Going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras is a unique experience you just can’t get anywhere else. There are parades, balls, costumes, king cake, marching bands, Mardi Gras Indians, music, and so much more. Where you stay during your NOLA vacation undoubtedly plays a big role in your overall experience. And when it’s Mardi Gras, staying at the Blake Hotel gives your whole carnival adventure a big boost.
You’re in a prime location, at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Poydras, to watch parades as they pass by. You can also view the excitement from the massive second-story balcony or the viewing stands in front of the hotel. And the best part is that you’re only seconds away from your comfortable hotel room if you need a break.
Here’s Why You Need to Stay at the Blake Hotel for Mardi Gras
The Blake Hotel offers incredible amenities, a contemporary vibe, and on-site dining, all in a fantastic location in the heart of New Orleans. But if those aren’t enough to draw you in, check out these unbeatable reasons to stay at the Blake Hotel for Mardi Gras.
1. Amazing Balcony Views
The Blake Hotel has a massive second-story balcony that provides prime viewing of the Uptown Parade Route. You’ll have incredible views of some of the biggest carnival parades, including Bacchus, Orpheus, Rex, and Zulu. It’s the perfect spot to score lots of fanciful throws and experience the thrills of this exciting season.
Balcony viewing tickets range in price depending on the day/parades. The higher rates are for the Saturday and Sunday before Mardi Gras Day and Fat Tuesday, but they also include food and beverages. The other great perk about getting balcony tickets? Access to bathrooms during the parade — no porta potty needed.
2. Mardi Gras Specials
The Blake frequently has booking specials, including savings for booking directly, multi-night specials, and booking early. When you stay during Mardi Gras, you’ll get exclusive access to the hotel.
3. You’re in the Middle of the Action
Not only are you in a prime spot for parade viewing, but The Blake puts you in the heart of New Orleans. You’re only minutes away from some of the best that the city has to offer. Take a short walk or streetcar ride to find the French Quarter, Riverwalk Marketplace, Aquarium of the Americas, Caesar’s Superdome, Smoothie King Center, and other main attractions.
4. Food and Drink Options On-Site
The Blake Hotel is also home to Cafe at the Square, which has a variety of drinks and food available for purchase. The eatery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as classic cocktails and other favorites.
5. Viewing Stands
In addition to balcony viewing, the Blake Hotel also sets up viewing stands directly in front of the property so that you can get a front row seat to the action. Viewing stand tickets also range in price, depending on the parade, and do not include food, drinks, or bathroom access.
Book The Blake Hotel in New Orleans Today
Spend Mardi Gras at the Blake Hotel and have an experience you’ll never forget. Don’t forget to pack plenty of purple, green, and gold, and some comfortable shoes. We can’t wait to welcome you to New Orleans!