We’ve been accused of having low moral standards. Many times.
But we’ll never be accused of low standards when it comes to hotel accommodations.
As frequent visitors to New Orleans, we’ve experienced more than our fair share of cringe-worthy hotel rooms. Even at reputable brands. (We personally blame the phenomenon of eight people cramming into double rooms for bachelor/bachelorette party weekends, but we have zero proof to support that claim.)
Yet Windsor Court Hotel remains a singular hotel property that always manages to exceed our expectations. The first time we stayed, our rooms were complimentary in exchange for writing about the experience, but our time within its walls was superb enough to keep us coming back for more time and time again—on our own dime (or one very large duffel bag full of them).
Perhaps it’s because Windsor Court has bragging rights as the only four-star, four-diamond property in the city, and we’re your typical four-star, four-diamond kind of queens.
Rooms are posh and spacious (even the non-suites), but it’s the service that brings us back for more. Especially when we splurge on a club level room with access to a lounge serving up tasty treats—and lots of booze—from morning to night. (Just make sure to tip the staff!)
We always meet crazy-fun new friends over bottles of wine in that space, too, and have even been known to skip a night out on the town in favor of hanging out there. Better still, club level rooms aren’t that much more expensive than standard ones if you’re prone to actually use the amenities.
The property is tucked away on the other side of Canal Street from the French Quarter, yet even though it’s across the way from Harrah’s Casino, it feels miles away from any kind of hustle and bustle. Nearly everything you’d want to do can be accessed by a short walk or cheap Uber or Lyft.
So if you want to revel in any upcoming holidays shenanigans, don’t feel like you’ll be too far from the action and you can always find special packages. Experience multiple types of decadent things for Southern Decadence. Halloween will always be one of our favorite times to visit the Big Easy, Boo, but we also adore New Year’s Eve by the Mississippi. Of course, we’d celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas in the Quarter in a heartbeat.
If you can pry us away from the open bar in the club lounge, that is.
Windsor Court Hotel
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