Windsor Court Hotel
What We Love
- The large rooms and suites are well suited to families
- High tea at Le Salon and a meal at the Grill Room are both a don’t-miss
- Extensive art collection with a focus on the original Windsor Castle
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- White-glove service and high tea lean more toward Old World inclinations than Big Easy shenanigans
- The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the French Quarter
- Reservations at hotel restaurants are recommended
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The luxe Windsor Court Hotel truly stands apart in the famously funky party town of New Orleans. It’s decorated in a traditional American style, with an extensive art collection that focuses on English art, particularly portraits of the royal family and Windsor Castle. With its large heated rooftop pool, elegant style and traditional ideas about Southern hospitality, it’s the only hotel in Louisiana to earn both a four-star rating from Mobil and a four-diamond rating from AAA. The Windsor Court is practically an all-suite hotel — even the 56 Deluxe Rooms come close, at 400 square feet. Full Suites measure up to 800 square feet and have a butler’s pantry and separate living room with French doors and views of the skyline or the Mississippi River. The hotel’s restaurants are popular with guests and locals alike, with the Grill Room leading the pack. It offers indulgent dishes such as prime New York strip and Hudson Valley foie gras. The Polo Club Lounge has a more casual vibe, while afternoon high tea in Le Salon is based on English tradition and is practically a requirement when staying at the Windsor Court.
In the Area
High tea is a must-do in Le Salon; the delicacies live up to the hotel’s British-inflected name, and you’ll have a hearty meal served in three courses, including tea sandwiches, caviar canapés and, of course, tea (wine, too). Bar none, the best breakfast in New Orleans is at nearby Mother’s Restaurant. You’ll need to line up early to get a seat at this landmark (founded in 1938), full-of-life city gem. Although Mother’s serves food all day (until 10 p.m., including peerless po’boys and jambalaya), it has become famous for the hangover-easing properties of the food. Set quite close to the Windsor Court is the stunning Restaurant August. Lauded local chef John Besh takes on Nawlins classics and gives them a wonderfully inventive spin.
How to Get There
We were enchanted by the walled courtyard, the second floor bar area with wonderful wine ad appetizers. My room was superb and I love the breakfast every morning! When we tried going out for breakfast in the area, the lines were around the corner. We enjoyed our breakfast at Windsor Court because it was relaxing and lovely
My husband and I just returned from a dream vacation all due to the Windsor. They are first class in all that they do.
Absolutely a five star rating in my book. The Restaurants were wonderfully delicious and the pool was so relaxing.
We were celebrating are anniversary visiting NOLA for the first time and we’re so glad we chose the Windsor.
Want to give a shout out to Nicolas he is just one of the concierges there, he is Awesome and a complete professional at
His job. Thank you to all there at the Windsor. Do not hesitate make them your first choice. When we return to beautiful
NOLA the Windsor will always be our only choice!!
The staff, the room, and the service impeccable! I’m writing this review while still in our suite. The housekeeping staff were punctual and efficient and so sweet to talk to. The check in and concierge all helpful. This hotel is tucked away from the main noisy drag of the city but still within walking distance to everything. Our three year old walked to The French Quarter with no problems. It’s beautiful to stay in a luxury hotel that is tucked away and feels like you’re leaving the hustle and bustle of New Orleans. The Mother restaurant was close and Cafe Adelaide was great eats as well! Walking distance to Luke restaurant. We will be back! Thank you! -Hanley Family
I stayed here in February for work and it was brilliant. A fantastic step back into history and glamour. The food was amazing, the view of the river was great and the room was huge, clean and super comfortable. A nice distance away from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter, but a short walk if you want to go there. I will definitely stay here again.
Booked with Amex FHR program for one night stay. Upgraded to a deluxe suite which was lovely. The bed was extremely comfortable, the balconies had nice views, and the bathroom was extraordinary. The bath products have a wonderful smell and felt very luxurious.
The hotel is in a great area with an easy walk to Mothers for lunch. Breakfast at the hotel was nice, but definitely overpriced, and I think charging for standard coffee or tea at breakfast is tacky. They don't need that extra cash, and it left a sour taste in my mouth. The bar had nice cocktails with good prices and a great atmosphere. I highly recommend a stop by for a drink or two.
I think the FHR benefits are very nice at this hotel, and it's nice that you can use the credit to pay for your parking.
Overall, this is definitely a hotel I would return to, and encourage others to experience in New Orleans on a trip.