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Hotel @ The Lafayette
Ranked #15 of 24 Hotels in Buffalo
San Mateo C
1 review
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“Made a special event even more special”
Reviewed 8 June 2013

If you wish a very special experience with beautiful rooms, great service and friendly smiles, you must go to this wonderful hotel. Thank you Nicole, Lindsay, Cameron and Robert. Say that John from Calif

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

I am a frequent business traveler and am usually a slave to whatever points or loyalty program is closest to my meeting at the destination. Upon the advice of a colleague, I chose the Lafayette over the national chains, and am glad that I did. I love historic properties, and the LaFayette did not disappoint. But the modern day amenities are wonderful. I highly recommend the Junior Suite, which is a great value. The staff is very friendly and helpful. A jogging map would have been nice, but that was the only minor nit. Overall, a great experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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West Seneca, New York
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Recently was a guest at a Wedding Reception, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel. Food was delicious. Tasty and served hot. Steak a perfect pink and crisp, vegetables.

Waiter did forgot about bringing, another pot of coffee to our table, after he ran out. He served a couple of guest, and promised to return, never saw him, again.

Only negitive, was the sound system, perhaps, because of the high ceilings. Best man's toast or announcement of Father and Daughter, dance, was not heard.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Cold Spring Harbor, New York
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

I am a business traveler, and often get tired of the cold, unpersonal business hotels. Hotel Lafayette is a much better option in downtown Buffalo. The service is always friendly, the food options are good, the rooms are warm and cozy and the beds are Fantastic!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

The Hotel Lafayette recently underwent a massive renovation and it looks superb. Developer, Rocco Termini took time and care when restoring this Buffalo landmark. Once run down, Termini has restored the site to its original elegance. When you walk into the lobby, you feel like you are transported to another era.

The rooms are all renovated very nicely. They have a modern flair with a vintage twist. There are suites and single rooms available, which is a nice option.

Moreover, it has every amenity imaginable. For those with a sweet tooth, there is one of the best bakeries in Buffalo downstairs, Butterwoods. It is also a bistro (Butterwoods Sweet and Savory) serving delicious brunch. I have never eaten lunch or dinner there, but if it is anything like the desserts and brunch, I am sure it is wonderful.

On the main floor, there are two ballrooms restored to their traditional elegance. They are perfect for a wedding or upscale party. On the same floor is Mike A's steakhouse and upscale bar. I haven't eaten there, but heard it is excellent.

There is also the Pan-American Grille, by Pearl Street on this floor. The bar itself is huge and serves Pearl Street's famous micro-brews. However, the menu and service need some work. While I love Pearl Street's menu, as far as pub food goes, the Pan Am grille is limited and the food is sub-par. Hopefully, this changes, because it is such a great spot and nice for a more casual meal. Pearl Street also, has two rooms in the building, which are nicely done and a great size for a wedding of 240 or less.

Additionally, there are a few shops inside including a flower shop, dress shop and gift shop. Centered in the heart of downtown, it is the perfect place to stay if you are heading to a game, the theatre or the local nightlife. Two thumbs up and thank you Rocco Termini for the excellent addition to the Buffalo downtown!

Room Tip: The junior suites are just a little bigger than the one room and give you a sitting area with a fire...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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West Point, Virginia
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

On a visit home to Buffalo in March, my wife and I decided to have lunch at the old Hotel Lafayette in downtown Buffalo, NY. It is amazing how the developers have saved, restored and reopened this classic hotel while preserving its circa 1906 atmosphere. We did not stay overnight, but we had lunch at " Butterwood Sweet and Savory" restaurant located in the lower level of the hotel. The food, service, and Pan American atmosphere were all excellent. For anyone interested in a relaxed, charming afternoon, I would highly recommend a walk around the hotel, then lunch at Butterwood.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2013 via mobile

Am stunned at the bad reviews. This hotel was booked for me for business travel, and I could not be happier. It is Art Deco, and gorgeous, so complaining about that period's "look" seems a bit off. Lovely reception people, great burger in attached grill. In room "fireplace" with funky colored flames. Soaking tub. Upscale elegant without being at all snobby. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Ashley D, Front Office Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review, 27 March 2013
Thank you for such wonderful compliments. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to you returning in the future.
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Property: Hotel @ The Lafayette
Address: 391 Washington St, Buffalo, NY 14203-2108
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Region: United States > New York > Buffalo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 24 Hotels in Buffalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel @ The Lafayette 3.5*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel @ The Lafayette is a historical landmark built by America’s first professional female architect, Louise Blanchard Bethune in 1904, and has been painstakingly restored to its original beauty in 2012. It boasts thirty-four boutique guest rooms, three mouthwatering restaurants, and five breathtaking ballrooms. ... more   less 
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