Mardi Gras day is almost here 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!
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).
Maison Dupuy: If you haven't seen the couryard at the Maison Dupuy, you've haven't been to New Orleans. This unique boutique is a slice of tranquility just steps Bourbon Street. Bistreaux restaurant, located inside the hotel, is a must-experience as well.
Availability during Mardi Gras season: Amazingly enough, Maison Dupuy has a few rooms left from Sunday, February 11 through Fat Tuesday, February 13. Book NOW!
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 historic gem still has rooms available. Book NOW!
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.
Best Western Plus St. Christopher: Designed by famous architets Sully and Toledano, this 19-century luxury boutique hotel offers both historic cham and all the modern conveniences you'd expect from a Best Western Plus. Located at the foot of Magazine Street on the edge of the French Quarter, the St. Christopher offers convenient access to the downtown parade route, French Quarter fun and everything you love about New Orleans.
Availability during Mardi Gras season: This lovely hotel still has a few rooms available during Carnival but they won't last long. Book NOW!
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.
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!
Ramada Metairie – New Orleans Airport: Convenient to the Metairie parade routes and just minutes from downtown, the Ramaade Metairie – New Orleans Airport offers a great complimentary breakfast at the IHOP Restaurant on site. Large rooms feature comfortable double, queen and king beds. If you want to stay in shape between feasting in great New Orleans restaurants, the hotel offers a fitness center with cardio and strength-traning equipment.
Availability during Mardi Gras season: Mardi Gras rooms still available! Prepay upon booking. Guarantee your room NOW!