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Hotel @ The Lafayette

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is one of the most incredible buildings I have ever been in. There is not a single thing I could critique about this place!!! The room was gorgeous, the lobby was amazing and the onsite restaurant for breakfast was wonderful. Walked down to the First Niagara Center for a concert and it was a very easy walk. Thank...

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We attended a family wedding at the hotel and loved everything about it. They don't build structures like this anymore. Recently upgraded, the hotel retains much of its original architectural charm- but with rooms with most of the modern conveniences you come to expect. We had a standard room that we loved- especially with the gas fire place that we...

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Mike S, Front Office Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

Dear Hankmax, We are glad that you enjoyed the charm and comfort of our historic hotel. Our entire staff works hard to ensure that all guests have a nice time, whether you are here for a wedding, or just a night away. Also, our Valet/ Bell staff really appreciates the shoutout! Thank you so much for taking the time to...

Midland, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The rooms at this hotel are AMAZING. Beautiful gas fireplace, and this was a standard room! The hotel is a boutique type of hotel, so beautiful. My only issue was the lighting in he bathroom. I had to put make-up on in a relative's room.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very historic, beautifully renovated hotel. Rooms are well appointed and quite comfortable. The lobby has a coffee shop, but walk by that and go to the Pan American bar. Great food and beer in a gorgeous bar.

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Mike S, Front Office Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

HI OHPAFLNC, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our historic property here in downtown Buffalo, and that you were comfortable in our newly renovated rooms. Public Espresso offers pour-over coffee and espresso crafted with coffee roasted in Buffalo, While Pan American serves great food and totally original beers, brewed right here in the building. Either would have...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the exterior facade, lobby, ballrooms, halls, fabulously restored elevator! Great casual restaurant onsite and independent top rated coffee bar in lobby. Stunning design and execution (pin-ups in men's washroom excluded). Generous sized rooms were like apartments (gas stove, dishwasher!!!) but someone else must have designed them: no counter to put your stuff on in bathroom, exceptionally tall tub you...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had a one bedroom apartment which was equipped with a full kitchen, a pull out couch and one bathroom. It was really nice and homey. The bathroom was new and clean. The pull out couch was extremely uncomfortable but the main room bed was fine. The hallways could be updated a bit more but the lobby area was really...

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Bethany, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 December 2016

What a really cool hotel. Hotel is in pristine condition. The antique elevator floor notifiers & very long hallways give the hotel of the time period of the Twilight Zone. Has very unique room decor & hallway furniture, found no where else. Very modern amenities in the room, making it very comfortable to stay in. Great find for the price...

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Mike S, Front Office Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

Hi Cherylannsantore, Thank you so much for choosing the Hotel @ Lafayette, and for sharing your feedback. We are fortunate to have this beautiful old building to operate our hotel in! While we have added modern conveniences and decor, The building has certainly not lost its time period feel that you describe in your review. We look forward to your...

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is such a tough one for me because the property is great and I love that it's in my hometown. The convenience to stay here when I don't want to leave the city is awesome and I love the building, style and convenience. However, everything was bad and it started right away. 1st - It shouldn't take anywhere near...

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Mike S, Front Office Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

Dear Anthony M, Thank you for staying with us and sharing your love of the building with the readers of this site. We love this building as well, which is what makes reading reviews like this so difficult. To start with parking, I can assure you that it rarely takes that long to park. On that particular night, we experienced...

Reviewed 15 November 2016

Seasoned travellers will often comment on the spectacular, interesting, et al, aspect of the arrival portal of a destination. Arriving from Toronto at the Exchange St station in downtown Buffalo can only be described by one word: depressing. The small station under a highway overpass was tatty and looked abandoned without a taxi in sight. We had to walk to...

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Mike S, Front Office Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

Dear Steve S. Thank you very much for staying with us and for providing us with some feedback! I am very happy to report that there is a council in Buffalo currently deciding on a new location that will serve as a more suitable and pleasing train station. We always do our best to accommodate early arrivals, however, it is...

New Buffalo, Michigan
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Truly beautiful building, great event venue, but I wouldn't recommend spending the night. Upon arrival, I noticed a long, gray hair in the sink, dust on all of the surfaces (desk, bedside table, etc), and spots on the carpet. Not great, but the bedding seemed clean enough. Then, I took a shower and wish I hadn't. The steam brought all...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel @ The Lafayette

Address: 391 Washington St, Buffalo, NY 14203-2108
Region: United States > New York > Buffalo
Price Range: ₹ 9,140 - ₹ 14,733 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel @ The Lafayette 3.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Buffalo
#8 Family Hotel in Buffalo
#8 Business Hotel in Buffalo
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