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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

8.5
Excellent

Based on 2,150 reviews
 
2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104, United States
  +1 619 296 2101
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows - San Diego, CA, United States
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Rooms

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King rooms

$120+

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$120 per night
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$142 per night

Standard rooms

$122+

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Queen bed
$122 per night
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King bed
$142 per night
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$142 per night
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King bed
$143 per night
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King bed
$144 per night
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Queen bed
$148 per night
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Queen bed
$148 per night
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King bed
$157 per night
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King bed
$157 per night
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Queen bed
$162 per night
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King bed
$164 per night
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Unknown
$164 per night
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Queen bed
$166 per night
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Queen bed
$170 per night
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Queen bed
$178 per night
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King bed
$181 per night
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Unknown
$181 per night
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$181 per night
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King bed
$192 per night
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Queen bed
$192 per night
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Queen bed
$214 per night
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Queen bed
$230 per night
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Queen bed
$240 per night
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Queen bed
$265 per night

Queen rooms

$139+

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$139 per night
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$148 per night

Double rooms

$157+

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Double bed
$244 per night

Reviews

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  • Good
    Aug 2018
    7.4

    Good for a swim

    Fairly nice place. Could use some updating as far as room and bathrooms in room. Staff was very attentive and helpful. We did enjoy the pool but it was a bit crowded due to it having a private party of non hotel guests.

    Dated room and bathrooms.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2017
    9.7

    I loved everything about this hotel. I felt like I stepped back in time the minute I walked in. The staff was super friendly and very attentive!

    If you're looking for a quiet place to crash for a business trip, this probably isn't the place for you. It's a pretty hip place so people in their 20's and 30's love it. And with that being said it's a party hotel. Which I thought was great but don't go in expecting to get any solid sleep.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2016
    9.4

    Loved the retro!

    It has a great authentic retro look and the lobby and cafe (good food) were great places to hang out. Staff was friendly.

    The walls were thin and there was a noisy family in the room next door. However, the staff spoke to them and they quieted down so sleeping was not a problem.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2016
    9.4

    A hidden gem!

    We LOVED our time at The Lafayette. It has such a cool vibe and the staff was so kind. We had our toddler with us and he had a great time in the pool and getting stickers from the front desk staff. We can't wait to go back!

    There are weddings and events on Saturday which was loud, but they stopped right at 10pm. It looked so fun! So we didn't mind.

  • Good
    Jul 2016
    7.4

    Whelmed

    I loved the huge bed and linens were nice. Staff was very friendly and the bar was cayuuuute!

    My room had dusty lampshades, and picture frames. The corners of the bathroom floor were dirty with debris and some hair from the previous guest.

  • Okay
    Mar 2016
    4.5

    It was alright.

    The hotel was 15 minutes from a bunch of places, so it wasn't too bad as far as convenience.

    The description said free wifi, but wifi was only available in the lobby. We'd called for desk service and they were so slow to respond and bring what we requested to our room. The suite itself was mediocre at best, but at least it was clean. Really, really small bathrooms though and the windows were so awkwardly placed. If you opened the bathroom window, people passing by got a direct view of you on the toilet, so thats uncomfortable.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2016
    10.0

    Friendly knowledgeable staff. Good location. Quiet and clean.

  • Mediocre
    Nov 2015
    4.0

    A reminder of how nice it may have been at one tim

    Most of the staff was very friendly, and the decor was nice.

    The walls were paper thin and you could hear absolutely everything. Our first room was over the parking garage entrance, and would shake like a small earthquake each time the garage door would open. After requesting a change, we were put directly over the lounge, which pumped loud music into our (2nd story) room all night. The rooms were filthy, with mold growing in the bathroom, and years of filth piled anywhere the vacuum did not immediately reach. To top in all off, on our way out, my wife decided to take a few pictures of the pool. There was one person sitting by the pool (on the side opposite of us) obviously vaporizing nicotine, so the hotel staff decided to come yell at my wife and I, threatening us with fines for smoking. It was aggressive, rude, and forceful, when they had no idea as to the actual situation. I would NEVER stay here again.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2015
    9.4

    close to our daughters home

  • Excellent
    Jan 2015
    10.0

    Comfy bed. Great value

    Bathrooms could be nicer.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2015
    8.5

    Charge extra for parking

    It was a nice place.

    They charged me a daily parking rate in addition to the other costs. This was an issue because I did not realize they were charging me.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2014
    9.1

    Very unique and interesting hotel. The staff were friendly and our room was neat and clean. The hotel is located in a cool part of the city with plenty of nearby restaurants and bars. I would definitely stay here again!

    The attached restaurant near the lobby was over priced, in my opinion, and the service could have been a bit better. For example, the server knocked over my wife's coffee and made a mess on the table, but they never cleaned it up. We had to use our napkins to do it ourselves. Not a huge deal, but could have been better.

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About

Overview

The Lafayette Hotel is a Historical Landmark built in 1946 and is centrally located in San Diego, minutes away from San Diegos major attractions. Remodeled in 2011, the 133 rooms and 8 meeting rooms were re-vamped with a modern-vintage style. We offer a variety of rooms so whether you are traveling alone or with your family, you are ensured a welcoming and comfortable stay. Our popular and Historic Weissmuller Pool was designed by Tarzan himself, at almost 25 meters long and holding 300,000 gallons of water, our pool was voted as one of the best in San Diego! We also have two restaurants on our property, Hope 46 which offers Classic American Cuisine and The Redfox Steakhouse & Piano Bar. We are a smoke free property and have several parking lots with easy access from your room. To accommodate our smoking guests, we do have a designated smoking area as well.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.5 Excellent

Based on 2,150 reviews

9.3

Pool

9.2

Bar and Beverages

5.4

WiFi

3.1

Wellness Area

Things to know

  • Nice building
  • Friendly atmosphere

Check in

15:00

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
ATM on-site
Business centre
Internet
Concierge service
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-Conditioned
24 Hour Front Desk
Safe
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Lift
Gift shop
Laundry facilities
Express check out
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Wedding services

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Botanical Building 2.6 km
  • San Diego Zoo 2.8 km
  • Maritime Museum 4.9 km
  • Gaslamp Quarter 5.2 km
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park 5.3 km
  • USS Midway Museum 5.6 km

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