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The Royal Sonesta New Orleans vs Le Meridien New Orleans

Both properties are rated highly by professional travelers. Overall, Royal Sonesta New Orleans scores slightly higher than Le Meridien New Orleans. Royal Sonesta New Orleans comes in at #5 in New Orleans with positive reviews from 14 publications such as Star Service, Zagat 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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Le Meridien New Orleans
Le Meridien New Orleans
8 / 10
333 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130
From $91 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Frommer's Frommer's
"While we have strong feelings indeed about staying in more New Orleans-appropriate, site-specific accommodations, we cheerfully admit that this is one fun hotel, and what is New Orleans about if not fun?" Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"You have to hand it to W – this suave chain does things right." Full review
Oyster Oyster
Upscale
"The W New Orleans is a hip upper-middle-range hotel located in the Central Business District, within walking distance of both the French Quarter and the Museum District." Full review
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"This seriously hip hotel has more going for it than design. Rooms have super-luxurious beds and all the electronic amenities."
Star Service Star Service
"This 23-story tower of reflecting glass is the trendiest of the bunch, thanks to its uber-contemporary decor and club scene courtesy of Rande Gerber's Whiskey Blue lounge." Full review
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