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Royal Sonesta New Orleans

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This stylish and sophisticated resort-like hotel located in the heart of the French Quarter on world-famous Bourbon Street is a hub of authentic jazz, vibrant nightlife and authentic hospitality creating an experience unlike any other. Relax in our lush courtyard and pool, indulge in our lively on-site food and beverage outlets, or stay on top of your heath routine at our 24-hour fitness center. All the joys and indulgences of an ultimate New Orleans experience are here.

Reservations and Travel Tips

Room Reservations

Book your room online or call the Royal Sonesta New Orleans at 855-463-3092. Be sure to mention CU Conferences to receive rates starting at $239.

Rates are based on availability. If you are unable to book a room, call CU Conferences at 888-465-6010 for assistance.


The weather in New Orleans during the month of May is generally mid 80s to high 60s.

Ground Transportation*

  • The New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is approximately 25 minutes from the Royal Sonesta New Orleans

■ Taxi ride is approximately $36 from the airport to the hotel for 1 or 2

■ Uber and Lyft are also available

■ Valet parking is currently $43 per night

*Rates are only estimates

Royal Sonesta New Orleans Experience

The Jazz Playhouse

Located on the lobby level just off the main entrance.

Play in the best live music jazz club in New Orleans showcasing the city's greatest jazz talent and your favorite cocktails and appetizers are presented in this luxurious, smoke-free venue, every night of the week. Bar opens daily at 4PM. Reservations are not required; Complimentary General Admission and VIP Preferred Seating Reservations available for purchase.

Desire Oyster Bar

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 oysters, stay for the menu! Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from 6:30 a.m. - 'til.


Enjoy our newly renovated gym with all new, state-of-the-art LifeFitness cardio machines, built-in televisions, free weights, stretching area and strength machines.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties. What to do during your conference downtime? We have a few ideas...

Swamp Tour

Explore one of Louisiana’s last protected wetlands on a 2-hour boat tour that includes round-trip transport from New Orleans. Depart in the morning or afternoon for Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve teeming with critters such as 'gators, wild boar, snakes and birds. Ride through the swamp dripping with lush foliage and visit a boat-accessible Cajun village with an informative local guide who sheds light on the area’s inhabitants.


Cooking Class

Enrich your visit to New Orleans with a half-day cooking class. Learn to prepare authentic Louisiana cuisine with a professional chef and a small group of like-minded foodies. After completing your lesson, sit down to enjoy the meal and receive a complimentary wine and local beer, a souvenir apron, and a collection of recipes included in the cost of the course. Take a lesson in authentic New Orleanian cooking with an expert chef Prepare classic Louisiana dishes during a fun and delicious half-day class Enjoy the fruits of your labor and share a meal with your fellow students Get complimentary wine and beer, plus recipes and an apron to take home


City Tour

Gaze at the spectacular sights of New Orleans from the comfort of a luxury coach on an unforgettable 3-hour city tour. With a professional guide, cruise past historical highlights like the French Quarter and the Garden District while listening to illuminating commentary. See the lakefront area and the 17th street canal where the canal bank was breached by hurricane Katrina, and delve into the city’s rich history as you take a tour of the best museums in New Orleans. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your hotel in Downtown New Orleans on this informative tour. 3-hour coach tour of New Orleans highlights led by a professional guide. See the landmarks in iconic areas like the French Quarter and the Garden District Admire ornate architecture and culturally rich monuments as your guide offers informative commentary. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach from major hotels in Downtown New Orleans.