Windsor Court Hotel
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... around. The house was old. The big door to the street opened to an open porch off the right hand side of the house. There were 3 doors on the side of the house where I stood. One was the first apartment where Erin's brother inlaw lived, the second was my room. She opened it, it was a large room, a music room, a piano sat in the corner. The third door was the door to Erin's apartment. She pointed out the yard and the servants quarters that are on the back fence and how students rented ...
... all stick together. Soon enough though a few of us decided to bail and go experience bourbon street to its fullest. We ended up in some courtyard where we met a huge group of college students from Texas who gave us the dirt on where we should and shouldn't go while we are there. This place seemed to just get emptier with time so we went looking for something better. We arrived at a place called pat o'briens which we later found out had lots of ...
... the smell of vanilla and caramel was mouthwatering and chocolate and nut toffees lined the display cabinet. The kids found some Salt Water Taffy (like Huck Finn/Tom Sawyer ate) and have bought some to bring back to Oz. Then we each chose a chocolate - Mase had a Mississippi Mud chocolate, I had a peanut, caramel and dark chocolate treat, Sam had a choc alligator, Matt had a mint chocolate and Jo chose a pink loveheart to give to Sam for Valentine's Day (the next ...
... for our Haunted Tour of the French Quarter.
The turnout was so much larger than we had anticipated and there were so many lame looking tour guides, so we were quite relieved to get Bill who we concluded was a retired alcoholic who needed money for booze and just so happened to know a lot about the macabre side of the city.
Despite the wealth of information I can't really say it was very memorable, and I think I would have had ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Windsor Court Hotel New Orleans
Huge disappointment. I am a New Orleans native and returned for a meeting and had a one night stay at the Windsor Court. It's a good thing I had a good rate through my friend's company or I would have really been p.o.'d had I paid over $300/night for this room. The curtains were shabby and there were scuff marks on the wall, as well as peeling paint behind the drapes. The bed had a mattress that was only average. The bed linens were not what I expected from a luxury property. No down comforter, just a cheesey cotton spread. One pillow was feather or down, and the other was foam rubber. The carpet was dirty and the water pressure was terrible in the shower. The only thing that was good in the room was the nice smelling soap. Oh, and I had a small balcony that overlooked the casino and river. The glass doors were so dirty it was impossible to see out without opening them. Even the telephone smelled like someone's sweaty head. It was nasty! This is not the top rated hotel it once was. It needs serious updating and rehab. I would stay at the Ritz Carlton or Maison Orleans (loved it!) next time. Don't waste your money on the WCH.
Treated like royalty
Spoiled to death during our stay. The staff couldn't have been nicer. Our junior suite was lovely with every amenity you could wish for. The total atmosphere of elegance was worth the stay. The art collection displayed was magnificent. Would stay only there if returning to New Orleans.
We stayed for just one night at the Windsor Court at the end of the trip. Having stayed at the Ritz-Carlton on Canal St earlier in our vacation, which was absolutely fabulous, we found the Windsor to have a beautiful lobby and fantastic staff, but the room we had (which was a huge suite on the 21st floor, ie not shabby!) was disappointingly unspectacular, not particularly luxurious and had a few 'broken' items (such as shower head and hairdryer).
We wouldn't stay there again, the room just didn't compare to other top hotels we've stayed in.
We stayed in the hotel 20-26 December 2003 in an 800 sq.ft suite for which we paid a ridiculously low price, due to the time of the year?
Best hotel ever!
We have been to the Windsor Court Hotel three times and plan a stay there again in December. Nothing beats this wonderful posh little hotel. Location perfect, the Grill Room Restaurant may be the best restaurant in the U.S. Go there in December and experience the beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the lobby. The high tea service is superb. Could find no down side to this lovely place. Go!
We also live very close to N.O. and travel there often. For my birthday, we stayed two nights at the Windsor Court on recommendations from my co-workers. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed it! I was a little apprehensive because we were looking for a leisurely weekend and were not interested in "dressing" for dinner, paying exuberant prices or putting up with snooty staff. Don't believe everything you read, people! The room rate for a deluxe room we found on the Internet was reasonable. Upon check-in, housekeeping was just finishing up in our room so we waited at reception for maybe 8-10 min. Because of the short inconvenience, the hotel upgraded us to a full suite with a beautiful river view high above all the other buildings between us and the river.
My husband and I are a short distance from NO and are lucky enough to travel there very frequently. We have stayed at several luxury hotels over the years and the Windsor Court is by far, the most overrated hotel anywhere in NO!The experience from the minute we pulled into the hotel was very, very disappointing. Unattentive bell hops, valets, etc.
This was our first visit to New Orleans and a friend had recommended the Windsor Court and I'm really glad we followed their advise. From the minute we arrived the service could not have been better and everyone was so friendly and helpful.
The location of the hotel is perfect for exploring the French Quarter and the combination of New Orleans style and the old world European feel to the hotel makes it feel like an intimate hotel but with all the back up of a well run five star hotel.
A perfect stay for us and would recommend it highly.
Never again will stay at Windsor Court Hotel! Our room was filthy on
arrival and after it was "cleaned" we still had used soap, dirty
bathtub/shower, and other peoples litter scattered about the room. It
makes me wonder about the sheets.Our compensation for 2 hours of
inconvience of having our room cleaned X3 was a small box of
chocolates. Like Forest Gump says life is like a box of chocolates, you
just never know what your going to get.