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The Lafayette Hotel Review: This 1916 Beaux-Arts building sits at the edge of Lafayette Square just outside downtown New Orleans. It is a small, nearly hidden jewel on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. A short walk from the Central Business District, the hotel offers easy access to the museums, art galleries and restaurants of the Warehouse District. Polished woods, Italian marble and English carpeting define the tiny lobby. Among the property's assets are its quiet, friendly service and 44 comfortable guest rooms and suites. Each accommodation is individually decorated with English botanical prints, floral fabrics and overstuffed chairs. The marble baths are supplied with terry-cloth bathrobes and French-milled soaps. For dining, try the well-regarded Desi Vega’s Steakhouse.