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This hotel is all about location… it is convenient to both the CBD and the French quarter. It’s also on the same corner as a street car stop so you can get anywhere with ease. Our room was clean and completely adequate, just really small… the king bed took up the entire room. The lobby is weird… there’s no obvious front desk and no real lobby at all, it’s just a foyer with a nondescript desk tucked away as an afterthought. The staff are friendly, but very young and seem inexperienced… at one point we had to wake one up who was sleeping on the desk to ask a question. The parking is convenient… you self park across the street in a gated lot so you can easily use your car if you want to (which you won’t need, but it’s nice to have access). Overall, this is really a convenient place to stay with a nice room and a good value, but if you’re looking for a hotel “experience” with full service and amenities, don’t stay here.

Arrived after Mardi Gras: The hotel room was dirty at arrival with broken beads and glitter on the floor, what appeared to be cake icing on portions of the curtains in addition to a partially flushed commode with remnants of stool still inside. The coffee maker was filthy to the point of me trying to clean it but ultimately giving up and going to a nearby coffee shop. The smoke detector was even low on battery to the point of it beeping literally beeping every 20 seconds. I did bring it up to the front desk via phone and in person. The clerk says a work order would be in place but the maintence guy works multiple properties so dont know when the alarm would be fixed.. the condition of the room was brushed off. Needless to say, I'll be avoiding this one for all future visits to Nola.

Great place to stay for vacation.Close to everything. Desi vega was great.

Just far enough from overly rowdy tourist but close enough to walk down to French Quarter. Older hotel staff was polite. Wish there was a mini fridge.

The staff was wonderful and the style of the hotel great

The property and room were nice and clean. The staff was all very welcoming and helpful. missed having a mini fridge in the room though.

Excellent location, though the street traffic noise at the front of the building was about bothersome, I got used to it and slept very comfortably in their beds. Pillows were a bit too thick, and hallway walls a bit too thin but I would definitely stay there again. Having the streetcar right out front was a lifesaver.

We enjoyed our stay, the staff was wonderful. They helped make our trip to Children’s Hospital a little less stressful.

Great location, easy to reach all attractions, in a quiet area

You can smell cigarette smoke in lobbies and room, even though signs say nonsmoking.

Very nice hotel walking distance to most attractions downtown.

Friendly staff, especially India and Mitch, beautiful room, nice location.

This Hotel is in a good location by a small park. Close walk to Mothers Restaurant. The bed was comfortable and the carpet looked brand new also the shower was nice and hot! The furniture was worn and very old, the upholstered furniture was in need of repair or replacing. Other than that it worked fine for a business trip and couples would enjoy it. The first night I made to get used to the street car rumbling down the street every 10 to 15 minutes but I got used to that. A fridge in the room would have been useful.

The staff was amazing, they go above and beyond! Great location. And its pet friendly

Saint Charles Ave New Orleans LA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Canal Street and National World War II Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in New Orleans Central Business District, Lafayette Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Canal Street and National World War II Museum. This 60-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite steakhouse, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All of Lafayette Hotel's 60 soundproofed rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer designer toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

A local mainstay since 1916, Lafayette Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and laundry facilities. Self parking is available for USD 42 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. This boutique hotel also has an ATM.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Lafayette Hotel

Everyone (21) Couples (3) Business (1) Family (2)
4
Partner Couples

This hotel is all about location… it is convenient to both the CBD and the French quarter. It’s also on the same corner as a street car stop so you can get anywhere with ease. Our room was clean and completely adequate, just really small… the king bed took up the entire room. The lobby is weird… there’s no obvious front desk and no real lobby at all, it’s just a foyer with a nondescript desk tucked away as an afterthought. The staff are friendly, but very young and seem inexperienced… at one point we had to wake one up who was sleeping on the desk to ask a question. The parking is convenient… you self park across the street in a gated lot so you can easily use your car if you want to (which you won’t need, but it’s nice to have access). Overall, this is really a convenient place to stay with a nice room and a good value, but if you’re looking for a hotel “experience” with full service and amenities, don’t stay here.

By on Apr 25, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 28, 2022

Hi Dean, Thank you for choosing our hotel and taking the time to share your rating and review.

2
Family with small children

Arrived after Mardi Gras: The hotel room was dirty at arrival with broken beads and glitter on the floor, what appeared to be cake icing on portions of the curtains in addition to a partially flushed commode with remnants of stool still inside. The coffee maker was filthy to the point of me trying to clean it but ultimately giving up and going to a nearby coffee shop. The smoke detector was even low on battery to the point of it beeping literally beeping every 20 seconds. I did bring it up to the front desk via phone and in person. The clerk says a work order would be in place but the maintence guy works multiple properties so dont know when the alarm would be fixed.. the condition of the room was brushed off. Needless to say, I'll be avoiding this one for all future visits to Nola.

By on Mar 7, 2022

Review comment responded on Mar 7, 2022

Hi Charmine, Our apologies for the difficulties that impacted your stay. Please reach out to us directly at the email address on our website so that we can do our best to remedy your experience.

4
Everyone

By on Dec 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 2, 2019

Thank you for choosing our hotel and taking the time to share your rating.

5
Partner Couples

Great place to stay for vacation.Close to everything. Desi vega was great.

By , from New Orleans on Oct 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 1, 2019

Thank you for choosing our historic boutique hotel. We’re happy you enjoyed your time with us in New Orleans, and appreciate your feedback about our location. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

5
Partner Couples

Just far enough from overly rowdy tourist but close enough to walk down to French Quarter. Older hotel staff was polite. Wish there was a mini fridge.

By on Oct 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 25, 2019

Thank you for choosing our historic boutique hotel. We’re happy you enjoyed your time with us in New Orleans, and appreciate your feedback about our staff service and location. Please know your comments have been shared with management. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

4
Everyone

By on Oct 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 18, 2019

Thank you for choosing our hotel and taking the time to share your rating.

5
Everyone

The staff was wonderful and the style of the hotel great

By , from Pennsylvania on Sep 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 24, 2019

Hi Claude, thank you for choosing our historic hotel and taking the time to share your feedback, we appreciate your kind words about our staff! Our staff members are truly focused on making sure all of our guests have great experiences. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to our historic New Orleans hotel.

4
Everyone

By on Aug 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2019

Thank you for choosing our hotel and taking the time to share your rating.

5
Family

The property and room were nice and clean. The staff was all very welcoming and helpful. missed having a mini fridge in the room though.

By on Jul 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 31, 2019

Thank you for choosing our historic boutique hotel. We’re happy you enjoyed your time with us in New Orleans, and appreciate your feedback about our service. Our staff members work hard to ensure great guest experiences happen every day. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel soon.

5
Family

Excellent location, though the street traffic noise at the front of the building was about bothersome, I got used to it and slept very comfortably in their beds. Pillows were a bit too thick, and hallway walls a bit too thin but I would definitely stay there again. Having the streetcar right out front was a lifesaver.

By on Jun 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 25, 2019

Please know that all of your comments have been shared with management to help us improve our services. Thank you for your stay and taking the time to share your positive experience.

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