Live music and the fact that it wasn’t a chain motel were the two drawcards for us. The live music didn’t disappoint; it is reason enough to stay here, and a great opportunity to meet some friendly Lafayette locals. We spent four nights in the Birds Nest, a very comfortable private room, spotlessly clean, good value for money and perfect for a couple. Other reviewers’ assessments of the Blue Moon being more of a hostel than a hotel are right on the money. A number of people staying there were regulars, which is a good indication of a reliable experience, with the problem being that you can often be made feel as though you are on the outside of a clique. That was certainly the case with some of the staff, one or two of whom made us feel as though paying guests were preventing them from hanging out with their buddies. By contrast, I should mention a staff member named Hannah, who struck the perfect balance between hospitality and efficiency. After a few days we got to know some of the regular guests, and had a great experience. Of the four nights we stayed there, the last two were so great that we would certainly stay here again.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Blue Moon Guest House Hotel Lafayette