Where History and Luxury Meet
Built in the 1800s, the Soniat House has a story to tell. What was once the early 19th-century family residence of Joseph Soniat Dufossat is now a 30-room hotel celebrating New Orleans’ unique history and architecture. It is recommended annually by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, praised for its style by Architectural Digest, and a fixture on the Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List.” The hotel consistently earns TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence.” The Soniat House is ideal for those seeking a quiet retreat in the vibrant and historic French Quarter. “It is,” wrote one reviewer, “the epitome of taste and refinement throughout.”
Behind our Chartres Street doors is a world of understated luxury and historic preservation. The tastefully decorated guest rooms and suites are filled with superb antiques and objets d’art, rotated on a regular basis by the owners. Each is as special as the next and all have thoughtfully designed, recently updated bathrooms with spotless glass shower doors and antique nickel fixtures.
It is no surprise “the man with the perfect taste,” Rodney Smith and his wife, Frances, curate a remarkable antique collection. Frequent trips to Europe yield new and interesting furniture, decorative items and fine art for the shop and the hotel where subtle change is a constant.
The splendors of New Orleans are just outside our Chartres Street doors. Fine art galleries, antique stores, and world-famous restaurants line our historic street from end to end, making it easy for you to explore, indulge, and create unforgettable memories.