We go to New Orleans often and soon I will be posting my Best of the Best list for the city that I love so dearly but for now, I wanted to shed some light on the lovely Windsor Court Hotel. Great hotels and cozy inns are nearly everywhere in this city, but for me, this hotel gets my pick. It is located on the edge of the CBD (Central Business District) and the Quarter and so many great sites are within walking distance. It is about a 10 minute stroll to Jackson Square and the world famous (and rightfully so) Cafe du Monde. The hotel flawlessly combines European sophistication with a healthy dose of Southern charm and is my home away from home in The Big Easy.
My favorite part of this hotel? The artwork. A museum quality collection graces the walls and halls of this hotel, with original pieces by Gainsborough, Reynolds, and Buttersworth to name a few. If you do not stay here, at least walk through the lobby for a glimpse at this fantastic collection.
In closing, the staff is extremely helpful, rooms are nicely appointed, it is in a great location, and is pet friendly with a great bar and delicious restaurants. Oh, and if you are lucky enough to visit during Mardi Gras, the hotel is on a parade route- so you can walk out the door and catch some dubloons. Throw me something mister! I am already anticipating a return trip.
*All images from windsorcourthotel.com