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The Royal Sonesta New Orleans vs Hotel Monteleone

Hotel Monteleone and Royal Sonesta New Orleans are both rated highly by expert writers. On balance, Hotel Monteleone scores slightly higher than Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Hotel Monteleone comes in at 92 with approval from 17 sources including Rough Guide, Lonely Planet and DK Eyewitness.

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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Hotel Monteleone
Hotel Monteleone
9 / 10
214 Royal Street, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130-2201
From $149 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Fodor's Fodor's
"One of the grand old hotels of New Orleans, the Monteleone... oozes sophistication, romance, and history." Full review
Oyster Oyster
Upscale
"The 600-room French Quarter hotel has made literary history and cocktail history, but it's no museum piece." Full review
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"The Monteleone has been a French Quarter landmark since 1886. This family-owned hotel has undergone a major renovation, revamping its rooms with new fabrics, furniture, and amenities."
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Try booking one of the “literary rooms,” named for writer guests such as Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway.
Rough Guide Rough Guide
"This handsome French Quarter landmark is the oldest hotel in the city, owned by the same family since 1886, and hosting a fine array of writers and luminaries since then."
Star Service Star Service
"The Monteleone is a big family-owned independent in one of the best locations in the French Quarter: right in the midst of the city's finest antiques shops." Full review
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