The Best Views Of The New Orleans Skyline Can Be Found At This Elegant Hotel

Whether you know it as NOLA, The Big Easy, or the Birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans, Louisiana is a city like no other. It's got a special blend of cultures including Cajun, Creole, African-American, Native American, Spanish, French, Italian, according to New Orleans & Company.

Adding to that mix of cultures, the city boasts a whopping 21 historic districts listed on the National Register, per Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans. The most famous of these is probably the Vieux Carré or French Quarter, which dates back to 1718. The area between the Central Business District and the Marigny neighborhood on the bend in the Mississippi gave New Orleans its nickname of the Crescent City and the French Quarter is notable for its Creole architecture, music, and nightlife scene, and dining options — beignets, anyone? And if you want to stay close to the French Quarter but also get high-end service and views of the New Orleans skyline, here's the hotel for you.

Skyline views from the Club Level and rooftop pool

The Windsor Court Hotel in the Central Business District is 23 stories of luxury, with stunning views of the New Orleans skyline, including the river and the Crescent City Connection bridge. The best rooms for views are on the Club Level: the top four floors of the hotel. Along with the views, the Club Level has its own concierge and lounge and offers breakfast, happy hour, signature cocktails, and desserts.

You can also enjoy the view from The Windsor Court Hotel's rooftop pool. During the winter, the 65-foot saltwater pool is heated. And once you're tired of swimming — or if you just want to relax — you can lounge poolside and enjoy food and drinks from the aptly named Waterman Poolside Bar. You don't have to be a guest to enjoy the pool view; if you book a spa treatment at the hotel's spa, you can visit the pool too.

The Windsor Court is centrally located

Along with the beautiful views of New Orleans, The Windsor Court hosts live jazz at the Polo Club Lounge, which has an intimate and luxurious feel with the dark wood and leather furnishings. Make sure to try one of their signature cocktails, including the mint julep or the Sazerac (perfect at the end of a long day exploring the city). And while the view of the city is fantastic, don't forget to look around the hotel. It has a multi-million dollar art collection, including a 17-century painting by William Powell Frith. Plus, if you're there for the holidays, you can see their nearly two-story tall Christmas tree, decorated with 22,000 lights, per WGNO.

It's easy to see the highlights of New Orleans with The Windsor Court as your home away from home. It's a 20-minute walk to the Caesars Superdome, where you can watch the New Orleans Saints play. And it's a 15-minute walk to Jackson Square at the heart of the French Quarter.