by Amanda Geronikos
The Omni Royal Orleans has it all — a fantastic location in the French Quarter, luxurious guestrooms and suites (some with balconies), a children’s program, restaurants with kids’ menus, and a sparkling rooftop pool. When considering places to stay in New Orleans, the Omni Royal Orleans should definitely be on your family’s list.
Our Editor Loves
- Omni Sensational Kids
- Luxurious guestrooms with balconies
- Rooftop pool with pool bar and views
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Onsite Dining
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The Omni Royal Orleans have a total of 345 rooms. All rooms have mini-bars, but they can be emptied if you'd rather use them to store your own snacks and drinks -- just ask. Guestrooms also include coffeemakers, and many offer shower-in-tub combos in bathrooms.
Cribs (free) and rollaway beds ($30 per night) are available upon request. Connecting units are also available and usually include a suite and guestroom with two double beds.
These rooms span 260 square feet and come with one king or two queen beds and views of the French Quarter. You can also select a Premier Room with a Jacuzzi (same size) or a Premier Room with a Balcony (290 square feet).
If you're looking for more space, consider a Petite Suite, which features a king bed (not private) and a living space with a sleeper sofa. It spans 445 square feet.
These suites are similar to the Petite Suites in configuration, except they also include two-person Jacuzzi tubs.
These 700-square-foot suites feature one bedroom with a king bed and a living area with a sleeper sofa, separated by doors for privacy. You can also elect to stay in a One-Bedroom Suite with Balcony that overlooks Royal or St. Louis streets. Omni Royal Orleans is the only hotel on Royal with balconies, so take advantage of this opportunity if you can!
This suite is also 700 square feet and features a separate bedroom with a king bed and a grand living space with a king-size sleeper sofa; it has two full bathrooms. Its best feature is a wrap-around balcony on the corner of St. Louis and Royal streets.
This is a home away from home, with 1,140 square feet of space. It has a large living area with two sofas (including a sofa bed), a dining area with room for six, and a beautiful, private bedroom with a king bed. You can sleep four to five guests in this room, or it can be expanded to become a two-bedroom suite.
At 1,150 square feet, this is the hotel's largest room; it's also the one with the best views, overlooking the famed French Quarter and Mississippi River. It has just one bedroom and a sofa bed in the living area, but can be connected to other rooms to create a two- or three-bedroom suite.
We had the pleasure of spending our wedding weekend at the Royal Orleans with several friends. Ms. Julie Yates, event director was absolutely fabulous, making every detail of our stay perfect. We had a variety of rooms from the Presidential suite to the regular king with balconies. We were sent champagne for our special night and had a fabulous meal in the Rib Room. Im sure we will be going back next year to celebrate our first anniversary. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
What a great place to stay ! We chose this hotel based on reviews on Trip Advisor as well as how management responded to reviews. The location is great, a short two minute walk to Bourbon street for all the action, as well as the quaint shops and amazing dining all around the hotel.
The hotel is large and beautiful, so elegant in design and decor. Stunning art work abounds. Great rooftop pool with a bar for beverages. The pool was clean and refreshing. The pool area itself was immaculate and service at the bar was pleasant and fast. There is also a observation deck that allows you to view most of French quarter.
We had room 208 that had a king sized bed ( so comfy ) and an abundance of pillows. A perfect balcony, wrought iron table and chairs and a view of Royal Street. I found the room to be well appointed and very functional. Both nightstands had outlets for charging needs. A nice sized closet with an easy to operate safe and soft robes. A large flat screen HD television with plenty of channels. Nice water pressure in the shower with plenty of hot water. Large mirrors surround most of the bathroom and my better half noted the articulating make up mirror mounted on the wall. Nice courtesy shampoo, conditioner, facial soap and lotion. A small metal tin on the bathroom sink contained cotton balls and cotton swabs which I felt was a nice touch. The room contains a refrigerator with beverages ( there is a secure seal, if its broken a cost is incurred ) there are also light snacks ( for a fee ) just above the refrigerator. That being said you can request a separate refrigerator.
Housekeeping kept everything immaculate and well stocked during our week.
But what really made our trip was the staff... my initial contact for questions was Celeste, who answered promptly and accurately...our reservations were handled by Julie, Who made sure I got exactly what I requested. We were greeted by Leroy at the door, he is such a southern gentleman, always a smile and great suggestions for activities and dining tips.
Check in was super fast and easy as well as check out. The front desk staff was kind enough to hold packages for us to save us from running up to the room and unloading.
They have large banquet and meeting rooms and we saw wedding parties as well as business functions while we were there.
We will definitely return and I must say if you miss this hotel, you are missing out.
The piece de resistance is, without the a doubt, the rooftop swimming pool -- especially refreshing for families on a hot summer day. The pool is located next to La Riviera Poolside Bar, where you can order light bites and frozen treats.
Omni Sensational Kids
Children receive a goodie-filled backpack upon arrival, courtesy of Omni Sensational Kids. The backpacks are filled with wellness-inspired treats, including match-up cards and activity books. Kids are also welcomed with with in-room milk and cookies on the first night of their visit.
The Rib Room offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in an elegant, yet casual setting. It specializes in prime rib, of course, along with fresh seafood. Private dining rooms are available for large family gatherings, as are kids' menus and highchairs. The Rib Room is open 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, staying open until 10 on Fridays and Saturdays.
La Riviera Poolside Bar
Order refreshing cocktails and mocktails to enjoy by the rooftop pool. Light bites are also served. The pool bar is open seasonally, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Room service (including kids' options) is available from the Rib Room 24 hours a day.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Wi-Fi isn't automatically free at the hotel, but you can sign up for the Select Guest Program (free) and receive complimentary access. Members receive other perks, as well, including complimentary coffee delivery (on their second stay).
The Omni Royal Orleans (and all Omni Hotels) welcomes pets that weigh less than 25 pounds. Only one pet is permitted per room, and a non-refundable fee of $50 is required.
The onsite gift shop sells snacks, cold beverages, coffee (from Community Coffee, a local coffee chain), toiletries and souvenirs.
The Art of Smart Timing
There isn't a bad time to visit New Orleans, but the Crescent City is busiest -- of course -- during Mardi Gras, along with the months that follow it until June or so. It's also quite busy in the fall, mainly in October in November. The best time to visit in terms of fewer crowds and lower hotel rates is actually the summer!
If visiting during the holidays, your kids will enjoy special events such as visits with Santa and Easter egg hunts.
The Omni Royal Orleans/French Quarter is about 30 minutes from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. You can easily utilize the Airport Shuttle ($20 per person, one way), but a taxi or Uber may be less expensive.
Valet parking is available for those bringing cars; it is $40 per day, plus a tax of 13.25 percent.
The hotel is centrally located in the French Quarter, just steps from Jackson Square and most areas of interest. If you plan to visit other areas of the city, such as the River Walk or Garden District (famous for grand homes), use the streetcars ($1.25 one way; free for kids under 2).
For Mom and Dad
Head to Touche, the hotel's cozy bar, for an adults-only night. Touche offers small plates, from artisan cheese plates to burgers, along with refreshing drinks -- try the Botanical Martini. It's open 11 a.m. to midnight, Sunday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
While the hotel doesn't offer a full-service spa, services can be arranged through a third-party vendor.