The Royal Sonesta Hotel, located on world-famous Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, exudes European style and Southern charm. Jackson Square, where street performers, tarot-card readers, artisans and other entertainers ply their trades, is located 6 blocks from the hotel.
The seven-story Royal Sonesta Hotel is built in traditional French Quarter style, with gabled windows, French doors, courtyards, and wrought-iron balconies where a passing parade of world travelers along Bourbon Street can be viewed, especially during Mardi Gras. Desire Seafood and Oyster Bar opens directly onto Bourbon Street and emits an Old French diner vibe. The Irving Mayfield Jazz Playhouse hosts live music Thursday through Saturday. PJ's Coffee is also on site. A 24-hour, staffed business center offers fax and photocopy services for a fee. A total of 20,000 square feet of function space accommodates events. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel for a fee. Recreational amenities include a courtyard with a year-round outdoor pool, and a complimentary, limited-hour fitness facility with cardiovascular equipment and free weights. Valet parking is available (surcharge).
The Royal Sonesta Hotel offers 483 guestrooms, many facing Bourbon Street or the inner courtyard. Select rooms feature gabled windows, French doors and wrought-iron balconies. Beds consist of pillowtop mattresses, 450-thread-count sheets, colorful throws and down duvets. Accommodations contain minibars and coffeemakers. Bathrooms feature granite-topped vanities stocked with Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries. Rooms include high-speed wired and wireless Internet access for a fee and flat-screen TVs with cable service. Dogs and cats up to 35 pounds are permitted (surcharge).