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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Balboa Park

City center stay

Your stay at this University Heights hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo. Hotel Circle and San Diego Air and Space Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Poolside dining

This hotel features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. There's a poolside bar on site, and laundry facilities and concierge services are also provided.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

In addition to LCD TVs with cable channels, the 133 guestrooms offer free WiFi and iPod docks. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$93* Per night/room Nov 3 - Nov 4

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Poolside

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows ratings based on 130 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Everyone (17) Couples (2) Business (1) Family (14)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019

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4 out of 5
Beautiful hotel with great theme. Pool was good, but not enough seating for people not staying at the bungalows. Rooms were comfortable for the price we paid. The carpet in the hallways and some of the furniture need cleaning or replaced because of stains.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

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4 out of 5
The room (252) was very good however near an exit door which was noisy when closing.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2019

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4 out of 5
We arrived early and were able to access our room about noontime. Unique setting and history. Staff were very accommodating.

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019

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3 out of 5
The staff was very polite, friendly and helpful. The service of the staff was fantastic and treated us extremely well, but the hotel needs to undergo renovations. Some of the furniture was dirty, there were scratches and marks on the ceiling, elevator, rooms, halls, and walls. The beds were very comfortable.The hotel has a lot of potential just needs to some TLC.

Posted by on May 19, 2019

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4 out of 5
Great location. Larger room and California King bed.

Posted by on Apr 28, 2019

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5 out of 5
Loved the pool, retro vibe but found mattresses too soft and walls so thin you could here neighbors whispering

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019

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5 out of 5
Very unique in a Art Deco design clean the price was just right and located in the middle of sight seeing

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

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5 out of 5
Very beautiful property, with an old Hollywood flare to it. Best check in we have ever had at any hotel: Friendly, fast process and they up graded us to a suite at no extra cost. We will definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019

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5 out of 5
Property, rooms and pool was clean and in great condition!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019

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About the The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Location 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

Property Features

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 15000 square feet (1394 square meters) and includes a conference center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star San Diego hotel.

  • 133 guestrooms or units
  • 5 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 15000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1394 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1946
  • Bar by the pool
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (8.2 km / 5.1 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (6.9 km / 4.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows offers 133 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and safes. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This San Diego hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

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.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

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

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • One child stays free
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 14 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 18.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 25.00 (subject to availability)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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