We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Save
Share
2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104-1103
E-mail hotel
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
Lowest prices for your stay
Hotel direct offer!Rise and Shine Package
Priceline
US$157
View deal
Free cancellation until 21/10/31
Reserve now, pay at stay
Hotels.com
US$157
View deal
Free cancellation until 21/10/31
Reserve now, pay at stay
FindHotel
US$161
US$128
View deal
Expedia.comUS$157
ZenHotels.com
Destinia.comUS$161
View all 16 deals
* Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (667)
Room & Suite (332)
Videos (2)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Read more
Updated 20/11/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Updated 20/11/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#24 of 295 hotels in San Diego
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Travellers' Choice
GreenLeaders Gold level
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.
Read more
Room & Suite (332)332
Full view
Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Solarium
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Hotel links
Special Offer:Rise and Shine Package
1587Reviews38Q+A100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 903
  • 426
  • 139
  • 69
  • 51
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Justin P wrote a review Yesterday
San Diego, California2 contributions
A true gem in the North Park neighborhood! My girlfriend and I are summer pool pass members and frequent the pool during the warm summer months. Awesome atmopshere, good music, and tasty (stiff!) drinks all make the Lafayette one of our favorite places to go whether we want a quick dip or a place to lay out in the sun for hours. Joseph is the man and will go above and beyond to make sure you have a great visit.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021
Value
Location
Service
Helpful
Share
Amy wrote a review Sep 2020
Oceanside3 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
I loved my stay at The Lafayette! Clean, cute, great location (walkable to out door bars and restaurants), friendly staff, amazing pool, and great cocktails and poolside service (thank you Hannah!). I loved the room overlooking the pool! I felt nervous about staying at a hotelduring a pandemic let alone hanging out poolside. But The Lafayette is being so responsible about keeping the pool from getting crowded during these Covid times. I felt 100% safe! Juan and Joseph at the front desk were so helpful and were able to help me get checked into my room a little bit early (something i was not expecting on a weekend! Thank you!) The room was clean well and felt so comfortable! I wish I could have stayed more than 1 night and really cant wait to go back!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Helpful
Share
Response from Associate-Manager SF, Agency / Consultant at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Responded 04 Sep 2020
Amy We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and that we were able to offer you a safe yet fun experience. We really appreciate your kind words. That you 'can't wait to come back' makes our day We’ve already forwarded to our team members, especially Juan and Joseph. - Thank you again from the team at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows.
Read more
Nurse Tyson wrote a review 22 Jun
1 contribution
The Lafayette’s history alone makes it a fun refuge from the daily hustle and it remains one of my top Go-To’s during trips to San Diego. At nearly a year between visits, Joseph at the front desk even remembered my name! Though portions of the hotel might benefit from some updates and repairs, The Lafayette offers a unique level of hospitality and charm unmatched by cookie-cutter chains.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2021
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Helpful
Share
Kevin C wrote a review 18 Jun
1 contribution
Robert did a great job setting up the reservation ahead of time. Toko handled check-in seamlessly and the GM, Joseph dis all he could to make our stay enjoyable. Exclusive poolside table and chairs, Great breakfast and HOT coffee. Reserve a 3 bedroom bungalow for family gatherings on the holiday. You cannot go wrong.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: ask for poolside
See more room tips
Helpful
Share
Mary C wrote a review 18 Jun
Des Plaines, United States15 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
My brother found a hidden gem in North Park: a wonderful hotel and swim club from the 1940's. The generous spirit of the staff made certain I had a desirable room right off of the pool. The 2 Adirondack chairs outside of my room gave me the perfect opportunity to enjoy the night time movie over the pool and the morning coffee and swim. Because of the relaxed atmosphere created by the eclectic choice of background music, quality late night conversation flowed. Breakfast was ideal coffee delicious. The classy atmosphere is a step back in time. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this magic.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book early and be kind
See more room tips
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
PRICE RANGE
US$112 - US$250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lafayette hotel san diego, lafayette san diego
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Diego
NUMBER OF ROOMS
133
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Which popular attractions are close to The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows?
Nearby attractions include The Lafayette Hotel (0.03 km), Red Fox Room (0.03 km), and Live Wire (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pomegranate Restaurant, Hope 46, and Red Fox Room.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (5.0 km), Whaley House Museum (5.0 km), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (5.2 km).
Does The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.