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Hotel @ The Lafayette

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Buffalo, New York
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106 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Thank anthony m
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... More 

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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

New Buffalo, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding here we weren't able to stay here, but we had a lot of interaction with the staff. We had our wedding at the court yard room which was gorgeous. But every time I had family there for things the front desk n hotel staff Weren't helping my family members on where to go within the hotel.... More 

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1 Thank asherms21
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Very cool - Kitchy place! The pool scene was awesome and the whole vibe was really great. I loved the rooms - they were vintage but in good condition and done very tastefully. I thought they were decent size. I self parked and it wasn't that difficult. Would definitely stay there again!!

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Room was very big and modern, it was large enough to have a bunch of friends in between the wedding and the reception and gave us all plenty of room to relax and kill some time. The room itself was very modern and unexpected, I would recommend !

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I could ignore the broken coffee maker, the partial room cleaning but getting locked out of the hotel at 5:15am after taking someone to the airport was too much. I spoke with a desk person before leaving but they were busy setting up breakfast. I Rang and rang the doorbell, kicked the door. No help. Finally I was able to... More 

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Evan B, General Manager at Hotel @ The Lafayette, responded to this review

Cpk123532, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that your coffee maker was broken and that you felt your room was partially cleaned. We certainly wish you had said something so that we could have taken care of these concerns while you were staying with us. We... More 

Buffalo, New York
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

My husband and I stayed here our wedding night and we were not disappointed. We booked a junior suite which was lovely! It was a split-level design, with the bed and bathroom on a raised section a few steps up. A see-through fireplace graced the middle of the room, surrounded by soft grays, whites, and purples in the décor. The... More 

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Olean
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for my daughters wedding, which was held here as well. I had stayed here years ago and the place was run down. They have done a marvelous job refurbishing the place, updating the venue while maintaining the original splendor of the building. A single room is a bit small, but cozy. The suites are very spacious with a... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great place to stay to explore downtown Buffalo. We loved the beautiful renovation of this historic hotel, the spacious and comfortable room, great service and excellent coffee shop in the lobby. They are successful with providing modern comforts and maintaining many historical features.

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
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: ₹ 9,322 - ₹ 14,943 (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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“Ask for a room on a high floor to get further away traffic noise”
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“Didn't stay the night. Only there for a wedding.”
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