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Blue Moon Guest House
Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

I stayed in the Bird's Nest which is the private room upstairs. This is a very private, quiet and large room with a private bathroom (bath tub no shower) on the landing. Very clean and comfortable and good value. The guest house had a relaxed and friendly feel. The staff were friendly and helpful, the property was really clean and cosy and free laundry facilities are a bonus!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

This place is not for everyone! We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay. We had to change rooms as they didn't have one for 2 consecutive nights. That was no trouble. Both rooms were fine. We preferred the one upstairs. This place is part hostel, part private rooms connected to a Saloon with live music most days. Do not expect fancy accomodations and bring ear plugs if you are an early sleeper. They actually had some ear plugs at the front desk but I wouldn't count on it. There are no TVs in the rooms. WIFI is there but not very dependable. There is a common kitchen available. Arrive in the morning, or after 5 pm as the office is not open all day. Highly recommend for adventurous souls who love music.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

We didn't actually stay here. We will consider it next time we are in Lafayette. We went to the back porch and listened to two bands on a Saturday night. Service at the bar was friendly and efficient. This is a good thing considering we are older and in many places in college towns, older people are ignored. For such a small place, the acoustics are fantastic. I guess a lot has to do with the sound engineer. Our nephew recommended this place and we are glad he did. We'll be back.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

If you're looking for something a bit different, this place is great. It's about as far from a chain motel as you're likely to find in the States - lovely period rooms and furniture, great communal spaces, nice friendly vibe and the Cajun Jam on Wednesday nights is wonderful. Not too far from town either - about a 10-15 minute walk. Also definitely worth checking out the fantastic Borden's ice cream place opposite.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

The space inside at the Blue Moon is very comfortable and it's in a great location in the middle of town. There are clothes cleaning facilities and a fully loaded kitchen. Out the back you have a great bar and music venue - one night we had a Cajun Jam, and when you meet up with the locals and other visitors this becomes a fantastic spot. Great staff, all very friendly. This is the place to be when you come to Lafayette.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

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.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank David G
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

We enjoyed our stay here and would probably stay there again. It is a guest house and saloon which is what makes this such an unusual stay. If you stay on nights that there is a band your cover charge is included in your room price. At the time of our stay, there were 4 rooms ranging in price from around $70-$90 each with it's own attractions and distractions :). Here's what I mean by that. We took a look at all the rooms except the "Bird's Nest" and all are of average appointments (more like a hostile than B&B). Only the "Balcony" (the most expensive and also where we stayed) has it's own private bathroom with shower. It's named the Balcony because it's on the second floor (no elevators) and has a small terrace from which you can also hear the bands on concert nights.
It is located in a neighborhood in downtown Lafayette just off of Johnston St. and at first glance gave us pause about staying, but we were glad we did.
The staff is VERY friendly and helpful.
The parking isn't great, as a matter of fact, there isn't a parking lot at all. You park on the street, but there aren't meters.
There is a Borden's Ice Cream Parlor across the street. It says its circa the 40's and has some memorabilia from that era and was probably run since that time frame, but the building itself seems to be new.

Room Tip: We suggest the Balcony for the reasons I stated above.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank toody703
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Additional Information about Blue Moon Guest House

Address: 215 E Convent St, Lafayette, LA 70501-7946
Region: United States > Louisiana > Lafayette Parish > Lafayette
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Lafayette
Price Range: £18 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Moon Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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