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New York, New York
June 12, 2000
From journal French Quarter Fun
London, United Kingdom
July 10, 2003
We had a great view of the downtown area and French Quarter, and ate most of our meals right there. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and we never waited more than 30 minutes for our meals, no matter what the time of day or night. The food is prepared in the hotel's Grill Room, one of New Orleans premier restaurants, and is delicious and beautifully presented. Even the club sandwich that we ordered on our arrival (at 11:00 pm) was wonderful.
The gorgeous lobby is very traditionally English, with wood paneling and a beautiful green marble floor. Understated and elegant, it was filled with the soft, cool scent of dozens of roses. Very refreshing after the heat and humidity outside. High tea is served in the lobby each afternoon. There is fine art everywhere you look, and a feeling of comfort and welcome that I have seldom found in luxury hotels.
We were pampered and treated as welcome guests, even though we arrived very late and very disheveled after driving nine hours. We loved the hotel so much and were so spoiled, it was difficult to leave. Every staff member we met treated us as though we were the most important guests in the hotel. True Southern hospitality at its best, unlike the rather snooty attitude one finds at some of the other top hotels in New Orleans.
And this place is great for celebrity spotting -- Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, and Bob Dylan are regular guests, and many musicians stay there during JazzFest in May. No luck this trip, but I wish I had been in the hotel bar several months ago, when Paul McCartney sang a love song to his new wife, Heather.
World class service with that special New Orleans magic. And a great website, complete with menus for the Grill Room and pictures of everything. And the prices are remarkably reasonable. We booked a "regular" room for $175.00, and that was when the city was full for JazzFest. It was actually the cheapest room rate I found among the major hotels. This hotel was named by Conde Nast Traveler as the best hotel in the world a couple of years ago, and I highly suggest you check it out if you're going to New Orleans.
From journal Another Side of New Orleans
July 11, 2004
So how were the rooms?My husband stayed in a deluxe guest room (suites are also available), which was small but well appointed with couch, chair, queen-sized bed, desk, and ornately carved dresser. There was a small balcony that offered views of the river beyond Harrah's Casino, which is located directly across the street. While he enjoyed a cigarette out here, there is no furniture. The balcony is the size of a comfortable couch.
Information for the business traveler:My husband attended meetings on the hotel's top floor, which had access to two outside patio areas. A hot buffet was catered each day, and all of the food met with the group's high expectations. After this experience, my husband would suggest this particular venue for any small group---50 people or less---meeting for work in the Crescent City. Internet access is available in the rooms, too, but there is a charge for guests.
Special points of interest?:This is a luxury hotel complete with a health club, pool, and highly rated restaurant. However, my husband especially enjoyed having a local kind of beer---an Abita---in the lounge where a trio of classical instrumentalists played soft background music.
Bottom line?:Like many things English---and I mean this with a real sense of unabashed fondness---the Windsor can come across as a bit stuffy. I mean, they actually serve high tea here in the afternoon. Yet the excellent service and the luxury environs all promise to add a true touch of class to any guest's stay.
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