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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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#59 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Encinitas, CA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a night here around a concert event, and really enjoyed our stay. We liked the bar, the proximity to the Red Fox, and other places in the neighborhood. Staff was super good as well. One tip: parking is available in the neighbor hood if you want to avoid parking charges

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David C, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that we could provide you with a pleasant stay after your exciting event. Our staff works hard to give our guests great service, and we really appreciate your kind words. Our HOPE 46 restaurant and bar is a favorite among our guests, and we are pleased you enjoyed it as...

Winnipeg, MB Canada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently returned from our first visit to San Diego March 4-8, 2017. We remember many good things about San Diego. First, it is a delightful city to visit when you come from cold and snowy Canada. Second surprise, was that the LaFayette was a delightful hotel with a very accomodating staff, in particular, Syndey, without whom we would have...

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David C, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant time staying with us while visiting the area. Indeed, our climate we are very fortunate for our climate, and we do our best to appreciate it whenever we can! Our staff, Sydney included, takes great pride in the quality of service that our guests receive,...

Davenport, Iowa
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I checked in late one night and was given a room above the front entrance. This was fine, however, it can get loud because people congregate outside the entrance and talk/smoke. The bed was fine, although it was a bit squeaky when trying to get comfortable. Shower was great. Everything was clean. There were random light switches that didn't belong...

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David C, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. Indeed, our location is quite busy in terms of events and entertainment, and staff can help with determining when things are happening. We also enjoy how close many points of interest are to our location, reachable by walking or driving. We’re glad...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I would give this hotel a higher rating for it's wonderful pool and history, however, instead of being a wonderful, exclusive boutique swim club and bungalows, it has been turned into a party location. If that's what you are looking for, this place is perfect. If not, avoid in the summer and at weekends. They allow non-hotel residents to use...

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Steven M, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Sophie, Thank you for complimenting our rich history and style, that includes our famous Weissmuller Pool. However, I am sorry that you were not completely satisfied with your stay. You deserved to have a better experience as our guest, and we are happy that we were able to refund your stay based on the circumstances, because our guests' experience...

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We stayed in a cabana by the pool which we recommend for others. All the staff were great. The neighborhood is laid back. Everything is great around here. Check it out for sure if you are into the classic American style.

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David C, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Jed, Thank you for your sterling review! We are so happy to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay with us here at The Lafayette. We work hard to maintain our unique style and charm, and getting feedback on it is always greatly appreciated. Our staff works hard to make sure our guests feel well taken care of,...

Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Neat 40's-50's decor. Good breakfast cafe. Very noisy at night when hosting outside parties. Poor service when trying to book stay. Repeated promises to call back with availability with 0 response. Bathrooms could be cleaner.

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David C, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are sorry to hear about some of the negative experiences you had while staying with us, but we are glad you otherwise enjoyed your stay. We work hard to maintain our unique style and charm, and we are happy that you enjoyed it. The noise issues you experienced can occur during our...

San Diego
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

It is the best hotel that i ever stay. I enjoyed every minute while i stay. The room was big . There is a bar and restaurant and also small grocery shop there.. even laundry room . I love the pool there. Also there is a restaurant call Red Fox is right next to the hotel. I heard that they...

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Steven M, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Steven, Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Guests often comment on our beautiful Weissmuller pool, and we’re happy that you enjoyed it as well. Thank you so much for your strong recommendation!

La Mirada, California
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Loved the vibe of this place. Room was spacious, nothing glitzy but simple and clean overlooking the large lap pool which was surrounded by palm trees. We felt like we were living in an earlier time when life was easier . . . very relaxing sitting in the rocking chair with the sun streaming in from the French doors leading...

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Steven M, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Ann, Your review made our day! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at the The Lafayette. We work hard to maintain our unique style and charm, harkening the golden age of Hollywood. We always appreciate when we receive feedback on it. Guests often comment on our historic Weissmuller Pool; we are glad you...

ocean grove
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. The restaurants were fabulous, pool,was beautiful and room was just lovely. Location was perfect for,our first visit to San Diego. Nothing fancy but just perfect. Staff was super helpful and friendly. Off the beaten track from the main hot spots but it just didn't matter. Uber was readily available.

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Steven M, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Deborah, Thank you for your sterling review! We are happy to hear you had such an enjoyable stay, at The Lafayette. Our staff takes great pride in the quality of service provided to our guests, thank you for your kind words. Guests often comment on our Weissmuller pool, the cuisine of our Hope46 Restaurant, as well as our unique...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Finally, been driving past this historic hotel since 1988 and knew just by the looks alone, it HAD to be cool. Last month, I had a best friend from Chicago come stay with me here for a long weekend. It was suggested that during my friend's visit to San Diego, we make a staycation out of it and get a...

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David C, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you for your sterling review! We are glad you finally got a chance to stay with us here at The Lafayette. We work hard to provide a special experience for our guests, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed it. Indeed, ur proximity to many fine dining and drinking establishments, as well as our own restaurant and...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1946, the Lafayette has been the site of historical glamour, and offers a unique change from a typical hotel experience. Among its famous guests were Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner and Betty Grable. Inside, the Mississippi Ballroom took center stage where Hollywood’s stars came to dance the night away. Conveniently located to all shopping, entertainment and business areas, the historic Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is, indeed, the best lodging choice in San Diego. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Address: 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104-1103
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: €102 - €235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows 3.5*
Number of rooms: 133
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Also Known As:
Lafayette Hotel San Diego
Lafayette San Diego
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in San Diego
#19 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#63 Business Hotel in San Diego
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“If you want to sleep in, you may want to avoid rooms near the pool as it can get quiet noisy once the pool opens.”
R3770WEanthonyf, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you need a good nights sleep ask for a quiet room, check it out before you take it.”
Doreen25, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request one away from front entrance”
hawktraveler8, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“if you want to be loud and party, go by the pool, if you want to be quiet, get rooms at the back of the hotel, away from the partying”
306sophiej, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose one of the rooms by the pool if you plan to hang by the pool.”
Jed_Schipper, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
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