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.

“Great Location and Very Helpfull 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 8 more sites!
The Lafayette Hotel
Ranked #91 of 166 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Our recent stay in New Orleans was enhanced by having a great hotel to stay in. The location on St. Charles Avenue made it easy to use a street car or walk to all of the action in New Orleans. The food at the nearby Herbsainte restaurant was delicious. There is a coffee shop across the street, open during the week that makes finding fresh morning coffee or tea and breakfast easy. Around the corner on Girod and Camp is another. We also ate at Mike's on the Avenue. Great Sushi and superb cheese cake. A fridge in the room would have made the stay a little more comfortable for night time snacking. However, we would stay at the Lafayette on St. Charles again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank woodstockflea
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (551)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

422 - 428 of 551 reviews

Reviewed 27 May 2012

This old, but in the process of sprucing up, hotel is extremely well located on St. Charles Ave. streetcar stop on corner as is one of New Orleans best restaurants, Herbsainte. Clean, comfortable, ask for one of the completed floors. Should be finished by end of June. Service is excellent, but wi-fi spotty.

Room Tip: Fifth floor
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank judge555
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 May 2012

This hotel was recommended to us by a friend who stays there several times a year, and it was a good tip. The hotel is old, but comfortable. We tried but couldn't get a balcony room. The room we got was large, very nice king size bed, decent bed linens. Bathroom was large but, of course, not enough shelves to put toiletries. I wish there was less furniture in the bedroom, little tables don't serve much purpose. And there was no fridge but there was a coffeemaker. Our room was clean and smelled okay though the corridor outside smelled moldy.
Front desk staff couldn't have been more helpful, they went out of their way to take care of our needs and questions. The St. Charles streetcar is on the corner and there is a good bakery across the street. We particularly liked our breakfasts at Cafe on the Square, close to the hotel, and we were lucky enough to have one dinner at Herbsaint, a wonderful restaurant across the street and down half a block.
We weren't impressed with the hotel's bar or the bartender. He was more interested in continuing his conversation with some young people than taking care of a couple of oldies. But overall, this was a good place to stay.

Room Tip: Book very early to get a balcony room.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank CaliforniaNana
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 May 2012

My husband and I stayed for a week that included the first weekend of Jazz Fest. We had a large room on the south side on the fourth floor. We slept well in the comfortable king size bed. We really wished for a fridge in the room, and wanted to open a window, but it was explained that by city ordinance, no hotel windows open in New Orleans. Every single employee of the hotel was friendly and helpful. The location on the trolley line and within walking distance of French Quarter, great grocery store, Mother's for breakfast, Italian food kitty corner, etc. was perfect. We aren't used to paying quite so much for a hotel room of this quality, but it was Jazz Fest week and it was New Orleans.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a fridge.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Lois L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 May 2012

We stayed here on a quick trip with friends recently. The hotel is charming. The decor is "old-fashioned," which fits in fine with the theme of the hotel. There is not much of a lobby for relaxing or waiting in. The bar area has been nicely updated but is quite loud, with cement floors and lots of TVs (not a cozy place). It was fairly empty when we visited.

The hotel had very good service; the rooms were always clean and the employees were attentive and kind. They have a security guard there at all times which was reassuring. The rooms were very large. The air conditioners were not up to the task of keeping the rooms cool enough, and they have an annoying "energy saving" feature which seems to shut the AC units off if you're not moving around enough in the room.

The biggest drawback of the hotel is the streetcar line. Although it's charming to have it pass in front of the hotel, in reality it's very noisy and shakes the hotel. It comes every 15 minutes, so I had a very difficult time sleeping. Do not stay here if you are a light sleeper--or else ask for a room at the back of the hotel (but it was still pretty loud from there). My husband is a heavy sleeper and didn't have a problem.

The hotel restaurant was pricey so we had breakfast at the Cafe at the Square--a delicious restaurant just a block or two toward the French Quarter. The coffee drinkers in our party had to walk several blocks to find a good cup of to-go coffee (no Starbucks, etc. nearby).

We were able to walk to the French Quarter every day--a nice stroll that took about 10 minutes.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the back, away from the streetcar
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank ReneeInt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 May 2012

My girlfriend and I had a marvelous week at the Lafayette Hotel in a lovely room (with balconies). The location was convenient to the St Charles trolley and was within walking distance or a short cab ride to the Quarter, Frenchman St, and many restaurants in the warehouse district. The service was impeccable and particular appreciation goes to Dwayne, at the front desk, and Luis, at the door. Both were responsive to any question or need that arose. We look forward to our next stay at the Lafayette.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Lawrence H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 May 2012

we just returned from jazz fest and stayed at lafayette hotel for 3 nights. the hotel was clean, room was big and everyone was very helpful. we were surprised at how big the room was. we had a living room with a sink & fridge and the bedroom was separate. the first day there, we couldn't figure out the shower & the front desk woman came to our room within 2 minutes. housekeeping did a great job and our room was always clean. we've been to nola a bunch of times and have never stayed in a smaller hotel. we usually go for the bigger ones. there was a feeling of personal service. the hotel was right on the street car line, which was convenient and it was a short walk to the french quarter. the last night there, we were too tired to walk to dinner and ate in the restaurant right downstairs. awesome. one of the better meals we had on our trip.
it's in a really quiet neighborhood. sometimes it's nice to get away from the craziness of nola. there's the best grocery store about 2 blocks away.
can't wait to go back and would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: our friends stayed on the street side and said that the street car woke them up every morning and yo...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank rosef68
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 Pelham
The Pelham
#89 of 166 in New Orleans
596 reviews
Central Business District
Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
#56 of 166 in New Orleans
2,541 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
French Quarter
Prince Conti Hotel
Prince Conti Hotel
#57 of 166 in New Orleans
1,661 reviews
Central Business District
Royal St Charles Hotel
Royal St Charles Hotel
#64 of 166 in New Orleans
1,481 reviews
Central Business District
St. James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
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

Address: 600 St 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: £72 - £256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lafayette Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travel Republic (UK), Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Ebookers, HotelsClick, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com, Cancelon and 5viajes2012 S.L. 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