This hotel is not a perfect 5 star prime hotel, but it is a pretty good 4 star charmer and well worth the price.
Location: in Warehouse District on St. Charles Street. The streetcar is literally right out the front door and there is lots within walking distance either way (into the Lower Garden District, Warehouse, or French Quarter). Also comfortable area where I did not feel uncomfortable walking back to the hotel in the middle of the night.
Hotel: It is New Orleans and it is an older building not everything is perfect, but they are clearly trying to keep up with updates/freshening it up. (They forgot the painter tape on the entryway buttons.) Very nice, clean entrance. Very polite and helpful valet and door people. Quick and accommodating front desk staff. They even saw we stayed there before so gave us a free upgrade!
Room: We were upgraded to a suite. The room as a whole was a nice size with a bedroom, bathroom, and sitting area. The sitting area had a sofa bed, chairs, wet bar and television. As it is an older hotel, there were minor issues that could use some attention (older, not antique, furniture, no curtain on small window, and no hot water in wet bar), but very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was all marble and well-lit. The vanity was large enough for all my things and then some. Ample supply of towels. The shower had good pressure and remained hot throughout. You have to hold the handle to flush the toilet and it could use a deep scrub on the marble, but overall clean and well-laid out.
Bedroom: Closed off with its own door for privacy! Also has a second flat screen television on the wall for convenience. The bed was definitely not a king (as we had reserved in regular room), but it was comfortable. Slept great both nights. It has two tall windows letting in beautiful sunlight. It also had one of the biggest closets I have ever seen in a hotel room with a great big full length mirror. Only complaint is no overhead light so it was a little tricky getting around at night to go turn on the lamps.
Overall, it was well worth the value paid and I have already re-booked for our next trip to New Orleans with our son.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Travel Republic (UK), Ebookers, HotelsClick 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