 2021