Mardi Gras is just around the corner, and we can’t wait! However, if you haven’t reserved your room yet, you still have time to make last minute plans. A few of our favorites have rooms available—but hurry because we can’t guarantee they’ll be available long!
French Quarter/ Marigny
With easy access to all things New Orleans, the French Quarter is the best known neighborhood in New Orleans. It is home to the world-famous Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, the French Market, and more! Staying in the French Quarter, you’ll have easy access to some of the best food and entertainment New Orleans has to offer. Although no major float parade rides through the Quarter, hop on the St. Charles streetcar line for easy access. (Be sure to check times because the streetcars stop running up to two hours before a parade begins and begin their route after the parades end).
Just steps away from the French Quarter, Marigny is the hippest spot in town! Frenchmen Street is home to great local jazz, talented street performers, and tasty New Orleans dishes!
Frenchmen Hotel: With exposed brick, chic fireplaces, and modern furniture, the Frenchmen Hotel is a unique bohemian boutique hotel that offers an eclectic New Orleans experience like no other. A 24-hour staff is on hand to make recommendations, offer the best dining suggestions, or even plan your tour! Rooms come in a variety of styles with different amenities such as private balconies or views of the courtyard with a petit pool and Jacuzzi. Or try a loft queen beds and pullout sofas. Suites with full kitchens are also available.
Availability during Mardi Gras season: If this unique experience sounds right for you, the Frenchmen still has a few rooms left grab them while you can.
Hotel Provincial: Tucked away in the French Quarter, you’ll feel like you’re in another world when you stay at Hotel Provincial. The luxurious boutique hotel features a secluded courtyard with salt water pools and a European fountain, periodic décor, and balconies overlooking the pathway.
Availability during Mardi Gras season: This slice of paradise still has rooms available. Call Kerri directly at 504-267-4649 for special rates.
Lafitte Guest House: Located at the corner of Bourbon and St. Phillip streets, this charming boutique hotel throws you into the center of the action (while keeping you far enough away to get a good night’s sleep!) Personalized features such as private balconies, mini refrigerators, and courtyard access, and more are available. Plus access to a communal kitchen and continental breakfast are complimentary with every stay.
Availability during Mardi Gras season: With just a few rooms left, their charming courtyard rooms start at just $389 while their spacious double queen bed rooms are just $499 a night.
Audubon Cottages: This luxurious collection of seven one and two bedroom suites has recently been restored to its historic glory. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, this unique boutique hotel offers an unparalleled experience including a private secluded saltwater pool in the center of the action.
Availability during Mardi Gras season: If this sounds like paradise to you, you’re in luck. This classic New Orleans gem happens to have a few rooms left.
Central Business District
Getting around during Mardi Gras can be tricky, so we recommend staying within walking distance of the parades or a short streetcar ride away— the Central Business District offers just that. It’s centrally located between the Convention Center and French Quarter with easy access to major New Orleans attractions. Bonus: You can also walk to the parade route! If you want to catch the parade at the beginning of the route, hop on the streetcar—it’s just a short ride. The sooner the better, the streetcars stop running up to two hours before the parade and pick back up after the parades are complete.
Holiday Inn Superdome: Located next to the Superdome, The Holiday Inn Superdome offers a little something for everyone and you're just minutes from Mardi Gras excitement. The hotel offers everything you've come to expect from Holiday Inn with a glorious rooftop pool (and stunning view of the city), onsite dining courtesy the Streetcar, and more.
Availability during Mardi Gras season: This gem still has a few two and three night stays available with special rates Sunday, February 26 through Tuesday, February 28. Contact them directly for the best deals!
While Mardi Gras an exciting time in the Crescent City—the Garden District is the perfect area to enjoy the calmer side of the festivities! Stay in a pristine area surrounded by beautiful live oaks and historic mansions all within walking distance to the parade route, fabulous restaurants and shopping and the St. Charles Streetcar line
Melrose Mansion: This antebellum mansion showcases the soft, elegant charm of the South with hardwood floors, plush linens, and a beautiful courtyard. Guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast to start every morning off right.
Availability during Mardi Gras season: If you want to experience a slightly softer side of Mardi Gras, we recommend booking a stay at this spectacular mansion.
If you want all of the fun and excitement of Mardi Gras without staying in the center of the madness, Metairie is the perfect choice. It's conventiently located about 10 minutes from both the airport and French Quarter! Many of the hotels come with amenities you won't find in the city, such as free parking. Plus, Metairie has some pretty awesome parades of their own - and Family Gras!
Best Western Plus Landmark Metairie: This beautifully renovated hotel features 156 tastefully decorated rooms, guests will enjoy maximum comfort with amenities such as a microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and WiFi. Did we mention the hotel comes complete with a pool?
Availability during Mardi Gras season: With no minimum night stay and 20% off when you book using code FACEBOOK, this deal can’t be matched. Our advice, scoop this up while the offer is available – it won’t last!