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Soniat House

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A historic small inn in the quiet residential section of the French Quarter. Three townhouses built in 1830 by the Soniat family now operated as a hotel. Exquisitely furnished. Lush tropical courtyards. The hotel has 20 suites and 10 rooms.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
148Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
130Attractionswithin 0.5 km
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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My wife and I and our ten year old son just returned from a week at the Soniat House. What an amazing hotel! Actually it feels much more like you are staying with friends at their awesome home in the French quarter. Special thanks to Ervin who helped us book the incredible suite
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After all the hype, I may have just had my bar set too high. Don’t get me wrong the atmosphere is there and the service is best anywhere and old school classy. Rooms however need a bit of attention. Bed was almost terrible; shower tile and grout left a lot to be desired; just
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We absolutely loved our stay as a couple. The atmosphere of this hotel is exactly what you would dream of when you think of New Orleans. You really get a sense of place and history when you stay here. The condition of the hotel was excellent. The service was so personal and
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The rooms are decorated with antiques. The courtyard is beautiful. Breakfast in the courtyard is a must. The staff is very attentive. I love this place. The look and feel of this hotel is authentic historic New Orleans.
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So, I guess it all comes down to price point, because if I were paying a lot less to stay here, I would be very pleased. But for nearly $500/night, I expect more. So, I felt a bit disgruntled. Pluses: the property is beautiful and well-maintained, as the pictures show; It's well
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Response from Frances S, Owner at Soniat House
Responded 30 Nov 2018
You should not have experienced the noise issue. As I am sure you realized only hotel staff walk past that room. I can only apologize. In general noise is not an issue except for the two rooms at the entrance. The noise there does not come from the street but from the other guests when they return in the evening. Those 2 accommodations are priced to reflect the problem. I am sorry about the single chair. The second chair was damaged by a previous guest and off being repaired. If you had only mentioned the issue to the Reception they would gladly have " borrowed" a comfortable chair from the Antiques shop inventory for you. The Soniat House guests have complimentary access to the New Orleans Athletic Club. It is the second oldest private athletic facility in the Country. I am sorry that you were not aware. The NOAC has everything: a huge indoor pool, running track, every imaginable type of weight machine, free weights and classes at no charge to you. They also offer facials, massages, manicures and other Spa services. This being New Orleans, there is an enormous bar which offers every drink imaginable! Please let us know on which shift the housekeeper entered your room without knocking and was so inexcusably rude. With your cooperation we can at least make sure that it never happens again. Please email that information whether is was daytime or evening turndown to me at stay@soniathouse.com.We thank you for your valuable criticism.
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I used Uber everywhere. And it was very easy
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Parades are not allowed to go through the French Quarter.
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Sorry but access to the Soniat House is limited to registered guests only. They each receive a key.
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Yes we do have secure parking available for the vehicles driven by registered guests. We have parked many beautiful motorcycles.
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The cost for parking is $39 per night. There are no "in-out" fees. The secure lot is here on the 1100 block of Chartres. We have parking attendants like any hotel who will park your car for you and retrieve it whenever you would like. All twin bedded rooms are in the Premier category. We also have two full suites which have twin beds. One of these suites can hold 3 guests. In addition 2 of the grand suite have a king bed and a single bed. These 2 suites have 2 baths. Please give us a call at the hotel if you need more information. The number is 800 544-8808.
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"Rooms on the ground floor are larger, those facing the courtyard are away from the road. Rooms 50 and 55 highly recommended"
"I loved Suite 38"
"Stairs are very steep and elevator is a little spooky so if you have mobility issues 1st floor is best. 2nd fl if you want a balcony."
"Ground floor in the building opposite the main entrance."
"Quiet rooms are on the courtyard but rooms with balconies can be nice too."
US$271 - US$653 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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