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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

1,762 reviews
+1 619-296-2101

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Fitness Center

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
Overall Guest Score
"Pool is heated and marvelous" "Lovely lobby and pool area"
Only 58% thought the pool was clean.
"Hotel restaurant was absolutely delicious" "Delicious supper"
77% loved the menu selection.
100% loved the dining experience.
"Great staff at the bar and restaurant" "Great craft beer"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 91%.
Lovely bar service, according to 93%.
"Phenomenal staff" "Hotel staff were very friendly and knowledgeable"
97% found the staff to be very friendly.
83% said the reception staff was great.
"Location is excellent" "Parking was excellent"
Parking was ok, according to 62%.
98% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
"Adorable decor in the lobby area" "Beautiful old hotel lobby"
74% thought the building was wonderful.
92% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
"I enjoyed my morning coffee in the lobby area" "Great breakfasts"
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 56%.
"Adorable decor in the lobby area" "I loved the ambience"
89% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
73% criticized the unstylish hotel.
"Close to beaches" "Close to the beach"
"Clean common areas" "Sheets to be slightly damp"
Only 60% said rooms were clean enough.
59% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
"AC worked well" "Bungalow was super spacious, and quiet"
Only 60% said rooms were clean enough.
Beds were acceptable for 67%.
"We couldn't get internet connection" "Didn't have internet signal"
82% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.

Good to know...

Friendly atmosphere
Stylish hotel
Hotel could use some updating
Nice building
Expert Reviews
Spirited, fun-loving guests adore this redesigned 1946 hotel.
A mid-range haunt for hip locals who come for the Olympic-sized swimming pool, rockabilly shows, and regular pool parties.
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Spa or Sauna
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
  • Deposit: USD 100-500 per stay
  • 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