The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Lafayette, Indiana

Downtown Lafayette is home to sights such as the Tippecanoe County Courthouse, standing tall in the background
Downtown Lafayette is home to sights such as the Tippecanoe County Courthouse, standing tall in the background | © Jessica Kirsh / Alamy Stock Photo
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As it’s close to Chicago and Indianapolis, you can save some money with an affordable overnight stay in Lafayette. However, these great value pads aren’t the only reason to spend a night in this Indiana city. Sprawling parks, the Columbian Park Zoo and the renowned Purdue University call this area home as well. Give your credit card a break, and check into these cheap hotels in Lafayette – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Hampton Inn Lafayette, for outdoor explorers

Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

A neutral-colored king room with a padded headboard and a small study with a desk and chair at the Hampton Inn Lafayette
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You can spend time outdoors without breaking the bank when you stay at the Hampton Inn Lafayette. A modest guest room here is more than enough for the little time you’ll spend in it. Fill up on a complimentary breakfast while scrolling through travel guides for the open-air attractions in the city. Learn about Native American culture at Prophetstown State Park, or let the kids run amok at Happy Hollow Park, all within a short drive of the hotel.

2. Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Lafayette, for a wild time

Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

A colorful suite of turquoise, orange and brown with a king-size bed and a sofa bed at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Lafayette
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Family vacations to the Columbian Park Zoo don’t need to cost an arm and a leg at Fairfield Inn and Suites. Check into a double queen guest room for a night that’ll rest your head and your wallet. Little perks such as complimentary breakfasts, a fitness center and an indoor pool give your stay a boost without raising your budget. The zoo is less than 3mi (5km) away, meaning you won’t be monkeying around with fuel costs either.

3. TownePlace Suites by Marriott Lafayette, for a suite on a student budget

Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

A small indoor pool with loungers at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Lafayette
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TownePlace Suites is one of the cheap hotels in Lafayette that feels as comfortable as home but isn’t gouging you for rent. Long-weekend visits to Purdue can cater to a college budget thanks to a fully equipped kitchen in each suite. Imagine filling up on the complimentary breakfast buffet, then allowing a case of ramen noodles to fill the gaps in your appetite. You’ll feel like you’re a Boilermaker all over again.

5. Holiday Inn Express and Suites Lafayette East, for wallet-conscious travelers

Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

An indoor pool with an accessible lift and surrounded by loungers and tables and chairs at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Lafayette East
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As one of the cheap hotels in Lafayette close to the highway, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites is ideal for a family who wants to get in, get rested and get back on the road without getting their wallets raided. Blackout shades will help you turn in early; the full breakfast buffet and fresh coffee will guarantee you’re ready for an early start. If you can spare a few extra minutes, your legs will appreciate a soak in the indoor heated pool before you fold them back into the driver’s seat.

6. Baymont Inn and Suites by Wyndham Lafayette/Purdue Area, for budget-friendly college visits

Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

A one-bedroom suite with a microwave and a mini-fridge in the living area at Baymont Inn and Suites by Wyndham Lafayette/Purdue Area
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Need to pass the time while your Purdue student is in class? Stay at the Baymont Inn and Suites – it’s next to the Lafayette-West Lafayette Visitors Center. With the student dorms nearby, it’ll be a nice change booking a king instead of a double queen. Wake up as you would at home with fresh coffee and a complimentary breakfast. Then, walk over to the visitors center to plan out your day while your kid’s laundry is getting a much-needed cleansing in the on-site machines.

7. Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette, for cheap campus comfort

Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

A cheerful suite at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette with a red-orange sofa and colorful dining chairs in the open living, dining and kitchen area
Courtesy of Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette / Expedia

Tuition at Purdue University will be costly enough, so feel free to enroll in the affordable accommodations at Homewood Suites when visiting. Only 5mi (8km) from campus, this cheap hotel in Lafayette has a free airport shuttle as well. Is your freshman overdue for a hot meal? You can probably sneak them a few sausage patties and toast from the complimentary breakfast. Don’t let them know about the complimentary evening social, though – that’s just for you.

8. Comfort Inn Lafayette I-65, for a pet-friendly pit stop

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel

The indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows, loungers and potted plants at the Comfort Inn Lafayette I-65
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Sleeping at the Comfort Inn with your loyal lab won’t cost you more than a few bones. These budget-friendly digs are one of the cheap hotels in Lafayette that are also pet-friendly. No need to buy a bag of kibble; your health-conscious hound can still eat fresh, thanks to your in-room refrigerator. With an indoor pool and an infrared sauna, Comfort Inn is one dog house you all won’t mind spending a few nights in.

For more options, discover our guide to the best hotels in Lafayette and book now on Culture Trip.

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