"Fun hotel with an old feel."
We had a great stay at the hotel. It is an older hotel with a very 1950's feel. The regular rooms are small but they were very quiet. The restaurant was okay. The drink menu wad good, however, the food was not great. I ordered the chicken fingers only to find that they were raw inside. They made another order for me but they way overcooked this one. […] They did comp the whole order, including my drinks. The pool is amazing but can get very crowded. We did not spend much time at the pool as we had other plans while in San Diego. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great room set up"
It had a great lay out for families, especially the 2 bathrooms. However, the carpet turned our feet black and the bathrooms never seemed to be cleaned again once we arrived and we stayed 4 nights. We were also put in a room directly across the pool cabana area and there was a loud group one night that kindly went to their rooms at 2:30am. The windows […] and walls were paper thin, we kept checking the windows to make sure they were closed because when people walked past the room it was as loud as them being in our room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Jet to a sweet place to stay."
I loved the place.I thought the decor was beautiful and just all around nicely put together. Staff was nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not too bad"
Make sure you get a poolside room. Those are nice. Just for the experience. The rest of the rooms are nothing special really. The smell of Old and cleaning detergents is pretty intense. The hotel is pretty old but I guess that's allure of it. I guess it was just not what we were looking for. The staff was amazing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good value for the money"
I stayed at the Lafayette with my two daughters to be close to the San Diego Zoo. I usually stay at hotel chains but took a chance on the Lafayette based on the reviews from other guests. I'm glad I did. The hotel was very nice, clean, and has a very nice pool. It was also very inexpensive. The only drawback was the neighborhood, which was a little […] suspect. But we had no issues and would stay at this hotel again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to bus transportation, restaurants"
We were there to see Paul McCartney concert. It met all our needs, great stay. Loved all the old movie star pictures on the walls. My kind of hotel. If I come back to San Diego, this will be the hotel I will stay at.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bunk bed room"
Staff was helpful. The lobby and the pool areas are nice. The rooms in the back look like a motel and smelled like one as well. Liked the bunk beds for the kids but the carpet needs to be replaced and the windowpane was filthy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Always enjoy my stay. Great staff. Great location and easy to get to downtown and northpark. Great bartenders very friendly and they make you feel welcome. Nice pool .Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Great Escape"
We had a fantastic, albeit too-short stay in this lovely hotel. The staff were courteous, the room was absolutely fantastic (we had a single king), and the hotel itself was magical. We lounged by the pool, had cocktails and dancing at the Red Fox Room, and basically shut out the outside world for a while. My only regret is that we couldn't stay lon […] ger! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff is very courteous and friendly. Rooms and hotel very clean. Parking was a little difficult since I drive an SUV. Highly recommend if visiting with friends. Lots of 20 to 30 somethings at the pool with alcohol, not really a kid friendly atmosphere.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good sized room but noisy"
We stayed in a Suze suite over the weekend. Great sized room, but pretty basic furnishings. For the price it was good enough and our children loved the bunk bed/separate room and bathroom aspect. Our bed was a bit lumpy. However the noise and atmosphere from the party people was a bit much throughout the night. We were not near the pool and still had […] to use a white noise machine to drown them out. The pool and building were pretty cool/historic. We also had great experiences at the restaurant and our waitress was one of the nicest we've had in a long time. Overall, it was a decent place given the price point. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fun and Relaxing"
Love staying at this classic hotel full of character. Drop the 8 parking charge, tho !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The website makes it look WAY better than it is in person. Unless you're turning tricks, stay elsewhere.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
this hotel exceeded my expectations!!! i blindly booked this hotel and i am soo glad i did. I was there for my bday weekend and was going to the SD Zoo Saturday, unknowingly, the zoo was a 6 min drive from the hotel! we were upgraded to the Suze suite which was great because me and my boyfriend had our own bathrooms the bed was quite large for us and […] it was very comfy. The other side of the room had another set of bunk beds which we didnt occupy but it was nice to have them. This hotel will be on my list of favorites!! Aside from the weddings on both days we were there, the noise level came to a stop within a good time frame as to not disturb other guest. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Basic, Dated, OK for one night"
Overall, this place was fine to stay overnight but definitely not the experience we were hoping for. We got in late and when we went to check in there were people complaining at the desk that there was a loud party and they no longer felt safe staying there and were leaving. They made sure to put us on the opposite end of the building, which was nice. […] The pool and lobby are really cool, but the room we had was very dated at best. It was clean, and had a large king bed, but the furniture seemed really really old and the bed wasn't balanced correctly or something, at one point my husband and I were sitting on the end taking our shoes off and it started to tip over!!! Overall, a good price for an overnight stay but sadly I can't say I would go back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Thursday night stay"
Pros: Lovely exterior Safe underground parking Chill ambience Beautiful lobby Great pool area Yummy restaurant Free wifi Cons: Drabby room no decor TV didn't work Bed side lamps didn't work AC was broken View was to dumpsters Walls were paper thin Not a nice neighborhood *If you stay I recommend paying extra for suites or bungalows.Genuine Expedia guest review
This is a great hotel, close to our daughter's house, lovely pool, nice staff, spacious lobby, nice bar. We have stayed there in the past and enjoyed it. HOWEVER, on summer weekends they host pool parties for anyone who wants to pay $15 and particularly on Sunday the pool was the scene of a young hook-up party with a very loud DJ and wall-to-wall people […] drinking and cheering. If a family with children had wanted to use the pool that day, it would have been uncomfortable if not impossible. Not as advertised! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Love this place!!"
The most bang for your buck ! Great place and vibe!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Loved the room and the pool! Great environment!"
Fabulous hotel! Beautiful pool, great location on the Boulevard. Easy access to everything.Genuine Expedia guest review
"NIce place to staty."
I enjoyed our stay. The pool and lobby area are really nice. The security guards are a little too sensitive about outside drinks and when drinks are purchased that they cannot be consumed in the pool. The A/C in the room was also a little too ineffective.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was really damp and smelled when we first got there. But the following days were okay. The staff was friendly and the location was perfect for the attractions we were visiting. It would have been nice if the room came with a microwave and mini fridge.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for chilling poolside."
Checked-in for my partners birthday weekend. Had a blast!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to family"
Provide more clarity on the actual location of the room. I thought pool side meant next to the pool so one could walk out and be right by the pool. I was on the second floor and had to walk and around and down steps to get there. There were no elevators so getting the luggage up to the second floor room was very difficult. The check out time was only […] extended an hour. 2 p.m. would have been much better. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My stay was nice. The pool was cool at night and the room was clean and beds were really comfortable. I will stay here again. Probably in the rooms in front of the pool for quicker access.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was nice except the fact that the room was too smallGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Funky Decor, Good For Kids of all Ages"
We enjoyed hanging out at the pool, listening to old big-band tunes, and reading while our kids played in the pool. This place has a funky, art-deco atmosphere, that really works. The staff were all attentive, helpful, and friendly. They were even willing to print documents for us (boarding passes, parking pass for another destination), which is unusual. […] If you choose a poolside room, be prepared for pool noise early and late -- there was always someone in the pool. The room was a little dingy, and we had trouble finding comfortable temperatures for sleeping, but we appreciated the suite style with doors for a little privacy from our teenaged children. The beds were fine. Our only real complaint was that the restaurant service was less than stellar. The waitress was slow & inattentive, despite a practically empty house. While there is water out everywhere as a hydration reminder in SoCal, our glasses went dry repeatedly in the restaurant. Overall, a great, comfortable place to come back to after each day's activities Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient to the Zoo but needs a refresh"
We arrived a a concert that was being held at the pool, but the kids still swam. Lots of 20 somethings drinking, but under control. I liked the bunkbed setup for the kids.I t would be nice if the bathrooms has countertops.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel with an awesome pool and great staff."
I had a great time, I really liked the hotel. The pool was fantastic, the hotel seems like it has been remodeled recently, and the beds are great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent customer service"
I booked this hotel because I liked the idea of having two bedrooms for my husband, 2 teenager daughters and I. When we arrived we found out that they upgraded us for free to a 3 bedroom bungalow. Sweet! During our stay we ended up having a bit of a situation, but Sydney and Mimi at the front desk, and Melissa, the manager, helped us out above and beyond […] what I ever expected. Thank you so much! I will definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Had a fantastic time! The staff was incredible!"
The stay was awesome, staff and service was goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel with personality"
I was a little nervous booking a hotel that wasn't a "name brand" hotel, but was extremely happy with this hotel. It has great charm and personality! I loved all the extra touches that you just don't find at a "cookie cutter hotel" - the obvious effort that was put into the decor, the parasol lighting in the lobby area was cool, the pool area was beautiful, […] my son and I LOVED the retro video game and spent a lot of time together playing on it! The old fashioned pictures and quotes next to each room, the old movie posters, the front desk staff - everything was perfect for us and I can't wait to go back again! Thank you Lafayette for all the unique touches! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely oasis in North Park"
The staff and accommodations are just right. The hotel has just enough southern charm to make you feel right at home.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was great,just wish they had a mini frig and micro in their rooms like most places in San diego....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was great. Only complaint is that a party was happening at the pool and the line was around the corner. Paying customers should never have to wait to get into the pool they are paying for. My only complaint!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Retro cool,, gorgeous pool"
A little more 50's than I expected from the website, but overall nice hotel. I was unexpectedly upgraded to penthouse suite which was retro-cool but maybe could benefit from a little decorating advice. Great comfy bed and beautiful bathroom. Bought a drink from the restaurant and took it out to the pool--highlight of my trip as this pool was awesom […] e! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Dont Trust the Pictures"
The pictures have been defintely photo shopped. The rooms are small and the bathroom floors and very old with dirty grout that needs to be upgraded.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Definitely not a serene place. Between the pool parties and giant board games outside our room, there was never a quiet moment. Also, at breakfast I inquired about a "cronut". It was explained then I was old they were out followed. So I went with traditional pancakes with banana. Out of banana. This place was a let down.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very much enjoyed the location. The pool is terrific! and Olympic! Will definitely return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We spend the weekend at the hotel. The Saturday pool party was ok. The waiter lacked on service skills and at the end she added drinks we had not ordered (glad we checked the bill). It seems that the party pools are more for the locals coming as guests for the day . But overll its a nice and cute hotel where you feel relaxed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Base for a Vacation"
Fantastic stay; the Lafayette was a big hit for the family! Suze Suite was fantastic for a family of four; king-size bed in one room, twin/full bunk bed in the other and two bathrooms! Very clean and taken care of; the rooms were outfitted with a small fridge and the suite had a small table. The room attendants were great with getting us extra towels […] and always doing something nice for the kids. Pool was a big hit with the whole family; we spent most of our free time down there as the kids lived in the pool when we were at the hotel. Nice bar/restaurant in the hotel and plenty of other restaurants in the area. One drawback; most rooms are accessible from the street without having to pass through a gate with an electronic key; not really a huge deal and we never felt unsafe but is something to think about. All in all a great place for a great vacation! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful Weekend at the Lafayette Hotel"
We checked in Friday evening and checked out on Sunday morning. Everything about the weekend was perfect. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. The room we stayed in was very spacious but there was no closet. That was a bit odd. That and the fact that there was no counter space in the bathroom, but plenty of room to add some, were the only […] two reasons I rated the comfort of the room as "4." Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
the location is great, free parking, great nostalgia for those who remember Tarzan, large, clean olympic pool, pool side room was a great experience with such easy access.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great summer getaway"
Wonderful historic hotel with great ambiance. Very helpful staff and comfortable bed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old, far and stenchy"
The hotel is located in a ghetto area. It's very old and has a wierd awful smell. Definitely will never stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
I love the feel of this hotel. It's very hip, but not pretentious, and the pool is great. The front desk were very helpful and made great suggestions for local restaurants and shopping. Both restaurants in the hotel have excellent food and service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice clean facilities, great history of hotel."
Staff very friendly, enjoyed the food, and the adjoining "Red Fox" Lounge was a lot of fun.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Lafayette Hotel"
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"Not all rooms are as advertised"
Beware to those who choose a room by the pool...all rooms are not equal. I chose this hotel because it was advertised as a boutique historic hotel, which I thought would be fun and interesting, instead my room was painted dull gray and barren of any artwork. It was downright stark and depressing. It felt like a dorm room at best, with dated formica […] countertops and old carpet. Guess it's my own fault for not speaking up to the management sooner, as I later learned that the rooms in the main building have been renovated. Ask questions! Make sure you're in a renovated room! Otherwise it's not worth staying, despite the hotels vast history... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Small nice hotel located 4 miles from the Gaslamp district. Hotel has a nice pool area. Cute bungalows but not very fond of the kid like furniture located in the suites. Bathrooms need some updating and renovating. Bathroom tile floor was dirty and bathroom windows required repair.Genuine Expedia guest review
"An interesting place to stay"
Staff was nice, but there was only 1 cup of coffee in the mornings for a room with 4 adults. The coffee machine broke, but was replaced shortly. Upon arrival, asked if we wanted chalk for the kids room, but did not have any. Offered a bottle of water instead.Genuine Expedia guest review
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