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Hotel overview

The Royal Sonesta Hotel, a grand hotel located in the heart of the historic French Quarter. Located two Blocks from Canal Street, The Central Business District and the Streetcar Route. Steps away from world-famous restaurants, antique shops, entertainment centers and historic landmarks. Within walking distance to the convention center and along the shuttle route for most major conventions.

Property information

Year Built: 1969
Last Renovation: 2009
Floors: 7
Nonsmoking rooms: 483
Total rooms: 483


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Hotel advisories

Advisory A mandatory Destination Amenity Fee of $22.08 USD (plus tax) per room, per night will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 18
Pet Policy Pets Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 5965 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Location

    Great location right in the heart of Bourbon Street. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. I had a Courtyard view room, so away from Bourbon, with all its noise. The room was clean and comfortable. WiFi access was great. For a hotel on that level, they should have had better towels, and that’s my only complaint. The valet parking entrance is on Conti Street. You can drive down Bourbon and take a right and that should take you right to it. Their restaurant, Desire, has a great happy hour menu.

    Apr 12, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing stay

    Everyone at Royal Sonesta was extremely helpful and nice. Everything went so smoothly, parking and front desk made sure we had a wonderful stay. I’m very impressed. The parking staff was amazing, especially Christian and Joe. We will definitely be booking with them again.

    Apr 11, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating

    From the moment we checked in it was poor experience. We booked a 2 floor room for our 5yr anniversary and my husband had tried to surprise me with having it decorated by a private concierge. Well, they had her decorate wrong room that was smaller and less quality than what we originally booked. They offered to move us after second night bc there was no availability for our correct room when we checked in. For me, it’s just a hassle to unpack and pack again mid trip. And all the decor and floral petals and candles that were placed so nicely could NOT be transferred over to the next room so that was a bummer. We only received $100 credit for this debacle even though the room we were checked into was considered an “upgrade”. Our friends room also had mold in the ceilings which they complained about but they were not offered anything either. I expected more from the descriptions on Royal Sonesta’s website but cleanliness is not their top priority. Wouldn’t stay or recommend this property to anyone.

    Apr 06, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Armani the goat

    Armani the goat, amazing customer service and kept us laughing at checkin. Gave us waters and a great guy! The balcony is a great view for bourbon street and extremely convenient for food, night life, adventure and fun. Definitely recommended

    Apr 05, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    My Royal experience!

    The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is an absolutely amazing place to stay! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating!! I also want to thank Armani for addressing the issues we had and being an amazing host!! I just want to say Thank you for making our stay comfortable!!

    Apr 05, 2024