Shades of Edith Wharton in an intimate boutique hotel.
Guests will feel very Masterpiece Classics at Lafayette House. The small property --- there are just fifteen rooms --- feature elegant antiques that, without even too grand of an imagination, make it easy to believe you've wandered into the 1800s. And if you have wandered in, you've done so with plenty of money and you're very well connected. There is no front desk at the Lafayette. Press the buzzer and you'll be greeted at the door. Then, if you wish, a staff member will bring you some wine before escorting you to your room. There you'll find a fireplace, the aforementioned antiques and plenty of reading material. Bathrooms --- with soak-worthy tubs --- feature C.O. Bigelow products. The property also meets your technology needs: there's complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions and iHome clock radios. But as PBS-esque as the place may be, there's no Upstairs Downstairs going on here. If you want a meal, you'll need to order in from one of the many surrounding restaurants or, even better, head outside to explore. As for the 19th century, it will be waiting to lull you to sleep upon your return.