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Hotel @ The Lafayette
Ranked #14 of 24 Hotels in Buffalo
Tyler, TX
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Wonderful boutique hotel”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Loved everything about this hotel. It was charming, had great character, very clean, quite comfortable, extremely quaint, incredibly cozy, and was restored respecting the old architecture but adding a great modern appeal as well. It had free breakfast too but you have to try the Sweet & Savory restaurant in the basement also!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

One of the nicest hotels I've seen in the world! Super nice rooms!! Amazing site! Most accommodating front desk! Can't say enough good! Restaurant was top notch. Fast service friendly waiter.tour of the building was amazing.breath taking original details!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Buffalo is a great city. I cannot say enough great things about my time there. The Hotel @ The Lafayette was a trip highlight. The rooms are huge, very nicely appointed and comfortable/classy. The bed was incredible, bathroom, huge and beautiful. Be sure to go over to the restaurant near the lobby - the interior restoration is impeccable. Wifi was fast. Room service tasty and on time.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Toledo, Ohio
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157 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2013

We lucked out finding this one! The rooms are great -- large, comfortable, attractive, well lit. Huge bathroom, comfortable enough furniture -- So much charm and character and a great change from all the boring, predictable chains of hotels. A definite recommend!

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mississauga
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

One of the features on the Downtown Buffalo Walking Tour is the Lafayette Hotel and it is an exquisite reward for architectural devotees. An outstanding renovation which anyone with a sense of awe should experience.
The Lobby is a dark Art Deco, Craftsman, Modernism collage of honey-coloured, inlaid, almost Damask walls, long, sharp wooden lines of shelves and space dividers and aircraft aluminum battered into comfortable tub chairs. It is amazing.
If I wanted to feel any more like I was transported back into the 1930's...just step a bit further into Mike A's Restaurant past the Front Desk. This would be a great place to be having a few Sloe Gin Fizzes on a Friday night.
And if you want some more decor step through to the other side of the lobby into the Pan-American Grill. A huge bar with various types of banquettes, benches and stool-tables with an atmosphere crossed between an aviator's lounge from the Hindenburg era, and a wild west saloon. Again looks good.
Will definitely have to come back and stay here ....when we do NOT have to drive anywhere!!!
Now head down the hallway to the stairs at the back of the hotel and walk down to a fabulous restaurant called BUTTERWOOD, which we DID eat at. (See my other review).

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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buffalo ny
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

The Greenhouse Room at the Hotel @ The Lafayette is a perfect place for a destination wedding, even though we live less than an hour away. We stayed for the entire weekend and it was absolutely wonderful. Our 1 Bedroom Suite was lovely and trendy. Lindsey was the best wedding coordinator! The food was excellent and our guests enjoyed staying in a hotel room after the wedding. The beds and pillows were so comfortable. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Perfect weekend!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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philadelphia
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

I cant comment on what to see/do in Buffalo since I was there for a wedding but I can say that my stay here was very enjoyable. Every single staff person was friendly including the restaurants and shops. The surrounding area wasn't much to speak of but the wedding reception was also here so it was perfect. I had a junior suite which Id describe as well appointed and "swanky". The rooms seem to be very unique and the sites were spacious. The restaurants within were very good as was the wedding food. The bar was fun but closed well before 2 am and then we moved to another of their bars and that one closed before 2 as well, with a bunch of us still sitting there. The continental breakfast is basic but free so cant really complain. We walked across the street for better coffee. If I were to visit Buffalo again, I'd likely return to this hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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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 #14 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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