Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Located on world-famous Bourbon Street, Royal Sonesta New Orleans effortlessly combines timeless elegance and southern refinement, setting itself apart from other French Quarter hotels. 483 guest rooms and suites, authentic hospitality, a Food is Art philosophy, wrought-iron balconies, and a lush courtyard create an experience unlike any other.

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 $259.

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 high 80s during the day to mid 70s at night.

Ground Transportation*

  • The New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is approximately 30 minutes from the Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel

  • Airport Shuttle is the Official Ground Transportation Provider for the New Orleans International Airport. Current rates are $24 one way and $44 round trip per person. Three bags per person. Service from the Airport is available on a continuous basis with vehicles departing approximately every 30 minutes to area Hotels (multiple stops).

■ Taxi ride is approximately $36 from the airport to the hotel

■ Uber and Lyft are also available

Daily valet only parking available from $8-$45. Overnight guest cars $49 per night plus tax

*Rates are only estimates

Royal Sonesta New Orleans Hotel Experience

Le Booze

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.


Pets Are Welcome at Sonesta. Sonesta is proud to invite your pets and provide special amenities like a comfy pet bed, bowls, waterproof mats, and treats at check-in.

($75 fee per stay applies).

Fitness Center

There is a variety of workout equipment to help keep you staying fit during your stay at the hotel in the 24 hour fitness center.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinctive music, Creole cuisine, unique dialects, and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street. The city has been described as the "most unique" in the United States, owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. What to do during your conference downtime? We have a few ideas...

Cafe Beignet

The official doughnut of Louisiana, beignets are always served fresh, hot, and cooked to order. They have a crispy outside and a soft, sweet center. Served in an order of three, beignets are topped with powdered sugar and are best paired with a cup of café au lait (coffee with milk).


Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden occupies approximately eleven acres in City Park adjacent to the museum. Atypical of most sculpture gardens, this garden is located within a mature existing landscape of pines, magnolias, and live oaks surrounding two lagoons. The garden design creates outdoor viewing spaces within this picturesque landscape.


French Market

Since 1791, the historic French Market has remained an enduring symbol of pride and progress for the people of New Orleans. In over 200 years of existence, the Market has been built, destroyed, and rebuilt many times over, but what remains unchanged is the Market’s central spirit of commerce, community, and culture that is irresistible to visitors from near and far.