Hyatt French Quarter

800 Iberville Street, (formerly Chateau Sonesta Hotel), New Orleans, LA 70112
(3.5 star hotel)
#6 of 328 hotels in New Orleans
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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Good, QUIET location

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 23, 2007

This hotel is a good deal---you are one block from bourbon, but not too close that you can actually sleep in you room and aren't up all night with the noise (I have stayed on bourbon---while it seemed like a good idea, its only good if you don't need to sleep). there are also parking garages right across the street for only $18 a night.

Unique Quality: good location.

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Kind of luxurious

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 4, 2006

I am not one to get so aroused by a giant foyer - you can save that space for my room. Which was, pretty and spacious itself - if a little bland. It's location in the French Quarter makes it perfect for brainless partying that won't require a cab or too far of your friends carrying you from the bar you passed out in.

Unique Quality: You can get some romantic balcony views of the quarter if you ask (I did...)

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Great Bourbon St. Location!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 26, 2006

I have stayed several times at this hotel and have been totally happy everytime. I enjoyed upgrades, stayed in a great sized room (much bigger than most in the FQ) and had a balcony above the action! Outstanding staff...very attentive and kind.

Unique Quality: Just a block or so from Canal, so not too far to get out of the Quarter...but who wants to!!! Red Fish grill downstairs does a good job. Also within walking distance to dozens of the best restaurants in the world if you ask me!

Directions: Bourbon and Iberville

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by written on June 4, 2005

The Chateau Sonesta was formerly the D. H. Holmes Department Store, which was made famous, or infamous by the 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "A Confederacy of Dunces."

In the late 1830's and 40's, Daniel Henry Holmes selected a site in the primarily residential area of Canal Street because it was the widest thoroughfare in the city, between the "old" and the "new." The D. H. Holmes Department Store opened on October 15, 1849. When it closed in 1989, it was donated to the City of New Orleans. The city joined with the Sonesta corporation to develop the site, and the 251-room luxury hotel opened in April 1995.

In addition to the statue, incorporated into the hotel are:


* Alabaster pillars from the original D.H. Holmes soda fountain adorn the bar in the Clock Bar.

* Marble accents in the floor of the lobby, as well as the iron (faux marble) columns in the lobby, were preserved from the original structure.

* The cypress exposed beams in the Atrium Courtyard date back to 1849, and were part of the original building.

* The famous "clock", which was a favorite meeting place for generations of New Orleanians and missing since the store closed, was returned to the hotel in November of 1995, during a "D.H. Holmes Memorabilia Party' by two well-meaning "preservationists' who had disconnected the clock from its perch on Canal Street for safekeeping. The Clock presently hangs in its original location on Canal Street.

Unique Quality: I have not stayed here, but they have family reunion and pre-cruise packages

Rates include
Rooms
Deluxe Single/Double Occupancy $130-$299
Premium Single/Double Occupancy $165-$350
Bourbon Street Balconies $195-$379

AAA gives it three diamonds which is the equivalent of 3 stars but the red diamonds means that it has their recommendation.

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Very nice hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 14, 2004

My husband and I spent a week at this hotel during late April- early May 2001. We had a wonderful time. The hotel has on one side Canal Street and on another side BOurbon Street. It was great. Our room was very nice and comfortable. It had 12 ft. ceilings, an intimate little table with chairs that my husband and I put on our balcony as we took in the morning air, night air, and all the excitement. It was great. The bathroom was beautiful, too.

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  • New Orleans Chateau Sonesta
  • Wyndham New Orleans
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Address: 800 Iberville Street, (formerly Chateau Sonesta Hotel), New Orleans, LA 70112

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