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Hotel @ The Lafayette

391 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
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Ranked #10 of 21 hotels in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014
Jonmun Buffalo, New York
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This place is a JOKE- STAY at the Hyatt There is ONE - count em ONE receptionist in the morning she answers the phone while the line for check out snakes through the lobby Alll the cool art Deco stuff in the rooms doesnt work The fireplace has Automatic PAPER Flames The GYM has equiptment from a yard sale Maybe... More

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Buffalo, New York
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162 reviews 162 reviews
15 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed overnight to attend musical @ Shea's. Worked perfectly: love the historic property. Absolutely love the ambience. Bars & Mike A restaurant are super good. We had a junior suite which was modern, large, beautiful appointed complete with faux fireplace. The only negative: stinky continental breakfast served in a dark corner, cramped below big screen in a closed bar.... More

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Buffalo, NY
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

3rd time at the gorgeously restored Hotel @ The Lafayette and had a wonderful time. Each experience has been great and this time was no exception. Room was smaller than before but fine for one night and still beautiful and unique. All staff - front desk, valet, bellman, housekeeping staff - were friendly, accommodating and nice. We chose the Lafayette... More

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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here several times now and love the Lafayette! Staff is great and the rooms and the beds are perfect! It is too bad that on a Friday night there is no food or bar open in the hotel. It just becomes a ghost town. If you are looking for things to do do not stay here. If... More

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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We only stayed here one night, but it was a great hotel! It's old with tons of character and they've done a great job renovating with respect to decor/style. Everything here is big; huge ceilings, wide hallways, tall windows. We had the junior suite which was very comfortable and updated nicely. Everything was clean and up to par. The attached... More

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Buffalo, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I would recommend that the Hotel @ Lafayette invest in an employee who's responsibility is ensuring that ALL the entities within the hotel - restaurants, retailers, etc. - are providing a superior customer experience as that is not the case. While the hotel is beautiful, service issues within may deter a return visit. First off, we received the wrong room.... More

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Hamburg, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I stayed here for one night on a business trip. At the turn of the 1900's this was rated one of the Top 10 most beautiful hotels in the country. The next hundred years found this hotel wind up being a boarding house for vagrants. After a multi million dollar rehab this hotel is a beautiful example of Art Deco... More

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new york
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I stayed in this hotel two nights for business, and also had an event here. Hands down, this is my favorite property in the Buffalo area. As a hotel guest, I loved the guest rooms. My first night, I stayed in the Lafayette Suite, which is large and L shaped, with a full dining room table in the living space.... More

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a weekend in Buffalo, NY (yes, I know it's January in Buffalo~) ...we were seeing Wicked and decided to stay at renovated Lafayette Hotel.....Disclaimer here : we used to go to the Lafayette Tap Room "back in the day " for an electic blues venue and loved it....when it closed, it was a... More

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

After being skeptical about what some of the reviews said we decided to go.Yes in January. Buffalo had been on our radar for some time now. Well this hotel was beyond comparison. The room with its decor and fireplace was beyond enjoyable. The hotel itself was so much value for the dollar. In Toronto this would have been at least... More

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Address: 391 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Location: United States > New York > Buffalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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#7 Romantic Hotel in Buffalo #9 Business Hotel in Buffalo
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The Hotel @ The Lafayette is a historical landmark built by America’s first professional female architect, Louise Blanchard Bethune in 1904, and has been painstakingly restored to its original beauty in 2012. It boasts thirty-four boutique guest rooms, three mouthwatering restaurants, and five breathtaking ballrooms. ... more   less 
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