Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
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- High-speed internet in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Refrigerator in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
A great stay
The rooms are great, the location is quite simply the best in New Orleans, and the staff, with the exception of the front desk, is eager to please. We were able to get a great rate through Expedia (79.00-99.00) when the hotel itself informed us they were fully booked!
Pays to shop around. You can't go wrong with the Royal Sonesta.
Great Hotel... but one rude dude...
Great location, nice hotel. Dick, the blond check in guy, at front desk was RUDE, but the hotel made up for it. Great, great, great location.Also eat at Petunias! YUMMY.
Great stay at Royal Sonesta
Wonderful stay at the Royal Sonesta on Boubon St in the French Quarter
on June 7th weekend. The hotel itself is like an oasis amid the clatter
that is Bourbon St. I called the hotel directly and got $139/nite, and
we checked in around lunch time. The rack rate is $249. The staff are
ALL friendly and aim to please. If you plan on sleeping, like we did,
get a room that faces the courtyard. My wife commented on how they
provide an adequate amount of towels. The bonus is that you're in the
middle of everything. Breakfast at Cafe Du Monde, antique stores on
Conti St, spas around the corner, food everywhere. You'll pay $27 to
park a car, but we never had to wait more than a minute to have it
fetched. Would highly recommend the Royal Sonesta.
A nice hotel
The Royal Sonesta was the perfect hotel. It was our first time in New Orleans this Memorial Day weekend, and the accomodations and location were wonderful. In the heart of Burbon Street, The Royal Sonesta provides a pleasant atmosphere. Make sure to get a room not facing Burbon. It is within perfect walking distance to all sites. The staff was friendly and helpful.
A live experience
Several years ago, on a Labor Day Week-end Saturday night, my wife and I stayed at the Royal Sonesta on our way to Cancun, Mexico. We enjoyed everything except our room location which was on Bourbon Street. Sleep was out of the question even with the windows closed. I was back in "Big Easy" again this year but only only walked through the lobby. It has been much improved and is beautiful.
Not worth the cost
With the price of a room to stay in this hotel, you'd think there would be some nice amenities that would come with it. NOT! What follows is a list of some of the extra costs and annoyances that you'll discover if you come here. I hope not to forget any, but being that I'm at the hotel as I write this, I have a good chance of remembering it all!- Parking your car at the hotel is about $24 a day.- If you don't get the mini bar, don't expect to buy any soda. There are no vending machines in the hallways.- Toll-free calls are not free.- Internet access is not free ($10 per day, and if you have more than 1 computer, it is another $10 per computer.)- Don't forget your Ethernet cable if you do get Internet access. That is, unless you want to buy one for $10 out of the mini-bar.- I agree with another reviewer that maids do talk loudly at 8am in the hallways (you'd think there would be enough hangovers in this building that they'd be sensitive to making noise!)- There is no way to connect your video equipment to the TV. That's all I can remember. Good luck if you decide to stay here anyway.
Disappointing Old Friend
Based on at least five prior and enjoyable stays - and the convenience of being on Bourbon, I selected the Royal Sonesta for a weekend in the quarter. This was a very disappointing visit and one that will turn me off from staying here again. When I nicely asked about the possibility for an upgrade (on a non-event, very slow tourist weekend) I was coldly informed the price of wanting to upgrade my already "deluxe" room would be "x" amount of dollars for this view, this floor", etc. When told it was a special birthday weekend, there was no consideration given. When I finally asked if I could just have the best view of a "deluxe room", I was told I could get a window view of the pool. The room was on a corner, overlooking an awning that was covering the courtyard for winter - and no view of the pool to be had. But MORE disturbing was the reek of urine in the bathroom. And also irritating was the hotel maids speaking very loudly at 8am on a Saturday morning - conversing down the hall to each other oblivious to sleeping guests. The hotel also charges a higher fee for SUV owners (approx. 28 dollars compared to 20 for sedans) - and you don't get any bigger space for the extra charge. The hotel used to be a luxury property, the lobby is still nice - but now the hotel seems to rely on its convenience as the selling point. There are so many other properties tucked away in the quarter that are much more enjoyable. Next time I will stay at the Place D'Armes.
Loved the Royal Sonesta!
Wow! What a hotel! We went for a week in October 2002. Our travel agent must have powers because we had a room on the "concierge" floor, courtyard view. We were totally spoiled. Not only is the location perfect - right in the Quarter on Bourbon in the middle of all the action - but the service was exceptional. The employees go out of your way to make your stay the best ever. And it was, believe me. We will definitely stay here again. Now, if only someone could do something about the humidity......Ha Ha.
What a wonderful hotel...
We spent 3 nights at this hotel in mid March 2002. It is a beautiful hotel located in the heart of the French Quarter. From the moment we arrived the service was excellent, the decor beautiful and the reception courteous to our needs. Note, remember to ask for a room with a courtyard view - we did, and we were not disappointed. We visited most of the hotels in the French Quarter and I must say that this one stood out the most - not only for it's superb location right on Bourbon St., but also for it's dignified peace and quiet when you return from a busy day/night in N'awleans.
Royal Treatment at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans
The Royal Sonesta proved to be money well spent. With a marble bathroom, and French Doors leading to a balcony view of Bourbon Street or the pools in the inner courtyard...simply perfect. In this same year, we had experienced a suite in the Venetian in Las Vegas, and the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans. They are very comparable. This should be your choice...right in the middle of everything, and certainly the most photographed hotel right on Bourbon Street.
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