Nestled in the heart of Cajun country, Lafayette is the destination for lovers of good food and zydeco music. The Acadians who founded the city in the 19th century brought together French, Spanish and Caribbean tastes and traditions to create a city full of restaurants selling everything from sandwiches to étouffée to gumbo. Lively zydeco concerts can erupt on the streets without warning, and guests at Lafayette hotels will want to visit the Acadian village and take a step back in time before they wander over to the wonderful traditional food markets to order a plate lunch like a local.
Lafayette has many different neighborhoods. Some visitors to hotels in Lafayette may have a preference for the historic Centennial neighborhood. Or they might want to be close to historic 9th Street, where stately old homes are being renovated and the community rebuilt into a vibrant residential area. All over the city, old neighborhoods are being re-energized and rebuilt into streets where the residents are proud. The downtown area is the place to be for art and culture, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. There is a modern cosmopolitan energy percolating out of the Cajun culture, and it feels great to be a part of it. Travelers can find hotels in Lafayette to fit their budget and lifestyle, from the Juliet Hotel, a boutique hotel in downtown Lafayette, to the La Quinta Inn near the airport. Regardless of which Lafayette hotels the traveler chooses, he is sure to find lively entertainment and excitement close by. The Children's Museum will capture the little ones’ interest with art and hands-on exhibits, and you can find many examples of historic Acadian life, some with costumed re-enactors.
Lafayette Quick Picks and Tips
Stop at the Heymann Center to watch the Louisiana Body Building Championship and Exhibition, or travel to the Cajundome Convention Center to see the yearly Louisiana Outdoor Expo.
Cajun dishes to fit anyone’s taste are easily found in Lafayette. Stop at Johnson's Boucaniere for typical Cajun plates at a reasonable price, or, have dinner at Fezzo's Seafood and Steakhouse for even more variety.
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cadian Village offers visitors a chance to step back in time and see how Lafayette was founded. The general store is open Tuesday through Saturday, and the art gallery features local area artists and artisans.
The Mall of Acadiana is anchored by Dillard's, JCPenney and Sears and features other brand-name shops. Specialty shopping with a little "lagniappe" or "something extra" awaits at Reflections of Olde Antique Mall as well as many other antique malls in the area. Visitors should pick up a copy of the "Louisiana Tax Free Shopping" guide at Lafayette Hotels before heading out to the stores!
Lafayette sport is centered on the University of Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns. Basketball and football games are spectator sports that draw out the entire community to either the Cajundome or Cajun Field to see their favorite team.
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Recently booked Lafayette hotels
|Hotel||Last booked||Stars||Price from|
|Ramada Lafayette Conference Center||15 hours ago||$66|
|Travelodge Lafayette||1 day ago||$44|
|The Hotel Acadiana||1 day ago||$84|
|La Quinta Inn Lafayette North||1 day ago||$49|
|SpringHill Suites Lafayette South at River Ranch||1 day ago||$114|
|Days Inn Lafayette/University||2 days ago||$39|
|Wingate by Wyndham Lafayette Airport||2 days ago||$75|
|BEST WESTERN PLUS Vermilion River Suites Hotel||3 days ago||$75|
|Hampton Inn & Suites Lafayette, LA||3 days ago||$75|
|Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette-Airport, LA||3 days ago||$125|
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|The Juliet Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member||
3.3 / 56 reviews
|BEST WESTERN PLUS Vermilion River Suites Hotel||
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4.5 / 513 reviews
|Wingate by Wyndham Lafayette Airport||
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|Days Inn Lafayette/University||
2.4 / 526 reviews
|Courtyard by Marriott Lafayette Airport||
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|Super 8 Lafayette LA||
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