Anyone traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras is in for a rowdy good time with plenty of great eats, strong drinks and Fat Tuesday partying to be had. If you’re still deciding where to stay, we suggest choosing a hotel that offers a little something extra when you book—like to-go cocktail cups, free drinks and big breakfasts to soak up last night’s festivities. Whether you’re looking to stay in the French Quarter or prefer something slightly outside the madness, these seven hotels have the best boozy Mardi Gras deals in the city.
Located close to the French Quarter in downtown New Orleans, the Sheraton features well-appointed rooms with views and a rooftop pool and sundeck. Their Mardi Gras Black Tie Experience is one of the best packages we’ve seen in awhile. You’ll be welcomed to the property with two Hurricane cocktails, Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide, beads and accommodations in an executive suite. It also includes two seats at black tie celebration Orpheuscapade, two tickets to the hotel’s parade viewing stands on Mardi Gras day, and a recovery kit, complete with Bloody Marys or Mimosas for two. Starting at $358 a night. Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
A gorgeous design and glistening rooftop pool give the Le Méridien in NOLA’s downtown district an edge, especially because it’s so close to all the action of the French Quarter. If you snag their Celebrate Mardi Gras 2018 package, you’ll receive two cocktails to go, a miniature king cake, two festive boas and Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide. You’ll also score two breakfast vouchers so you can order dishes like Short Rib Hash and their signature Eggs Benedict to soak up last night’s alcohol. If the W Hotel is more your style, they’re offering the same package. Starting at $425 a night. Le Méridien New Orleans, 333 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
If learning about what goes on behind the scenes at Mardi Gras appeals, this boutique French Quarter hotel has the perfect package. Book with their Mardi Gras Revelry offer and receive beignets and coffee for two at Café du Monde, daily deluxe continental breakfast, welcome beverages at on-site bar Vive!, and admission for two to tour Mardi Gras World with shuttle transportation. Upon entering Mardi Gras World, you’ll learn about the festival’s history, watch artisans build intricate parade floats, try on costumes and taste their famous king cake. The classic Bourbon Orleans Hotel offers the same package for Mardi Gras guests. Starting at $434 a night. Hotel Le Marais, 717 Conti St. New Orleans, LA 70130
Situated on the edge of the French Quarter, Melrose Mansion is a gorgeous 21-room guest house in the historic Creole neighborhood of Faubourg Marigny. While they offer their Mardi Gras Year Round package all the time, we especially want to snag it during the big festival. It includes a personal size king cake, four strands of souvenir beads, a six-pack of Abita Amber, admission for two to Mardi Gras World, beignets and coffee for two at Café du Monde and Hurricanes with souvenir glasses at Pat O’Brien’s. If that doesn’t get you in the spirit, we don’t know what will. Starting at $379 a night. Melrose Mansion, 937 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans, LA 70116
Exposed brick walls, wet bars and suite-style rooms with turntables make this Arts/Warehouse District hotel an extra comfy place to come back to after a day of partying. Their Mardi Gras Survival Package provides guests with everything they need to traverse the town in style. It includes two travel cocktail cups for imbibing on the go, two koozies, special beads and a bag for catching more strands, as well as a free hot breakfast. Starting at $376 a night. The Mercantile Hotel, 727 S Peters St , New Orleans, LA. 70130