Soniat House Hotel - New Orleans

1133 Chartres Street, New Orleans, United States, 70116  show map
 5 stars
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Soniat House Hotel - New Orleans

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Editorial review:

A luxury boutique hotel Soniat House which compromises of three 1830s townhouses, located in the residential French Quarter which are full of refinement and sophistication. There are beautiful flowers everywhere, the rooms are charming (some even have balconies overlooking Chartres Street) and are decorated in gorgeous period furnishings and stocked with Frette linens, while the proprietors also own an adjacent antique shop. Expect to be treated like royalty.

Verified Reviews:

  • Staff is professional - Very tiny bathroom
  • Room was clean/fresh - Comfortable bathroom - Ac was very cold - No refrigerator in the bedroom
  • Not in the thick of the french quarter action - Comfortable bed - Continental breakfast was overpriced
  • Large suite - Valet parking area was secure - Tv did not work - Wireless internet access did not work
  • Beautiful hotel - Far from the noise of bourbon street - Great service - High ceilings, antiques - Patio was lovely

Overview

Located in a quiet residential section of the French Quarter, the luxury boutique hotel Soniat House offers an authentic New Orleans experience. It is a small hotel comprised of three historic Creole townhouses, with balconies and secluded courtyards. Superbly restored to a faultless standard, the rooms and suites at Soniat House are adorned with antiques, the courtyards are lush with sweet olive, magnolia, guava and ginger.

Spiral staircases, balconies, patios and chandeliers dress the rooms in Soniat House which are filled with a personal collection of historic books, antiques and unique objects d’art. The entire hotel has an air of elegance with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The hotel offers 33 guestrooms with Egyptian cotton bed sheets and goose down pillows. The Soniat House also provides a two-storied cottage conveniently located just around the corner, which has its own courtyard.

Soniat House’s honor bar offers premium liqueurs, wines and champagne. This bar is set up at noon and remains stocked until everyone retires.

Soniat House is located about 21km from Louis Armstrong International Airport.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   30.

Rooms

Soniat House’s rooms include its standard superior, deluxe, junior suite and grand suite rooms. Each room features following as standard: Wi-Fi/wireless internet, air conditioning/heating and Cable TV; Bathroom with Shower/Bath and hair dryer, most junior suite and grand suite rooms have Jacuzzis. There are non-smoking rooms and rooms specially designed for disabled people. The larger suites can cater to families if requested.

Dining options

Soniat House has the honor bar stocked with premium liqueurs, wines and champagne (after dinner cordials and liqueurs are available). This bar is set up at noon and remains stocked until everyone retires. A breakfast is served every morning and consists of Creole cafe au lait, hot buttermilk biscuits with strawberry preserves.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of USD 12.50 per person per night. 

Services

The business center includes high-speed internet access, a printer/photocopier/scanner/fax available to guests 24 hours a day. Soniat House also has a meeting room for up to 16 people. Room has a workspace/desk as standard with Wi-Fi internet access.

Leisure

Soniat House provides complimentary use of the New Orleans Athletic Club located in 222 N. Rampart St., Downtown New Orleans. The club opens Monday to Friday from 5.30am to 9pm and at weekends from 8am to 6pm.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at USD 39 per day.

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room

Leisure facilities

  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Turndown service
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom telephone

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1133 Chartres Street, New Orleans, United States, 70116

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City Center
  • New Orleans
    3700 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Cafe Du Monde (cuisine: American, French)
    600 ft
  • Coop's Place (cuisine: Cajun & Creole)
    500 ft
Parks
  • Washington Artillery Park
    1600 ft
  • Louis Armstrong Park
    2100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    30

Rooms and availability

Soniat House’s rooms include its standard superior, deluxe, junior suite and grand suite rooms. Each room features following as standard: Wi-Fi/wireless internet, air conditioning/heating and Cable TV; Bathroom with Shower/Bath and hair dryer, most junior suite and grand suite rooms have Jacuzzis. There are non-smoking rooms and rooms specially designed for disabled people. The larger suites can cater to families if requested.

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Premier Room
Bed type: King-size bed or Twin beds or 1 Queen-size bed or 1 Double bed or Double bed
Size: 270 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Furnished with either a Queen or a Double bed, this room has a telephone in the bedroom and bathroom. Designer bath toiletries are provided.

Room facilities
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    One-Bedroom Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 455 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      Junior Suite
      Bed type: 1 King-size bed or 1 Queen-size bed
      Size: 420 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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        Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: Queen-size bed
        Size: 305 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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          Spacious Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed
          Size: 455 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
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          Spacious suite features a seating area.

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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Soniat House Hotel - New Orleans New Orleans location
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            Hotel Address:

            1133 Chartres Street, New Orleans, United States, 70116

            Get directions
            City Center
            • New Orleans
              3700 ft
            Airports
            Restaurants
            • Cafe Du Monde (cuisine: American, French)
              600 ft
            • Coop's Place (cuisine: Cajun & Creole)
              500 ft
            Parks
            • Washington Artillery Park
              1600 ft
            • Louis Armstrong Park
              2100 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of rooms:
              30

            Soniat House Location

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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            Soniat House is located across the street from Saint Mary’s church and next door to the Beauregard-Keyes House and gardens.

            The hotel is within walking distance of Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Insectarium, Old U.S. Mint, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, river walk, restaurants, antique shops/art galleries and Frenchmen Street Music District.

            It is convenient to Morial Convention Center, Central Business District, Warehouse/Arts District, Garden District, Magazine Street Shopping, Audubon Park, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, World War II Museum and New Orleans Museum of Art.

            Tourist attractions

            Popular areas

            • Pat O'Briens - 2000 ft

            Places of interest

            Convention centers

            Shopping areas

            Monuments and Landmarks

            Museums

            Local attractions

            • Riverwalk Marketplace - 5200 ft
              1 Poydras St., New Orleans
            • Southern Food and Beverage Museum - 1.2 mi
              1 Poydras Street #169, New Orleans
            • The National WWII Museum - 1.4 mi
              945 Magazine Street, New Orleans
            • St. Roch and the Campo Santo - 1.1 mi
              1725 St. Roch Ave, New Orleans
            • Julia Row - 1.2 mi
              Julia Street, New Orleans

            Near the hotel

            • French Quarter - 1000 ft
              Canal St to Esplanade Ave, New Orleans
            • The Old U.S. Mint - 800 ft
              400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans
            • New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum - 1200 ft
              724 Dumaine St., New Orleans
            • Louisiana State Museum (The 1850 House) - 1400 ft
              523 St Ann Street, New Orleans
            • Old Ursuline Convent - 200 ft
              1112 Chartres St, New Orleans
            • Madame John's Legacy - 1000 ft
              632 Dumaine St, New Orleans
            • Faubourg Marigny - 1300 ft
              New Orleans, LA

            Restaurants nearby

            • Cafe Du Monde - 600 ft

              Address: 800 Decatur St
              Phone: (504) 581-2914

              65% likes this, based on 4012 reviews
              Cuisine: American, French
              Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

            • Le Croissant d'Or - 300 ft

              Address: 617 Ursulines Ave
              Phone: (504) 524-4663

              70% likes this, based on 314 reviews
              Cuisine: French
              Price Range: USD 12 - USD 17

            • Mona Lisa Restaurant - 400 ft

              Address: 1212 Royal St
              Phone: (504) 522-6746

              77% likes this, based on 196 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
              Price Range: USD 1 - USD 13

            • Coop's Place - 500 ft

              Address: 1109 Decatur St
              Phone: 504-525-9053

              62% likes this, based on 1020 reviews
              Cuisine: Cajun & Creole
              Price Range: USD 2 - USD 37

            • Stella! - 400 ft

              Address: 1032 Chartres St
              Phone: 504-587-0091

              64% likes this, based on 398 reviews
              Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Eclectic
              Price Range: USD 32 - USD 51

            Getting there.

            Louis Armstrong International Airport is about 21km from the hotel, while Lakefront Airport is13km away.

            It is easily reached by car from the airport: Take I-10 East to exit 236A, Esplanade Avenue. Turn right and continue 10 blocks to Royal Street (second red light). Turn right for 4 blocks to St. Phillip Street and drive one block to Chartres Street. Turn left for 1 1/2 block to Soniat House at 1133 Chartres Street.

            Getting around.

            Car rentals are provided for the convenience of guests. Limousine service is available upon request. Private parking in secured lot is available for $25 per day.

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of rooms:
              30
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            Soniat House Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Soniat House

            Average guest rating

            8.0out of 10
            Fabulous
            Based on 11 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              I think the history of this place is also one of its biggest selling points, and aside from the enduring Southern charm, is one of the qualities we most enjoyed about it. We came to New Orleans to experience the music, food, history and whole energy of the place. Being in our early 40's, we are less apt to trawl the Bourbon Street area, though having only lived in large American cities, we very much appreciate the vibrant city life itself. So, the Soniat House ended up being perfect for us because of its close location to everything we wanted to experience, and its distance from that which we did not. We'll be staying there again if we come back in town. We are also VERY likely to recommend the place to our like- minded friends.

              The only piece of our experience that made us pause says more about us than about the hotel itself. My husband and I are very liberal, white and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. In other words, though we have lived now in Los Angeles for many years, we are Northerners through and through. It made both of us a bit uncomfortable to be waited on by African Americans in formal dress akin to what house slaves might have worn on the plantation pre-Civil War. Though their attire certainly fit with the gorgeous old-world surrounding, and every staff member was of the highest quality- kind, courteous, helpful and appeared happy to be working there- we couldn't help but feel a deeply-rooted sense of white entitled guilt. Now, we can only imagine that for those in the service industry, working at the Soniat House would be a great job to land, so there was no feeling of pity (I also spent my twenties and early thirties supporting myself in many areas of service.) But seeing the staff in this specific garb simply made us slightly uncomfortable and sadly aware of class distinction, which of course still exists today. That said, this feeling will not keep us away from the hotel in the future, it is just something esoteric I thought to mention.

            • Group of friends
              10.0

              This historic boutique hotel has everything. It is beautifully restored inside and out and the interior design is among the most beautiful and authentic I have ever seen in an American hotel . The Frette linens and other custom made linens are remarkable. The breakfast with homemade piping hot bisquits with jam and butter, the Creole coffee and fresh orange juice served by lovely staff made the morning. Finally, the front desk and other management could not have been more helpful. I was called the day before to see if I would like to have my double bed for two friends changed to two twins. Such thoughtfulness has never been experienced with a hotel before.

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              I loved the old New Orleans feel of the Hotel. Very attentive staff. I stayed in the main portion of the hotel in a Deluxe Queen Room. Not for those looking for all the modern conveniences. Our room was on the second floor and faced the street. It felt as if the balcony was our private, although it wasn'T.

              What we didn't like was th small tv; no refrigerator in th room; having to ask for ice and tip every time. Peeling paint in the room.

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              It was all great with the exception of a lack of hot water on one morning; it was fixed.

            • Single
              10.0

              Charming, warm, idiosyncratic and beautiful

            • Couple
              7.8

              It is beautifully designed. All the accoutrements are wonderful. It is a fun place to stay when visiting with other people who are also there.

              The bed was very uncomfortable. There was no way to block the morning light from the windows. There was a raccoon or something in the attic over the room which kept us up all night. The workmen started their saws at 8 am on a Saturday.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Soniat House Hotel - New Orleans New Orleans location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            1133 Chartres Street, New Orleans, United States, 70116

            Get directions
            City Center
            • New Orleans
              3700 ft
            Airports
            Restaurants
            • Cafe Du Monde (cuisine: American, French)
              600 ft
            • Coop's Place (cuisine: Cajun & Creole)
              500 ft
            Parks
            • Washington Artillery Park
              1600 ft
            • Louis Armstrong Park
              2100 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of rooms:
              30