January 23, 2012 15:49 ET Offers No Hotel Fees for Mardi Gras 2012

From January 23 to February 6, Book Any Room on and Pay No Booking Fees, Including Stays During Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2012) - New Orleans is gearing up for the world's biggest street party as hundreds of thousands of visitors are set to invade the city for Mardi Gras 2012. Fueled by king cake and a love of Carnival season, the travel experts at decided to make staying in the Big Easy more affordable with a "No Booking Fee" promotion on rooms booked for the annual celebration.'s experts offer these tips for finding a hotel last-minute in New Orleans for Mardi Gras:

  • Most hotels require minimum stays during Mardi Gras. Expand your hotel search to include three or more nights. Even if you don't plan to stay the whole time, you'll get a better selection of hotels and rates to choose from.
  • The last weekend before Mardi Gras is the busiest! If travel dates are flexible,'s krewe suggests searching for rooms earlier in the month. The Carnival parade season runs from February 5 - February 21, 2012. Crowds are smaller and there are more beads to go around!
  • Staying on a parade route is a must for any visitor, whether you're a Mardi Gras rookie or a Carnival pro. With the top New Orleans hotels, puts parade-goers in the front row of all the excitement where floats pass by.
  • Book a Mardi Gras hotel on and pay no booking fees!

For more information on Mardi Gras hotels and parade schedules, visit and to get the local scoop on where to go, what to do, and more about Mardi Gras parades, visit

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