I took my son for 5 days for the WWE wrestle mania events. It was during spring break and I programmed myself to endure, however, the Royal Sonesta exceeded all my expectations.
The hotel was a lovely haven in the heart of chaos, as soon as you
step in, you're transported to cool, classic luxury.
The staff are all welcoming and wonderful and efficient.
The food is to die for, especially DESIRE..... We went there everyday and the oysters are addictive.
The rooms were a bit worn but very clean, luxurious and the beds were very comfortable.
The bathroom was spotless and the soap and shampoos were great.
The laundry lost a sweater of mine, but the staff are working diligently to find it.
My overall experience was perfect.
I would love to go there again.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
The Oysters Desire at Desire restaurant .....yummmm
Beautiful hotel with an upscale atmosphere. The Christmas decorations were so pretty. Staff were nice. Our room had gorgeous details and was clean. It was a bit small and had no real view. The location on Bourbon street was great.
Staff is not helpful or friendly.
Hotel feels used but kept well b/c our room was clean but I wore flip flops so I did not have to touch the carpet. Bed was outstanding (very firm).
Generally this is the first hotel that I have overpaid for in
Years. Would do the W if french quarter is a must. Then just visit the R bar for a great cocktail.