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Lafayette House

38 E. 4th St., New York, NY 10003 40.727258 -73.992017
nr. Bowery  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-505-8100 | Fax: 212-505-2700 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Expensive
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Type of Hotel: Boutique Hotel
Photo by Dave Ratzlow

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Sample Room Rates

Queen, $395-$425; king, $450-$495

Official Website

lafayettenyc.com

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Bleecker St.

Parking

  • Nearby Parking Lots
  • Street Parking

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Kitchenette
  • Minibar
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • WiFi service

Profile

There's no uniformed doorman, bustling lobby, or even a front desk at this Noho property. In fact, there's barely even a sign outside. Instead, guests book over the phone, buzz the roving attendant from the front door, then complete check-in in their rooms. Owners Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson — who between them have opened notable hot spots like the Waverly Inn and the Park — wanted this converted 1840s brownstone to feel more like a pied-à-terre than a hotel, so each of the fifteen spacious, hardwood-floored rooms is individually decorated with antique furnishings, stocked with books and magazines, and graced by 500-thread-count linens. All accommodations have working fireplaces, HDTVs, free WiFi, and bathroom goodies from C.O. Bigelow Apothecary; some enjoy kitchenettes, private balconies, and shared garden spaces. Complimentary tea and coffee can be found in the rooms, wine is proffered by an attendant at check-in, and room service can be ordered from neighborhood restaurants like next door's BBar. An on-call concierge can arrange all the usual activities; just know that he's not available 24/7, so for the most part, you're on your own.

Pros

Privacy and a no-hassle setup make this perfect for independent and low-maintenance travelers.

Cons
The building is four stories with no elevators or porters. There are no public reception, meeting, or lounge spaces.

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