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Royal Sonesta New Orleans

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The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is the most Authentic French Quarter Experience located on world famous Bourbon Street, within steps of world-famous restaurants, antique shops, and premier tourist attractions. A landmark in New Orleans since 1969, its atmosphere reflects a strong European influence and Southern charm, with its elegant marbled lobby, tranquil fountains and sparkling chandeliers. The 483 room hotel including 36 suites features a secluded tropical courtyard, a beautifully landscaped outdoor pool, fitness center and five unique restaurants and lounges.
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Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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The Staff makes this a Grand Hotel. Connected, Fun, Approachable plus, of course nice pool, Excellent Jazz Club., Truly Fine Dining, and Good quiet or "overlooking Bourbon" Rooms. Don't be afraid to "Stay on Bourbon!"
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What a great stay we had at the Royal Sonesta! Upon arrival in our room which was on Bourbon Street we realized it was going to be very noisy, and I’m a light sleeper. We talked to a lady at the front desk, and she managed to find a courtyard room for us on the fifth floor
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Response from Hotel_Mgr_365, General Manager at Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Debbie, It was a treat to have you here and to see that you so thoroughly enjoyed your time in the French Quarter! We’re delighted that we were able to accommodate your requests to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay, and we appreciate you making us a part of your holiday memories. We’d love to become a part of your annual tradition! Thank you for spreading the word about us. Warm regards, Alfred L. Groos General Manager
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What a great property!! Elegant lobby, some of the friendliest staff I have ever encountered from the valet to the front desk. Room was a good size with a balcony of the side street. Our friend's room was exceptionally small, and would not have been acceptable for me. Desire
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I stayed here because it was the site of the conference I was attending. I will not return. I echo many others complaints: - Room was not clean and wasn’t cleaned every day that I was here. - Find the odd practice of sheets above and below duvet rather than a closed duvet
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This was my first time to NOLA but this hotel seems to have the best location for someone who is looking to be apart of the action when it's time but away from the action when they want to also. I loved the accessibility of being near the beginning of all the bars and clubs on
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Do the rooms have microwaves?
Dear Cindy, Thanks for your question. While our rooms do have fridges, microwaves are not standard. We do have a limited number available upon request and availability, so let us know if you'd like us to provide one for you. We also offer room service and have multiple restaurants and bars for your comfort and convenience. Come see us soon! Best, Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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Can you tell me the temperature of the pool (in December)?
Hi. We were there at the end of October, and the temperatures outside were in the low to mid 80's. The pool was so warm that it was not refreshing, although I prefer that to cold water. I really cannot speak to how it will be in December. It will depend on how warm it is outside, as the temperatures outside warm the water.
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You need to have a balcony street room to have access to the balcony.....and ear plugs to sleep!
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I’m not a smoker but I did notice ashtrays on the balcony so I’m going to say yes, smoking is allowed on balconies.
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During what months is the pool open? Thanks!
I do not know but the bungalows around the pool are great
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"Off the street are available with inner couryard/pool views very quiet"
"Bourbon Street gets noisy. Rooms on the upper floors are quieter or pick a room that opens onto Conti Street or the interior couryard."
"Get a room close to elevator so you can quickly go back to your room to use the bathroom"
"Decide on how noisy/colorful you want your night--you can get quiet or loud at this hotel, as expected."
"Try to get one that doesn't front Bourbon St. - too noisy after midnight"
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PRICE RANGE
US$212 - US$579 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesLouisianaNew OrleansFrench Quarter
NUMBER OF ROOMS
483
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