Our experience at Lafayette House will be one of our most memorable stays anywhere. We stayed in room 15 and were stunned by its generous size and exquisite decor. Beautiful antiques and mirrors made us feel like we were staying in a luxurious suite from another time. The bathroom had the deepest tub and was like an oversized jewellery box. Divine! We were spoilt with top quality toiletries, not generic chemical rubbish which you usually get in most hotels.
The enormous king size bed had the finest linens and was really comfortable. The suite also had airconditioning and heating but we didn't need either as the weather was just right. The mini bar was well appointed and quite reasonable. On some days it was quite difficult to drag ourselves out of the room it was so lovely and comfortable but hey, we were in New York and there is so much to see.
This is located in such a great neighbourhood. Other reviewers have mentioned that this place doesn't have a restaurant or bar but you certainly don't need it at there is a really cool place just next door which had a fantastic menu breakfast, lunch and dinner and is really stylish but reasonably priced. On the other side is a little bar if you feel like a beer or a wine. We had our favourite New York restaurant, Calliope, just 5 mins down the road. We walked 10 minutes to the Bowery Ballroom one night (saw the Milkcarton Kids. Loved it!), so close. Walked back from seeing Alec Baldwin in a Broadway play too, about 45 minute walk. It is such a relatively peaceful location but everything not too far away.
We were really impressed with David the manager and the chamber person (the room was always impeccible and he was so friendly and helpful). Even though it doesn't pretend to be a hotel style service/concierge provider, when my partner had a painful ear problem David located a walk-in medical practice and phoned them ahead to check on when we could see a doctor. He could not do enough. He also spoilt us with one or two treats during our stay and we were grateful.
If we were regulars to New York I would be reluctant to write this (as it should always be booked up) but since we hardly make it there I am happy to share what a special time we had here. Wouldn't stay anywhere else!
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- Also Known As:
- Lafayette House Hotel New York City
- Lafayette Hotel New York City