Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

500 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 USA
+1 504-525-2500

Mardi Gras Hotel - French Quarter Festival


Perhaps it's the anticipation of the merriment, the excitement of catching throws, the extravaganza of the parades, getting dressed up in costume, or going to a Ball -- but a frame of mind takes over the Big Easy and says "forget your problems and have fun!"

Mardi Gras officially starts at Twelfth Night, which occurs 12 days after Christmas on January 6th. There are several celebrations around the city, and it is a great day here at our Mardi Gras hotel in New Orleans. It means for us King Cake Lovers, that the bakeries around town will have King Cake for sale! Mardi Gras Day (which is also Fat Tuesday) is the last day of the Mardi Gras Carnival season. Mardi Gras day falls on a different day each year. It is always 46 days before Easter.

Viewing Stands

The parades will pass directly in front of the hotel. In addition to the noted parades, there may be a parade either preceding or following on the other side of Canal St., located across the median from the hotel.

We are pleased to offer our guests two ticket options.

Ticket Option 1: Ticket Option 1: Includes viewing stand access only. Prices start from $20.

Ticket Option 2: Prices start from $35. Includes exclusive drink options, in addition to viewing stand access. Guests will receive 3 drink tickets for house brand wine, well brand cocktails, or draft beer at the Pelican Lobby Bar. Drink service begins 1 hour before the start of the parade, up until 30 minutes after the parade. Drink tickets are non-transferable and only apply for the time of the parades they were purchased for

Click here to purchase tickets.

Tickets are available for the following parades:

February 14, Krewe of Oshun, Krewe of Cleopatra
February 15 (AM), Krewe of Pontchartrain, Krewe of Choctaw, Krewe of Freret
February 15 (PM), Krewe of Sparta, Krewe of Pygmalion
February 16, Krewe of Femme Fatale, Krewe of Carrollton, Krewe of King Arthur and Merlin, Krewe of Alla
February 19, Krewe of Druids, Krewe of Nyx
February 20, Krewe of Muses
February 21, Krewe of Morpheus
February 22, Krewe of Iris
February 23, Krewe of Okeanos, Krewe of Mid-City, Krewe of Thoth, & Krewe of Bacchus
February 24, Krewe of Proteus & Krewe of Orpheus
February 25, Krewe of Rex

Hotel Access & Parking during Mardi Gras

During Mardi Gras, there will be some local street closures due to parades, so please allow extra time when traveling to the hotel. Access to the hotel over Mardi Gras will be limited to registered guests only. Registered guests will be identified by wearing a hotel issued wristband.  The hotel will have very limited parking over these dates and will be available on a first come, first serve basis with no in/out privileges. Please contact the hotel for further information.

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