After booking a room at this hotel online, I had a quick glance at the reviews-and I started to worry...
Those worries were unnecessary. I spent a night here just this week and it was great value for money. I am from Las Vegas-a town that knows a thing or two about the hospitality industry-and the staff of this hotel knows how to serve its guests with courtesy, respect, and humor.
Dwayne at the front desk was especially personable and efficient during the check in process even though three different bookings arrived at the same time-all presenting him with different challenges (more pets than usually accepted, third party credit cards, a large vehicle to park, etc.). He handled each quandary as presented and kept assuring everyone that no problem was unsolvable.
The room I originally booked online was supposed to a king room but they were all gone so I was upgraded to a two room suite gratis. This room was incredibly roomy, with great views, and worth far more than the meager amount I'd paid through the online service. A word of caution: this is an older hotel and it has a certain "lived in" charm. The fixtures are quite old and the drapes could use a good dry cleaning, but overall, the bed was new, comfortable, and clean. The bathroom was immaculate.
My two "issues" are the televisions in the room (they had terrible reception and may qualify as antiques soon!) and the poor air conditioning. The AC unit was set at 70 degrees Fahrenheit but got nowhere in the neighborhood of that cool. Once I got settled and settled in for the night, I was comfortable enough but would have preferred it about 5 degrees cooler.
The Lafayette Hotel reminds me of some of the more quaint European hotels in which I've stayed. If you're expecting Sheraton or Hilton-esque
accommodations, my suggestion is to book at the Sheraton or Hilton. If you're looking to experience some classic New Orleans hospitality: look no further tha the Lafayette Hotel. Safe travels!
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- Also Known As:
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