We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Perfect location, helpful friendly staff”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
The Lafayette Hotel
Ranked #90 of 163 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect location, helpful friendly staff”
Reviewed 14 May 2011

The Lafayette Hotel was perfectly located for our holiday needs. Whilst the location was sufficient quiet to allow a peaceful nights sleep if desired, the bustling French quarter was within easy walking distance.
The reception staff were friendly and obliging. They were able to provide access to an exceptional shuttle service to us during the Jazz festival and in addition were excellant at arranging taxi's to the airport/minding bags etc...
The rooms itself was of a decent size and excellant value considering what we paid.
Our only complaint was small items of food left in the room during the day (unopened chocolate bars etc..) being eaten whilst we were out, presumably by the chambermaids. An irritating feature but not enough to ruin our experience. In addition the room was equipped with a safe so after we had realised what was happening our confectionary was secured :)

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank anitamrea
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

535 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    204
    209
    72
    26
    24
See reviews for
85
232
32
80
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (155)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
southlake
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 May 2011

Kerry and Gisela always make us feel at home! Been going for years and go back to the Lafayette because of them. Sandy and Vince Schwan

Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank sandra182
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 May 2011

Nice quiet relaxed location. Connected to a great restaurant and lovely bar with patio seating. Walking distance to all points of interest. The quarter, WWII museum, & restaurants. Easy access to public transportation. Will stay there again when in nola.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Psquarehome
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wolverine Lake, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 3 May 2011

The entire staff was gracious, kind, warm and oozed great service. We were on a first name basis with nearly everyone at the hotel. Geisla the mangager went out of her way to make us welcome, Kerry and Dawyne at the front desk were outstanding and patiently answered all of our questions and gave us great tips as to where to eat, where to grab a cocktail etc. We also had the pleasure of eating right at the hotel and grabbing a couple of cocktail there as well. Food and service were excellent. Brett and John provided warm, friendly efficient service to our little group. This was a return trip for my husband and I along with 2 very dear friends of ours. We will be back again next year for sure.

Room Tip: Reserve your room early.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank teri_ciucci
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2011

Stayed here for 1 night. The sleep quality is low because you can hear the train from outside. the people next to me had their dog with them and it kept barking. i was not aware this was even allowed. The rooms are old and outdated. Perhaps some people find it charming but it wasnt. the TV is from the 80s and so not the best quality. The internet is not free but is wireless but is extremly slow so if you want to work it is difficult. the staff is nice.Another bad thing is you can hear everything from your room so its difficult to sleep.The hotel need renovation. I was really disappointed because the rating does not match the hotel

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank t0309999
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
plano
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2011

Wonderful boutique hotel in the heart of N.O. Lovely, lively bar , friendly staff, very accommodating. Didn't eat at the hotel restaurant, but it, also, was lovely. We ate breakfast just a block away and across from the beautiful Lafayette Park. Would definitely stay there again.
I actually stayed in two different rooms during the time I was there--nothing amiss, just worked out that way--both rooms were very comfortable, well appointed, clean. The room on the St. Charles side was quite loud--sirens, traffic noise, and a tuba player walking (slowly) down the street at 1am (it is New Orleans!) The other room, a suite, was much quieter--more in the back, but still with a great view of downtown.
Parking is a hassle in New Orleans no matter were you are, but we actually were allowed to park out front (we got in at midnight), the parking lot is a very short walk away.
This hotel is definitely worth a try.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank deah1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2011

I was in New Orleans for a week for a conference but didn't want to be down at the conference center. I chose the hotel because I liked the central location and the sound of the room. This location works well if you want to hit a bunch of different directions - it is on the streetcar to Garden District and about 20 minute walk into the French Quarter.

Loved my room (King Balcony) - big and airy. I didn't spend much time on the balcony but did like having the doors open onto it. Note that its right on St. Charles so you will hear the streetcar - I wear earplugs so it was all fine. If I were to come up with a critique, the room could have done with a coffee table (maybe I should have asked?) and I found myself walking back from dinner/drinks at the french quarter more than I would have liked, as I was in the Marigny and that end of the quarter more than I had thought I might be.

There is no gym or pool - I used the gym a couple of blocks away ($15). But if you're looking for galleries, museums and some spectacular restaurants this place is ideally suited right within the warehouse district, right on the edge of downtown and a quick walk to the conference center. I didn't go to the bar or restaurant but they were beautiful and seemed to be full regularly when I went by. I stayed on the 2nd floor and never heard music.

New Orleans generally was fantastic - I can't wait to go back. And overall this was a really great place to come home to every day. Friendly people and beautiful space.

Room Tip: Balcony room is worth the money - big and airy
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank archiscot
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these New Orleans hotels
Central Business District
Blake Hotel New Orleans, BW Premier Collection
Central Business District
The Whitney Hotel
The Whitney Hotel
#45 of 163 in New Orleans
1,269 reviews
Central Business District
Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
#55 of 163 in New Orleans
2,265 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Central Business District
St. James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Arts District / Warehouse District
The Hotel Modern
The Hotel Modern
#108 of 163 in New Orleans
1,003 reviews
French Quarter
French Market Inn
French Market Inn
#20 of 163 in New Orleans
1,279 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Lafayette Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Lafayette Hotel

Property: The Lafayette Hotel
Address: 600 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3412
Phone Number:
Region: 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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Travel Republic (UK), Ebookers, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your The Lafayette Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Lafayette New Orleans

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing