Ghost Tours, Riverboat Cruises & More at Our Hotel in New Orleans


The Residence Inn New Orleans would like to thank you for staying with us as you celebrate Mardi Gras. As your hotel of choice, we hope to deliver a front-row seat to all that Mardi Gras has to offer. Click here for a few tips that will prepare you for the world-famous celebration and provide a seamless and worry-free experience. You can also purchase tickets in the link and Guest Letter provided below which will guarantee you the best spots to experience and view the Mardi Gras Parades. There are a variety of parades and dates to choose from between February 2nd through February 13th

On-Site Outlets
Fitness Center

Residence Inn Fitness Center

Fitness Center - Weights

If Heavy Lifting is in Order

Our free weights, medicine balls, and bench machines are up to the task.

Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras Grand Stands & Balconies

Throw Me Something, Mister! Stay with us and celebrate Mardi Gras with your Krewe in the most exclusive way on our Private Balconies and Grand Stands facing St. Charles Ave. Don't be a jester, purchase Grand Stand tickets below. There are a variety of parades and dates to choose from between February 2nd through February 13th.

3rd Floor Suite Balcony

Yoga on the Balcony

Or Maybe Just a Few Jumping Jacks. Use your favorite fitness app and get fit with a view. Or sign into your favorite music streaming service on our Smart TV's and have a sweat session right in your room. Our extra large studio suites have enough space to stretch out and get moving.

Walking Tours Available Year Round

Ghost Tour

Our city is famous for its ghosts, so why not learn a little more about our history and what keeps our city haunted? History tours available as well. Tours are a great way to see the city, learn a bit and have a blast listening to some twisted tales.

French Quarter

A Unique Treat

Beignets & Cafe Au Lait  

There are many places to sample our famous beignets and cafe au laits, but you better not leave New Orleans without giving them a try. Cafe Du Monde is world-famous and worth a visit for sure. There are hundreds of restaurants offering local cuisine as well. It is impossible to get a bad meal in our city of culinary delights.

Café Du Monde
Local Area & Activity Highlights

Go for a Ride

On the Historic St. Charles Streetcar. This famous streetcar has stops just in front of the hotel and can take you to Canal Street all the way through the Garden District. Purchase a Jazzy pass for just $3/day for unlimited rides.

Just Steps Away

Jackson Square, the French Market, Bourbon Street, the Riverwalk, the National World War II Museum, and Audobon Zoo to name just a few are walking distance from our hotel.

Take a Walk

Peek in the bars or let the music draw you in. Grab a bite to eat a NOLA Poboys or dine on a four course French-Creole meal at Galatoires The options are endless.

Stroll Along Historical Sites

Lafayette Square is just a block away, or amp up those steps a bit and trek a few blocks more to Jackson square. Both historical sites are great for the bucket list too.

Bourbon Street

Our hotel is just a few blocks from Bourbon Street and the heart of The French Quarter.

The Best Food is All Around 

From street vendors to world class dining, you just can't get a bad meal in New Orleans.

Lucky Dogs

Mounted Police

Not every city has a mounted police force. These officers (and their steeds) are very friendly.

Bourbon Street Mounted Patrol
Mardi Gras Here
So Many Festivals, So Little Time

Mardi Gras is just one of many festivals and events that draws people from all over the world. Come, stay and experience these events on St.Charles Avenue from the comfort of one of our balconies or head out to the street and be a part of the spirit and energy that surrounds our city. The Big Easy is waiting for you.

View from Above

The best place to view parades without the crowds. The Grand Balcony is also available for private events and is the probably most comfortable place to see the action.The Grand Balcony is also available for private events and is the probably most comfortable place to see the action.

Uptown Parade Route

See the Krewes and their work of art floats up close- and walk away with more beads than you can carry! Mardi Gras is not the only time we get parades down the famous St.Charles avenue and this hotel is the perfect place to view the excitement.

Mardi Gras is Year-Round Here

Where ever you go in the French Quarter, you are bound to see some folks smiling at you from their balcony and they just might throw you some beads if you smile back!

Blue Bikes Bike Share

All around the city, you’ll notice racks of blue bikes – and they’re a great way to get around the city. The bikes are affordable, align with the New Orleans transit system, and allow visitors and locals to get around the city in a new way!

Residence Inn New Orleans French Quarter Area/Central Business District