Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

3.8 (1,154 reviews)

500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (504) 525-2500   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7033


Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Hotel

Premier party season in New Orleans

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.

Mardi Gras New Orleans

Sheraton New Orleans - Canal Street

Viewing Stands

Tickets will be come available for parardes closer to the event. The parades will pass directcly in front of the hotel. In addition to the noted parade, there may be a parade either preceding or following on the other side of Canal St. (across the “neutral ground”, or “median” as the rest of the country calls it), meaning it would not roll immediately in front of the stands.

We offer two ticket options; the first is for viewing stand access only, the second is for viewing stand plus the drink package. This will include an open bar in Pelican Lobby Bar, located inside the Sheraton New Orleans. The package includes well mixed drinks, house wines, domestic beers and soft drinks to begin one hour after the start of the parade and ending 30 minutes after the passing of the parade. The drink package privileges are nontransferable.

On Mardi Gras Day, we will have a special package for the Krewe of Rex! The Mardi Gras Day package includes access to the breakfast buffet, bloody mary’s & mimosas in Roux Bistro, located on the 2nd floor of the Sheraton New Orleans. You will also enjoy front row seats in our viewing stands as Mardi Gras comes to an end. Ticket details and schedules to come.

• Knights of Babylon, Chaos, and Krewe of Muses 

• Le Krewe d'Etat and Krewe of Morpheus

• Krewe of Mid-City 

• Krewe of Orpheus 

• 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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Mardi Gras 2018 Special Offers

at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

See below for special offers that include customized, exclusive amenities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 

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