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“Old Classic New Orleans” 3 of 5 stars
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The Lafayette Hotel
Ranked #96 of 162 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Old Classic New Orleans”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Just know that when you book this hotel it is very old. Feels like staying at Grandma's house. I am sure that this appeals to many travelers but was not for us. The location is great and the staff were amazing. I personally would not stay here again, just wasn't my type of place. The price was awesome at $80-90/night.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Alecia P
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English first
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

the room was nice and clean, a retro style that is fascinating in a way. still, there are a few things that we didn't expect from that kind of standing. for instance, the internet connection fee is about 5$ a day, which even in the cheapest motels is free nowadays. moreover, there isn't any breakfast included (they told us to go at the coffee next block, which souded like they were kidding us!!!). there was no cool water in our room, and we couldn't have a glass of water if we wanted to. one of the lights in the bathroom didn't work.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 Thank decadent-drummer
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104 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank blueskytravels
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ALABAMA
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank MJWW
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Fort Worth, Texas
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Taylor D
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank hens25
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Mark E
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Property: The Lafayette Hotel
Address: 600 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3412
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 Family Hotel in New Orleans
#82 Romantic Hotel in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lafayette Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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