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Hotels in Mobile Alabama

February 01, 2011 10:09 ET

Experience a Family-Friendly Mardi Gras at the Battle House Hotel in Mobile, Alabama

MOBILE, AL--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - If you are looking for a family-friendly Mardi Gras, go the original -- Mobile, Alabama. Mobile was the birthplace of Mardi Gras in the United States and the historic Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa has been at the center of the fun for nearly 150 years.

Originally built in 1852 and closed in the mid-1970s, the Battle House has been restored to all its original grandeur. The boutique hotel in Mobile reopened in May 2007 and has been named as one of the "Top 500 Hotels in the World" by Travel + Leisure in 2009. Both the Battle House and its Trellis Room restaurant have received Four Diamond ratings from AAA. The hotel has also been named one of National Geographic Traveler's "Top Places to Stay" in North America and was named a favorite by Coastal Living.

The 238 gracious guest rooms, new spa and historic lobby, restaurant and ballrooms make Battle House the perfect urban retreat for business and leisure guests with an affinity for the finer things in life. The hotel has 35,000 square feet of meeting space and is connected to RSA Battle House Tower. 

Parades start in mid-February and run until March 8, Mardi Gras Day. Most of the parades pass right in front of the Battle House. Joe Cain Café, one of the hotel bars, also has a Mardi Gras theme all year long. Rates start at $159 per night during Mardi Gras season. For more on the Battle House, vacations in Mobile, AL, or to make reservations, visit www.renaissancebattlehouse.com.

A complete list of Mobile Mardi Gras parades is below.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18
6:30 pm Conde Cavalier Parade
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19
12:00 pm Bayport Parading Society
7:00 pm Pharaoh's Mystic Society Parade
7:30 pm Conde Explorers Parade
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24
6:30 pm Order of the Polka Dots Parade
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25
6:30 pm Order of the Inca Parade
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26
2:00 pm Mobile Mystics Parade
2:30 pm Mobile Mystical Revelers
6:30 pm Maids of Mirth Parade
7:00 pm Order of Butterfly Maidens Parade
7:30 pm Krewe of Marry Mates
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27
6:30 pm Neptune's Daughters Parade
7:00 pm Order of Isis Parade
   
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28
6:30 pm Mobile Mystical Ladies Parade
7:00 pm Order of Venus Parade
TUESDAY, MARCH 1
6:30 pm Order of LaShe Parade
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
6:30 pm Mystic Striper Parade
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
6:30 pm Crewe of Columbus Parade
SATURDAY, MARCH 5
12:00 noon Floral Parade
12:30 pm Knights of Mobile Parade
1:00 pm Order of Angels Parade
6:00 pm Mystics of Time Parade
6:30 pm Coronation of Queen to King Felix III (Mobile Convention Center)
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
2:00 pm Arrival of King Elexis I (at foot of Government Street)
2:30 pm Joe Cain Parade
5:00 pm Le Krewe de Bienville Parade
5:30 pm Les Femmes Cassettes Parade
8:15 pm Coronation of King Elexis (Mobile Civic Center)
MONDAY, MARCH 7
11:00 am Arrival of King Felix III (at foot of Government Street)
12:00 Noon King's Parade and Floral Parade
3:00 pm MLK Business & Civic Organization Parade (Route D)
3:30 pm MLK Monday Mystics Parade (Route D)
4:00 pm Northside Merchants Parade (Route D)
6:30 pm Infant Mystics Parade
TUESDAY, MARCH 8 MARDI GRAS DAY (FAT TUESDAY!)
(Always the day before Ash Wednesday)
10:30 am Order of Athena Parade
12:30 pm Knights of Revelry Parade
1:00 pm King Felix Parade
1:30 pm Comic Cowboys Parade
2:00 pm Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association (Route B)
6:30 pm Order of Myths Parade (Route C)

For more on Mobile Mardi Gras can be found at www.mobile.org. For more on the Battle House and the entire Resort Collection on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, visit www.pchresorts.com.