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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
3 stars

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104, United States
+1 619 296 2101
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$190
Cheapest

rate per night

5.9
Passable

based on 38 reviews

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Wed 4/24
Sun 4/28

About The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

When looking for an iconic hotel in San Diego, the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows provide a unique experience.

Located near Balboa Park, the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is one of the most popular boutique hotels in the area. It has been entertaining guests since 1946 and never disappoints.

are a variety of rooms available here. Guests can choose from the Manor made for four guests. The Poolside rooms can sleep up to four and are steps from the pool. The Suze suites are made for families and feature a kid’s room and separate bathrooms. Lastly, there are the Bungalows. They are two-story rooms that have two to three bedrooms in each bungalow. There is a full sized kitchen in each of them and a lot of space for entertaining.

All of the rooms and suites at the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows feature Wi-Fi, room service, a lap top safe, charging ports, hair dryers, irons, coffee makers, pillow top mattresses, and convenient parking.

Located close to the San Diego zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World, Mission Beach, and Gas Lamp Quarter, the Lafayette Hotel has so much to offer its guests. For guests wanting to dine on site, they can enjoy Hope 46. It is open for dinner and hotel guests can enjoy the American cuisine inspired by the funky vibes of this hotel.

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is a place like no other. Guests will enjoy the customer service here and the entertainment nearby.

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Latest deals for The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Wed 4/24
Sun 4/28
Classic room
bed type unknown
2 queen beds
1 king bed
King room
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1 king bed
1 king bed
Queen room
2 queen beds
2 queen beds
Standard room
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business center
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Express check-out
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • 24hr front desk

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking area

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioned
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe

Parking and transportation

  • Parking

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities

Workspace

  • Desk

Things to do

  • Gift shop

General

  • Storage available

Health and safety

  • Safe

Fitness

  • Fitness center

Pool

  • Pool

Reviews of The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

All reviews are collected from real users with a verified booking made with KAYAK or one of our trusted external partners.

5.9
FairBased on 38 verified guest reviews
10.0Couples
7.8Families
4.8Solo

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9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Cool vibe
A
7.4 Good
Pros:Proximity to restaurants/bars.froendly service - good room service.
Cons:Beds didn’t have real comforters and mattress was a little hard. Walls are thin and you can hea people in the halls - but it’s old so expected.
J
7.4 Good
Pros:Fairly nice place. Could use some updating as far as room and bathrooms in room. Staff was very attentive and helpful. We did enjoy the pool but it was a bit crowded due to it having a private party of non hotel guests.
Cons:Dated room and bathrooms.
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9.7 Wonderful
Pros:I loved everything about this hotel. I felt like I stepped back in time the minute I walked in. The staff was super friendly and very attentive!
Cons:If you're looking for a quiet place to crash for a business trip, this probably isn't the place for you. It's a pretty hip place so people in their 20's and 30's love it. And with that being said it's a party hotel. Which I thought was great but don't go in expecting to get any solid sleep.
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9.4 Wonderful
Pros:It has a great authentic retro look and the lobby and cafe (good food) were great places to hang out. Staff was friendly.
Cons:The walls were thin and there was a noisy family in the room next door. However, the staff spoke to them and they quieted down so sleeping was not a problem.
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9.4 Wonderful
Pros:We LOVED our time at The Lafayette. It has such a cool vibe and the staff was so kind. We had our toddler with us and he had a great time in the pool and getting stickers from the front desk staff. We can't wait to go back!
Cons:There are weddings and events on Saturday which was loud, but they stopped right at 10pm. It looked so fun! So we didn't mind.
J
7.4 Good
Pros:I loved the huge bed and linens were nice. Staff was very friendly and the bar was cayuuuute!
Cons:My room had dusty lampshades, and picture frames. The corners of the bathroom floor were dirty with debris and some hair from the previous guest.
A
4.5 Mediocre
Pros:The hotel was 15 minutes from a bunch of places, so it wasn't too bad as far as convenience.
Cons:The description said free wifi, but wifi was only available in the lobby. We'd called for desk service and they were so slow to respond and bring what we requested to our room. The suite itself was mediocre at best, but at least it was clean. Really, really small bathrooms though and the windows were so awkwardly placed. If you opened the bathroom window, people passing by got a direct view of you on the toilet, so thats uncomfortable.
J
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Friendly knowledgeable staff. Good location. Quiet and clean.
A
4.0 Mediocre
Pros:Most of the staff was very friendly, and the decor was nice.
Cons:The walls were paper thin and you could hear absolutely everything. Our first room was over the parking garage entrance, and would shake like a small earthquake each time the garage door would open. After requesting a change, we were put directly over the lounge, which pumped loud music into our (2nd story) room all night. The rooms were filthy, with mold growing in the bathroom, and years of filth piled anywhere the vacuum did not immediately reach. To top in all off, on our way out, my wife decided to take a few pictures of the pool. There was one person sitting by the pool (on the side opposite of us) obviously vaporizing nicotine, so the hotel staff decided to come yell at my wife and I, threatening us with fines for smoking. It was aggressive, rude, and forceful, when they had no idea as to the actual situation. I would NEVER stay here again.

Location

2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104

What's nearby

  • Botanical Building1.6 mi
  • San Diego Zoo1.7 mi
  • Maritime Museum3 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter3.2 mi
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park3.3 mi
  • USS Midway Museum3.5 mi
  • Seaport Village3.6 mi
  • Coronado Bridge4.8 mi
  • Mission Bay Park4.9 mi
  • SeaWorld San Diego5 mi
  • Mission Beach6.6 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park7.1 mi

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Low season

January

High season

December

Average price (weeknight)

$277

Average price (weekend night)

$342
Cheapest month to stay with an average 24% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 47% rise in price.
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Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a room at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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Top tips for your stay at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and March.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, plan to stay on a Monday or Tuesday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $252, while the most expensive was $327.
  • How long should you stay at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

  • Where is The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows located?

    The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is located at 2223 El Cajon Boulevard in University Heights, 2.9 miles from the center of San Diego. Botanical Building is the closest landmark to The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows.

  • Does The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows from the airport?

    The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is 3.6 miles from San Diego. The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is 17.7 miles from Tijuana Rodriguez.

  • Does The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows have a pool?

    Yes, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows in San Diego and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows.

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Good to know

Value for money

6.6

Distance to city center

2.9 mi

Nearest Airport

San Diego

Distance to airport

3.6 mi