Hotel at the Lafayette A Trademark Collection Hotel
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located in Buffalo (Downtown Buffalo), Hotel at the Lafayette A Trademark Collection Hotel is minutes from Main Place Mall and Lafayette Square. This hotel is within close proximity of Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 57 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional features at this hotel include gift shops/newsstands, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This hotel has 4 meeting rooms available for events.
How to Get There
I stayed here for the July 2019 bar exam. I booked very early at a non refundable rate, a 2 bedroom suite. Shared the suite with a friend which definitely helped in reducing the costs.
At check-in, Nicole from front desk was very friendly and knowledgeable, she's gem! She also informed me that they did set up a study room while waiting for my room to be available.
The two bedroom suite provided us with all the necessary privacy - we would not hear each other, each of us had a private bathroom and although one room was ensuite and the other was not, the latter was at the end of a corridor which still offered a lot of privacy.
My room was extremely quiet, probably the most quiet hotel I've stayed at. I do not remember the exact room number, could have been 321 (not sure). I have another friend who stayed there (other room type) and concurred that her room was quiet too. A quiet room is the most important thing for me under any circumstance but even more during an exam hence the 5 stars.
On the negative side, there was no desk in the rooms and the room was a bit too dark to my liking (missing light bulbs). It gives the room a very cosy feel but not so great to study. Luckily I brought a bright LED light with me just in case.
The rooms were clean although the floor was a bit sticky (even the carpeted floor in the room), probably due to whatever product they're using.
The hotel is less than 5min away from the convention centre. There's a subway nearby where you can pick up your lunch/breakfast for the following day. They do not serve complimentary breakfast. The kitchen was huge.
The main perk of this hotel was also that it's a rather small hotel and although only one lift was working, I never waited more than 2min for the lift. I even had time to come back for a 20-30min break during lunch time while I know that at the Hyatt there were crazy queues after each exam session.
I did very poorly at the exam because I had personal issues that prevented me from studying efficiently. Therefore, I know that I will be back in February. I wanted to book this hotel again but the rates were not very interesting. The price of a standard room with no breakfast was the same as the price of a king bed suite at Embassy Suites with breakfast included. It was a no brainer I booked Embassy Suites for the February 2020 session. Although I really wished I could have stayed here again for the things listed above (quiet, not packed, etc).
If you have doubts about booking this hotel for the bar because you know that everyone is staying at the Hilton and co, my advice to you is go for it (if the rate is competitive enough - at a similar rate I would still go for the bigger ones especially if it means more perks like breakfast included and bigger suite)!
Absolutely beautiful hotel. Room was about 1500 sq.ft. - huge. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, island, living room, 3 tv's, super clean, great beds. Best room ever!! Lobby was gorgeous. Staff members were very helpful, attentive & courteous. My husband left his briefcase on the curb outside the hotel. We received a call asking if we were missing briefcase. We drove back from airport to pick it up. So thankful for their honesty and caring.
Set up our guests from NYC and the LOVED this place! A historical gem with all the comforts one would expect in a high class hotel. Would definitely recommend this again! Clean, accommodating and exceeded expectations!