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The Royal Sonesta New Orleans vs The Whitney Hotel

The Whitney Hotel and Royal Sonesta New Orleans are both highly recommended by professionals. On balance, Royal Sonesta New Orleans is the choice of most reviewers compared to The Whitney Hotel. Royal Sonesta New Orleans is ranked #5 in New Orleans with praise from 14 reviews such as Star Service, Zagat and Not For Tourists.

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 Whitney Hotel
The Whitney Hotel
8 / 10
610 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
From $129 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
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Frommer's Frommer's
"Overall, the Whitney has more character than your average upscale chain, so it ultimately gets a positive vote. And if you are a preservationist, you will probably like it a lot." Full review
Oyster Oyster
Budget
"This perfectly adequate mid-range hotel in the Central Business District, a block from the Charles streetcar line, has more history and character than your typical chain." Full review
Gayot Gayot
"This boutique hotel occupies an elaborate Beaux-Arts building that housed a branch of the Whitney National Bank for decades."
Star Service Star Service
"At any rate, this is a fun and unpretentious hotel with an engaging historic character and reasonable rates outside of the Mardi Gras calendar." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"Renovated and expanded, the stylish Whitney is a great choice if you're looking to stay away from the Bourbon Street bustle." Full review
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