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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

Sample Room Rates

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

Official Website

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Bleecker St.


  • 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


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.


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

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