DESTINATION REVIEW – EASTON – THE LAFAYETTE INN IS AN OASIS ON COLLEGE HILL
October 3, 2017
Now Easton is not far from central jersey, you can easily jump in the car and get there in under an hour, but if you want to plan a romantic weekend, take a walk along the towpath, take in a show at the State Theatre and try multiple restaurants, finding a special place to stay is paramount. Let us introduce you to the Lafayette Inn.
Located on college hill you take the first Easton exit off of route 22 crossing into Pennsylvania, or you cut through town from the first exit on 78. The Inn is located on the corner of Monroe and Cattell. To get there you climb college hill on Cattell, going past Lafayette College on your left. When you see the College Hill Tavern on your left side prepare to turn left. The Lafayette in is located on the next left corner. If you are coming to town to visit your child at the school or are an alumni coming back for a football game this location is a scant three blocks from the stadium and right on the edge of campus.
First tremendous point, – an enormous off street secure parking lot. If you haven’t been to a football game at Lafayette parking is a bit scarce up on the hillside. Having this lot to park in right on the inn property is great.
Then there is the lot that the inn is located on, it is large, beautifully landscaped and when we say it as an oasis, we mean it. When you drive through the front gate you get a feeling that you have been transported from a bustling street to a relaxing getaway. And it is fairly close to downtown. I walked from the front door of the Inn to the square down in town in 18 minutes. On the way back you might want to consider using the local cab company or uber as it is all uphill.
The owners, Paolo (Paul) and Laura Di Liello, are charming, see their bios here http://www.lafayetteinn.com/about-hotel.htm#innkeepers . I had the pleasure of sitting with them in the morning for a few minutes and their enthusiasm about the property is undeniable and it is not surprising that the entire staff takes their cues from them. As a result the place hums like a large family all fitting in together in their unique ways. They could not have been nicer or more accommodating.
The rooms are classically designed, with plenty of windows and nice light. The bed was extremely comfortable and the room was filled with different magazines and guide books giving you a nice insight on what to do in the surrounding areas. I had no idea there were two majestic waterfalls with a reasonable times drive. It was very clean, towels were soft and the toiletries provided were top notch. Cleanliness was top notch.
Breakfast is served made to order from 7 to 9 and the omelet’s melted in your mouth. They are also famous for their granola so give that a whirl. If you would like a more simple snack they have bagels, English muffins, cereal etc..
All types of juices are offered as well as different flavored coffee and teas. Check out is at 11 a.m. so there is plenty of time to take a nice long jog around campus to get your early exercise. The shower was nice and piping hot was hot afterwards and while getting ready there were plenty of channels on the TV should you want to catch up on local or national news.
If you are looking for a place to stay in Easton for a romantic getaway weekend, a college visit, or to go to one of Easton’s many downtown festivals, this is a great place to stay. We highly recommend it.
Take a look at some other pictures from around the property.