The Best Hotels to Book in Lafayette, Louisiana

Reflect on these Lafayette hotels – were sure youll find your place to stay in Louisiana
Reflect on these Lafayette hotels – we're sure you'll find your place to stay in Louisiana | © INTERFOTO / Alamy Stock Photo
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Priding itself on being the happiest city in America, Lafayette has plenty to smile about – not least its location in the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole region, Acadiana. The area has one of the most celebrated food scenes in the States, with jambalaya, gumbo, boiled crawfish and pecan pie all must-tastes before you leave. The best hotels in Lafayette help you join the feast, either through their own restaurants or by offering easy access to the city’s best eateries – book one via Culture Trip.

1. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette, for Cajun eats

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The Club 337 bar at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette
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DoubleTree gives you a real taste of Louisiana. The popular hotel in Lafayette serves up Cajun cuisine at its buzzing lobby restaurant, SoLA, while Club 337 is a chilled lounge that combines drinks with stand-up comedians and Latin dancing. A sundeck will introduce you to the state’s long hot summers, with a pool prepared to cool you down.

2. Courtyard by Marriott Lafayette Airport, for easy airport access

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Two double beds face a desk over which a TV hangs in a Courtyard by Marriott Lafayette Airport room
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Ensuring a soft landing in Lafayette, the Courtyard is a modern hotel just 2mi (3.2km) from Lafayette Regional Airport and a 4mi (6.4km) drive from downtown. Enjoy a living-room-style lobby and an on-site eatery that serves hearty breakfasts, dinner and Starbucks coffee. There’s also an indoor pool and an exercise room, as well as a business center, meeting space and a free shuttle to and from the airport.

3. Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome, for a slam dunk of a stay

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A large bed faces a TV on a cabinet in a Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome room
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Located off I-10, the Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette is just across the street from the Cajundome Convention Center, home to the city’s basketball teams. The rooms and suites have chic interior design and come with custom-designed beds, while there’s also an on-site restaurant serving American cuisine, a low-key bar and a convenience store that’s open around the clock.

4. Residence Inn by Marriott Lafayette Airport, for a family-friendly stay

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Four soft seats by a fireplace in a communal area at Residence Inn Marriott Airport
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If you need an extended stay in town with your kids, the Residence Inn by Marriott Lafayette Airport is one of the best hotels in Layafette. Rooms can accommodate the entire family, including pets. Tuck into a complimentary hot breakfast daily, make good use of the airport shuttle and drop by the Acadiana Mall, the Cajundome Convention Center and popular restaurants such as Randol’s.

5. Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lafayette North, an IHG Hotel, for Ragin' Cajuns fans

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A large bed faces a TV on a cabinet in a large, red-toned room at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Lafayette North, an IHG Hotel
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This fresh, full-service hotel in Lafayette is near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, making it ideal for students, their families, faculty, and anyone in town to support the Ragin’ Cajuns sports teams. The fact that fans are a short distance from Pelican Park – home to various youth baseball tournaments – and Moore Park, with multiple soccer and softball fields, is particularly convenient.

6. Courtyard by Marriott Lafayette South, for thoughtful touches

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A double bed faces a wall-mounted TV in a room at Courtyard by Marriott Lafayette South
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The popular River Ranch district, with its huge array of shops, restaurants and bars, is right on your doorstep when you stay at the Courtyard. There are nice touches here wherever you look, whether it’s the floor-to-ceiling windows and Keurig coffeemakers in the rooms, the big outdoor patio with a fire pit, or the avocado-on-toast breakfast served up at the bistro.

7. Hampton Inn & Suites Lafayette, for cloud-like custom beds

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A large bed faces a TV on a desk in a Hampton Inn and Suites Lafayette room, also featuring a soft chair and a desk chair
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At the Hampton Inn, upgraded suites come with whirlpool tubs and pull-out sofas, along with a host of perks including free parking and weekday breakfast bags. You’ll look forward to your super-comfortable custom-designed bed at the end of a long day, while the fitness center and heated outdoor pool will prepare you for the next round of sightseeing.

8. Best Western Lafayette Inn, for experiencing the city’s arty side

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The ideal place for discovering Lafayette’s artistic side, the modest but well-maintained Best Western Lafayette Inn is located near the Louisiana Art & Science Museum – which is housed in a striking historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River – and the Children’s Museum of Acadiana, which offers a range of interactive exhibits designed to teach kids arts and crafts.

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