Historic grand hotel located on the famous Bourbon Street in the French Quarter
Located on historic Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans offers luxurious and grand accommodation suitable for those looking to enjoy a taste of New Orleans rich history.
The 4-star property is richly decorated in a traditional French style, with gabled windows, French doors, and iron balconies. The interior walls and floors are adorned with thousands of original paintings and sculptures.
The hotel features 483 guestrooms including 25 suites. All rooms feature traditionally charming dcor in contrast to the modern amenities located within. Private en-suite bathrooms are included as standard, whilst in-room facilities include flat screen television (with movies and games), mini bar, iron and board, hairdryer, electronic safe, and work desk. High-speed wireless internet is included.
Upgraded rooms and suites feature a number of additional amenities. These include access to the hotels patio and courtyard as well as the pool area. Some suites also include a Jacuzzi tub.
Guests have a number of dining options, including the Desire Bistro and Oyster Bar, which serves fine French-inspired New Orleans cuisine. Le Booze is the Royal Sonestas on-site bar and is ideal for relaxing with a refreshing drink.
Irvin Mayfields Jazz Playhouse features performances from jazz musicians, including legends and those new to the scene, seven nights a week. Listening to jazz on Bourbon Street is one of New Orleans alluring attractions.
The hotels third floor roof terrace features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool accompanied by the Oasis Pool Bar. In the warm months this is an ideal setting to relax and let time pass by. A number of cabana spa services are also available here. The hotel also features a fitness center.
The Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans also provides suitable accommodation for those visiting the city on business. The property features 20 meeting rooms, the largest of which (The Grand Ballroom) is capable of accommodating up to 700 persons. As such this is a suitable venue for those looking to host meetings and conferences.
When it comes to leisure tourism, the Royal Sonesta is one of the best located New Orleans hotels. Situated at the heart of the French Quarter, guests can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere that seeps with historical significance.
Bourbon Street houses a host of bars and restaurants, including some of the oldest in Louisiana. Jackson Square features some of the most stunning architectural and historical buildings in the city, including St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo and the Presbytre. All of this is just a short walk from the hotel.
Those hoping to visit something a little more contemporary should make their way to the Aquarium of the Americas, Harrahs Casino, Audubon Zoo, or the Louisiana Superdome, home of the NFLs New Orleans Saints football team.
Other popular destinations include the Louisiana State Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the historical Garden District. Visitors can also take a trip along the Mississippi.
Of course, New Orleans is at its most colorful during Mardi Gras. The Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans offers fine Mardi Gras accommodation.