Windsor  is full of nice hotels, including the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Windsor (333 W. Riverside Dr., 519/977-9777, www.radisson.com , $139–249 d), which is conveniently located near downtown Windsor and the Detroit River, and offers spectacular views of the Detroit  skyline.
For a less expensive stay, try the Travelodge Hotel Downtown Windsor (33 E. Riverside Dr., 519/258-7774, www.travelodge.com , $70–120 d).
While the shopping is good in Windsor, it doesn’t compare to the eating. Top restaurants include Cook’s Shop (683 Ouellette Ave., 519/254-3377, 5–10 p.m. Tues.–Thurs. and Sun., 5 p.m.–midnight Fri.–Sat., $9–18), a tiny basement eatery where everything is homemade, including the melt-in-your-mouth polenta and pastas prepared tableside on a rolling cart.
The Mini (475 W. University Ave., 519/254-2221, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. daily, $6–14), which started out with one tiny room (hence the name), expanded as the restaurant’s Vietnamese cuisine and fruit slushes caught on with diners from Windsor  and across the way.
The atmosphere’s not much at Wah Court (2037 W. Wyandotte St., 519/254-1388, www.wahcourtrestaurant.com , 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m. daily, $8–13), but the more than 30 dim sum selections (available only before 3 p.m.) are first-rate.