Windsor Court

Nestled into a quiet corner of an otherwise boisterous downtown New Orleans, the vaunted Windsor Court Hotel has been an elegant respite for generations of Crescent City visitors.

Children and dog in bedroom at the pet friends Windsor Court hotel.
The hotel offers plush dog beds and custom food and water bowls. Dog-walking service is complimentary. Or ask the hotel for an area walking map. Photography courtesy of Windsor Court

Since its opening in 1984, Windsor Court in New Orleans, with a name that has become synonymous with tradition and gracious hospitality, has hosted royalty, rock stars, diplomats, and world travelers. Whether you are looking to take in a show, shop for antiques, or just want to have a little fun, this hotel is all but guaranteed to make your stay feel too short.

Windsor Court hotel courtyard.

Returning guests love driving into the walled courtyard with its bubbling fountain that seems to make the rest of the world dissolve. Tradition dictates that the bellman will collect your things and the valet will whisk your vehicle away, leaving you to step inside the grand lobby, filled with displays of hundreds of roses from local florist extraordinaire Dunn & Sonnier. These are the moments guests look forward to each and every time they visit.

Not long ago, the 23-story property underwent a massive $15 million renovation to update and enhance the landmark hotel while staying true to the aspects that longtime guests have come to love and appreciate. Many pieces of the Windsor Court’s $10 million fine art collection continue to grace its walls. Revamped and updated, rooms and suites are still dressed in the hotel’s signature New Orleans-themed toile, while expansive marble bathrooms offer Diptyque amenities.

New Orleans is most decidedly a gastronomic destination, so one of the hotel’s greatest upgrades is their dining program. The Polo Club Lounge on the second floor has been expanded. Here, live jazz, an extensive wine collection, and signature cocktails are the perfect start to any evening. Views from the Waterman Poolside Bar rival only those from the Club Level with its dedicated concierge, afternoon tea service, cocktails, and hors d’oeveres.

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In the Grill Room, the menu is extraordinary—think foie gras torchon, redfish with a citrus mignonette, and wagyu beef from the famed Uenae Lake Farm in Japan. Be sure to save room for dessert (or have it delivered to your suite). The pastry arts team crafts confections that are as delicious as they are whimsical.

Whether your travel is for a girls’ getaway, a family affair, or a couple’s retreat, the Windsor Court Hotel is freshly gussied up and ready to welcome you back—in the style to which you are accustomed.

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