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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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8.4
Excellent
2,109 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
8.4
Excellent
Pool
"Wonderful outdoor pool area" "Great swimming pool"
Clean pool, said 75%.
Bar and Beverages
"Excellent bar staff" "Free cocktails"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 95%.
Lovely bar service, according to 100%.
Food
"Awesome brunch menu" "Excellent food"
73% loved the menu selection.
Beef and steak dishes were excellent, according to 77%.
Service
"Restaurant staff exceptional" "Excellent bar staff"
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
84% said the reception staff was great.
Location
"Close to bus routes" "Close to local attractions"
Parking was ok, according to 62%.
100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
Vibe
"Excellent ambiance" "Beautiful old hotel lobby"
88% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
65% criticized the unstylish hotel.
Breakfast
"The best French toast" "Great morning breakfast"
83% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Room
"AC worked well" "Old outdated equipment"
Beds were acceptable for 65%.
82% thought they were poorly maintained.
WiFi
"Including USB" "Wi-Fi did not work"
88% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.
Wellness Area
"No jacuzzi" "Fitness center is tiny"

Good to know...

Friendly atmosphere
Rooms need regular maintenance
Nice building
Could be quieter
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 18.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Refrigerator Fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 6 and USD 14 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible