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Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

Hotel · French Quarter
300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
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Truly the most authentic New Orleans experience: hot coffee, cool Jazz, Desire Oyster Bar, a tropical courtyard, pool & Restaurant R'evolution!


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    "Great place for people watching during Mardi Gras"(4 Tips)
    Tony A.
    "Only drawback is noise depending on time of year, but it is NOLA!"(5 Tips)
    Steven M.
    "Balconies over French Quarter."(3 Tips)
    Sara S.
    "Irvin Mayfield Jazz playhouse great music loving this jazz group!!"(8 Tips)
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  • jazz music
  • balcony
  • mardi gras
  • noise
  • bourbon
  • scenic views
  • cocktails
  • people watching
  • swimming pool
  • grits
  • hotel
  • fancy
  • books
  • staff
  • brunch food
  • courtyard
  • doormen
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  • Christmas decorations
  • Gina G.

    Weddings here are beautiful!!

    Gina Gallo · October 15
  • Sherie S.

    Renovated, great location.

    Sherie Swerdlow · September 18
  • Chris P.

    This is a great hotel in a great location. However, as of Sept 13, 2015, the hotel is undergoing a major renovation and we were awoken every day at 9:00am by drilling and hammering. Beware.

    Chris Pollone · September 18
  • Priya T.

    Not pleased. Works on Conti Street (from 7am!) which we were not informed of. Staff bordering on rude, and extremely bad concierge. Situated on Bourbon Street, noise comes in through windows. :-(

    Priya Tungrus · August 28
  • Ricel A.

    Cool to hang out in Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse. There's a $15 cover if you're not a hotel guest but def worth it!

    Ricel Almadovar · December 24, 2014
  • Heena

    Beautiful sitting area in the middle - would love to sit with a drink and read.

    Heena · November 30, 2014
  • Steven M.

    Balconies over French Quarter.

    Steven Mulder · August 18, 2014
  • Matt B.

    Don't stay here if you're looking for quiet. Nice rooms.

    Matt Bennett · August 9, 2014
  • Robert D.

    Malcolm likes to get pvt cabs for non speaking guest who charge 4x what a regular cab charges not cool!!

    Robert DeJesus · July 14, 2014
  • Chan V.

    Great Christmas decoration in hotel corridor!

    Chan Vandendaele · January 26, 2014
  • Andrew H.

    great place to have sex with someone who is using an expense account.

    Andrew Healan · December 30, 2013
  • Jamz Y.

    Courteous friendly staff.

    Jamz Yaneza · November 28, 2013
  • Jamz Y.

    Inner covered courtyard with a fountain is a good place to relax.

    Jamz Yaneza · November 28, 2013
  • David B.

    Nice hotel for couples and singles. Kids are not a great idea here. The location's front door being on Bourbon makes it really easy to get in on the action. The hotel staff are very friendly.

    David Bagwell · July 21, 2013
  • Carlos S.

    Irving mayfield jazz

    Carlos Silva · May 24, 2013
  • Victor M.

    Great staff, central location, terrific grits. Makes life in the Quarter simple.

    Victor Miller · April 24, 2013
  • Alison F.

    If you value your sleep, don't book a street-facing room. The noise level was absurd and went all night long. Go for a courtyard room with a view of the pool instead.

    Alison Ferner · April 21, 2013
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    Madison Foster · March 26, 2013
  • Sara S.

    At the Irvin Mayfield Jazz playhouse great music loving this jazz group!!

    Sara Setayesh · August 14, 2012
  • Kristin S.

    Come listen to the jazz!

    Kristin Seay · July 12, 2012

    There's definitely a lot to desire about the hotel's Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar. It offers scrumptious Louisiana seafood specialties, New Orleans' creole recipes and more. · May 29, 2012

    Great place for people watching during Mardi Gras- make friends with someone in a balcony room! · April 30, 2012
  • Scott M.

    Prepare yourself for this ridiculousness by bending over and grabbing your ankles.

    Scott Miller · April 21, 2012
  • Simon C.

    Beautiful hotel, great spot on Bourbon St. We were in a balcony room on Bourbon St which was awesome for people watching and some bead throwing.

    Simon Cole · March 11, 2012
  • Adam S.

    A Hum on the rocks after dinner is a great way to end your evening of Jazz at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse

    Adam Seger · January 24, 2012
  • Monte H.

    Ask for Vinny. He will hook you up.

    Monte Harpe · December 8, 2011
  • Max S.

    I love this place its beautiful and the service is wonderful!!!

    Max Sutton · November 2, 2011
  • Mike A.

    Grab a Cigar and people watch

    Mike Adams · October 21, 2011
  • Carmen J.

    Nice hotel, helpful & friendly staff, great location! Malcolm the door man is awesome!! Tip: Let the shower run for about 15mins if u want a hot shower otherwise its lukewarm

    Carmen Jenkins · October 20, 2011
  • Richard S.

    Right in the Heart of all the action!

    Richard Silver · August 31, 2011
  • Danie R.

    Great hotel within FQ, but you are right on bourbon so be prepared for noise, but more often than not, you will be the one making it

    Danie Robledo · July 31, 2011
  • Jon F.

    Try the ice. Delicious

    Jon Favreau · June 4, 2011
  • Bachelor10

    The point is to have a room overlooking Bourbon Street so book here well in advance. If you’re worried about the noise, have one or two in the front & the rest facing the courtyard and pool out back. Read more

    Bachelor10 · May 6, 2011
  • Samsonite

    Enjoy crazy Bourbon Street from the view of the Royal Sonesta's Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse. There's no cover for Hotel guests!

    Samsonite · May 3, 2011
  • Scott T.

    No better place to spend Mardi Gras. Malcolm the door man is the MAN on Bourbon!

    Scott Turner · February 26, 2011
  • Brittany S.

    Classy and elegant hotel.

    Brittany Summers · February 11, 2011
  • Tony A.

    a great place to stay if you want to be on Bourbon Street... always clean and staff is great. Only drawback is noise depending on time of year, but it is NOLA!

    Tony Alexander · October 31, 2010
  • Richard F.

    This is THE Dress Circle seating during Mardi Gras...;-)

    Richard F · October 30, 2010
  • Doug R.

    Look out for the attached bar...very pricey cocktails compared to the rest of Bourbon.

    Doug Rusk · August 12, 2010
  • Crowd S.

    You know Mardi Gras has arrived when the poles are greased. Yes. You read that correctly. Read more

    Crowd Sports · July 6, 2010
  • Morgan S.

    If you pass the hotel itself, heading towards Canal on Bourbon, there is a small adjunct bar that is perfect for football watching away from crowds. Also, a damn fine bloody mary.

    Morgan S · January 5, 2010
  • Brigitte B.

    Buenos tragos, buena música y un ambiente más tranquilo en Bourbon

    Brigitte Beltran · August 31, 2014

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