Hilton Hotel, Lafayette LASaturday, July 30, 2005
Room: This was our first stay at the Hilton Hotel in Lafayette, Louisiana. We had stayed at the Embassy Suites there before, but weren't terribly impressed, so we thought we'd try this Hilton - plus, we reserved this room at a rate in the low-$70s. The room was pretty average; we were given a room on the 'Hilton Honors' floor, and received two sugar cookies (that's the little blue package on the bed in the pic above). The hotel underwent renovations a few months ago, so it's getting better reviews on Tripadvisor.com than previous years.
Food: We got in pretty late, thanks to a flat tire (a whole other story, the moral of which is that people who live in Woodville, MS are much nicer and helpful than the police who actually work there). Room service closed at 10pm, and we didn't see a lot of delivery options (or other places open later), so we just called in a pizza.
Extra: Lafayette is what's called the 'unofficial capital of cajun country' so if you're into cajun dancing, food, culture, etc. this is the place for you. And don't miss Prejean's!
Our experience is this: We would definitely stay at this Hilton again, especially at the rate we reserved at.