US$160 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 26 Jul 2015 Check-out 27 Jul 2015

THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL, SWIM CLUB & BUNGALOWS

3 stars
View map of 2223 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
9 reviews
Great place

Super unique...they had pool activities great food. When I checked in, my room was not ready so... See full review

  • Bikerjulie15
  • 22 Jun 2014
this place was so lovely & historical.

this place was so lovely & historical. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. See full review

  • julie
  • 11 Nov 2010
Offering comfortable accommodation and quality services, this property is the perfect base for you to reside whether you are in San Diego for business or pleasure.
General

The hotel offers well-equipped meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 500 people for organising your important events. Health conscious guests can workout at the well-equipped gymnasium or have a bracing dip in the swimming pool.
Location

Situated very close to the San Diego's World Famous Zoo, the Lafayette Hotel and Suites is on El Cajon Boulevard. The Gaslamp District, Old Town, Trolley Rides and Fashion Valley Mall and the Petco Park are the major attractions in San Diego.
Dining

The on-site restaurant serves delicious cuisine for you to feast on. After a tiring day, you can unwind at the cosy bar with a refreshing drink.
Rooms

This property offers guestrooms that are equipped with all the essential amenities to ensure you utmost ease and luxury.

THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL, SWIM CLUB & BUNGALOWS Rooms

Manor King - 1 King Bed
Pillow top California King mattress , triple sheeting with duvet. Desk. Smart power with 3 outlets & 2 USB charging ports, iPod/MP3 Ready AM/FM Clock Radio. 37-inch LCD television with expanded cable including 4 Showtime channels. Complimentary wireless Internet . Laptop-compatible safe. Coffee maker. Traditional shower/tub combination featuring Speakman showerhead. Hair dryer. Air conditioning. Non-Smoking.
Manor Queen - Two Queen Beds
Two pillow top Queen mattresses , triple sheeting with duvet. Desk. Smart power with 3 outlets & 2 USB charging ports, iPod/MP3 Ready AM/FM Clock Radio. 37-inch LCD television with expanded cable including 4 Showtime channels. Complimentary wireless Internet. Laptop-compatible safe. Coffee maker. Traditional shower/tub combination featuring Speakman showerhead. Hair dryer, Air conditioning. Non-Smoking.
Poolside Room - 2 queen beds
Two pillow Top Queen Mattresses , triple sheeting with duvet. French doors opening directly onto or overlooking the famous Weissmuller Pool. Desk. Smart power with 3 power outlets & 2 USB charging ports, iPod/MP3 Ready AM/FM Clock Radio. 40-inch LCD television with expanded cable including 4 Showtime channels. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Laptop-compatible safe. Coffee Maker. Traditional shower/tub combination featuring Speakman showerhead. hair dryer, Air conditioning. Non-Smoking.
Suze Suites
Two private bedrooms separated by French doors each with its own bathroom, traditional shower/tub combination featuring Speakman showerhead. One room offers a twin over full bunk bed, multi-purpose dining table, 4 chairs, chalk board wall, smart power with 3 outlets & 2 USB charging ports and a 32-inch LCD television. Separate and private parents' bedroom has a pillow top California King mattress , triple sheeting with duvet, built in desk, microwave, refrigerator, laptop-compatible safe, I-Pod/MP3 ready clock radio, 40-inch flat screen TV, complimentary wireless internet and expanded cable including 4 Showtime stations. Non-Smoking.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Night club
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business centre
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

32.7547 -117.1407
Area served
San Diego, CA
Nearby airports
(SAN)San Diego International Airport
Area description
Located in North Park area of San Diego. One mile from San Diego Zoo, one mile from Mission Valley and minutes to downtown, SeaWorld and all San Diego Attractions.

Nearby points of interest

  • Qualcomm Stadium: 2.4 km
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 2.5 km
  • San Diego Zoo: 2.5 km
  • Casa De Balboa: 2.6 km
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 2.6 km
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 2.7 km
  • Botanical Building: 2.7 km
  • Timken Museum of Art: 2.7 km
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 2.8 km
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 2.8 km
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 3.3 km
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 3.4 km
  • Firehouse Museum: 4.4 km
  • Heritage Park: 4.7 km
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 5 km
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 2.4 km
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 2.5 km
  • San Diego Zoo: 2.5 km
  • Casa De Balboa: 2.6 km
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 2.6 km
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 2.7 km
  • Botanical Building: 2.7 km
  • Timken Museum of Art: 2.7 km
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 2.8 km
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 2.8 km
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 3.3 km
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 3.4 km
  • Firehouse Museum: 4.4 km
  • Heritage Park: 4.7 km
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 5 km
  • Whaley House Museum: 5 km
  • Old Town San Diego: 5.1 km
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 5.2 km
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 5.5 km
  • PETCO Park: 5.5 km
  • San Diego Convention Center: 5.7 km
  • Port of San Diego: 6 km
  • Mission Bay Park: 8 km
  • Hospitality Point: 8.8 km
  • Family Fun Center: 8.9 km
  • Pacific Beach: 10.5 km
  • Belmont Park: 10.5 km
  • Sunset Cliffs: 10.8 km
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 13.4 km
  • Sorrento Valley: 15.8 km
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 40.6 km
  • Legoland: 44.7 km
  • Cox Arena: 3,405.5 km

Dining

North Park Neighborhood Restaurants
Quickly becoming nationally recognized for it's culinary diversity and appreciation for craft beer, the neighborhood offers Lafayette guests an incredible opportunity for food exploration. We encourage you to dine with us once (ok, maybe twice) and then experience the local cuisine within our wonderful neighborhood! Our front desk can assist with recommendations and reservations.
Red Fox Steak House
The quintessential steakhouse that doesn't just reach for the lounge vibe, it helped define it. The entire interior was shipped to the United States for blonde cinema actress, Marion Davies, and was dismantled (again!) and installed at the Lafayette during the 1950's. If the history and nightly piano doesn't get you, the stiff cocktails, steak, and seafood surely will. Hours: Monday - Thursday (11am - Midnight) Friday - Saturday (11am - 1:30am) Sunday (4pm - 1:30am)
Imig's Kitchen & Bar
Loved by locals and guest alike, Imig's serves up a modern, casual and honest twist on breakfast and brunch. The relaxed and open setting gives guests the perfect space to gather daily for breakfast, brunch (or both, after all you're on vacation) or a mid-day custom cocktail overlooking the historic Weissmuller Pool. Hours: Everyday (7am - 3pm)

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL, SWIM CLUB & BUNGALOWS

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
4
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.7

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL, SWIM CLUB & BUNGALOWS

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bikerjulie15
Business
San diego
22 Jun 2014

Great place

Super unique...they had pool activities great food. When I checked in, my room was not ready so they upgraded me to a wonderful bungalow no extra charge. My parents used to come here in the 50's. Had a great time

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL, SWIM CLUB & BUNGALOWS

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sunny Coast
Business
Brisbane, Australia
7 Jul 2013

Very nice

We had 2 nights here while holidaying in San Diego, and enjoyed our stay. The hotel takes you back in time with its retro feel and memorabilia. While its location is not downtown, it's a short taxi ($20) or bus trip from across the street. The staff were great, the food was good, and we would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Get a daily bus/tram ticket and use the stop across the street from the hotel if you don't have a car.

Review of THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL, SWIM CLUB & BUNGALOWS

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
nobody
Business
earth
1 Aug 2012

just acceptable

Everything of this hotel is just acceptable! Won't be back again~

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL, SWIM CLUB & BUNGALOWS

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gazza
Business
New zealand
22 Jul 2012

Family of five

Great place to stay desk staff helpful especially the African American guy on the day of checking in made you feel very welcome and remembered your name . Room was spacious and pool area great

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL, SWIM CLUB & BUNGALOWS

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nolan
Business
Los Angeles
6 May 2012

Lafayette Hotel, very very charming

Room was on the small side, the lobby was beautiful and charming, as well as the pool area... The staff was helpful, and the free WiFi is nice, There is a really neat Bar downstairs, and another restaurant adjacent, called the red fox, very charming place. the staff made the room up as soon as we stepped out, and we returned to a nice clean room. I like that. Too bad there was a private pool party that was not mentioned upon booking, so I never got to use the pool, the one thing I was looking forward too. I'd probably stay here again, but maybe in a larger room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

try the restaurant downstairs, a very neat bar

Review of THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL, SWIM CLUB & BUNGALOWS

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
julie
Business
Not Provided
11 Nov 2010

this place was so lovely & historical.

this place was so lovely & historical. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL, SWIM CLUB & BUNGALOWS

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Thomas
Business
Not Provided
26 Aug 2010

The pictures on the internet made

The pictures on the internet made this hotel look nice. We found that it is very old and needs major updating. It was like staying at your grandmothers house from the 40's, smelled musty and old. The bathroom had mold and needed a lot of updating as well. They upgraded us up to a Townhouse with a kitchen and stove. There were no pans, dishes or utinsels so it didn't do us any good. The fridge leaked water all over the floor. Pool was poorly mantained.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL, SWIM CLUB & BUNGALOWS

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Donald
Business
Not Provided
31 Jul 2010

The hotel was obviously at one

The hotel was obviously at one time very plush, however time has caught up with it and the rooms are now quite basic and in need of refurbishment. There was obviously a program of redecoration in progress while we were there but it probably wouldn't solve the problem of walls that didn't cut out noise from the neighbouring rooms and the bathrooms also needed upgrading. The hotel is quite a way out of the tourist areas although Balboa park is within walking distance (about 30 minutes away) and between El Cajon Bvd and University Ave there is quite a good bus service to take you to the areas that you might want to go to. Don't expect any help from the front desk regarding buses though, you're expected to drive everywhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL, SWIM CLUB & BUNGALOWS

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
2 Oct 2009

Front of building looks great,

Front of building looks great, pool area very nice, service friendly and efficient. Room was very old, worn, cramped and musty. The carpets were disgusting. Bathroom shelf was falling off the wall and the water would drip constantly in shower. Rooms definitely need a reno very badly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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