1. Le Salon
    Photograph: Courtesy The Windsor Court Hotel/Marco RiccaLe Salon
  2. The Courtyard
    Photograph: Courtesy The Windsor Court HotelThe Courtyard
  3. Room
    Photograph: Courtesy The Windsor Court Hotel
  4. The Windsor Court Hotel
    Photograph: Courtesy The Windsor Court HotelThe Grill Room
  5. Club Lounge
    Photograph: Courtesy The Windsor Court HotelThe Club Lounge
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Windsor Court Hotel

5 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

After a long day (and most likely night) spent taking in all that New Orleans has to offer, there’s a good chance you’ll want to retire to a hotel that’s luxurious and comfortable. Those two words are perfect ways to describe the 316-room Windsor Court hotel, a destination that combines modern sophistication and old-world elegance, with a uniquely British bent.

The sense that this property provides a relaxing oasis in the heart of the lively Crescent City hits you immediately upon entering the property. Guests pass through a walled-in courtyard surrounding a sprinkling fountain upon first arrival that serves as a space separating the hustle and bustle of the streets from the calm, refined lobby. The hotel’s lobby also includes the polished, ground-floor venue Le Salon, an elevated space that hosts a traditional English afternoon tea every Saturday and Sunday with loose-leaf brews and live music. (Speaking of English influence, don’t miss the original model of Windsor Castle on display by check-in.)

One huge attribute that greatly adds to the overall ambiance of a stay here is the art. The collection at the hotel is breathtaking and valued at over $10 million. In fact, guests can even take a walking tour of the collection to learn more about the paintings, sculptures and tapestries that focus on depictions of Windsor Castle and British royalty. (The collection includes pieces by William Powell Frith, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough and Jacob Huysman.) Not to mention, any hotel that offers an on-site walking tour makes for a pretty low-lift way to get your steps in for the day!

The European theme is carried over from the public spaces into the spacious, well-appointed rooms and suites available to guests. The rooms boast plenty of upscale details like bathrooms with Italian marble, private balconies, wet bars, dining tables, desks, French doors and Diptyque bath amenities. The vibe is not only different from the rowdy bars of nearby Bourbon St., but it can pretty accurately be described as existing on another planet. What’s even more remarkable is that the famous French Quarter is only about a five-minute walk from the hotel. (Those looking to visit the equally famed Garden District can hop on the nearby St. Charles Avenue Streetcar for a short trip to the verdant neighborhood.)

It goes without saying that what really makes for a five-star hotel experience is the service you receive, and that’s what sets the Windsor Court apart from nearby high-end lodging options. The service is remarkably good here, especially if you’re able to book a room that lets you take advantage of the Club Level, a sky-high space that provides a dedicated concierge, access to an exclusive lounge, complimentary breakfast, hors d’oeuvres and a signature cocktail presentation. Everyone in the lounge is incredibly helpful and eager to assist you in making the most of your trip—from reservations to recommendations.

The Grill Room is the hotel’s star attraction when it comes to dining, and a meal here does not disappoint! (You can occasionally spot visiting celebs and politicians at neighboring tables.) The fine dining venue presents an elevated take on modern New Orleans fare with cozy views of the outside courtyard. Pro tip: the Steelhead is spectacular and there’s a reinvented interpretation of French Onion soup that’s a perfect way to start the meal. After dinner, be sure to grab a drink on the same floor at the handsome Polo Club Lounge, an atmospheric space full of dark woods and leather furniture that’s screaming out to be enjoyed with a glass of whiskey in hand.

If you happen to be visiting during a warmer time of year (which is most of the year), guests can also take advantage of an expansive outdoor rooftop saltwater pool. Also, be sure to ask for a higher room with a view of the Mississippi River, if possible. Watching the sun rise over the Mississippi is a one-of-a-kind, only-in-New-Orleans memorable experience that firmly plants this posh escape in the world-renowned city that surrounds it.


300 Gravier St
New Orleans
Cross street:
at Tchoupitoulas St
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