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“In the heart of French Quarter”

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Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Ranked #29 of 163 Hotels in New Orleans
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Charlotte, NC
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“In the heart of French Quarter”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

The Royal Sonesta is an older yet renovated hotel in the heart of the French Quarter. The courtyard and pool area was a nice feature for this urban location. If you want to be in the French Quarter, then this is the place as it is right on Bourbon Street. While the rooms were renovated, you could hear a fair amount of noise between rooms and the hallway. I would certainly stay here again.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Our stay at the Royal Sonesta was great as always. Great location and the staff is exceptional. And one can't find a more professional or friendly bar than Le Booze in the hotel lobby. Many thanks to Mike, Tommy, Matt, Patrick, Jerome and Amanda who are just outstanding and makes ours always a warm stay even if the weather doesn't exactly cooperate. And try the Tommy Gonger.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

This was our first trip to New Orleans and the Royal Sonesta turned out to be a perfect choice. The location was fabulous and we had no issues with noise, it is New Orleans after all! We had a fourth floor courtyard room with a King sized bed overlooking the pool and it was a really nice, spacious, clean room. All the staff were very friendly and accomodating. Everyone seems to complain about the noise but next time we go we want to stay in a room with a balcony overlooking Bourbon Street because that is all part of the experience. If you are looking for quiet then I would suggest you rethink your destination because the Bourbon street area of New Orleans is all about the party. All in all a great trip and the hotel was a big part of that, we will be back!

Room Tip: Request a courtyard room overlooking the pool if you are a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Zolfo Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

This hotel is a great hotel in the French Quarter. The service is excellent, the staff freindly and rooms are immaculate and beautifully appointed. However, be aware that it is in noisiest part of town. While our rooms were overlooking one of the side streets and not directly on Bourbon Street, the raucous noises from the streets below will still get your attention all hours of the night. The noise wasn't enough to keep us awake all night but it will rouse you from time to time. Once the party people begin to go to bed and the music beat wanes then the street sounds of the clean-up crews begin. The street washers and cleaners and the garbage trucks all intermingle with the delivery trucks to bother those that may be light sleepers. It is well worth the money and experience but get your full nights sleep prior to going there.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, responded to this review, 28 February 2012
Gerald, it was a pleasure having you stay with us at the Royal Sonesta Hotel! Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re sorry that you felt you didn’t get enough rest during your stay, but please know that 80% of our guest rooms are NOT located on Bourbon or Conti Streets and instead face our quiet interior courtyards and poolside. Also, our R Club concierge levels on the 6th & 7th floor offers the ultimate in privacy and amenities for a good night sleep!
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

This is one of the best. Great location, right in the middle of it all. Just remember, it is Burbon Street, so it is going to be a little noisy. But that it part of the fun!

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Colleen M, Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, responded to this review, 28 February 2012
Hi Bob! We really appreciate this feedback after your most recent stay with us at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. We’re very happy to know that our convenient location in the heart of the French Quarter made for an extremely fun visit to New Orleans. Also, if noise distracts any of our guests, please know that we have a majority of quiet interior rooms along with our R Club concierge level for private relaxation, and complimentary earplugs are available upon request at the front desk . Thanks again, and we look forward to your next visit, Bob!
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Additional Information about Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Property: Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Address: 300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-2213
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in New Orleans
#14 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#25 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#27 Business Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Royal Sonesta New Orleans 4.5*
Number of rooms: 483
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is the most Authentic French Quarter Experience located on world famous Bourbon Street, within steps of world-famous restaurants, antique shops, and premier tourist attractions. A landmark in New Orleans since 1969, its atmosphere reflects a strong European influence and Southern charm, with its elegant marbled lobby, tranquil fountains and sparkling chandeliers. The 483 room hotel including 36 suites features a secluded tropical courtyard, a beautifully landscaped outdoor pool, fitness center and five unique restaurants and lounges. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
New Orleans Royal Sonesta
New Orleans Sonesta Hotel
Sonesta New Orleans
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