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Royal Street Inn and R Bar

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If you want a superior night's sleep and to wake up staring at the most beautiful room ever, book yourself in to the Royal Suite! All of the rooms at this place are beautiful, but the big one, The Royal Suite, is just incredible. It doesn't get more "New Orleans" than this. I love the Frenchmen/Marigny neighborhood. Like the Quarter minus the smell of urine and all the touristy crap. I love this R Bar. Great vibe, great juke box, wonderful local atmosphere. And I can't say enough good things about the Royal Suite itself. Enough room for two couples but why share this place when you can just have it all to yourself. The huge balcony overlooks Royal and all it's colorful sights and sounds. It is noisy at night because you're in a live music area in a popular neighborhood, but pop in the provided ear plugs and you'll be fine. I'm going to have a hard time ever staying anywhere else in New Orleans!

Loved the Marigny neighborhood. Lively, steps from Frenchman street jazz clubs, residential. And R Bar in the middle of it all. Stayed in the Storyville Suite which was nice for my son on the couch. Large room, nice sized fridge. Beautiful balcony just outside the door was used often and had comfy chairs. Great spot for the impromptu parade we spotted. The room is clean and the bed and bedding so very comfortable. The room is a bit dim even with the lights on. Nice shower and the sink is outside the bath and in the room which is convenient when sharing. Really Good plug ins for the electronics. You are staying above a bar. It’s loud. Really loud. Constantly loud. But if you are hear for the fun and hum of others having a good time, it’s a great place to stay. We were able to sleep well and didn’t need the ear plugs provided.

The Royal street inn is a "bed and beverage" just steps from Frenchman street music nirvana. The Mississippi room was clean, had music streaming, air conditioning, a fridge, coffee and all the water you can drink. It was well appointed with hip decor (I.e. no dusty granny knickknacks). The bar downstairs serves as your lobby and office. Need extra wash clothes? Just ask the bartender. Adam, the proprietor, was available by text and around the property for anything we needed. The first night we were there the bar hosted a free shrimp boil. Just had to tip the cook. It was awesome and was crowded with locals. The bar seemed to be a regular hangout for a lot of locals and their adorable dogs. Note that all of the rooms seemed to require a climb up a flight of stairs, so if that may cause you trouble you've been warned. If not, grab the best fried oyster po-boy you've ever had at the Marte Verte on Royal, a drink from The R bar and head up to the balcony and enjoy! I may see you there next year at this local gem.

This place is a brisk 10-15 minutes’ walk from the touristy areas of the French Quarter. We went there because we like to watch pulpy whodunnit cum soap operas like NCIS New Orleans and had read that this was the “King’s Bar”, the bar the main character runs next to his day-job as crimefighter. So much for the fiction. The inside has apparently not been filmed on the set. It’s a real bar with real people that see the Royal Street Bar as their local. Drinks are cheap and good, the locals friendly. They even explained the basic principles of American football to us (principle 1: f*ck the Bears).

Okay, what can I say that hasn't already been said? The Royal Street Inn is a total delight. My partner booked our accommodation there as it has sentimental value to him, being owned by a member of his favourite band. I was initially a bit unsure about it as I tend to stick with big hotel chains where you know what you're getting, and the thought of staying upstairs at a dive bar was a bit unnerving to say the least! But I shouldn't have worried at all, because from the moment we arrived it was an absolute joy to be there. We stayed in the Sirena suite, which is on the top most floor. We'd initially booked the Marigny suite, but had read some reviews which mentioned it could be noisy, so we requested a switch shortly after booking, which Adam quickly organised. The suite was absolutely gorgeous and really spacious, tastefully decorated and thankfully not at all noisy at night! The supplied ear plugs went unused for the duration of our stay. We both loved the king size bed and the furnishings were comfy for just hanging out in the room when we needed a break from the oppressive NOLA heat. I was particularly impressed with the fact that there was a huge supply of bottled water provided for free; a much-needed item when visiting such a hot climate. The room had a coffee machine which was easy to use, and the supplied coffee was good. There was also a decent sized fridge for keeping all of our water and other supplies cool. Another nice little touch was that each bedside table at a little unit with about four or five USB ports for charging phones, watches, etc. Very handy! There's also a decent size telly with cable, Netflix, etc. The shower is huge with a separate hand shower, and the bathroom was supplied with good quality toiletries. If I had one minor complaint about the suite it would be that a small microwave would have been nice for cooking porridge in the morning, heating up leftover food (we can't handle the US portion sizes!), etc. But that's a pretty minor gripe. The inn is located really nicely just outside of the main touristy areas, but nevertheless within a short walking distance of the French Quarter. Frenchman Street is just around the corner with its music clubs and some decent restaurants. The inn provided a printed sheet of recommended gigs, restaurants and sights for the week, many of which we actually did check out - and all the recommendations were spot on! Upon arrival there were some drink tokens provided which we exchanged down in the bar shortly after settling in. The bar staff at the R Bar are absolutely lovely, and we found ourselves hanging out in the bar quite a lot during our stay. Sure, it's a dive, but it's so charming and the locals and staff are so incredibly friendly and welcoming, and the frozen pineapple drinks they do are just the ticket after a sweltering afternoon of walking around the city. Oh, and the choice of music on the juke box is absolutely fantastic! We absolutely loved our time there and look forward to returning some day!

Adam the GM was always available and very helpful. We got there way before check in time, but he held our luggage. free drink tickets and super comfortable beds. Its at the end of royal st so not too loud at night, but still just a few blocks walk from everything. would definitely book again

Having never visited New Orleans we were lead by a number of potential places to stay and eventually came across the Royal Street Inn and R Bar. We had the Storyville suite, which has a good sized place with bedroom / living room with ensuite shower and toilet. The room is themed on the infamous Storyville area of old New Orleans, which is a really nice touch as history is such a big part of a trip there. Cannot emphasise how helpful the staff were, including the ascent with all our luggage from the kerbside. The room also came with a couple of drink tokens which was also a nice touch. The room has a fridge and coffee making facilities, and they had a nice stock of cold water already there. There is a nice selection of toiletries and the room service each day ensures all the mess you make the day before is put back to normal. My wife and I loved our stay there. The Rooms are above a lively bar downstairs, but we didn't mind and to be honest really didn't feel the noise level was a problem (you get complimentary ear plugs if you are sensitive). You also have access to the shared balcony or overhang as I think its technically called. There is plenty of character in the room, bar and locality to enjoy. To some this may not suit, but if you are looking for something fun and entertaining with a real hospitable group of people then look no further.

We stayed in the Mississippi Room on March 6. Just a very quaint place and management is so welcoming. We got there a little early, but Adam saw us trying to get into the bar to check in and welcomed us in. He took us to our room and explained all the amenities. It was a lovely room. Friends of ours stayed in another room, which was also great. The neighborhood is great and a quick walk to the quarter. We enjoyed our stay and ended the evening at the bar downstairs, which has great character. The stairs to the rooms are narrow and curvy, but as long as you don't have problems with that, I'd totally recommend this place. We will stay there again.

Very cool little bar with a much more local vibe. Doesn’t feel at all like some of the tourist traps on bourbon street.Would love to book a room here next time I’m in town. Rooms look great and it’s just a couple of blocks from Frenchman Street.

Gumbo not that good. Drinks ok. P.O. boys good tho. Kind of a corner greasy spoon. Waitress was wonderful though. Oyster sampler platter was delicious. ESP since I love them cooked. In future I’d skip gumbo n go straight to oysters !!!

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Bourbon Street and Royal Street
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Royal Street Inn and R Bar is adjacent to popular attractions such as Bourbon Street and Royal Street. The 5 rooms at this 3.5-star inn include iPod docks, sitting areas, and refrigerators.


Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels and a DVD player, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers free toiletries. Other standard amenities include an iPod dock, a sitting area, and a refrigerator.

Property features

Royal Street Inn and R Bar features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a terrace. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide luggage storage.

Room options

Royal Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Storyville Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Mississippi Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

La Sirena Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 73 reviews