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
Having stayed at many 5-star hotels, something felt "out of place" at Windsor Court. Took a while...but after interacting-with and observing employees, I realized that most all employees took a lot of pride in working with the hotel. Like it was their hotel. The room-support was simple, but the gentleman who helped us reviewed the room and made sure all amenities were exactly how they should be. Front desk team, equally, was proud of working there. They are proud of high tea experience, of the Christmas decorations, interacting with adults and with kids.
I would HIGHLY recommend staying at Windsor Court. Its simple, but wonderful experience.
So why the 4-star? Swimming pool. Cleanliness (leaves), water-temperature (essentially it was a big sauna), pool-side service (including inconsistent hours of service). All I could think was the $s the hotel is leaving at the table by not building a business around the swimming pool.
The service is remarkable and friendly as is everyone in NOLA! Our suite was very nice. Breakfast is very good. Everyone is very accommodating to our needs! Have a car service for nearby attractions and restaurants, etc. Decorated nicely for the holidays!
Out of this world, all suite rooms, including dressing room, sitting room, balcony in the heart of the French quarter. Upgrade includes club room and breakfast, hot food at weekend and evening snacks(a full meal) Everyone friendly and helpful.
I’ve stayed at all 5-star hotels in NOLA (Ritz, Marriott, Hilton, monteleone, W) and this hotel is #1 in service, location, amenities, and luxury.
The pool, spa, rooms, and location is so quaint yet luxurious with a small feel despite a busy, loud city.
My girlfriends and I booked this hotel for a long weekend getaway and it didn't disappoint. Location was great and we could walk pretty much everywhere we needed to go. It rained often during our weekend there, so we didn't get much pool time, but enjoyed the views and the pool bar when we could. We also loved the mimosa brunch downstairs. I would definitely stay here again in the future!