We spent two nights in a one bedroom balony suite overlooking Boubon St. the weekend before Mardi GRAS Day.
Pros - Great location and only one block from Canal street. The hotel is located about a block before the really thick crowds begin further down Bourbon Street. Can easily view the Canal St parades from the balcony. Hotel staff more than accommodating...great service all the way around.
Cons - if interested in throwing beads to the crowds request a 2nd or 3rd floor room when making reservations The 4th floor is too high and revelers have difficulty seeing that high up. Having said that...the all night crowd noise level is much lower on 4th floor balcony rooms
Hotel Parking is $40 per car per day.
Guests visiting your room are required to wear a wristband at a $35.00 charge per person the weekend before Mardi GRAS. Our daughter and her friend came up to the room for about an hour and it cost us an additional $70.00, which seemed kinds crazy but requring wristbands does keep the riff-raft out of the hotel and that's a good thing.
Do NOT park or encourage your guests to park anywhere on the streets of the French Quarter the weekend before Mardi GRAS! You will be towed. Another expensive lesson we paid for when our daughters vehicle was towed.
Overall...Great experience! We will return next year!
Our thanks and gratitude to the very friendly and professional Hyatt French Quarter staff! Great job during a very busy and hectic time!