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The Soniat House Hotel, New Orleans

With its wrought-iron balconies and stone-flagged courtyard, the atmospheric Soniat House finds itself in a discreet spot within New Orleans’ vibrant French Quarter.

Originally built in the early 19th century by plantation owner Joseph Soniat Dufossat, the property is made up of three characterful townhouses. Following a tasteful restoration, which painstakingly preserved the original architecture, the Soniat House re-opened its doors to the public with 30 individually designed rooms. Each is a refined, pastel haven fitted with canopy beds, objets d’art and fine European furniture, with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of natural light.

Step out of the hotel and you’ll find yourself on historic Chartres Street in the midst of fine art galleries and antique stores, with the delights of Bourbon Street and Frenchman Street just a short stroll away. Before you head out, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast of homemade buttermilk biscuits, Louisiana strawberry jam and freshly squeezed orange juice in the quiet courtyard. There is no on-site restaurant, but New Orleans is famed for its food and there’s no shortage of enticing eateries to try nearby. 

The Soniat House Hotel, at a glance

  • An authentic New Orleans hotel made up of three townhouses dating back to 1829 
  • Refined decor featuring elegant European furnishings, designer fabrics and fine art 
  • Collection of 30 guestrooms and suites oozing old-world charm 
  • Modern bathrooms with glass showers and antique nickel fixtures 
  • Standard amenities include Frette Egyptian cotton bed linens, Canadian down pillows and Molton Brown toiletries 
  • Tasty breakfasts made up of homemade buttermilk biscuits, Louisiana strawberry preserves, freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit and more 
  • Honour Bar stocked with wine, champagne, mix-it-yourself cocktails, beer and soft drinks
  • Staff offer a polite, personalised service 

For leisure and pleasure

  • Browse the property’s lovingly curated Antiques Shop 
  • Relax in the elegant parlour, filled with period furniture and fine art 
  • Guests enjoy unlimited access to the historic New Orleans Athletic Club in the French Quarter 
  • Enjoy breakfasts in the tranquil interior stone-flagged courtyard 
  • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout 
  • Just a short distance from the French Quarter’s iconic Bourbon and Frenchmen Streets
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