Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Welcome to New Orleans
Stay in the heart of the French Quarter, minutes away from Jackson Square, the French Market, and Algiers Point, at our luxury Bourbon Street hotel—The Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Elegant guest rooms and suites, authentic hospitality, a Food is Art philosophy, wrought-iron balconies, and a lush courtyard create a unique atmosphere of timeless refinement.
Long Live the Guest at The Royal Sonesta.
Awards & Recognition
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About Our Hotel in French Quarter
Welcome to The Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel, a stylish and sophisticated resort-like hotel located in the heart of the French Quarter on world-famous Bourbon Street — a hub of authentic jazz, vibrant nightlife, and authentic hospitality.
Relax in our lush courtyard and pool, indulge in our lively on-site food and beverage outlets, or stay on top of your health routine at our 24-hour fitness center.
All the joys and indulgences of an ultimate New Orleans experience are here.
The Commodore of New Orleans
The Commodore of New Orleans is quite the catch. He’s the congre-gator at every bash and notably makes himself known for his unexpected sightings across the Big Easy. Native to Louisiana, this alligator of The Royal Sonesta New Orleans certainly makes a splash on the city’s unrivaled spectacle.
Destination Fee at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Room rates are subject to a daily Destination Fee of $19.00 (plus applicable taxes), which includes:
- 24/7 access to state-of-the-art fitness center
- Complimentary basic WiFi for unlimited devices
- 2 bottled waters in-room upon arrival
- In-room coffee/tea offering
- $10 daily beverage credit
- Free local and domestic long-distance calls
- Exclusive access to outdoor pool
- Access to PressReader while at the hotel
Accessible Hotel on Bourbon Street
We strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to accommodate the needs of our guests with disabilities. Please contact the hotel if you have any special requests relating to your disability.
The following areas are accessible:
- Public entrance
- Route from the hotel’s public entrance to
- The registration area
- The accessible guest rooms
- The meeting room/ballroom area
- The fitness center
- The swimming pool
- The business center
- Concierge desk
- Public restroom
- Accessible parking spaces for vans and cars in self-parking facility
- Fitness center
- Swimming pool
- Business center
The following areas are not fully accessible:
- Registration desk
Additional accessibility information:
- Hotel provides assistive listening devices for meetings upon request
- Guest room TVs have closed captioning or closed caption decoders provided
- Hotel’s valet parking accepts vehicles specially outfitted for wheelchair users
- Hotel has a TTY for guest use
- Service animals are welcome
- Braille and tactile signage is provided for permanent rooms and spaces
- Hotel employees will read menus and other printed/visual information and provide verbal directions to locations in the hotel to guests who are blind/low vision
- Audio/visual fire alarms in common areas
Information About Accessible Guest Suites
Our hotel has the following accessible suite types:
- Mobility Accessible Deluxe King, Tub
- Mobility Accessible King Patio, Tub
- Mobility Accessible Two Doubles Patio, Tub
- Mobility Accessible Interior Balcony King, Tub
- Mobility Accessible Moderate Two Doubles, Roll-in Shower
- Mobility Accessible RClub Concierge King, Tub
- Mobility Accessible RClub Concierge Two Doubles, Roll-in Shower
- Mobility Accessible Junior Suite King, Roll-in Shower
- Mobility Accessible Junior Suite Two Queens, Tub
- Hearing Accessible Interior Balcony King
- Hearing Accessible Interior Balcony Two Doubles
- Hearing Accessible Interior Balcony Two Queens
- Hearing Accessible Deluxe King
- Hearing Accessible Deluxe Two Queens
- Hearing Accessible RClub Concierge Two Queens
Rooms designated as mobility accessible have features for guests with mobility disabilities, including, but not limited to:
- Doorways that provide 32” of clear width
- Roll-in shower or tub with grab bars (specific bathing fixture type is indicated for each room in the room name)
- Lowered light switches and thermostats
- Toilets with grab bars
- Accessible vanity
- Accessible route to all parts of the room
Rooms designated as hearing accessible have features for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, including visual alarms and notification devices.
For general amenities associated with each suite type, please see our rooms page.
Please call us at 1.504.586.0300 should you have further questions about accessibility or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The History Behind Our Bourbon Street Hotel
The site of The Royal Sonesta New Orleans dates back to 1721 when French military engineer Adrien de Pauger first laid out the city of New Orleans.
Originally, houses, courtyards, and carriageways occupied the 300 block of Bourbon Street. During the 19th Century, Bourbon Street became a thriving commercial district with everything from a costume shop to a winery. In 1890, the American Brewing Company purchased the winery and expanded the building to encompass an entire city block.
Nearly 70 years later, the owners of the Sonesta brand at that time, the Sonnabends, were introduced to developer Lester Kabacoff and soon the site of the old brewery would be repurposed. In 1967, the Vieux Carre Commission approved plans to begin construction of what would become a landmark French Quarter hotel.
Two years later, Royal Sonesta New Orleans opened its doors.
Initiated in the early 1960s, Sonesta's Art Collection is one of the first corporate hotel programs dedicated to original art by nationally and internationally known artists.
This group of works consists of more than 7,000 contemporary paintings, sculptures, original prints, and tapestries by both emerging and established artists such as Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Sol Lewitt, Jan Dibbets, Malcolm Morley, and Carl Palazzolo.
The works reflect the artist's vision while illuminating some of the most significant movements in contemporary art, including Conceptual, Minimal and Pop Art.
The works of art at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans are in our public spaces like the lobby and PJ's Coffee Cafe. Each work of art was carefully considered to create an aesthetically pleasing and meaningful statement.
Many works have been specially commissioned for a particular space, in an effort to fully integrate the architecture and design of the hotel.
Recognition of Our French Quarter, New Orleans Hotel
THE ROYAL SONESTA NEW ORLEANS
- 3x AAA Inspector's Best of Housekeeping Award (2020 – 2022)
- 2021 and 2023 Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice "Best of the Best" Award
- 7x AAA Four-Diamond award
- 2018 Stella Awards Winner
- 2018 Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers' Choice Awards
- 5x ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award (2017 – 2019, 2021 – 2022)
- 3x ConventionSouth Top New & Renovated Meeting Site Award (2015 – 2016, 2019)
- 2x Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Awards (2017 – 2018)
- Four Fodor's Best Awards in 2018:
- The Best Hotel Pools in New Orleans,
- 7 Best Hotel Restaurants in New Orleans
- The Absolute Best Places to Stay in New Orleans for Mardi Gras
- No. 1 ranking in The Best Hotels for Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties in New Orleans
- 2018 U.S. News and World Report Best Hotels Rankings One of the Best Hotels in New Orleans
- 2018 ConventionSouth Top Hot Spots for Winter Events
- 2018 Smart Meetings "100 Women Who Inspire Us" selected Kathy Mata
- 2018 Gold Stella Award for Best Hotel/Resort in the Southeast category
- 9x Gold Key Award from Meeting & Conventions
- 11x Pinnacle Award by Successful Meetings
- 6x Excellence by Corporate & Incentive Travel
THE JAZZ PLAYHOUSE
- 2022 Gambit “Best Places to See Burlesque Shows”
- 2x Where Y’at’s Best of the Big Easy Best Jazz Club Award (2021 – 2022)
- 2021 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award
- 2019 Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence
- 2018 OpenTable’s 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America
- 2017 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award
DESIRE OYSTER BAR
- 2018 Annual United Way “Got Gumbo” Cook-off 1st place for “Best Seafood Gumbo” and “Best Exotic Gumbo”
- 2014 Annual United Way “Got Gumbo” Cook-off” Best Float” award
- 2011 New Orleans Oyster Festival’s Oyster Shucking Contest winner - Gus Marshal
Pets Are Welcome at Our New Orleans Hotel in French Quarter
We love your furry friends as much as you do.
Sonesta is proud to invite your cuddly companions and provide special amenities like comfy pet beds, bowls, waterproof mats, and treats at check-in. We’ll greet your pet with an arrival letter outlining our local recommendations for a "pawsome" stay on Bourbon Street.
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is pet-friendly and welcomes well-mannered pets, with no breed or weight restrictions. Up to two pets are permitted per suite.
$75 fee per stay applies.
Amenities & Features
At The Royal Sonesta New Orleans, we are proud to offer a wide array of amenities and features, all designed to make your stay as relaxing and memorable as possible.
Whether you’re looking to arrange a special surprise or book an appointment at the best hair salon in town, our concierge is at your disposal to accommodate even the most daring request.
Stay connected with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, accessible in guest rooms, public spaces, and meeting spaces
Stay on top of your workout and health routine even while traveling at our state-of-the-art fitness center, available 24 hours a day to our hotel guests. With the latest cardio, strength training equipment, and pool, you'll feel relaxed and energized.
Guests with a room key have access to our business center – located next to the Front Desk – 24 hours a day. Our Business Center is self-serviced by credit card and includes services such as free Wi-Fi connectivity, computer stations, printing, faxing, and photocopies. Learn more about Computer & Equipment Rental Services by The Royal Productions at www.royalproductions.com.
Pool and Oasis Pool Bar
Take a dip or get a workout at our outdoor heated swimming pool and Oasis Pool Bar (open seasonally). Our outdoor pool is one of the largest pools in the French Quarter. We are proud to offer a chlorine-chemical-free, freshwater, heated pool.
Oasis Pool Bar
NOTE: The pool does not have a lifeguard on duty. Children aged 16 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.
In-Room Amenities at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
The guest rooms at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans blend contemporary and traditional styles and feature the following in-room amenities:
Plush towels, slippers, and robes
Lighted make-up mirror
Keurig coffee maker
Flat-screen television with premium movie channels
Please note amenities may vary by room. More details can be found during room selection.
Parking at Our Hotel Near Bourbon Street
The Parking Garage of The Royal Sonesta New Orleans Hotel is located at 700 Conti Street/700 Bienville Street (between Conti and Bienville Streets).
Daily valet-only parking is available from $8 – $45. Overnight guest parking is $55 plus tax per night per car.
Rates do not include tax. Pricing is subject to change.
Getting to and from Our Bourbon Street Hotel
Taxi Cabs are available at the New Orleans International Airport on the lower level outside of the Baggage Claim.
Current rates are $36.00 for one or two persons and $15.00 per passenger for three or more people, each way. There may be additional charges for extra baggage.
Ask the driver to deliver you to the Limousine Zone in our garage (only necessary after 5:00PM).
Tip: Have the cab driver write his cab number on your receipt, just in case something is left in the taxi.
UBER & LYFT
Tip: Use the 300 Bourbon Street address, but after hours, use the 700 Conti or 700 Bienville Street address for access to our lower lobby.
All RTA streetcars are accessible on Canal Street, just 2 blocks from the hotel's entrance.
The standard fare for a one-way trip on a streetcar is $1.25 per person. Children 2 years old and under ride free.
Buy a Jazzy Pass to ride unlimited: $3.00 for 1 day, $8.00 for 3 days.
Visit the RTA website for more information.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION & LIMOUSINES
Please call our Concierge at 504.553.2229 to assist with transportation options that include a town car, SUV, limousine, and more.
Tip: This is a great option for groups of 4 to 10 persons that doesn’t cost much more than a taxicab.
The French Quarter is mostly one-way narrow streets. Vehicular traffic on Bourbon Street is stopped nightly at dusk allowing pedestrians more space to explore.
Some trucks, buses, and mini coaches are encouraged to check ahead for alternate driving directions to accommodate your larger vehicle in the French Quarter.
When Bourbon Street is closed, the hotel's underground Parking Garage is located at 700 Conti Street or 700 Bienville Street (between Royal and Bourbon Streets). The lower lobby is located on this level and leads to the main lobby.
*Please note that directions may change due to special events, and traffic flow pattern changes.
Dining at Our Bourbon Street Hotel
The Jazz Playhouse
Located on the lobby level just off the main entrance.
Enjoy one of the best live music jazz clubs in New Orleans, showcasing the city's greatest jazz talent, where your favorite cocktails and appetizers are presented in a luxurious, smoke-free atmosphere.
Due to limited seating, tickets are required for admission to The Jazz Playhouse.
Located on the lobby level across the courtyard for entry. Street entrance at 777 Bienville St.
Savor classic Creole and Cajun cuisine in a spectacular setting that blends antique architectural details of grand French Quarter homes with contemporary accents.
Choose from five historically designed dining rooms that can be booked for private functions.
Serving Dinner Wednesday-Sunday.
Enjoy chef-driven seasonal cocktails, extensive wine offerings from around the world, and a specially created menu featuring highlights from the restaurant menu in a gas lantern-lit setting reminiscent of a mid-1800s French Quarter carriageway.
Desire Oyster Bar
Located on the lobby level at the corner of Bourbon & Bienville Street.
The design of this upbeat and casual dining venue tastefully blends traditional with contemporary.
Desire features a raw oyster bar where expert shuckers prepare fresh Gulf oysters chargrilled, on the half shell, and more. Our extensive menu includes signature dishes like our Fried Chicken & Waffles, award-winning Seafood Gumbo, Shrimp Remoulade, po'boys and more.
Come for the oysters, stay for the menu!
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner Sunday-Thursday, 7:00AM – 10:00PM; Friday and Saturday, 7:00AM – 11:00PM.
Located on the lobby level through the courtyard on the right side of the carriageway.
Le Booze is the whiskey destination on Bourbon Street.
Front row to Bourbon Street and a favorite of locals, Le Booze offers cocktails and casual fare along with 60” TVs perfect for watching sporting events.
PJ's Coffee Cafe
Located on the lobby level.
PJ's Coffee Cafe proudly offers an array of specialty coffee drinks brewed with New Orleanians' favorite locally roasted coffee.
Indulge in light breakfast and lunch fare including freshly baked pastries, sandwiches, wraps, and salads.
If you are not in the mood for coffee, choose from our selection of iced beverages, specialty sodas, beers, and wines.
The Jazz Playhouse
It's Playtime. The Royal Sonesta New Orleans proudly presents The Jazz Playhouse, the best jazz club in town showcasing New Orleans' greatest jazz talents.
Enjoy originally crafted cocktails and appetizers inspired by New Orleans jazz culture in a luxurious and intimate venue on the lobby level of the hotel.
You never know who might grace the stage on any given night at The Jazz Playhouse!
Admission to The Jazz Playhouse is by purchased event ticket only due to limited seating. View Our Upcoming Shows & Purchase Tickets
Guests must be at least 21 years old to enjoy the show.
Groups / Private Events
Host your group function at The Jazz Playhouse. For groups or private event requests of 8 – 49 people, please email email@example.com or call 504.553.2299 with your preferred date, number of attendees, and any special requests!
For buyouts or private events of 50+ people, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504.553.2205 and a Catering Sales Manager will assist in planning your event.
Hours of Operation
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday: 4:00PM – 10:30PM
Thursday: 4:00PM – 10:30PM
Friday: 4:00PM – 10:30PM
Saturday: 4:00PM – 10:30PM
Sunday: 6:00PM – 10:30PM
Experience the History & Evolution of Food
Take one city steeped in tradition and fortified with a tenacious spirit. Combine it with a cross-cultural fusion of food and flavors built on the culinary history of seven nations that contributed to its unique flavor. Toss in two world-famous chefs with very different backgrounds, and what do you get?
Offering modern, imaginative reinterpretations of classic Cajun and Creole cuisine, Restaurant R’evolution opened in June 2012 at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans, in the heart of the city’s legendary French Quarter.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine ranks Restaurant R'evolution as one of their 100 Best Wine Restaurants.
Conde Nast Traveler says we're one of the top 70 new restaurants in the world and one of the hottest spots to eat in the American South!
Launching a Culinary R’evolution
According to Merriam-Webster, the word “revolution” is defined as “a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something.”
So, what does it mean to launch a culinary revolution in a city that prizes its gastronomic traditions above all?
For our chefs, it meant taking to heart an age-old adage of Creole cooking: “First, begin with the roux.” In that spirit, the chefs have immersed themselves in the foundations of Louisiana’s complex cuisine and its unique swampland culture.
They also delved into Louisiana history, exploring the significant culinary contributions of each of the seven primary nations that inhabited the state, bringing raw ingredients from their native countries and cross-pollinating with their gastronomic traditions. The result is a fresh and contemporary translation of Cajun and Creole cuisine, using Louisiana’s raw ingredients and building upon the history and traditions that define New Orleans.
Restaurant R’evolution is located at 777 Bienville Street at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans, in the heart of the French Quarter.
Hours of Operation
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday: 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Thursday: 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Friday: 5:00PM – 10:00PM
Saturday: 5:00PM – 10:00PM
Sunday: 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Business casual, jacket preferred. Please no shorts, flip-flops, or T-shirts.
Parking & Valet
The Royal Sonesta garage, accessible from Bienville and Conti Streets. Discounted valet parking is available at the Bienville Street entrance or in The Royal Sonesta New Orleans Garage.
Desire Oyster Bar & Restaurant on Bourbon Street
Situated along world-famous Bourbon Street, Desire Oyster Bar offers diners one of the most authentic culinary experiences in New Orleans.
An iconic, Broadway-style marquis sign lights up the entrance welcoming visitors and locals alike to grab a seat at the bar or a table and enjoy one of the signature delicacies of the Big Easy like never before.
Pull up a seat at the raw bar where expert shuckers prepare fresh Gulf oysters chargrilled, on the half shell, and more.
Desire's interior design tastefully blends the property’s original, iconic aesthetics with modern design elements inspired by the architectural styles prevalent throughout the Vieux Carre.
Decorative iron grillwork paired with oversized windows and an antique mirror reveals the fully stocked bar and serve as the backdrop for the Desire bar. Signature features like the tin ceiling and black-and-white checkered floors give depth to a contemporary bar, highboy tables, and state-of-the-art chargrill station.
The color palette and design elements have been carefully curated to complement the existing materials while creating a fresh look for our restaurant on Bourbon Street.
- Fresh Gulf seafood
- Award-winning Gumbo
- Variety of Po'boys
- Shrimp Omelet Etouffee
- Biscuits and Gravy
- Oysters: fried, chargrilled, or on the half shell
- Fried Chicken & Waffles
- Louisiana Crab Cakes
- Blackened Catfish Lafitte
- Shrimp Remoulade
Hours of Operation
Monday: 7:00AM – 10:00PM
Tuesday: 7:00AM – 10:00PM
Wednesday: 7:00AM – 10:00PM
Thursday: 7:00AM – 10:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM – 11:00PM
Saturday: 7:00AM – 11:00PM
Sunday: 7:00AM – 10:00PM
Le Booze — the Whiskey Destination on Bourbon Street
Front row to Bourbon Street and the locals’ favorite, Le Booze offers cocktails and casual fare along with 60" TVs perfect for watching sporting events.
Kick back after work at Le Booze and enjoy your favorite cocktail with colleagues or gather friends for an early start to a night on the town. Enjoy drink specials and half-priced appetizers!
Hours of Operation
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday: 4:00PM – 11:00PM
Thursday: 4:00PM – 11:00PM
Friday: 12:00PM – 11:00PM
Saturday: 12:00PM – 11:00PM
Sunday: 4:00PM – 11:00PM
PJ's Coffee Cafe
A full-service cafe located on our lobby level serving light breakfast fare as well as lunch and dinner options like sandwiches, salads, and wraps.
In addition to an extensive array of hot and cold coffee drinks brewed with New Orleanians' favorite locally roasted coffee, PJ's serves an assortment of specialty soda, water, beer and wine.
Relax in comfortable seating, peruse newspapers, or catch up on current events with our flat-screen TVs in comfortable surroundings evoking classic New Orleans style with slate floors, wrought iron railings, and a picturesque view of Bourbon Street.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the cafe.
Hours of Operation
Daily 7:00AM – 4:00PM
Attractions near Bourbon Street Hotel
Our Bourbon Street hotel is the perfect base for exploring the many sought-after attractions in New Orleans.
Hotel near Jackson Square, New Orleans
Soak in the charms of Jackson Square, a vivid representation of New Orleans' history and contemporary flair. With its design inspired by the 17th-century Place des Vosges in Paris, the square has long been a cherished part of the city's heritage. For over 50 years, it has been a bustling center for artists of all genres, fostering a thriving community of creativity. Our Bourbon Street hotel is a short walk (0.4 miles) from Jackson Square.
Hotel near the French Market
Discover the essence of New Orleans at The French Market, a melting pot of history and culture. With a history dating back to 1791, it stands as one of the oldest public markets in the country. Browse a diverse selection of fresh produce, artisanal food, handcrafted jewelry, and more, all while taking in the lively atmosphere filled with street performers and musical entertainment. The French Market is just a stone's throw (0.4 miles) from The Royal Sonesta New Orleans.
Hotel near Aquarium of the Americas
Dive into the depths of the ocean at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. With its wide collection of marine life and interactive exhibits, you'll get up close with sea creatures of all shapes and sizes. And with its immersive environments and educational programs, the aquarium offers a truly unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. Enjoy easy access to the Aquarium of the Americas, just 0.6 miles away from The Royal Sonesta New Orleans.
Hotel near the New Orleans Jazz Museum
Discover the rich history of jazz at its birthplace. Immerse yourself in the genre's roots and gain insight into the legends who made it what it is today. From interactive exhibits and lectures to workshops, guided tours, and live music performances, the New Orleans Jazz Museum offers a comprehensive and engaging experience for everyone. At The Royal Sonesta New Orleans, you’ll be 1.4 miles from this museum.
Hotel near Mardi Gras World
Step inside Mardi Gras World and witness the creation of show-stopping floats, where artists and architects bring the festival to life. With a tour that explores the rich history and behind-the-scenes magic, this family-friendly adventure provides a deeper understanding of this unique and festive tradition. Mardi Gras World is 1.7 miles from The Royal Sonesta New Orleans.
Meetings & Events in New Orleans
Forget business as usual. We want to make things a little unusual — in only the best way — by providing you with the space and amenities to mix things up. An ideal French Quarter location, sophisticated style, and Sonesta hospitality The Royal Sonesta New Orleans a wise choice for your next meeting or social event.
- Over 20,000 sq. ft. of event space
- 20 meeting rooms
- Largest room at 5000 sq. ft.
- Max reception capacity: 600
- Max seated capacity: 540
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is the perfect venue for conferences, training sessions, meetings, and events of all sizes. Contact the Sales and Catering Department for new group events or meeting inquiries at 504.553.2205 or email@example.comExplore Venue Instant Book Venue Catering & Events Menu
Bourbon Balcony Hospitality Suite
Experience the VIP box seat on Bourbon Street with our Bourbon Balcony Hospitality Suite, a favorite for groups and hospitality functions, located on the second and third floors of the hotel.
With French doors that open onto spacious, covered wrought-iron balconies, the Suites face Bourbon, Conti, and Bienville Streets.
Ranging from one to four bedrooms attached to a parlor, these coveted suites have built-in bars and space for a reception accommodating from 10 to 175 people – with a bird’s eye view of one of the most storied streets in the world!
Our dedicated Catering Sales team and Executive Chef bring expertise and innovation to our hospitality suites. Please contact us to make your arrangements for this one-of-a-kind experience!
Bourbon Balcony Hospitality Suite Fact Sheet
For more information, please contact our Sales Office at 504.553.2205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Sustainability at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Join our Culture of Caring!
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans strives to provide more efficient and eco-friendly services according to Sonesta’s Culture of Caring.
We have implemented several initiatives to reduce the environmental impact on our planet, and we are constantly looking for better ways, products, and resources to further reduce our environmental impact.
Building / Guest Rooms
Meeting space options with natural light and outdoor space (courtyards).
To reduce water consumption, we utilize low-flow faucets, shower-heads, and toilets.
Refillable shower dispensers for bath products in guest rooms.
Chemicals/cleaning supplies are biodegradable and/or water-soluble.
Newspapers provided on request.
Guests have the option of reusing their bed linens and towels.
Refurbish program for furniture and equipment.
Paper, plastic, aluminum cans, cardboard, newspaper, grease, batteries and ink cartridges are all recycled.
Meeting space options with natural light and outdoor space (courtyards).
Each guest room has an individual climate control with a motion sensor that determines if the room is occupied.
Air conditioning and lights are controlled by an automated system and turned off when meeting rooms are not in use.
Motion sensor lights in front and back of house offices.
Energy efficient demand control ventilation fan in the main kitchen reduces kitchen exhaust energy usage up to 50%.
Use air filters with a minimum efficiency reporting value.
Energy efficient light bulbs and electronic ballasts throughout the hotel.
Hotel has re-vamped all lighting bulbs to LED, instead of energy efficient bulbs.
VFD controlled pumps and fans.
Deduct meters for the cooling tower and pool top up water.
Latex-based paint in place of oil-based paint.
Hotel is smoke free.
Food & Beverage:
Focusing on sustainable, responsible, and local sourcing.
Hotel and restaurants participate in the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), Louisiana’s oldest statewide non-profit organization dedicated to coastal restoration. Our recycled oyster shells are used to restore oyster reefs and shoreline habitats across Coastal Louisiana.
Culinary team participates in a composting program with Schmelly’s Dirt Farm and Local Cooling Farm.
RTI Restaurant Technology oil system for used fryer oil recycling.
Recycling of pallets and milk carts.
Click here to view the best practices and suggestions we have learned from our customers. Our team is eager to provide additional assistance for you to execute.
New Orleans Weddings
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers so much more than classic elegance.
From our authentic French Quarter courtyard, iconic wrought-iron balconies, and outstanding culinary experiences to private rooms for bridal showers, brunches, and teas, our hotel stands out as a perfect New Orleans wedding venue.
Our experienced staff will guarantee a memorable event and will coordinate as many of the arrangements as you would like.
We can assist you with everything including engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, entertainment, transportation, photography, videography, and flowers. We can also arrange for massages, manicures, pedicures, and hair services before your ceremony.
Ready to plan your big day or wedding celebration? Contact the Sales and Catering Department to take a tour or for more information at 504.553.2205 or email@example.com.
New Orleans Wedding Offers
YOUR PERFECT DAY COMES WITH THE PERFECT GETAWAY!
With Sonesta Travel Pass, you have even more to look forward to beyond your wedding day: complimentary nights at your choice of Sonesta Hotels and Resorts. It's one more way Sonesta can help you celebrate with warm hospitality and personalized service. Book your wedding at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans and earn up to 150,000 bonus Travel Pass points!
- $15,000 in catering spend earns an extra 75,000 bonus points, for a total of 225,000 points.
- $25,000 catering spend earns an extra 120,000 bonus points, for a total of 270,000 points
- $50,000 catering spend earns an extra 250,000 bonus points, for a total of 400,000 points
Explore Our Wedding Packages
Special Events in New Orleans
Plan your visit around these unique 'only in New Orleans' entertainment experiences at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Whether you're a local or a visiting guest, treat yourself to an exclusive, ticketed event such as a live music performance or a burlesque show, indulge at a special wine dinner, or when in season claim your all-access pass to the best pool party in town!
Sonesta Sundays Pool Party
Come rejuvenate your senses and finish your weekend in style! Whether taking a dip in our saltwater pool or basking in the sunshine while vibing to the freshest beats of the city - Sonesta Sundays are exactly where you want to be!
- Every Sunday starting April 2, 2023 through September 24th, 2023
- Hours: 2pm - 6pm
- Live Entertainment every Sunday
- Full Bar with Daiquiri Machines
- Grilled Food Available for Purchase
- Pool Chic Attire
- $35 per person
- Discounted $12 valet parking rate
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FAQs About Our New Orleans Hotel
1. Do you offer parking near Bourbon Street?
Yes, we offer a 24-hour valet parking service at our parking garage, located at 700 Conti Street/700 Bienville Street
2. Is The Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel a good choice for families?
Absolutely! With our seasonal outdoor pool and generously sized, beautifully decorated rooms, our Bourbon street hotel is a great choice for families.
3. Is your hotel among the pet-friendly hotels in New Orleans?
Yes, The Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel is pet friendly, and we will be happy to welcome your pet for a "pawsome" stay!
4. Is your French Quarter, New Orleans hotel good for business travelers?
Most definitely. Our strategic location in the heart of New Orleans’ iconic French Quarter places you in the center of the action, a stone’s throw away from the key designations in New Orleans. Meanwhile, our generous services and amenities will elevate your business trip from an assignment to a unique experience.
5. Where is The Royal Sonesta New Orleans Hotel located in the French Quarter?
Our luxury hotel in the French Quarter, New Orleans is located at 300 Bourbon Street, minutes away from the most iconic sights in New Orleans!