While we tend to associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans, it’s a lively and exciting tradition in many communities across the Gulf Coast. For a different Mardi Gras experience, come see how the holiday is celebrated at the Doubletree Lafayette.


Centrally located in southern Louisiana, Lafayette is a city that prides itself on its Cajun and Creole heritage. The area traces its roots back to the 18th-century when Acadian settlers first arrived in the area from Canada. As the epicenter of Cajun and Creole culture, Lafayette’s vibrant and diverse past have made it a destination for music and some of the best food in America.


This local flavor has influenced Mardi Gras celebrations in Lafayette and surrounding communities as well. In addition to the traditional Mardi Gras parades, many towns around Lafayette also celebrate with courirs de Mardi Gras, a practice that dates back to medieval France. Costumed revelers ride around on horseback, followed by musicians and onlookers, before cooking a communal gumbo to be enjoyed by all.


If you’re looking to experience this unique take on Mardi Gras, make a reservation at the Doubletree Lafayette alongside the Vermillion River. Just minutes from downtown and other attractions, the Doubletree Lafayette is convenient for exploring the area. Complimentary parking and shuttle service to the airport make a stay at the Doubletree simple and easy.


The Doubletree Lafayette also offers Pure Rooms for a wellness experience that promotes self-improvement during Mardi Gras. Pure Rooms use purified air to eliminate contaminants and create a hypoallergenic environment that is free from 99.99% of surface and airborne irritants. When you stay in a Pure Room, you can rejuvenate and enjoy peace of mind in a guest room of choice.


When you’re ready to relax, the Doubletree Lafayette offers an outdoor pool and several dining establishments on-site. SoLA restaurant serves authentic, award-winning Cajun cuisine as well as a full breakfast buffet each morning. Enjoy signature cocktails and creative small plates at Club 337, which features stand-up comedy and Latin dancing. In-room dining options are available day and night.


For Mardi Gras or any other time of year, the Doubletree Lafayette provides excellent accommodations in this growing, exciting destination. Choose Pure Rooms at the Doubletree Lafayette for a guest room experience that promotes well-being for wellness-minded travelers.


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