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Hotel @ The Lafayette

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The room I had was spectacular. The bathroom was huge and even contained a fireplace. The price was good for what you got as well so I have no complaints. The staff were really trying quite hard but maybe it was lacking quality oversite. It was a little hard to pick the entrance from the street and no clear place...

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

Scott B, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for all your comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and really helps us grow stronger as a team as well as helping to improve our property overall. It is great to hear you enjoyed your room and found it to be spectacular. We do apologize that you found the...

Niskayuna, New York
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We stayed for a bills game, all the hotels were sold out, we got the "bridal suite". It was great. The room was huge with a fireplace. The hotel is very clean, continental breakfast offer, they had a bar, restaurants, we really didn't need to leave the hotel if we didn't want to. Our friends were at other hotels, but...

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

Gina1014, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your awesome comments. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We are centrally located to a lot of shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and attractions so it is great to hear that you were in town taking advantage of that attending the Bills game! Our property is...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 October 2015

It's nice when someone invests in a renovation and does a great job! I had room #305 and it was super quiet (I could have slept late, but my alarm went off), very cozy, warm, well decorated and clean. The bedroom off from the living room was perfect along with all the amenities. Downstairs the bar and dining were top...

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

Sesshi101, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your wonderful comments. It is always so great to hear that the owners investment and costly renovations do not go unnoticed. As I know a lot of people put a lot of hard work into the property and the renovations to ensure the results would be rewarding. All rooms...

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 1 October 2015

No restaurants open (in hotel or area) on Sunday evening. Front desk referred us to Allentown pizza delivery (good!) but would have liked drink, real meal. The decor is a little odd and our room was somewhat cramped, but very clean and overall comfortable. There was a loud wedding reception on first floor, but my concern about noise is our...

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

Dler, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for sharing your experience. Sunday nights can be very tricky in this area as far as finding food/drinks depending on the time that you arrive. One of our three restaurants does stay open until 9pm on Sundays, but again after that time it is certainly quiet around the city and...

Toronto
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is a stunning renovation / restoration in a fine building, the lobby sets the tone with modern design accents blending well with the original. Warm, friendly welcome which was the theme for the staff throughout our stay. The room did not feel like a hotel room, more like something from Architectural Digest. Grand, subtle, understated with strong accent pieces...

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

Nonsibisedaliis, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your kind words. It is so great to hear you enjoyed the art deco design throughout and found the historic building to yet hold a modernized look/feel as well. Our team works very hard to ensure all our guests are not only welcomed as they entered our building, but...

Kenmore, New York
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We picked the Greenhouse Room at Hotel Lafayette with catering by Pearl Street Catering for our wedding reception. The Greenhouse Room is a beautiful rustic but not too rustic room and was the perfect fit for the wedding we wanted. The service was great, the food was amazing, and the value was great. Our suite for our wedding night was...

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

JenniferLink, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your special day as well as your overnight accommodations. Congratulations to the two of you and thank you so much for allowing our team to be a part of your special day. We realize there are several options for you to choose from in our...

Chicago
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

The hotel is in a great location in downtown Buffalo. It is a beautifully restored 1903 building with modern updated rooms. It is comfortable and quiet. The continental breakfast is much more than juice, coffee and rolls. There are steam tables with bacon, eggs and potatoes. There is also a very nice bar.

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

Andrew C, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your kind comments about our property, your feedback is greatly appreciated. It is always great to hear that you found our rooms to be beautifully renovated, and yet still giving the modern/new feel. We are centrally located to a lot of downtown attractions, and restaurants. We are also...

Dunedin, Florida
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I loved my room but after I went to sleep ,the noise out side my window There was a outdoors patio where people gathered .it made me feel like the people were in my room with me.I did like everything else with the hotel .

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

margj1626, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your great comments. It is good to know that you enjoyed your stay with us as we have a great team that works really hard to ensure all guests have an enjoyable and memorable stay with us. We are sorry to hear that you had some noise outside of...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 16 September 2015

The renovation of this wonderful old hotel is an opportunity to walk back in time. The restaurant bar area is capturing a time gone where you can enjoy the present time. Loved all the old ribbon oak, high ceilings and atmoshere. The Bedrooms are remodelled to provide the comfort of today with the charm of the old. Well done.

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

GerriM59, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your wonderful comments. It is so great to hear that you enjoyed our historic building and all that our renovations have to offer. Every where you turn there is a history lesson and the renovations have helped give it a historic yet fresh feel. If you are ever in...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We have stayed at the Lafayette a few times before. As much as I like the hotel, it is showing some wear. We always upgrade to the Junior Suite ... it has a really comfy bed and a nice room layout. Overall tho, there are spots that aren't as well maintained as when the hotel was first renovated. Because it...

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

Lynne K, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for taking the time to share you feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoy our comfortable beds and room layout which is something that makes us unique compared to other hotels in the area. We are sorry to hear that you do not feel the renovations are being...

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  • 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
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: ₹ 9,002 - ₹ 14,687 (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 Business Hotel in Buffalo
#8 Family Hotel in Buffalo
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“Didn't stay the night. Only there for a wedding.”
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