Need to know
30, including 12 suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Late check-outs after 2pm are charged half the nightly rate. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $281.25, excluding tax at 14 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of $1.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates exclude breakfast (US$12.50).
Browse pieces procured on owners Frances and Rodney’s trips to the Toulouse, Paris and Leon in the shop on the grounds. Add gilded sconces, crystal-covered chandeliers, buffets and other 18th-century artefacts to your collection.
At the hotel
Courtyard, antiques shop, sitting room with a computer for guests, free use of facilities at the New Orleans Athletic Club. In rooms: free WiFi throughout, flatscreen TVs, Frette linens and Molton Brown bath products.
Our favourite rooms
A walk up the chandelier-lit staircase lands you in Room 28, the only Grand Suite in the main house. Check out peaceful Chartres Street from one of the rocking chairs on the private balcony. The suite is kitted out with a lacquered turquoise four-poster bed with a pleated white canopy and a decorative fireplace. Go for the rooms in the main house if you can; they get more natural light.
Bring an old-school fan to wave while you sit in one of the rockers, like the good ole days. Pack a polaroid camera to capture Nola’s mix of architecture. Start with a photo of Soniat House, it’s a typical Creole townhouse.
In-room massages can be booked and a DVD player is available on request. Please note: smoking is not permitted at Soniat House.
Children ages 10 and up are welcome, although there are no facilities geared towards them at the hotel.