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The Royal Sonesta New Orleans vs The Westin New Orleans

The Westin New Orleans Canal Place and Royal Sonesta New Orleans are both rated very highly by professional reviewers. Overall, Royal Sonesta New Orleans ranks significantly higher than The Westin New Orleans Canal Place. Royal Sonesta New Orleans ranks #5 in New Orleans with endorsements from 14 publications such as Gayot, Star Service and The Telegraph.

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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The Westin New Orleans
The Westin New Orleans
8 / 10
100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA 70130-1106
From $137 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Frommer's Frommer's
"At the foot of Canal Street, the Westin is technically in the French Quarter -- but not quite of it." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"The two great views possible at this large convention hotel are enviable: two-story arched lobby windows overlook the French Quarter and rooms tower over the great bend in the Mississippi River." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Located above the Shops at Canal Place mall... the Westin Canal Place is ideal for visitors who appreciate a convenient location as well as excellent views." Full review
Star Service Star Service
"This is a commercial grandee that offers top-notch service, well-rounded facilities and a great location for business and pleasure." Full review
Gayot Gayot
"Shoppers can take an elevator to the adjoining upscale mall, filled with such high-end retailers as Saks Fifth Avenue, Gucci and Laura Ashley."
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