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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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8.3
Excellent
1,802 reviews
+1 619-296-2101

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center
Restaurant

A Luxurious Yet Casual Stay at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club, & Bungalows

What Do the Rooms Include?

Choose from different types of rooms, including poolside rooms or suites, for your stay. In your room, you have access to both wireless and wired Internet. Each room also comes with an LCD TV with cable channels and a dock for mobile devices. Comfortable bedding will help you have a good night's sleep.

What Amenities/Features Does The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club, & Bungalows Offer?

At this hotel, diners can indulge at the two on-site restaurants and the bars. To stay active, enjoy the outdoor Olympic pool and the fitness center. The hotel offers a business center that's open around the clock and complimentary wireless Internet in public hotel areas. It also puts on events, and you can also throw your own in the event space. 

How Much Will a Stay at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club, & Bungalows Cost?

Rooms here cost about $250 per night. Expect to spend about $350 a night for a two-bedroom bungalow. 

What’s There to Do Nearby?

When you stay at this hotel, you're in a prime area near San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. You can go shopping at Mission Valley Mall, and feel free to enjoy nearby cultural, dining, and nightlife opportunities in the North Park part of San Diego. 

What’s the Bottom Line?

This hotel strives to give a luxurious yet relaxed community environment without too high a price tag. It welcomes all types of people and prides itself for standing apart from traditional hotels in San Diego. 

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University Heights
2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
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User Highlights
8.3
Excellent
Pool
"WONDERFUL outdoor pool area" "Pool was amazing"
Clean pool, said 83%.
Food
"Delicious supper" "Amazing food"
87% loved the menu selection.
The price was too high for 56%.
Bar and Beverages
"Excellent bar staff" "Free cocktails"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 93%.
Lovely bar service, according to 95%.
Service
"Phenomenal staff" "Excellent bar staff"
92% thought the service was very professional.
Lovely bar service, according to 95%.
Location
"Close to bus routes" "Close to local attractions"
Parking was ok, according to 62%.
93% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Amenities
"Amazing decor" "Amazing interiors"
76% thought the building was wonderful.
89% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
Vibe
"Modern fittings" "Amazing character"
87% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
73% criticized the unstylish hotel.
Breakfast
"Good for breakfast" "Great breakfasts"
58% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Room
"Fabulous bungalow" "AC worked well"
Only 62% said rooms were clean enough.
Only 68% said rooms were big enough.
Wellness Area
"There is no hot tub" "Fitness center is tiny"
WiFi
"We couldn't get internet connection" "No signal"
91% said the wifi quality was bad.

Good to know...

Friendly atmosphere
Stylish hotel
Hotel could use some updating
Nice building
Expert Reviews
Lonely Planet
Downtown’s most popular budget hotel is run by a welcoming elderly couple. The no-frills rooms have linoleum floors and small bathrooms.
If you want a quiet night, request a room at the back.
Frommer's
Spirited, fun-loving guests adore this redesigned 1946 hotel.
oyster.com
A mid-range haunt for hip locals who come for the Olympic-sized swimming pool, rockabilly shows, and regular pool parties.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pool
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
133
Fees
Required
  • Deposit: USD 100-500 per stay
Add-ons
  • Early Check-in Fee: USD 25.00
  • Parking Fee: USD 12.00 per night
  • Refrigerator Fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 6 and USD 14 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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