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Hotel @ The Lafayette

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391 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Connecticut
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30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came to see the sights of Buffalo, so why stay at a generic hotel? The Hotel @ Lafayette is loaded with character. Not only in the architecture, which is a treasure, but in the funky coffee bar in the lobby, which seems to be a second living room for people in the area; the great background music (think Sam... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Garbage! I reserved a room in April for my wedding night in August. I was told I can told a specific room which I did. I went down on a snowy day to pick a room. My father in law checked me in on the day of the wedding. After my wedding I went to he room which was not... More 

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Evan B, General Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

Ben S, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for sharing your feedback it is greatly appreciated and all comments are taken seriously. I do apologize that you did not enjoy your stay with us because you couldn't get the room number your requested. Unfortunately, we can not guarantee a specific room number, we can put it on... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on our way to Canada for a fishing trip, decided to stop in Buffalo for the night. If The Hotel @ The Lafayette were in any other major city, it would cost $500 per night, be the hippest place in town. As it is, this turn of the century (1901) building was renovated recently but has all of... More 

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Evan B, General Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

Thank you CarterDC for taking the time to tell us of your experience and thank you for staying with us. I wish to express our gratitude for the kind words in regard to your recent stay. It is our goal to exceed our guest expectations and it is rewarding when we see our efforts have resulted in a positive experience... More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel Lafayette is a historic old hotel that has had extensive work to revamp and update while keeping the old style charm of the "old days" alive. It has three restaurants that are great and a coffee shop and a grand large Marquis Ballroom (where we were on Friday night). Every thing was exceptional! The staff throughout the facility were... More 

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Evan B, General Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

Thank you barbbjorgan for those kind words. It's nice to hear that you had a great stay with us. We are thrilled that you were able to experience an event here in our ballrooms. We feel we have put a lot of money and effort into restoring the history of the building as well as maintaining a more modernized feel/... More 

Marietta, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First things first. Upon arrival to our room we took showers and freshened up for our night out. When we returned to our room I called the front desk for additional towels to be brought to our room. Five minutes later our room door opened and in walked a member of the hotel staff! No knock, just walked right in.... More 

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Evan B, General Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

Jay B, thank you for staying with us and thank you for your feedback as all comments are taken seriously. I was here on property and actually at the front desk the morning of your check out, however wasn't made aware that you had any issues during your stay with us, so I apologize that I didn't contact you as... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a group outing to a bisons baseball game and 5 of us booked rooms at the Lafayette. I reserved a 1 bedroom suite and what a pleasant surprise!!!! The place was huge with a full kitchen including stove and full sized fridge with a great lounge area - I had 14 people back after the game for a... More 

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Evan B, General Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

Thank you Peter i for that wonderful review. On behalf of the entire team I wish to express our gratitude for these kind words. We take great pride in providing the highest quality service to our guest and it's great to see our efforts are appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward... More 

United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Came to Buffalo for my nieces wedding. We stayed in one of the suites. We were pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the suite! The room had all the amenities that you could need. The wedding and reception were all held at the hotel. The venue was perfect! Beautiful room for the ceremony and the reception. The food was phenomenal!... More 

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Evan B, General Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

Thank you Sue C for taking the time to tell us of your experience. As a newer contributor on TripAdvisor with 2 reviews we certainly appreciate being a part of your reviews. So again thank you for your feedback and thank you for staying with us. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the suite to... More 

Benzonia, Michigan, United States
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were in Buffalo for a wedding with our daughter and her fiancee and the four of us stayed in a two-bedroom suite at the Hotel @ Lafayette for three nights. For a suite with a living room, full kitchen and two full baths, the rate was very good and the hotel was beautiful. There is a restaurant adjacent, a... More 

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Evan B, General Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

Greta B, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for sharing your feedback as it is always great to hear what others experience/think of our property. It is great to hear you found the property to be beautiful and the room rate a great value for you. We are also glad to hear that you enjoyed services at... More 

Mississauga, Canada
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Old style hotel that has been beautifully renovated. Rooms are clean and well-decorated. Updated bathrooms that sparkle and comfortable beds. The restaurant had some interesting selections as well as tried-and-true favourites. An experience!

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Evan B, General Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

Ginger G, thank you so much for staying with us and thank you for sharing your feedback. As a level 4 tripadvisor contributor you surely know the importance of feedback. It is great to hear you found the property to be beautifully renovated, clean and comfortable, as those are all things our team works very hard to ensure all guests... More 

BUFFALO
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This hotel used to be an urban legend; a place everyone talked about but where no one stayed due to the old clientele. After millions in renovations as the movement to change the landscape of downtown Buffalo took hold, this is one of the new hot places to stay. Our room was lovely; a fake fireplace that displays in both... More 

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Evan B, General Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

MDM60974, thank you for staying with us and thank you for the great comments. This property certainly has undergone some intense renovations and everyone works hard to help maintain that newly renovated look/feel. It is great to hear that you have been to the Pan American Grill and Brewery before and enjoyed yourself as well. That is just one of... More 

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