I stayed here recently to accompany my son who was starting his study at Purdue. My friends recommended that I stayed at the Holiday Inn of West Lafayette as this was the best there is. I did look around comments in tripadvisor.com and realized that there was not much choice for accommodation in West Lafayette. Being used to 5-star quality hotels in Asia I was wondering what this hotel would be like. I was glad to experience that this hotel turned out decent. I spent 6 nights there.
This hotel is not far from Purdue but I did drive to campus, which is about 5 minutes away (parking is readily available at the Grant parking lot). A brisk walk would take about 20 minutes.
Front desk service was very good and the staff were polite and nice.
The bed and pillows were comfortable. Shower pressure was very good but the floor of the shower could get slippery. It could get dangerous so be careful. I noticed the housekeeping would only take about 5 minutes to clean the room (I was present in the room). No vacuuming of the carpet in the room, no scrubbing of the shower floor, no dusting of the furniture in the room.
The a/c system was a bit awkward. It was difficult to keep the temperature at a comfortable level, especially because the air blows towards the bed (could not move the lever to redirect where the air was blowing). I ended up having to turn the a/c on or off instead of adjusting the temperature.
The parking at the hotel was plentiful and easy. The pool was small, not good enough for a lap pool but good enough for just immersing around. The gym was small and very basic. There is no safe in the room.
The in-house Italian restaurant was so-so. There are not many classy restaurants in West Lafayette so I guess this was it. Not bad, just not that great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Lafayette City Centre in Lafayette, Indiana Returning the tradition and elegance to historic downtown Lafayette, Indiana, the Holiday Inn Lafayette City Centre offers 147 hotel rooms and 7,500 square feet of meeting space. A grand, new hotel built to reflect the quality and craftsmanship of a bygone era, Holiday Inn Lafayette City Centre rises 8 stories above ground, establishing a new landmark in the downtown skyline. From our rooms, guests can look out over scenic downtown Lafayette. Located in the business district, this grand hotel is blocks from the Tippecanoe County Court House, walking distance to the Long Center, theaters, art galleries, restaurants, live entertainment and more. We are also just one mile from Purdue University in West Lafayette, and close to many major businesses such as Eli Lilly, Wabash National, Caterpillar, TRW, Alcoa, Arnett Clinic, Landis & Gyr, Chemtura, Toyota, Subaru, Wal-Mart, Cargill, Fairfield, State Farm Insurance, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Home Hospital, and Unity Medical Center. Ascend our grand staircase in the main two-story lobby to the elegant meeting rooms on the second floor. Experience Italian dining at Toscana Italian Grill & Bar, where the menu includes seasonal and fresh market ingredients including premium ground beef, ground fresh from whole cuts of beef. Toscana also offers its customers a fine selection. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Lafayette - City Centre Hotel Lafayette
- Lafayette Holiday Inn