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 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.
On the main floor, there are is plenty of meeting and convention space in the ballrooms - over 20,000 square feet which includes the 5,000 square foot Grand Ballroom.
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
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 in New Orleans
The 483 guestrooms have recently been renovated and are spacious and clean. In-room amenities include complimentary wi-fi and dual-line telephone.
Safes that are large enough for a laptop are another amenity at the hotel.
Each room also has a flat-screen television.
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.
The rooms also come with a robe and 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.
The Royal Sonesta has a beautiful interior courtyard which offers a place of serenity away from all that is Bourbon Street.
Another location that offers some respite is the pool which is located on the third floor. 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.
The hotel offers special rates, such as French Quarter Fling with rates from $159 per night 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 free night.
Have you been to 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?