If you are looking for a cookie cutter place to stay with all kinds of amenities, someone to take your luggage to your room, matching towels, etc., this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for a unique place to stay, want to feel like you're staying in someone house, meet people from all over the world, with great music litterally on your doorstep, then book with the Blue Moon.
This is a hostel type place, meaning everybody shares the common areas of the house (kitchen, living room) but they have hostel type rooms (bunk beds) and private rooms. I choose the private balcony room with a full private bathroom (some rooms have a sink and toilet, but you use the shower in the common bathroom). The house is best described as funky. Every room is a different color, every bedroom is decorated differently, but the staff is great and very friendly both at the guesthouse and the adjoining bar. The Blue Moon has music usually from Wednesday's to Saturday's, sometimes on Sunday. The bar is only open during the evenings they have music. Oh, must not forget that front porch. I spent most afternoons after getting back from my sight seeing rocking away and relaxing, watching the world go by (on those days I didn't fall asleep in my chair).
The location is great. Borden's ice cream is right accross the street, as is a small Meditiranian take-out/grocery store. There is a bigger convenience store located just down the street from the guesthouse. Just at the corner of the guesthouse is located a sports bar/restaurant and another bar. Downtown Lafayette is pretty compact, quite walkable.
I will admit I had worries about the noise from the saloon as it's litterally on the back porch, but I knew what I was getting myself into. Yes, you will hear the music, doesn't matter what room you have. Some rooms might not be as bad if they are located on the other side of the house. But I never had a problem sleeping. Between being tired from my active day and the hum of the air conditioner, I slept no problem.
I met people from the states, Australia, Europe, and Israel just in my 4 day stay. Some people just stay overnight, some stay a few days like I did. Give this place a chance. Cookie cutter hotels can be found anywhere in the world, but this kind of place is unique.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Moon Saloon & Guest House is located in the heart of Lafayette, Louisiana. Both cozy old home and rowdy music venue, the Blue Moon is a destination for any traveler. The guest house features hostel style rooms and private rooms with shared kitchen and living space. The saloon is open with live music Wednesday thru Saturday and sometimes on Sunday, all guests of the house receive free entry to the saloon and your first beer is on us! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Moon Guest House Hotel Lafayette