I stayed at the Lafayette Hotel on 4/7 & 4/8. I booked my room after hearing so many great things on TripAdvisor and everything that was said was true. The bottom line is I would stay here again and love that they are pet friendly. I will bring my Yorkie next time.
The only downside is that it's about a 15 minute walk to the Quarter. I had stayed at a Holiday Inn in the Quarter in the days preceding so I'm sure a 15 minute walk isn't bad in comparison to it all and for the price, but it's all I had to compare. I was staying by myself and took a cab to the quarter the first time (about $10 with tip) and decided to walk back. I felt pretty safe and did this during the daytime. I imagine on a weekday during business hours it's very crowded and even more safe. This really is the business district, so imagine a downtown/business type feel.
There are not many places to eat that I saw in the immediate vicinity which was another bummer. The hotel's restaurant has odd hours and was hardly open. Bring snacks, expect to walk a while for food, or order delivery.
The staff was very kind and courteous, especially upon checkout. The bellman always got me a cab right away.
Some people mentioned the noise from the streetcar and though it is loud, I had no problem sleeping but I go to bed very late/early in the AM when the streetcar isn't running as frequently. If you're a light sleeper, do request a room away from the streetcar line.
Overall, I would return for the price and if I had my Yorkie. The rooms were dated, but charming and the stains around the toilet, sink, and tub as mentioned in another review are not from urine but from water. I don't know who pees on a faucet. LOL.
The AC wasn't a huge issue. I'm guessing they are on the new green conservation program which I think does tax breaks for hotels, so the air doesn't run when you are not in the room I don't think. I just cranked it wayyyy down and avoided the issue of it being too warm in the room. There were plenty of times I had to shut it off because it got too cold.
If you will be out and about exploring or traveling with a pet, this is the place for you. If you're looking for refurbished, revamped, new, and luxurious accommodations probably not.
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- Also Known As:
- Lafayette New Orleans