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The Royal Sonesta New Orleans vs Melrose Mansion

Melrose Mansion and Royal Sonesta New Orleans are both highly recommended by those who travel for a living. On balance, Royal Sonesta New Orleans ranks significantly higher than Melrose Mansion. Royal Sonesta New Orleans comes in at 88 with endorsements from 14 publications including Star Service, The Telegraph and Fodor's.

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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Melrose Mansion
Melrose Mansion
8 / 10
937 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116
From $129 /night
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Breakfast included
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Fodor's Fodor's
"It's not easy to combine period details with luxurious, modern conveniences, but the Melrose has done it." Full review
Gayot Gayot
"Although this hotel technically sits outside the French Quarter, it embodies all the character of that famed area."
Oyster Oyster
Upscale
"Located in a quiet residential area on the outer edges of the French Quarter, this upscale hotel is an elegant mélange of renovated Victorian Gothic mansion and modern bed-and-breakfast." Full review
The Telegraph The Telegraph
8.0
"The current building oozes the kind of old world elegance that New Orleans does best, an uptown-style property surrounded by the culture and liveliness of downtown, and all the better for it." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"This luxury boutique offers 14 rooms and suites, each with unique design, in the historic Faubourg Marigny neighborhood within walking distance to attractions like the French Market, Cafe du Monde, and Jackson Square"
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