The famed Courtyard Cafe with its glittering decor, bustling waiters, and chatty clientele is no more. The room has been stripped bare, furnished now with conference-stock round tables for its Sunday brunch, the only day the Cafe is open. No grandeur, no style. It was a dream of mine to stay at the WA, and it was crushing to see how the place had changed. Our stay was pleasant, but nothing can compel me to return.
The Windsor Arms had a great reputation back in the day. In the 70s, 80s, and 90s it was the place to see and to be seen. It was stylish and smart, a true boutique hotel. It is still a boutique hotel, still has a conscientious staff, and our junior suite was lovely. But the vibe of this once charming hotel has been eviserated.