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In Short A great place for a bachelor party.
To Elaborate We stayed at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans, which was located in the heart of the French Quarter on Bourbon Street. The hotel itself is a little tired and the rooms in need of a facelift, but its location on Bourbon Street makes it worth every penny. It gives you easy walking access to any bar or restaurant that you would want to go to in the French Quarter. Pat O'Briens is about a 5 minute walk and Frenchman Street is about a 5 minute Uber ride. The best part about the hotel is that it has a private pool/pool area with a bar which was a great spot for everyone to congregate at and meet other people who were also staying at the hotel. The pool scene definitely got a little rowdy Saturday afternoon, but was mostly dominated by other bachelor parties.
The weekend kicked off on Friday with a round of golf at Audobon Park Golf Course, which is about a 20 minute cab ride from the Royal Sonesta. The course was in good shape and a round with rentals was approximately $80.
The highlight of the weekend was definitely the airboat gator tour through the Bayou with Jean Lafitte Airboat Tours. The airboat trip was BYOB, so we definitely made the best of it. It was also a nice way to get away from Bourbon Street for a few hours.
Saturday night dinner was a private dinner on the second floor of Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter. They provided a bartender with open bar and a buffet dinner. Definitely a place worth considering for a group of people looking for a spot for dinner.