Gemma Bell

Lafayette House

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  • Why:For the 1st birthday of AHotelLife.com and our inaugural awards!
  • When:March 2014
  • Who:Just me.
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Lafayette House  Time to snuggle up in front of the fire.

Time to snuggle up in front of the fire.

Lafayette House The bathroom’s original brass fittings

The bathroom’s original brass fittings

Lafayette House The dark and moody interior of the house. There’s no reception, just ring the doorbell and you’re shown straight to your room.

The dark and moody interior of the house. There’s no reception, just ring the doorbell and you’re shown straight to your room.

Lafayette House Beautiful woven carpet on the stairs.

Beautiful woven carpet on the stairs.

Lafayette House I imagined sipping cups of tea in Lafayette House back in the day with these lovely ladies!

I imagined sipping cups of tea in Lafayette House back in the day with these lovely ladies!

Lafayette House The welcome in my room, I appreciate hand written notes.

The welcome in my room, I appreciate hand written notes.

Lafayette House My cozy bedroom with remote control fireplace and welcome bottle of red wine… both greatly appreciated on the frosty day I arrived.

My cozy bedroom with remote control fireplace and welcome bottle of red wine… both greatly appreciated on the frosty day I arrived.

Lafayette House Was very pleased to have my own coffee machine and variety of snacks and booze.

Was very pleased to have my own coffee machine and variety of snacks and booze.

Lafayette House I loved these carefully chosen amenities.

I loved these carefully chosen amenities.

Lafayette House Cozy custom robes.

Cozy custom robes.

Lafayette House My lovely bed with custom linens.

My lovely bed with custom linens.

Lafayette House It was too cold to use my little garden but this would be the perfect hideaway in the summer.

It was too cold to use my little garden but this would be the perfect hideaway in the summer.

Lafayette House I loved this wallpaper and the photo in my room.

I loved this wallpaper and the photo in my room.

Lafayette House This stunning townhouse was built in 1848 and it really is a step back in time to old New York.

This stunning townhouse was built in 1848 and it really is a step back in time to old New York.

Highs & Lows

  • Loved the attention to detail in maintaining the history of this Victorian-style townhouse; the dark and dimly lit hallways, the grand fireplaces, the brass fittings in the bathrooms.

  • There’s a real personal touch to this hotel and attentive service, the manager is on hand to help out and carry heavy suitcases to the top floor!

  • It’s in a great location with the Bowery Hotel just down the road and lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants nearby.

  • It’s a small hotel so alongside enjoying its ‘boutiqueness’, there are also downsides - no bar for aperitifs and no dining room for breakfast, yes, I love my breakfast!

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 40/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique townhouse hotel.

  • Vibe

    A Victorian private home and a step back in time.

  • Location

    NoHo, NYC

  • Rooms

    15

  • Music

    None.

  • Year Opened

    2006

  • Designed By

    Eric Goode and Sean MacPhearson

  • Health & Wellness

    No.

  • Restaurant

    No restaurant, but there are plenty nearby.

  • Bar

    No.

  • Minibar

    Yes, good mini bar, although I would have liked to have seen some artisan products rather than M&Ms!

  • Children

    This is a hideaway for couples.

  • Price

    A good price for the size of the rooms, but not cheap considering the lack of amenities.

  • Tel.

    +1 212 505 8100

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