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The Lafayette Hotel
Ranked #94 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Stuart, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“A Wonderful Vacation!!!”
Reviewed 4 June 2012

My husband and I recently had a lovely stay at this hotel during a 3 day trip to New Orleans. Suite was spacious, and nicely appointed. The room was old in a nostalgic way, but clean, although the carpet was in need of a scrubbing or replacement. This aside, the staff was exceptional and could not be more attentive and accomodating, or make us feel more welcome. Location was great, walking distance to everything...Bourbon, Royal, Canal, Harrah's... (including a gourmet market 2 blocks away and coffee house across the street), but a streetcar stop in front of the hotel came in handy when our legs grew tired. Mike's on The Avenue was equally a wonderful experience (yes, they have a happy hour and very friendly bartenders!). This was my first trip to the Vieux Carre' , but upon my next visit, this hotel will be where I stay. Thanks for a great experience!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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woodstock
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73 reviews
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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
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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.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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California
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393 reviews
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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.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nelson, Canada
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3 reviews
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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.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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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
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Property: The Lafayette Hotel
Address: 600 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3412
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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
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