Royal Sonesta New Orleans

300 Bourbon Street | New Orleans, LA 70130-2213  [SEE MAP]New Orleans, LA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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R Club Concierge Level rooms offer free amenities
Bourbon Street location means late-night noise for some rooms
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans owns more than 7,000 contemporary works of art, many of which can be found on display throughout the hotel. Travelers praise the tip-top, Euro-tinged decor and the clean rooms, which are outfitted with flat-screen TVs, minifridges, Keurig coffee makers, robes and beds with pillow-top mattresses. Recent guests also recommend upgrading from a regular room to one of the R Club Concierge Level accommodations, if it fits into your budget. You'll receive access to a lounge with 24-hour concierge service, free breakfast and tea; free evening snacks, wine and beer, plus complimentary use of a computer. Recent travelers who booked one of the interior R Club rooms report hearing little to no noise from busy Bourbon Street. However, that is not the case for all other rooms on the property, which can let in a fair amount of street noise, according to visitors.
New Orleans, LA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 483 rooms
Primary View
City center
Traditional, Opulent



  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice



This historic property borders on iconic with its classic New Orleans architecture and central Bourbon Street location.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019



The Sonesta is large, bustling, and classy, with outstanding service for the mix of tourists and business patrons.

Frommer's Exceptional

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 5499 have reviewed the Royal Sonesta New Orleans, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5499 reviews 4.5 (based on 5499 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Royal Sonesta features classic New Orleans architecture with gabled windows and French doors. There are multiple types of accommodations, including guest rooms and suites that overlook the pool area, courtyard or Bourbon Street. All rooms were recently modernized and have pillow-top mattresses, work desks and flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers, minifridges and complimentary Wi-Fi. Bathrooms have granite counters, tiled showers, hair dryers and makeup mirrors.
  • Room views vary

Standard room size216-250 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located right on Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter, the Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers upscale accommodations within the vibrant music and entertainment district. Built in 1969, the hotel features classic New Orleans-styling with gabled windows, wrought iron-laced balconies, a tropical courtyard with fountains and an outdoor pool. The property is within walking distance of many bars, cafes and lounges, along with the Mississippi Riverfront and the business district.
  • Located 13 miles east of Louis Armstrong International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($43)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The hotel offers multiple dining options, including Restaurant R’evolution, a fusion restaurant that combines classic Cajun and Creole flavors. The Desire Oyster Bar features a casual bistro-style setting with classic seafood dishes, along with regional flavors for breakfast, lunch and dinner. PJ’s Coffee Café serves fresh-brewed espresso drinks and snacks.
  • The Jazz Playhouse is an on-site jazz club with authentic music, bar service and late-night dining, plus a popular burlesque show every Friday night
  • Le Booze Lounge offers full bar service on Bourbon Street

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Royal Sonesta offers a large, heated outdoor swimming pool. Set on the third floor of the property, the pool sits within a courtyard area and features the Oasis Pool Bar.
  • Poolside cabana spa services offered
  • Upbeat pool scene
  • Cabanas and lounge chairs available
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The hotel can assist with babysitting services and cribs are available. There is a heated outdoor pool and family-friendly attractions are within walking distance.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    There is a small but recently renovated 24-hour fitness center with LifeFitness cardio machines. The room has mirrored walls and flat-screen TVs, along with natural sunlight from large windows, free weights and strength machines.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      The Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers 20,000 square feet of event space for business meetings and functions. There are 29 meeting rooms available, including a boardroom with teleconferencing technology, and the property offers a professional convention services and catering team.
      • 24-hour business center in the lobby
      • On-site audiovisual production company
      • Property can host business functions for up to 700 attendees

      Number of meeting rooms20

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is a pet-friendly property. The hotel requires pets to be supervised at all times and leashed in public areas.
      • $75 nonrefundable pet fee
      • Pets must weigh 30 pounds or less
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting


      The Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers a full range of planning services for wedding ceremonies and related events. The Tropical Courtyard and Fleur de Lis Suite provide a classic French Quarter setting with a floral-filled outdoor courtyard and an adjacent indoor space able to accommodate up to 150 guests. The Grand Ballroom can host banquet-style receptions for up to 350 guests and receptions for up to 600 guests.
      • Acadia Suite is a private terrace that overlooks the tropical courtyard
      • Wedding specialists can arrange everything from bridal showers to wedding party massages
      • Gourmet catering prepared on-site with local ingredients
      • Executive pastry chef can create custom cakes

      Maximum wedding guest capacity550

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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