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The Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans

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If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay during your next trip to New Orleans, look no further than Royal Sonesta New Orleans. This great location puts you right in the heart of all the fun that makes up this vibrant city. Plus, its amenities like a rooftop pool, concierge services, and fitness center make it an ideal spot for a great trip. From great restaurants to nearby attractions, you’ll be sure to find something fun and exciting to do while staying at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans!

Collage of images of the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans.

The Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans is the perfect place to lay your head after exploring the Big Easy.  It’s an AAA four-diamond-rated property that is truly worthy of that designation.

The Royal Sonesta in New Orleans, Louisiana, is located at the corners of Bourbon Street and Conti Street.  Walking in, the first thing that is evident is how clean and spacious it is.  The interior is a mesh of modern yet classic elegance.

Hallway inside of the Royal Sonesta.

On the main floor, there is plenty of meeting and convention space in the ballrooms – over 20,000 square feet of event space which includes the 5,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, a great venue for conferences.

Dining Options

PJs Coffee shop inside of the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

There are several places to dine at the Royal Sonesta.  If you need a quick bite, there’s PJ’s Coffee Cafe which serves specialty coffee drinks brewed with New Orleanians’ favorite locally roasted coffee and light breakfast and lunch fare.

The Jazz Playhouse lounge.
The Jazz Playhouse

For heartier fare and adult libations, there are several options:  Restaurant R’evolution, Bar R’evolution, Desire Oyster Bar, The Jazz Playhouse, and Le Booze.

The Rooms at Royal Sonesta

King size bed at the Royal Sonesta.
Room 4002

The 483 guestrooms have recently been renovated and are spacious and clean.  In-room amenities include complimentary wifi and dual-line telephone.

In room safe inside of a nightstand.

Safes that are large enough for a laptop are another amenity at the hotel.

Television on top of a dresser.

The rooms also have flat-screen TVs.

Bathroom sink with lighted mirror.

You won’t find small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, or body wash in the bathroom because the bathroom has large dispensers filled with Italian-made toiletries for your use.

Closet with a robe and a Keurig coffee maker.

The rooms also come with a robe and a personal-sized Keurig coffee maker.

When you go out to dine in the country’s best culinary destination and find that you have more than you can eat, you can bring the leftovers back to your room and place them in the refrigerator for later.

Royal Sonesta New Orleans Amenities

Guests will want to head to the third floor to check out the gorgeous outdoor pool for some respite. I took the photo below early one morning before guests went out to swim.  Most of the time, you will spot a lot of beautiful people there soaking up the Louisiana sun.

Hotel swimming pool and view of New Orleans.

The swimming pool is open daily from 7:00 AM until sundown (in season).  The Oasis Pool Bar is open from 11:30 AM until sundown (in season).

Swim at your own risk – the pool does not have a lifeguard.  Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Other hotel amenities include:

  • Concierge
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet
  • 24-hour State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
  • 24-Hour Business Center
Fountain in the hotel courtyard.

Though technically not an amenity, the Royal Sonesta Hotel has a beautiful tropical courtyard that offers a place of serenity for hotel guests away from all that is Bourbon Street.

The Royal Sonesta building in New Orleans.

The hotel offers special rates, such as French Quarter Fling with rates from $159 per night on weekdays and $199 on weekends.  The package also includes a Sonesta Savings Pack with over $500 in discounts to New Orleans’ most popular attractions, sites, and museums.

The Royal Sonesta in New Orleans is one of 70 Sonesta properties located worldwide.  The company has four core principles: integrity, authenticity, quality, and concern.

Be sure to sign up for Sonesta’s Travel Pass program – it’s their guest rewards program that gives you perks, points, privileges, and exclusives.  The program is free to join and a great way to earn a complimentary night.

Royal Sonesta Location

The Royal Sonesta Hotel is located at 300 Bourbon Street in New Orleans. The closest airport is the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

The hotel is across the street from the New Orleans Musical Legends ParkCafe Beignet has a location there that serves beignets and breakfast all day.

Musical Legends Park in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lyft and Uber operate in the city of New Orleans.

Hotel Parking

Parking for the hotel is located at 700 Conti Street, a 2-minute walk away.  Daily valet-only parking is available from $8-$45. Overnight guest cars $45.  (Prices do not include tax or tip.)


What is your favorite thing to do in New Orleans?


If you have an upcoming trip and only have a few hours in the Crescent City, be sure to read my post about what I did in NOLA when I only had a few hours.  If you have been there, what places would you recommend to others?

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5 Comments

  1. I love this hotel. We have stayed there several times and have booked two stays there this summer. It is excellent in every way.

  2. Ive never been to new Orleans Im excited to say I will be at the royal sonesta may,7 through the 10th with 6 of my friends can’t wait im also an employee of Sonesta from Philadelphia

    1. I hope that you have the time of your life in the Big Easy! The Royal Sonesta in NO is a very nice place.

      1. Go to ‘Port of call’ amazing burgers and drinks! I just got back from there!

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