Fact Sheet

Hotel Fact Sheet

Location and Setting

This stylish and sophisticated AAA Four Diamond rated, resort-like hotel is located in the historic French Quarter on world famous Bourbon Street. Royal Sonesta New Orleans is a hub of authentic jazz, vibrant nightlife and refined southern design. Traditional gabled windows, rich colors and linens accented with fresh flowers, wrought-iron balconies, and a lush courtyard combine to create an experience unlike any other. With 483 freshly appointed rooms including 36 suites, authentic hospitality, and its Food is Art philosophy, no one offers more ways to inspire its valued guests than the all-new Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Centrally located within walking distance to the Mississippi Riverfront, the Central Business District, and world famous visitor attractions, the property is approximately 16 miles from the Louis Armstrong International Airport.


Each of the 483 guest rooms offer views of vibrant French Quarter life, a stunning pool and patio terrace, or the lush tropical courtyard and fountain. All rooms are non-smoking and offer:

  • Keurig coffee makers
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Flat screen TV
  • Dual line telephones
  • iHome clock radio
  • In-room movies
  • Pillow top mattresses and king size pillows
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryer and make-up mirrors
  • Electronic laptop size safe
  • Robe

The hotel's 36 luxurious suites include the Governor's Suite, Senator's Suite, Ambassador's Suite, Bourbon Balcony Hospitality Suites and the exclusive Presidential Suite. The R Club Level provides an elevated level of service and amenities featuring an R Club lounge, private keyed elevator access, personalized concierge service and access to an intimate lounge with adjoining terrace. Both barrier-free and ADA compliant rooms are available.

Services & Facilities

Services include a Concierge Desk, Room Service and a Safe Deposit Box. Enjoy our newly renovated fitness center with all new, state-of-the-art LifeFitness cardio machines, built-in televisions, free weights, stretching area and strength machines. The outdoor swimming pool (heated) and Oasis Pool Bar are located on the 3rd floor Terrace area.

Meeting Facilities

Over 20,000 square feet of flexible event space including 20 meeting rooms can accommodate up to 600 guests. The Grand Ballroom is 5,000 square feet and divisible into two sections. For additional meeting space and courtyard access, the Fleur De Lis Suite offers 1,800 square feet of intimate space for private functions. Bourbon Balcony Hospitality Suites can provide the perfect setting for guests planning a private gathering or small business meeting. A dedicated convention services and catering team is available to attend to all special event details. Executive-level meetings can be conducted in the Board Room. A full-service A/V production company is available on site. The Business Center and Kiosk station located on the lobby level offers 24-hour accessibility for the business traveler on the road.


Airport Shuttle, the Official Ground Transportation Provider for the New Orleans International Airport, is available on a continuous basis with vehicles departing approximately every 30 minutes to area Hotels (multiple stops). For Airport Shuttle Departure Reservations please call 504-522-3500 no later than 24 hours prior to your flight. Public buses, the St. Charles Streetcar, Rampart Streetcar and the Riverfront Streetcar are all nearby, and run daily. Uber and Lyft are also available. Taxicab service, limousines and private car service may be arranged through the concierge. The hotel has a covered parking garage and valet service. Group transportation can be arranged by Conference Services or Concierge as a bus permit must be obtained for passenger busses to enter the French Quarter.

Dining & Entertainment

  • Restaurant R'evolution a collaboration of award-winning chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto, offering imaginative reinterpretations of classic Cajun and Creole cuisine for lunch Fridays, dinner nightly, Sunday Jazz Brunch and Bar R'evolution.
  • Desire Oyster Bar offers casual street-side dining with local fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Enjoy fresh Gulf oysters chargrilled, on the half shell and more, and classic New Orleans' favorites and libations.
  • PJ's Coffee Café offers freshly brewed local coffee, lite fare, gifts and sundries.
  • The Jazz Playhouse presents live jazz nightly, small plates and cocktails.
  • Le Booze is your street-side whiskey destination serving cocktails & casual fare.

Points of Interest

The French Quarter, Jackson Square, Jackson Brewery, Aquarium of the Americas, Harrah’s Casino, Audubon Zoo, Mississippi River Cruises, Historic New Orleans Collection, Louisiana State Museum, Mardi Gras World, National WWII Museum, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, Saenger Theatre, Woldenberg Park on the riverfront, New Orleans Museum of Art, Historic Garden District and much more. The hotel's concierge can assist you with additional suggestions and arrange for tours.


Unique and eclectic art galleries as well as a variety of antique shops are located one block away on historic Royal Street. The French Market, Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk, The Shops at Canal Place, and nearby Magazine Street all offer additional shopping for an authentic New Orleans experience.

Additional Information

  • Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 12 noon
  • Checking-in policy: Guests must be 21 years of age or older to check in
  • Taxes:
    • 15.20% room tax
    • 13.45% sales tax (or prevailing taxes)
    • 1.75% statutory assessment
    • $2/room/day occupancy fee
  • Additional Hotels Guests In Room: minimum of $40 per person, per day, in excess of 2 people
  • Credit Cards: American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, JTB, and Diners Club are accepted
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Electricity: 110-120V, 60Hz
  • Parking:
    • Overnight valet parking is currently $43+ tax with unlimited in/out privileges. 
    • Daily valet parking is available (pricing subject to change)
  • Pets:
    • $75 non-refundable fee, weight not to exceed 30 lbs
    • Pet must be leashed whenever it leaves the room
    • Pet may not be left unattended at any time or left kenneled in your guest room


Winner of Conde Nast Traveler's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards. Named one of ConventionSouth's 2019 New & Renovated Award winners. Winner of 2017 and 2018 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award. Winner of 2016 and 2015 ConventionSouth Top New & Renovated Meeting Site Award. Winner of 2017 and 2018 Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Awards. 

Winner of four Fodor's Best Awards in 2018: The Best Hotel Pools in New Orleans, 7 Best Hotel Restaurants in New Orleans and The Absolute Best Places to Stay in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, as well as the No. 1 ranking in The Best Hotels for Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties in New Orleans.

Named one of the Best Hotels in New Orleans by 2018 U.S. News and World Report Best Hotels Rankings. Named one of the 2018 Top Hot Spots for Winter Events by ConventionSouth. Kathy Mata selected to the 2018 "100 Women Who Inspire Us" list by Smart Meetings in the Trail Blazer category. Winner of the 2018 Gold Stella Award for Best Hotel/Resort in the Southeast category. 

9-time winner of the Gold Key Award from Meeting & Conventions. 7-time winner of the AAA Four-Diamond award. 11-time winner of the Pinnacle Award by Successful Meetings. 6-time Winner of Excellence by Corporate & Incentive Travel.

Media Contact

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ellioth@z-comm.com 504.962.3723

Caroline Downer, Zehnder Communications
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Royal Sonesta New Orleans

300 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Main: 504.586.0300
Fax: 504.586.0335
Sales: 504.553.2205
Fax: 504.586.0126