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The Royal Sonesta New Orleans vs Harrah's New Orleans Hotel & Casino

Harrah's New Orleans and Royal Sonesta New Orleans are both recommended by expert reviewers. On balance, Royal Sonesta New Orleans ranks significantly better than Harrah's New Orleans. Royal Sonesta New Orleans comes in at 88 with endorsements from 14 publications including Frommer's, Jetsetter and Lonely Planet.

The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
8 / 10
300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
From $126 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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Frommer's Frommer's
"The contrast between the hurly-burly of Bourbon Street and the Sonesta's elegant lobby couldn't be greater -- this is one of the classiest hotels in the Quarter." Full review
Oyster Oyster
Upscale
"The Royal Sonesta is Bourbon Street’s swankiest hotel, and guests can customize it to their level of party pleasure." Full review
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Low-key travelers should ask for a hushed interior room deep in the property.
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"Covering almost a block in the Quarter, this hotel is like a little village with its own shops, cafés, courtyards, and personalities."
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Ask to be as far away from Bourbon Street as possible to avoid street noise.
Star Service Star Service
"Spacious and beautifully appointed public rooms with marble floors, fountains and crystal chandeliers make this a prime rendezvous for locals and visitors. " Full review
Gayot Gayot
"French style and New Orleans panache come together in this hotel's long, wide lobby, which is flanked by one of the French Quarter's lushest courtyards."
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Harrah's New Orleans Hotel & Casino
Harrah's New Orleans Hotel & Casino
8 / 10
228 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
From $128 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
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Frommer's Frommer's
"The rooms are sharp, if a touch generic, though photos by local artist Richard Sexton and splashes of Mardi Gras purple and gold help." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"If you're in town to play at the casino or attend a convention, then this is the ideal location." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"Twenty-six floors, 450 rooms, an 115,000-sq-ft casino, six restaurants, four blocks of retail space: some guests hardly even leave the property." Full review
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It’s worth joining the Harrah’s free loyalty program; even if you only gamble a little, you may get a suite upgrade.
Star Service Star Service
"Harrah's opened this hotel one short year after Hurricane Katrina, in a 26-story tower across from the casino, and it is now the most popular outposts for gamblers in the Big Easy." Full review
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) Those who do choose to slow down generally opt for the pedestrian area on closed-off Fulton Street that runs between the hotel and the casino.
Zagat Zagat
4.2
""Playtime was never this much fun" announce admirers of this "vibrant" Downtown spot "nearby Bourbon Street, but not around the corner", where the "lovely" rooms impress."
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