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 of event space which includes the 5,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, a great venue for conferences.
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.
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.
The rooms also have flat-screen TVs.
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 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 heard 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.
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:
- Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet
- 24-hour State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
- 24-Hour Business Center
Though technically not an amentity, 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 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 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.
Lyft and Uber operate in the city of New Orleans.
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.)
New Orleans COVID Policy
All guests and employees, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear face coverings in indoor public areas.
The Royal Sonesat New Orleans requires that for all indoor dining, entertainment, and indoor fitness facilities, guests must provide proof of full vacination (a physical or digital copy of proof of COVID-19 vaccination is accepted) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (dated less then 72 hours before entry).
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