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Lafayette, LA: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find hotels & motels in Lafayette using the list below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Lafayette, LA for your upcoming personal or group trip. Discover the most favored Lafayette, Louisiana motel and hotel rooms. Browse the Lafayette area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Lafayette hotels. Need 5+ Rooms? Secure Lafayette Group Hotel Discounts or Check out the best Lafayette meeting hotels

The Lafayette center point is about the area of Lafayette Museum Alexandre Mtn and the area of St Brendan Rehab Spec Hospital.

If you've ever wondered where you can find “The Happiest City in America,” wonder no more. Lafayette, Louisiana, surely deserves its motto. Lafayette lies in the heart of Cajun and Creole country. Naturally, this city's joie de vivre finds its way into its delicious food and music scene. From the infectious Zydeco dance halls to fascinating museums, the many cultural experiences and entertainment options you'll discover in Lafayette are just plain fun. More from this guide...

"Lafayette is like that awesome aunt you have"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 01-Nov-2013
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

The best way to describe Lafayette: that awesome aunt that lives out in the country. She serves the best home style meals (you're always welcome at the table). She throws a great party (you don't need an invite, just come on in). If you know her, you know everyone (there's no strangers in Lafayette, only friends you haven't met). They host over 20 festivals a year that run the gamut on culture, cuisine and communities. Make sure to take a class on Cajun dancing, most restaurants have a night dedicated to Zydeco music, also. Driving around isn't easy, but there's no rush anyway. Courtesy and manners aren't an act, these people have genuine manners. Come home to Lafayette, and experience her hospitality.

Lafayette Hotels/Accommodations

Pear Tree Inn Lafayette : 126 Alcide Dominique 126 Alcide Dominique, Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • TV needs to be updated
  • Popular among families
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Drury Inn & Suites Lafayette : 120 Alcide Dominique 120 Alcide Dominique, Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Great location
  • Food is delicious
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Parc Lafayette in Lafayette 1909 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
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Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette / Cajundome : 2350 West Congress St. 2350 West Congress St., Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Affordable Convention Center property
  • Check in: 03:00 PM
  • Clean rooms
  • Average beds
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette in Lafayette 1521 West Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 8 suites
  • Most guests enjoyed the lobby entrance
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lafayette South 1606 West Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
  • 3-star Riverfront hotel
  • 81 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Noise level is acceptable
  • Included fruits
Comfort Suites Oil Center Lafayette 114 Rue Fernand, Lafayette, LA 70508
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 80 suites in hotel
  • Breakfast is good
  • Comfortable mattresses
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Staybridge Suites Lafayette Airport 129 East Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
  • Three Star Airport property
  • 118 rooms in hotel
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Residence Inn by Marriott Lafayette Airport - Lafayette 128 James Comeaux Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
  • 3 star Airport property
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • Great front desk
  • Excellent breakfast
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette Airport 201 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lafayette North 2219 NW Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette, LA 70501
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • 3 meeting rooms in hotel
Springhill Suites Lafayette South at River Ranch in Lafayette 321 Settlers Trace Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70508
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 103 suites
  • Friendly service
  • Shops near by
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Comfort Inn & Suites 1636 Saint Mary St., Scott, LA 70583 ~5.26 miles west of Lafayette
  • Two star Highway property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
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La Quinta Inn & Suites - Broussard 104 Sweetland Dr., Broussard, LA 70518 ~6.61 miles southeast of Lafayette
  • 3 star Highway property
  • Check in time: 3:00
  • Great staff
  • Highway nearby
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Wingate by Wyndham Lafayette Airport in Lafayette 702 East Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
  • 3 star Airport hotel
  • Free breakfast
Hampton Inn & Suites Lafayette 1910 South College Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • 32 suites in hotel
  • Rooms are ok
  • Breakfast is average
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Courtyard by Marriott : 214 East Kaliste Saloom Rd. 214 East Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
  • Midscale Airport hotel
  • 3 suites in property
  • Bed was very comfortable
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lafayette South in Lafayette 210 Kaliste Saloom, Lafayette, LA 70508
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Clean room
  • Great location
Best Western Lafayette Inn - Lafayette
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2207 NW Evangeline Trwy, Lafayette, LA 70501
  • 2 star Highway hotel
  • 6 suites in hotel
  • The majority of guests said the reception staff was great
  • Average sized rooms
Hampton Inn Lafayette / Scott in Scott 2144 West Willow St., Scott, LA 70583 ~3.34 miles northwest of Lafayette
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Average beds
The Juliet Hotel in Lafayette 800 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA 70501
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • All guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Station right across the street
The Hotel Acadiana : 1801 Wpinhook Rd. 1801 Wpinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Check-in time: 15:00
Wyndham Garden Lafayette 1801 West Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • 16 meeting rooms in property
  • Did not include breakfast
  • Vibe is not too good
Best Western Plus Vermilion River Suites Hotel 125 East Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
  • Three Star Airport property
  • 3 floors in property
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Discovery Inn Lafayette - Lafayette 120 East Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
  • Economy Airport hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
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You'll have no trouble finding live music in Lafayette, Louisiana, any given night of the week. Artmosphere Bistro hosts events ranging from live performances to bottomless weekend brunches, where you can pair music with endless mimosas or bloody marys. The Blue Moon Salon is a world-renowned honky-tonk that has been rated one of the best bars in America by both Southern Living and Esquire.

If you prefer a more active role, sit in on one of several Cajun music jams, one on Wednesdays at the Blue Moon Salon or Saturdays at Vermilionville. Janky Karaoke at Artmosphere offers a chance for you to take the spotlight with a killer rendition. Back at the Blue Moon Salon, watch out for the occasional vinyl swap, where vinyl die-hards can trade or sell their records. If all the music gets your toes tapping, then it's time for a Zydeco lesson at Le'Debs Nightclub or Atmosphere. For a change of pace, pop into the Wurst Biergarten for comedy night.

From the bayou to the jambalaya, get ready to taste the sweet life and live large in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Affordable Hotels in Lafayette, LA

You simply cannot improve on the amenities and value you will find at Best Western Plus Vermilion River Suites Hotel. This Lafayette area hotel brings you close to attractions like the Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium and key shopping areas. Its stylish, earthy décor soothes guests with a calming vibe, and the hotel offers welcomed touches like bolster pillows and pillow top mattresses.

This is a great option for larger families with children, as each room comes with a pull-out sofa bed. An in-room mini-fridge and microwave helps you extend your dollar further for snacking and light meals. The free daily breakfast offers hot dishes and breakfast favorites to please everyone.

The indoor pool is one of the Best Western Plus Vermilion River Suites' most appealing amenities. This kidney-shaped pool is housed in a light-filled glass atrium, full of lounge chairs and wrap-around windows. After a swim, you can take the kids right over to the hotel restaurant and lounge for a convenient meal.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Lafayette, LA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Lafayette

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Lafayette, LA. Analyze these illustrations to calculate the cheapest months to make a reservation in Lafayette for upcoming travels.

Best Hotel Discounts in Lafayette, LA

4 Star Average Prices: $120.61

The Ramada New Iberia's rural location may sound misleading as this hotel is located only a few miles outside of Lafayette, Louisiana. Framed by beautiful green vegetation and a quiet atmosphere, you will soon forget you're close to such urban landmarks as the Zoo of Acadiana. You'll want to spend lots of time outdoors on the beautiful hotel grounds, and the Ramada helps you do that with its lovely outdoor patio, sun umbrellas, lounge chairs, and a large outdoor pool. Meeting and event spaces and a restaurant and bar make this a popular value property near Lafayette.

Guests of the Ramada New Iberia are eligible for AAA discounts. Just be sure to present an ID at check-in to redeem this discount. Guests staying for the long-term will enjoy even better hotel rates.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Lafayette

Luxury Hotels in Lafayette, LA

3 Star Average Prices: $83.13

When you stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome, you'll gain access to inclusive amenities that will make your stay in Lafayette even more relaxing. Sweat off a day of long driving in the fitness center, then take a nice long shower in your well-appointed guestroom. Close out the day with a dip in the indoor pool and some relaxation time in your room. You can also head outdoors to the hotel's generously sized brick patio. This relaxing escape is surrounded by palmetto trees and offers a peaceful place to drink your morning coffee before heading out to sightseeing.

All guestrooms are equipped with LCD televisions and cable programming, in addition to complimentary Wi-Fi. If you need to do a little work or catch up on email, you can take advantage of the desk with seating. Should you need to print anything, a business center downstairs is available, free of charge. The Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette serves up delicious and affordable breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes on the property. The downstairs bar is also a great spot to unwind in the convenience of your hotel.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Lafayette

2 Star Average Prices: $75.19

2 Star Hotel Prices in Lafayette

Lafayette, LA Hotels with Discounts

Want to be close to Acadian Village and the Lafayette Airport? The Courtyard by Marriott Lafayette Airport meets this criterion and delivers much more. You'll find excellent value and modern style the moment you step inside this Courtyard by Marriott. The lobby's numerous seating areas invite you to sit and relax, an appealing amenity for large groups. If you find yourself hungry, pop into the hotel café for a snack or light meal, or you can visit the convenience store near the service desk.

In your guest room, you'll find the luxurious amenities you'd expect for a much higher rate, like pillow top mattresses and a smart television with Wi-Fi. Artistic murals and furnishings with clean lines make this the hotel of choice for urbanites on holiday. Farther afield in the hotel, you can take advantage of the fitness center, indoor pool, and 24-hour business center. If you're planning an event, the Courtyard by Marriott Lafayette Airport offers modest event space for intimate meetings, and express checkout helps you keep moving when it's time to depart.

When to Visit Lafayette, LA

Lafayette, Louisiana, is a great place to visit during Mardi Gras if you want to see how the locals celebrate. This Southern Louisiana town doesn't hold back. You'll have your pick of balls, parades, performances, and king cake if you visit Lafayette in late February or early March. Be sure to check community calendars before booking, as the dates change each year. If you come in springtime, you will also see scores of azaleas bursting into bloom.

April brings five days of world music to Lafayette with the Festival International de Louisiana. In the fall, locals love the Festival Acadiens et Creole, a 3-day festival that celebrates the food, music, dancing, arts, and crafts of Creole culture. Throughout the fall and spring, you'll have ample opportunities to enjoy outdoor concerts around the city.

If you're planning a trip to Lafayette during the winter holiday season, you can't miss Acadian Village at Christmas. This 19th-century Cajun village is illuminated in endless lights, reflected brilliantly in the bayou. This family-friendly affair offers rides for kids and a chance for a photo with Santa. A VIP ticket gets you admission and complementary snack, beverage, and dinner of jambalaya or another entrée. Little kids get in free, making this event a great value for festive holiday fun.

Eco-tourists who intend to do some birding, fishing, or swamp tours should consider visiting in the months outside of peak summer. Southern Louisiana air gets hot and humid in the summertime. Summer visitors heading to Cypress Lake or Lake Martin to see the swampland, alligators, turtles, and Cypress trees, should take care to hydrate, wear sunscreen, and shoot for early morning before the sun gets high in the sky.

The Melting Pot of Peoples: Lafayette, LA

You'll find delicious, zesty jambalaya in Lafayette, but the real melting pot is the people themselves. Lafayette traces its roots back to relocated French settlers who were expelled by the British from Arcadia, a province of Canada. These Acadians came to be known as the Cajuns. The Spanish also left their mark on the community, and without a doubt, the former slaves and Creoles added their own spices and flavors to the dishes and regional dances that are synonymous with Louisiana.

Legend has it that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem “Evangeline,” a tale of two lovers separated by the Acadian exile to Lafayette, was based on real people. Locals say that Evangeline eventually made her way to Lafayette, though she never reunited with her estranged love. You can find out more about the poem, the people it represents, and the local population at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site. The property includes a former indigo and sugarcane plantation situated near the famous Bayou Teche.

The history of the early settlers, Cajuns, and Creoles also lives on today in Acadian Village and Vermilionville, two communities dedicated to historic reenactment and preservation. Each provides fascinating glimpses into bayou life back in the 19th century. Explore the local handicrafts, watch a blacksmith at work, or simply marvel at the rustic dwellings of yesteryear.

There are plenty of other things to learn in Lafayette's museum loop, which includes the Lafayette Science Museum and Planetarium, the Children's Museum of Acadiana, the Alexandre Mouton House, Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, and Cité des Arts.

Come for the gumbo and shrimp and grits but stay for the Zydeco and the fascinating living history of Southern Louisiana. With a full tummy and a full heart, you'll leave Lafayette smiling.

'The more you travel, the more well-off you'll be, I think”- this is what RJ Mitte, of 'Breaking Bad” fame believes. He was born in Lafayette in 1992, and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy a few years later.

Stepping Into Lafayette

Fondly termed as 'The Hub City”, Lafayette is the 4th largest city of Louisiana. Located along Vermillion River, the city hosts the parish seat for Lafayette parish, LA. It was a French man by the name of Jean Mouton who founded this American city in1821 and its erstwhile name was Vermilionville. Later the name was changed to Lafayette after the famous American Army warrior General Lafayette. The city is the hub of Acadiana & is known for its Cajun & Creole culture.

Budget Stays in Lafayette

If you are in quest of cheap hotels in the city, Motel 6 is a good option no doubt. This simple hotel hosts standard rooms fitted with cable TVs, minifridges & Wi-Fi facility is available against fee. You will love the seasonal pool and the hotel also assures coin laundry, free coffee in the morning & truck parking. Another great option for cheap hotels in the LA city is Super 8. This contemporary hotel welcomes with modern rooms equipped with private bathrooms, flat-screen cable TV, minifridges, microwaves, coffeemakers & free Wi-Fi. It's one of the top rated budget Lafayette hotels that also offers complimentary breakfast. There is an outdoor pool & the hotel offers free of cost bus/truck parking.

Luxury Accommodations in Lafayette

When it comes to plush hotels in Lafayette, Hampton Inn & Suites Lafayette is a top-notch name. Located closer to the city airport, the hotel boasts 95 rooms with all edgy amenities like free Wi-fi, LCD cable TVs, pillowtop beds, sofa beds, refrigerators, microwaves & guests are also offered free newspapers. On-site amenities include outdoor pool, spa tub, rooftop terrace, business center, tea/coffee in the hotel lobby. Freebies include breakfast buffet, airport shuttle & parking.

Courtyard by Marriott is one of the most coveted hotels in Lafayette for those planning a true luxe stay in the city. It's a smoke-free hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, fitness center, lounge bar, cafe, snack bar/deli & free parking is also available. There are as many as 90 rooms to pick from with free internet, cable TVs, pillowtop beds, microwaves, refrigerators & coffee makers.

Looking for Boutique Stays in Lafayette?

When it comes to boutique Lafayette hotels, Carriage House Hotel is an exclusive choice. It's the only four-diamond property in the city which boasts 21 boutique suites & 6 extended-stay condos in vibrant shades, custom furnishing, great spa bathrooms & all other high end boutique amenities. On-site amenities are equally amazing and include cutting edge fitness center, tennis court, dining options, aquatics and so on. It surely is one among the finest of resorts in the city.

The Juliet Hotel is another highly revered boutique accommodation for travelers in Lafayette. Set in a posh classic building, the hotel hosts elegantly-furnished rooms & suites with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TVs, microwaves & coffee makers. The hotel lobby looks inviting with casual seating arrangements around a warm fireplace. Other on-site amenities include steam room, sauna, fitness room, hot tub & a grand outdoor pool.

Verified reviews of the city: Lafayette, LA

Below are reviews of the city of Lafayette, LA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Nicest people in the world!

Julia B., from 20-Nov-2017
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Holy Rosary Institute was a boarding school many of the attendees wanted to tour places like Keller's Bakery, Borden's, the underpass, Rosary's campus, and La Parisian's. Students could not believe how much Lafayette has grown and how much is still the same both mentally and physically (confederate statue) on Jefferson Street.

Barbara L., from 28-Sep-2017
"Great hotel and location!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Lafayette Tourist Bureau very helpful in ninety bags and name tags for all 134 family members.Super I did a great job on the Brady Reunion :Hee HAW" western cake, very moist and on time.Dollar Tree provided a plenty of our decoration needed and purchased.

Ester B., from 01-Jul-2017
"Great hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The city was nice. I have traveled there many times to the hospitals and surgical clinics. I was able to do a plenty of my shopping at the Super I store and Dollar Tree, The Lafayette Tourist bureau was very receptacle in giving us natty bags and doing all 134 relatives name tags. Had no problem with the nice moist sheet Brady Reunion Cake that Super I was able to share that we purchased with them. I would recommend them to other relatives and friends. The only thing is the distant for me to Lafayette is roughly 45 miles away.

Ester B., from 01-Jul-2017
"Great City!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Lafayette is a great place to visit. The restaurants are top notch and there are many activities in the surrounding area to keep everyone busy.

John M., from 15-May-2017
"Exciting"
Score 4.0 / 5

A lot to do.

Gwendolyn G., from 08-May-2017
"Great Locals"
Score 5.0 / 5

The natives are very friendly

Esteban C B., from 31-Jul-2016
"Great!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Senior Beta Club Convention was great. The Cajundome and its staff are always very accommodating and welcoming to students and teachers!

Elizabeth B., from 25-Jan-2016
"College City"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great food and local entertainment.

Monica L., from 15-Sep-2014
"Great Area"
Score 4.0 / 5

Everything was in close range within a 10 mile radius including food, liquor and entertainment.

Yolanda S., from 03-Aug-2014
"Rough on the North Side"
Score 5.0 / 5

Our hotel was on the north side of the town, which seemed to be the more crime infested area. Most of the shops around there were closed. Local eateries were mediocre to poor quality food. Lots of questionable activity going on in nearby hotels from what I have heard.

Keith W., from 26-Jun-2014
"Avery Island"
Score 4.0 / 5

Lafayette is a really nice town! Clean, great food! I enjoyed traveling to Avery Island about 30 minutes away, and touring the Tabasco factory!

Shari P., from 19-Jun-2014
"Hospitable"
Score 5.0 / 5

I always enjoy the culture and diversity available. Lafayette has the benefits of a big city, with small town hospitality!

Caroline D., from 13-Jun-2014
"A testament to the kid friendly nature of this town!"
Score 5.0 / 5

We were in town for a convention and there were roughly 6000 kids in town. Everywhere we went, people were welcoming and friendly.

Amanda C., from 21-Jan-2014
"I love Lafayette."
Score 5.0 / 5

It's a very nice city. There are lots of places to go and very nice hotels.

Carnella K., from 26-Nov-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Lafayette, LA shown above is 4.4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews
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