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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

3.5-star3.5 stars
2223 El Cajon BlvdSan DiegoCA92104United States of America

Family hotel with 2 restaurants, near San Diego Zoo
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.0
Pool
Great pool
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Food
Delicious food
Vibe
Awesome vibe
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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

from £87
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Poolside
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite
  • Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms

About The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Historic hotel with iconic pool in lively North Park

Culture and wildlife

Overlooking Mission Valley, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows places you in North Park, a historic neighborhood which is experiencing a hip resurgence. It's a 5-minute drive to Balboa Park, home to lush gardens, 15 museums, and San Diego Zoo.

Arts venues, hip bars

North Park's Ray Street, a 20-minute walk away, buzzes with art events, while North Park Theatre showcases fabulous live music acts. Popular drinking and dining hotspots are a 10-minute walk, while a 35-minute drive up the coast takes you and the family to LEGOLAND® theme park.

Classic charm and glamour

The hotel was a celeb haunt in the '40s and retains a sense of glamour with its buzzing summer pool parties; there's also a fitness room. You can revel in fine food and entertainment in Hope 46 restaurant, classic Red Fox Room steakhouse, and Finest City Improv comedy club.

Stylish and tech-savvy

The 133 guestrooms come in 4 styles, from poolside with balconies to family-friendly with bunk beds to 2-story bungalows. Decor varies, but it's all modern and chic, and perks like pillowtop mattresses and flat-screen TVs - plus free WiFi and iPod® docks - are standard.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 133 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • One child (4 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • Self parking (limited) *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 8
  • Conference space size (feet) - 15000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1394
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Built in 1946
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
Be entertained
  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Dining

HOPE 46 - This poolside restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Red Fox Restaurant - This steakhouse specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows’s small print

Also known as

  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club Bungalows San Diego
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  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows San Diego
  • Lafayette Swim Club
  • Lafayette Swim Club Bungalows

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 100-500 per stay

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25.00

Self parking costs USD 18.00 per night with in/out privileges

Refrigerators are available for USD 10.00 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 6 and USD 14 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Landmarks

  • Heart of San Diego
  • San Diego Zoo - 32 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 43 min walk
  • Mission Valley Mall - 34 min walk
  • Desert Garden - 37 min walk
  • San Diego Natural History Museum - 39 min walk
  • Fleet Science Center - 40 min walk
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 12 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 22 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 37 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Old Town Station - 11 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot Station - 13 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 20 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 1,383 reviews

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Good6.0
2 night stay before cruise
I've got to say that overall I was mildly disappointed with my stay. My suite was old fashioned but spacious. It was let down by poor quality windows, which meant that traffic and airport noise were prominent. I didn't like the fact that I had to negotiate my way through a bar and pool area with my cases to find my room. On the positive side, the bar served excellent food, fabulous cocktails and the staff were lovely. The neighbourhood felt safe and friendly and the price of my stay was reasonable.
Craig, gb2 night family trip
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Very Good8.0
Good Hotel at a good price. We had a problem but it was quickly and efficiently resolved by the staff. Easy bus access from here to Gaslamp Quarter.
william, gb4 night romance trip
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Very Good8.0
Great hotel
Really lovely hotel very vintage with a great atmosphere. Clean rooms and reception dtaff very helpful.
Sandra, gb5 night romance trip
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Exceptional10.0
Very nice hotel with a great history, recently remodeled to look like in the "golden ages". Although the closest neighborhood isn't what you have to see in San Diego, but the hotel itself is very nice, especially the lobby and the pool area (olympic size). We can also recommend the restaurant for breakfast and for dinner; good quality at decent prices. On the first Thursday a month there is a fair/party in the evening. There were designers of costume jewellery, handbags and other particular design articles as well as a DJ who brought us a very enjoyable evening. Our corner room was spacious and quiet (I wouldn't recommend a room which is facing the main street which was offered to us first, but we asked for another, more quiet room). We would definitely like to come back to the "Lafayette"!
Dorothee, gb3 night family trip
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Exceptional10.0
Nostalgic
Very good
Matt, gb1 night trip

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