|""Clean, comfy and staff was great.""||(in 98 reviews)|
|"The pool was great!"||(in 101 reviews)|
|"Bar and restaurant staff were amazing."||(in 35 reviews)|
|"Was not charged for fridge."||(in 8 reviews)|
|"It's obviously a historic hotel."||(in 30 reviews)|
|"We had booked a king room."||(in 48 reviews)|
|pool area||in 268 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 212 reviews|
|standard room||in 188 reviews|
|hotel with great||in 142 reviews|
|restaurant is very good||in 72 reviews|
|front desk||in 61 reviews|
|great food||in 55 reviews|
|one night||in 50 reviews|
|room service||in 40 reviews|
|lobby||in 39 reviews|
|thin walls||in 39 reviews|
|within walking distance||in 39 reviews|
|fridge in the room||in 32 reviews|
|live music||in 31 reviews|
|san diego||in 22 reviews|
|hard beds||in 13 reviews|
|rooms are a little||in 13 reviews|
|red fox||in 8 reviews|
Proximity to restaurants/bars.froendly service - good room service.
Beds didn’t have real comforters and mattress was a little hard. Walls are thin and you can hea people in the halls - but it’s old so expected.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friendly knowledgeable staff. Good location. Quiet and clean.
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.
close to our daughters home
Comfy bed. Great value
Bathrooms could be nicer.
When looking for an iconic hotel in San Diego, the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows provide a unique experience.
Located near Balboa Park, the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is one of the most popular boutique hotels in the area. It has been entertaining guests since 1946 and never disappoints.
are a variety of rooms available here. Guests can choose from the Manor made for four guests. The Poolside rooms can sleep up to four and are steps from the pool. The Suze suites are made for families and feature a kid’s room and separate bathrooms. Lastly, there are the Bungalows. They are two-story rooms that have two to three bedrooms in each bungalow. There is a full sized kitchen in each of them and a lot of space for entertaining.
All of the rooms and suites at the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows feature Wi-Fi, room service, a lap top safe, charging ports, hair dryers, irons, coffee makers, pillow top mattresses, and convenient parking.
Located close to the San Diego zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World, Mission Beach, and Gas Lamp Quarter, the Lafayette Hotel has so much to offer its guests. For guests wanting to dine on site, they can enjoy Hope 46. It is open for dinner and hotel guests can enjoy the American cuisine inspired by the funky vibes of this hotel.
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is a place like no other. Guests will enjoy the customer service here and the entertainment nearby.
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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is located at 2223 El Cajon Boulevard in University Heights, 4.7 km from the center of San Diego. Botanical Building is the closest landmark to The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows.
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows.
Yes, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows offers free Wi-Fi.
No, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows does not offer free parking.
No, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows does not offer free airport shuttle service.
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is 5.9 km from San Diego. The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is 28.5 km from Tijuana Rodriguez.
Yes, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows has a pool onsite.