Howard Johnson Lafayette

2 stars
View map of 2215 NW Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette, LA 70501

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
24 reviews
Fantastic

I stay at this hotel every time I come to town! Nice, clean, friendly! See full review

  • JenLynnE1338
  • Aug 20, 2014
Memorial Day Trip

The room was ok. We made it to town a little early and called to ask about early check in and it... See full review

  • MrzSagW
  • May 26, 2015
Have fun at this Howard Johnson Lafayette near Lafayette Regional Airport and the University of Louisiana. Experience 19th-century Louisiana at the Vermilion Living History Museum and Folklife Park, or take the family bowling at Arcadiana Lanes. Try your luck at Evangeline Downs Casino and Racetrack, or attend a conference or big-name concert at Cajun Dome four miles away. Start your day with complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast, stay up to date with complimentary weekday newspaper, and connect to complimentary wireless Internet access to plan an exciting day. Unwind in the seasonal outdoor pool and enjoy the guest laundry, fax and copy services. Relax in your guest room with microwave, refrigerator and desk. Hot tub suites and handicapped-accessible rooms are also available.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Security
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
Over sized rooms
Cribs available
Ironing board

Hotel Map

30.2495 -92.0131
Area description
Entertainment district

Nearby points of interest

  • Cajundome: 2.6 mi
  • Cajun Field: 2.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:30 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (24)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Lafayette

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
2.9
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.3
Value:
3.2

54% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Lafayette

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Unhappy
Couples
N/A
Aug 29, 2015

Wouldn't recommend

This hotel is in an undesirable location. There were quite a few individuals and groups loitering around the premises. I didn't exactly feel the safest. The pictures on the website are also misleading. Clever cropping and filtering of pictures makes a big difference. Due to my own error, I booked the wrong room. Thankfully, there was hardly anyone staying there, so there were plenty of available rooms for me to trade into. I was up charged for the room, which I understand, but given the emptiness of the hotel (which is actually a motel), it would have been a nice gesture to waive the up charge. The attitude of the clerk during the procedure was the worst part, and I was told I needed to pay cash and not credit for the charge. I asked for a late checkout (12 instead of 11), and was told that would be another up charge. The AC was off when I got to my room, so I turned it on before heading out to dinner and running errands. The temp only dropped from 82 to 76 by the time I got into bed hours later. I felt as if I was being nickeled and dimed the entire time. I would not stay here again, and I would tell anyone who asked to avoid it. I have stayed in hotels for $30/night that were leagues better than this one.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Howard Johnson Lafayette

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MrzSagW
Family
N/A
May 26, 2015

Memorial Day Trip

The room was ok. We made it to town a little early and called to ask about early check in and it wasn't available. They told us we needed to check in after the original check in time. When we finally checked in the front desk clerk was kind of rude. He kept asking me how many people total was in the room, which was stated on reservation. The floor was wet in the bathroom and I slipped (at nearly 4pm). The bathroom wall had built up grime on it. The water drained slow so while showering you were standing in water. The people above us seemed to be stomping. You could here every move. We didn't encounter any staff other than checking in & out. The price was ok. The kids didn't complain and everything worked so it was ok.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Lafayette

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JenLynnE1338
Family
Springfield, MO
Aug 20, 2014

Fantastic

I stay at this hotel every time I come to town! Nice, clean, friendly!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Olde Tyme Grocery-sandwiches are great! Cash only though, price is reasonable & they have an ATM

Review of Howard Johnson Lafayette

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Genevieve S.
Business
Lafayette, LA
Nov 23, 2013

Business

The room was clean and comfortable. Only a few towels available.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Lafayette

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Linda baseball mom
Family
Houston, texas
Jun 24, 2013

Odor

The room was clean but the restroom had a strong odor of urine. I had to keep restroom door closed in order to tolerate the rest of the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Lafayette

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dknotts
Family
Lafayette, LA
Mar 13, 2013

Just a night away

For the most part, it was OK for the price. The room was clean and had everything we needed.....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Lafayette

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CABKR
Couples
Tampa Bay, Fl
Mar 10, 2013

Good value

Our stay was uneventful but served our purposes. Wish the hotel offered longer breakfast hours.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Howard Johnson Lafayette

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ogive
Couples
indiana
Feb 10, 2013

A Place to lay your head

Stayed one night in Lafayette just to break the trip and do some washing. That was enough. The walls were paper thin and our neighbours were enthusiastic to say the least. Quite a laugh – we could have called a running commentary and held up score cards at the end but, unlike them, restrained ourselves. Lots of outside noise with people arriving and leaving throughout the night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Howard Johnson Lafayette

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
JENNYJAN
Business
WILLIS, TEXAS
Feb 15, 2012

A MISTAKE NOT TO MAKE AGAIN

STAFF WAS RUDE, DEMANDED A $25.00 PER ROOM SECURITY DEPOSIT, T.V. DID NOT WORK, LARGE AMOUNT OF LATE NIGHT TRAFFIC, APPEARED TO BE DRUG RELATED, ROOM WAS NOT CLEAN

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Lafayette

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
JENNYJAN
Business
WILLIS, TEXAS
Feb 12, 2012

PLACE TO ADVOID

DESK CLERK WAS RUDE, CHARGED $25.00 PER ROOM AS A SECURITY DEPOSIT, ROOMS WERE NOT CLEAN, T.V. DIDN'T OPERATE PROPERLY, A NUMBER OF APPARENT DRUG TYPES PRESENT, THIS MAY BE A HOT SHEET MOTEL, FEEL AS I HAVE BED BUGS, NEVER MAKE THIS MISTAKE AGAIN.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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