391 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 853-1505



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Hotel @ The Lafayette

A handsome red brick and white terra cotta French Renaissance-style building, the Hotel Lafayette was designed principally by Louise Blanchard Bethune of the respected Buffalo architectural firm of Bethune, Bethune and Fuchs in 1904. She was the first professional woman architect in the country, the first female member of the American Institute of of Architects, and the first woman to be made a Fellow of the A.I.A.

With hot and cold water in all bathrooms, and telephones in all rooms, the seven-story hotel offered “the best that science, art and experience can offer for the comfort of the traveling public.” Four years later, an addition doubled the size of the hotel, and fifty years later it was still operating as a luxury 400 room hotel, run by three generations of the Duffy family’s ownership. In recent years, out-of-town owners allowed the building to decline.

Developer Rocco Termini saved this historical landmark, and recently completed a total restoration. The Lafayette’s opulent interior once again features a splendid crystal chandelier-hung ballroom, leaded-glass skylights, marble columns, mahogany coatrooms, and a handsome oak-paneled men’s bar and dining room – all restored to their original grandeur.


  • Baggage Handling
  • Cocktail Lounge
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Discount for groups
  • Exercise/Fitness Room
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Highspeed Internet
  • Non Smoking Rooms
  • Restaurant On Site
  • Room Service
  • Tour Group Check In
  • Rate: $$$ - Luxury
  • # of Sleeping Rooms/Suites: 57
  • Coach Parking
  • Bar/Restaurant
  • No. of rooms: 57


  • NUMROOMS: 57