The beating heart of Louisiana Cajun country is yours to explore when you stay in our Holiday Inn Express® Lafayette hotels. Lafayette is the center of all things French Acadian, from fiery Cajun food to rollicking Cajun music.
The history of Cajun culture comes alive in places like Vermilionville, a heritage park and living-history museum of 18th and 19th-century life in French Acadiana. Six of the park's structures are restored originals. From your hotel in Lafayette, you're minutes away from the sultry bayou. Don't miss a swamp tour led by Cajun naturalists to see alligators, herons, and other residents of the bayou. You're also close to sleepy, stately plantation homes like Chretian Point and Shadows-on-the-Teche, mansions built in the days when cotton was king in these parts. Tales of ghosts and buried treasure only heighten the bayou mystique.
Music and food are essential ingredients of the Lafayette lifestyle, where restaurants and bars spotlight the irresistible sounds of zydeco music-"bluegrass with a French accent." From our hotels in Lafayette, it costs little to dine on delicious local specialties. Join a "Cajun jam" and sample the likes of filé gumbo (a hearty stew) or maque choux (stewed corn) to zydeco rhythms. Cajuns roll up their sleeves for community crawfish boils, where big pots of Louisiana crawfish-mudbugs, to locals-are boiled in spices, shelled, and eaten by hand on newspaper-covered tables.
Step out from your Lafayette hotel to swing to the rhythms of Cajun music in the city's clubs, bars, and restaurants. Festival Acadiens et Creole is a celebration to rival that of New Orleans, its sister city to the south, with music, food, and ever-popular Cajun hoedowns known as fais do-do-and it's absolutely free. You'll find no better base than our Lafayette hotels to let the good times roll, Cajun style.
Latest Lafayette Hotel Reviews
Holiday Inn Express & Suites New Iberia-Avery Island
Just what I need when travelling on business a good nights sleep in a comfortable bed, friendly staff and an early breakfast, great place to stay[Less]
Personable Staff, very clean and great location
Staff is always friendly, courteous and willing to assist with any questions you may have. Rooms are clean and bed is very comfortable.[Less]
By Satisfied customer
My stay was very pleasant, check-in was prompt and professional . The atmosphere was quiet, the Internet had a fast connection, the room was extremely clean . Breakfast met holiday standards . [More] Overall my stay was enjoyable.[Less]
The bed was great the staff was kind. I will recommend this hotel.[Less]
By Happy Traveler
The Hotel is great the staff are very friendly rooms and rates are great I would highly recommend the Holiday Inn.[Less]
Great rooms, exercise room and indoor pool. Very clean and great atmosphere.[Less]
Loved the food on Wednesdays. Ronnie is very friendly and is always courteous. Over all the whole staffeta is very accommodating.[Less]
Great stay! Great Location! Great staff!
Great place! The hotel was very quite. The staff were very nice people and was very helpful! The location was great for us as we have relatives in New Iberia and surrounding towns.[Less]
Great room and amenities
I enjoyed the roominess of the space and the fact that there was a separate closet. The kitchen was very well laid out and a full size refrigerator was a plus. I also liked that there was plenty of[More] space on the counter peninsula to work on the computer.[Less]