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The Lafayette Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   600 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #75 of 153 hotels in New Orleans
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12 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Charming Historic Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I loved my stay at this hotel! The front desk was able to accommodate my early check-in, and gave me a free upgrade to a suite! All parking is expensive in NOLA, the valet parking here is about the same as anywhere else and you have unlimited in/out privileges. With the parking lot directly across the street there is virtually no wait to get your car and the valet staff are very courteous of the vehicles by always locking the vehicle, even if you are just checking out at the front desk. I really appreciated that! This hotel is within pretty easy walking distance of downtown and the French Quarter and is also right on the street car line so you can easily park your car upon arrival and leave it safely parked until the end of your stay. In general this hotel is quieter than those in the French Quarter but you will hear the street car all night even if your room is on the top floor. All the other amenities easily made up for this small inconvenience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Lovely old hotel, convenient to museums & great restaurants. Quiter area than the quarter & cleaner. Room very clean & comfy king bed. Service excellent. Only trouble was street car noise at night, but we used a white noise app. Great value!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This hotel is a great value and ideally located!

The service was excellent, the staff super helpful, and the atmosphere of the historic building and furnishing made our stay a true New Orleans experience.

You can walk anywhere in the French Quarter, downtown area and you're on the street for the Charles Street trolley!

Room Tip: Suites are excellent choices, quite and spacious. Balcony rooms can be very noisy...especially on a...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

had read on tripadvisor how expensive the parking was but all parking was expensive. hotel was within easy walking distance of the french quarter and the tram stopped right outside. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the room was large and clean. there was an unfortunate odour in the hallway but this did not intrude into the bedroom. the restaurant was closed for refurbishment when we were there and would definitely use this hotel again. Went to Jimmy J's cafe on the first evening and would recommend it, although limited menu the food was good and the guys running it were good fun.
Great location, easy to get around and would recommend

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Suite was an excellent value. Staff was great also. Car through valet was delivered each time very quickly at front door. Close walking distance to Quarter, but neighborhood around hotel had some gems to visit too! Also, hottest shower in New Orleans!

Room Tip: You can hear the streetcars in rooms facing the front of the building but were not loud and was cons...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed at The Lafayette Hotel the week of Jul 4th; it was a nice boutique hotel with a lot of character. The staff was pleasant, but the one who stood out was Joanna who was helpful on directions, restaurants and any hotel accommodations we requested. She was truly a gem! We specifically selected a room on the top floor in the back of the hotel based on the previous reviews. Although the room was clean and the décor was appropriate to the hotel, however it needed some updates such as the bathroom fixtures and the TV. The bed was very comfortable and the furnishing was well appointed, however the bench at the end of the bed was dirty-so we covered it with a sheet. The walls were freshly painted and it was new carpet. Overall the stay was pleasant the staff was pleasant, the hotel was clean and the hotel was in quiet neighborhood away from the crowds.

Room Tip: Request the higher floor in the back, reducing the noise of the troller that runs in front of the ho...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Glassboro, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This was a quaint hotel with old world charm. If you’re more comfortable with modern hotel accommodations then this may not be the hotel for you. But if you want the whole New Orleans experience then I’d recommend it. The most important thing to me is that the room is clean and it was. The sheets and duvet were both white and smelled freshly washed which is all I really ask for. And the bathroom and towels were clean as well. The bed was a little firm but I’m use to a soft pillow top so I don’t expect it to be the same as home. I would recommend they fix the wallpaper in the halls leading to the room and paint the front door to give it a little more polished look. But overall a nice experience, perfectly located, within walking distance to everything, I’d stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Lafayette Hotel

Address: 600 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#56 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
#57 Family Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lafayette Hotel 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Lafayette New Orleans

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