As always, we tend to direct you to stay at local B&Bs -- mainly because they are more interesting than the chain hotel alternatives. However, prices and personal preferences can make said chain hotels even more attractive than an antique bed. As a small city with a good-size college, Lafayette has several such options, including the Holiday Inn Lafayette -- Central, 2032 NE Evangeline Thruway (tel. 800/942-4868 or 337/233-6815), and the Lafayette Hilton & Towers, 1521 W. Pinhook Rd. (tel. 800/TILSONS [846-7667] or 337/235-6111).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.