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Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
At a Glance
- outstanding service
- bustling, cavernous lobby
- great balcony views of the Quarter
- consistent high occupancy can lead to slow elevator service
- rooms facing Bourbon are noisy
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Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans Review
Adding a touch of class to its Bourbon Street environs, the elegant Royal Sonesta is a French Quarter favorite. Step from the noisy revelry into the marbled lobby, where lush plants enhance a cool, serene atmosphere. Guest rooms are restful, and furnished with reproduction antiques; many have French doors that open to balconies or patios. Those facing Bourbon Street can be noisy, but most are sufficiently soundproof. The Desire Oyster Bar, on the lobby level, faces Bourbon Street and serves local seafood delicacies; LeBooze Lounge offers a front-row seat to Bourbon Street; and Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse delivers top-shelf live music nightly. New restaurant R'evolution is already becoming a destination eatery.
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