Fodor's Expert Review Royal Sonesta New Orleans

300 Bourbon St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70140, USA Fodor's Choice

Adding a touch of class to its Bourbon Street environs, this French Quarter favorite is soothing from the moment you step into the marbled lobby, where lush plants enhance a cool, serene atmosphere. Guest rooms are restful, and furnished with flat-screen televisions, pillow-top mattresses, and complimentary Wi-Fi; many have French doors that open to balconies or patios. The RClub level features upgraded rooms and suites, plus private elevators, a club lounge and special amenities. 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 The Jazz Playhouse delivers top-shelf live music nightly. Restaurant R'evolution by chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto is special-occasion dining at its best, serving creative Louisiana cuisine.


  • excellent restaurant and bars
  • bustling, cavernous lobby
  • great balcony views of the Quarter


  • consistently high occupancy can lead to slow elevator service
  • rooms facing Bourbon Street are noisy
  • limited fitness room




Phones: 504-586–0300


517 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No Meals