"Location is the Deciding Factor For Me"
We usually stay at The Lafayette while in San Diego because it is close to our daughter's home. Though the price varies widely by season, it's a value compared to downtown hotels, particularly because they don't charge for parking or wifi. Unfortunately during our last stay there was a very loud auction/party going on in the pool area and the host was […] yelling into a microphone for hours past my bedtime... I had to put in my earplugs to get to sleep. The rooms, though rather Spartan, are always spotless, the beds comfortable, and the A/C welcome on hot days. They've recently added K-cup coffee brewers in the rooms, which is a nice improvement. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great customer service."
We are a family of 5 and were upgraded to a bungalow with no additional charge. The staff was SO nice and the restaurant for breakfast was outstanding. A fun place to stay and very convenient to the zoo and other attractions. Will absolutely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place to stay! I was very pleased with the look and feel of this hotel. It is an older building but has been kept clean and was redone to taste. Everything in their description fit and was spot on. The staff was very nice and friendly, great food from the restaurant. Great location for everything in San Diego for sure. The only thing I didn't […] like was there wasn't a refrigerator or a table in our room yet very spacious for them in the future. (hint) Minor inconvenience but would have been better with a place to put some of our left overs from the restaurant. All in all I loved this place and plan to stay again in the future, especially if they start putting refrigerators in their rooms. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Found this hotel online and looked interesting. Turned out to be one of the most interesting hotels we've stayed in. Comfortable beds, great atmosphere and a fun place to stay. Will definitely come back to stay when we visit San Diego again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very good value, convenient location"
We had stayed here before. This time we had a room in the main building and parking in the garage below. Our room was small, but sufficient, since we only stayed there to sleep. The elevator was a little scary. The buttons don't light up and it seemed very old. We didn't know that there was a parking fee of $8/night. We mentioned that at check-in and […] we were not billed. Apparently, this fee was only put into action a few weeks ago. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great room with balcony - fun 40's vibe and music"
Loved the 40's vibe and music! The room was spacious and light and airy with a great little balcony overlooking the pool. Loved the shower head, up plenty high and nice water pressure. We really enjoyed the casual restaurant in the hotel, the food and wine was good, but the bartender messed up on a couple of the drinks.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old style glamour."
One night stay visiting San Diego. Hotel is quaint and has a bit of character. Good location although there was a bit of traffic noise with our front facing room. Probably closer to a three star than four but for the price ($99) it's hard to complain too much.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
value added service with willingness to meet needs promptly earns the Lafayette highest honors. This historical and cultural San Diego landmark is a favorite for sure.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
After a long day of activity with my wife the first thing we wanted was a good night sleep ,we stayed in lil town house suite and the walls were paper thin we could hear every noise from next door and it kept use up all night wouldn't recommend this suit if you want to relax .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Home away from Home"
had a great time at this throw-back style hotel. The staff are wonderful. you feel right at home.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Friendly staff that recommended some good bars in the area. Nice pianist playing in the lobby when I arrived. Pool looked good but u did not have time to use it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Awesome. Beautiful hotel, wonderful service. Would definitely stay againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming, comfortable, an amazing pool"
Loved this place! We had a 2-room Suze Suite which is a MUST if you're staying with kids: their room had bunk beds, a chalkboard, a table w/chairs, and best of all, its own separate full bathroom. The rooms were relatively simple, no fancy decorations, but very comfortable and spacious. LOVED the cleaning crew, they did an impeccable job each day. The […] feel of the Lafayette, especially the GORGEOUS lobby and the sweet pool, is that of old Hollywood. And the building IS old, with modern updates, but expect some chipped paint and good ol' wear and tear. The front desk folks were very helpful and kind. I do wish there had been some sort of breakfast available each morning, but there is a McDonalds less than a block away so that helped. Other perks we liked: free parking, fitness room, and the life sized chess and checkers! We can't wait to go back! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"My hotel is better than yours"
Joining some friends for the Taste of North Park, the Lafette was perfectly located. First impression wasthr old Hollywood feel on the outside and then it follows thru on the inside. The smell in the lobby was intoxicating, like fresh Lillys. The interior design is gorgeous with a mix of old Hollywood and more hip styles. Example Bob Hope mural next […] to a baby grand piano, next to a working free play pac man machine, underneath beautiful umbrella lights(my favorite). Outside in a court yard there was big chess and checkers board set up. Then the pool os gorgeous as we walk thru to our suite. Our suite was neat with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I gave a tour to friends that were staying elsewhere and they were totally jealous and planning a stay next year. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Best stay ever! It was my boyfriend & i first time in san diego together and we wanted to stay somewhere nice for his birthday. This hotel was just that. The service was great; they were so sweet and helpful. The room was very nice and comfortable & we have already ddecided that we will be staying here for our anniversaryGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and relaxing"
The king suite was very spacious!!! Very comfortable bed and very clean!! Wish I could have spent more time in the room!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was great, the service of the staff was friendly. The only small issue was that our smoke alarm went off in our room (twice) due to the heat from our shower, we opened that windows and all was well. My wife loved the style of the hotel, we will definitely go back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I love this place.. I lived in San Diego for years and trust me, for the price this place rocks. It's walking distance to bars and restaurants and has a killer outdoor pool and late night bar. The freeways are close and the staff is awesome.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"This place is great"
I've stayed here a couple of times. Still a great place. Next time I'm back in San Diego will stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A taste of the good ole days!"
It was very much like going back in time to old Hollywood. Beautiful and classic.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
"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
"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
"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
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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