Overall, this unfortunately wasn't a great experience. When we checked in, the first thing we noticed going into the room was that it smelled of fresh paint (one would hope that a freshly painted room wouldn't be used for a couple of days to let the smell out). The fixtures (taps, shower, lights) were rather rusty (to the point where it actually caught your eye and stood out), and the TV was a small cathode-ray tube device with very poor reception on most channels.
The coffee maker had no carafe, and I went to the front desk to ask for one. The person at the front desk initially told me there were no coffee makers! After I reiterated that we had not only found a coffee maker in the room but also packets of coffee and tea, he told me he would call maintenance to get me a carafe. This carafe unfortunately never arrived.
The breakfast was also subpar. Even though the selection was fairly typical of a Quality Inn, the waffle mix was very sour and had likely gone bad, and a number of other items looked stale as well. The coffee did not taste good, and the hot water for the tea was essentially lukewarm (and since the microwave in the lobby wasn't plugged in, you could not actually make tea). I'm hoping this was just a bad day for the hotel, rather than a consistent trend.
Overall, I don't think I would stay here again, unfortunately.
Pros: Good location, just off of the I-10, and near other restaurants in Lafayette (if you go along the Evangeline Thruway you'll see lots of restaurants). The beds were decent and comfortable, and they appeared clean. Wi-Fi worked reasonably well. The room does have a fridge/freezer, which is always nice.
Cons: As above (fixtures/carpets need replacing, breakfast not good, service from hotel staff wasn't great, and the TV didn't work properly)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Lafayette North/I-10 offers the most value for your money when staying for business, pleasure, or just passing through. We offer clean spacious rooms, a 24-hour front desk, free coffee in lobby, free deluxe continental breakfast, and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. All guest rooms include microwaves, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, hairdryers, 39 inch flat panel cable TV, HBO, ESPN and alarm clock radios. Take advantage of our extremely comfortable beds and relax while saving money year-round with our Kids Stay Free Policy (11 and under in parent's room). For those guests that are in town on longer term corporate assignments or business trips we also offer special weekly rates, as well as direct billing options. For your convenience our hotel offers both smoking and non-smoking rooms. Pets are welcome, restrictions and charges apply. We are located off NE Evangeline Thruway, and are near to local attractions such as Children's Museum of Acadiana, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Vermilionville Historic Village. Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Lafayette North/I-10 is your best choice within the south region of Louisiana. We offer ideal accommodations and location whether you are in town for sightseeing, music or food festivals, or simply passing through on your way to Baton Rouge. At Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Lafayette North/I-10 our goal is to provide our guests a great experience, not just a place to stay. At Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Lafayette North/I-10, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Hotel Lafayette
- Lafayette Quality Inn
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