Tips for booking a Lafayette hotel

Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Lafayette:$105/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$22/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$82 - $155
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$77 - $92
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Lafayette

About Lafayette

Considered the heart of Acadiana’s Cajun and Creole culture, Lafayette lies along the Vermilion River. It’s renowned for its recreated Acadian villages and plantation-era Creole architecture, as well as being home to an innovative children’s museum.

Things to do

Learn about the cultural significance of the Bayou Teche region at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, which is situated a short drive east of Lafayette. It is based on a poem about two Acadian lovers whose meeting point is marked by the Evangeline Oak, where you’ll find a prominent statue of Evangeline adjacent to the historic St. Martin of Tours Church.

Admire the architecture of the Raised Creole Cottage of Maison Olivier that fuses Creole, Caribbean and French influences. Nearby stands a late-18th-century Acadian cabin where you can gain insight into the cultural traditions brought by the Acadians after being expelled from Nova Scotia by the British.

Also of note is Lafayette’s Acadian Village, which features both replica buildings and original structures dating back to the 19th century. Mud walls, hand-hewn cypress timbers and wooden pegs are featured in the distinct architecture, while exhibits detail what Cajun life was like during the period.

Travelling with kids? Visit the Children's Museum of Acadiana, which is packed with interactive exhibits. There’s a kid-sized grocery store, TV studio and bank where kids can learn practical life skills and get creative, as well as a dedicated preschoolers area.

Getting around

Lafayette Regional Airport is 10 minutes’ drive from the downtown area and there are weekly trains to New Orleans and Los Angeles. Buses travel throughout the city and Lafayette is renowned for being bicycle friendly, featuring designated paths and lanes.

Lafayette travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Lafayette?

    Sleep Inn Lafayette West, rated with a score of 7.0 from 109 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Lafayette. Other top stays include La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lafayette Oil Center, with an average rating of 8.3 from 213 reviewers, and Mouton Plantation, with a score of 8.7 from 418 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Cajundome?

    Cajun Hostel II is a good hotel close to Cajundome - it has scored 8.1 over 19 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in Lafayette near University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

    La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lafayette Oil Center is a hotel near University of Louisiana at Lafayette that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.3 from 213 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Moore Park?

    Close to Moore Park you will find Drury Inn & Suites Lafayette, LA, which has a rating of 9.3 over 366 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Lafayette cost?

    Hotels in Lafayette cost an average of $92/night, according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Lafayette?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Lafayette hotels have prices starting from as low as $47/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.