The Royal Sonesta Hotel, located on world-famous Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, exudes European style and Southern charm. Jackson Square, where street performers, tarot-card readers, artisans and other entertainers ply their trades, is located 6 blocks from the hotel. The seven-story Royal Sonesta Hotel is built in traditional French Quarter style, with gabled windows, French doors, courtyards, and wrought-iron balconies where a passing parade of world travelers along Bourbon Street can be viewed, especially during Mardi Gras. A fabulous Oyster Bar opens directly onto Bourbon Street and emits an Old French diner vibe. The Irving Mayfield Jazz Playhouse hosts live music every night.