My fiance and I had a long weekend elopement trip to New Orleans. We were considering renting a house but wanted to be near the french quarter and found a great hotwire secret rate deal for the Windsor. (there are only two 5-star hotels in New Orleans so it's easy to distinguish which is which on these secret rates).
We ended up renting a car from the airport and arrived at the hotel... valet only. I asked if there were any other parking options and the man who greeted us said "We only do valet... Welcome to the Windsor" Well, valet overnight is $45 so I found a parking lot a few blocks away.
Lobby is beautiful, staff was all very friendly. Although we got the cheap rate, I asked for a river view and we had an amazing view on the 17th floor where we watched tugs, ships, and riverboats along the Mississippi. The room was perfect, a junior suite with everything clean and comfortable. Despite the height, there was a lot of street noise in the morning, along with boat and train horns, but not terrible. WIFI is free, although it is extremely slow and you have to pay for a faster connection. I've never understood how all the budget motels have great free wifi but these 5-stars will charge you.
Great location, just a few minute walk into the French Quarter to the east, Warehouse district to the west, and Harrahs right across the street.
For a special occasion it was great, but I would not spend that much money for a hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Central Business District, just three blocks walking distance of the French Quarter, Mississippi River and Warehouse/Arts District, Windsor Court Hotel is a AAA Four Diamond and Forbes (formerly Mobil) Four Star Awarded hotel. This luxury hotel has almost all-suite accommodations; an outdoor heated swimming pool; Club Level accommodations including a private lounge; newly opened boutique Spa; two cocktail lounges featuring live music nightly; a salon for traditional Afternoon Tea; and the most premier AAA Four Star and Forbes Four Diamond Restaurant in the city, The Grill Room. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Amex, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Odigeo and Jetsetter so you can book your Windsor Court Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Windsor Court New Orleans