Soniat House

1133 Chartres Street | New Orleans, LA 70116-2593  [SEE MAP]New Orleans, LA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Soniat House is an idyllic choice for couples — the decor practically screams "rendezvous," with its four-poster beds (only available in some rooms), its French and Italian antique furniture and its candlelit courtyards. Each of the 31 rooms and suites have Frette linens and Molton Brown toiletries; the free afternoon cocktails are pure class, and the breakfast served each morning (not free) is tasty. Plus, this hotel on Chartres Street is somewhat removed from the Big Easy hoopla. Travelers give kudos to the warm staff, but they also warn that if you're expecting convenient luxury, this may not be the NOLA home base for you. Recent guests say they flocked to the Soniat House knowing it would be more like an escape into the city's bygone era and therefore tolerated some of its flaws (no in-room coffee makers and a small, slow elevator) for the charming experience.

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Location
New Orleans, LA
Hotel Class
3.5-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 31 rooms
Primary View
City center, Neighborhood
Style
Traditional, Historic, Opulent
Best For
Couples

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  • 3.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating
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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Fodor's

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Exotic plants fill two charming courtyards, where afternoon cocktails and an outstanding homemade breakfast is served, weather permitting, and there's a quiet lounge with an honor bar.

Fodor's Choice

Lonely Planet

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You enter via a cool loggia into a courtyard filled with ferns, palmettos and a trickling fountain. Some rooms open up onto the courtyard, while winding stairways lead to the elegant upstairs quarters.

Frommer's

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The staff spoils guests; Frette linens cradle them; and the sweet courtyards, candlelit at night, soothe them.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Oyster.com

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Built into a cluster of three historic townhouses, the hotel presents like a bed-and-breakfast, with large, individually styled rooms full of antiques. All the rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished, though some may be more worn than others and walls are thin.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 357 have reviewed the Soniat House, 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 357 reviews 4.5 (based on 357 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Decorated with antiques and Antebellum-inspired furnishings, guest rooms at the Soniat House all have down pillows, Frette Egyptian cotton linens, flat-screen TVs with cable, irons and ironing boards.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access and daily newspaper
  • Turndown service

Standard room size225 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Soniat House is located on a residential street in the heart of the French Quarter. Set within three townhouses built in the 1820s and '30s, the property combines historic detailing, authentic architecture and modern amenities. Soniat House offers two courtyards, an honor bar in the sitting room, an extensive wine cellar, Claire the house cat, and an antique shop.
  • Children younger than age 10 are not allowed
  • Within walking distance of the French Market, Jackson Square, Frenchmen Street and Cafe Du Monde
  • Located about 15 miles southeast of Louis Armstrong International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($39)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The Soniat House offers a freshly prepared morning breakfast with buttermilk biscuits, homemade preserves and French café au lait, made with chicory coffee and hot milk. Guests can choose to have breakfast in the courtyard or in-room dining. There is also an honor bar in the sitting room, and a wine cellar.
  • Breakfast supplements can be accommodated with a 24-hour notice

Number of restaurants

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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

Spa

There is no spa at the hotel but in-room massages are available.
  • Guests have access to spa facilities at New Orleans Athletic Club

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Business

The Soniat House has a conference room and reception room for small business meetings. The conference room has audiovisual equipment, and can accommodate theater-style seating for up to 30 people.
  • Catering services for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Two outdoor courtyards

Number of meeting rooms2

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

Wedding

The Soniat House is equipped to host small weddings. The property offers two courtyards and a reception room filled with antiques and classic New Orleans architecture.
  • Property can assist with catering arrangements
  • For courtyard weddings, the hotel requires the bridal couple to book all surrounding hotel rooms

Maximum wedding guest capacity

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

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