"Unique, but not relaxing."
The room was a decent size, but the atmosphere was extremely loud. There was an interactive play taking place the entire weekend which meant large groups of people were constantly outside our window.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Love the pool and bungalow"
Birthday party and friends in town.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Poolside Room and a Wonderful Bungalow!"
The bungalow was perfect for our friend's birthday party and the room was nice for those that actually wanted to sleep. Walking distance to liquor store, food and bars. The pool was warm and really nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Felt like home"
The bungalows are amazing! Didn't even feel like a hotel. The staff are extremely nice and vey helpful. We're most definitely staying here againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"I'd stay there again."
I thought I booked a ground-level pool facing room, but ended up on the second floor so someone didn't much appreciate my 4-year-old up and about at 7am (as evidenced by them pounding on their ceiling with something. The pool was a little cold, I heard that the heater had just been repaired that day. Water pressure in the shower was good -- which was […] good because it was a no-selections type shower head. But overall, the feel of the place is really nice, relaxed but upper-scale. The pool is beautiful and the lights on the trees in the pool courtyard area are beautiful at night. The poolside restaurant provides good food and from what I could tell by some of the other patrons, good cocktails! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good customer service but needs updating"
We really enjoyed our stay here. It is clear they have updated the rooms, but the bathrooms felt like a blast from the past!! Also the lobby always had an unpleasant smell during our 4 days there. Other than those minor details it was a great hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful Get Away"
Beautiful hotel and AMAZING staff. From check in to check out! Even the bar in the hotel had wonderful people. One of the best and warm hotels I have been to.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"SD's little gem"
Everyone was really nice my feuds and I had a blast hanging pool side we'd come back again for sure!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Almost perfect but needs some TLC"
I really like the theme of this hotel. The rooms are big and I had a room that overlook the pool with a balcony which was great. I only have a couple of complaints. The first is that the person that used the room before me left a Mc Donalds drink on the balcony and it was not cleaned up by the maid staff. I also did not like that the desk is not in […] the main room as it is with just about every hotel room I have stayed at. Instead it is more of a womens powder desk by the bathroom. Most business travelers want a desk next to the TV so that as they work they can watch the news or something on TV, that is not happening here. The other issue that I was not fond of was the horrible TV. Yes, it is a flat screen TV but all the channels looked sub standard definition. Those are my only gripes. The hotel has a lot of charm and looks well maintained. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Affordable Convenient Old Hollywood Style Hotel"
Hotel is conveniently located with easy freeway access. We had plans at Seaport Village, Pacific Beach and Qualcomm Stadium and had no problem reaching any destination; not having the stress of traffic outside the hotel door was great. The gated parking is also a good feature. This is a charming hotel with an "Old Hollywood" feel. The rooms are comfortable, […] clean and equipped with the necessary amenities. The Hope 46 restaurant has good food and service. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cool vibe but strong smells"
Cool old hotel. Very strong air freshener smells in lobby & unfortunately sewer gas smell in the room. FYI for those sensitive to smells. Comfortable enough. Small room & bathroom but fun vibe.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming Hotel, Clean Room, Friendly Service"
Charming hotel in a great neighborhood location and centrally located for us to do activities at Zoo/Downtown/Sea World & Mission Bay. Cute diner Lil B's within walking distance served great breakfast. We didn't have a chance to eat at the hotel or use the pool (weather too cold). We stayed in Suze Suite for a family of four and there was plenty of […] room for us, and it was nice having two bathrooms! (No bathroom fans, but small windows open...but no privacy when open). Yes, the hotel and pool area does get loud and rowdy until very late at night (even during our stay in cooler February) but I turned up our room fan and it was fine. However, I did need to call the front desk at 11:30 on a Thursday evening to complain of loud people partying between their room and pool area, and front desk already had security on it and within 10 minutes the rowdies were silent. TV reception not so great in our room. Wi-Fi was excellent. Also, no elevator for the two-story Suze Suite area so be prepared to carry your bags upstairs if you stay in upstairs room. Check-in and Check-out was the fastest I have ever experienced. Would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"San Diego fun"
It was a wonderful experience at this hotel. Friendly staff and clean room. The only odd thing is the bathrooms do not have an exhaust fan so after a shower the moisture stays in the bathroom. Just an odd observation. Otherwise it was fantastic.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"San Diego Zoo Trip"
Family trip to the San Diego Zoo, very close. The hotel has a very classic look and feel to it. The lobby is very nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We really enjoyed staying at the LaFayette Hotel. It had a lot of charm! We chose the hotel because it is close to our son and it ended up being a great find!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful atmosphereGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Try Something Fun and Different"
What can I say? Fun, Funky, Cool. Great for my 60-something parents (Pool Balcony King) and perfect for my wife and daughter (Suze Suite). We will be returning with our friends from Vegas - hip and modern poolside days in our future. Meme and Amy are awesome; Sydney a little dry.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great funky place"
Loved it!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful place for an old-line getaway"
Wonderful place for an old-line getaway. Close to North Park and University sections, very diverse. Will stay there again if visiting SD in this neighborhood.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful, historic, and about 15 minutes from downtown/beaches/Old Town/Zoo etc. Poolside rooms are great! Comfortable beds, hot showers, bleach clean linens and room. Modern renovations stayed close to the historic feel of the hotel. Wonderful customer service and friendly people. A little higher in price but was a great stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
In town for a wedding. Hotel was convenient, affordable and very cute. The hotel is fun and charming. The room itself was unremarkable. comfortable enough, and clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Another relaxing stay at the Lafayette Hotel"
This was my second stay at the hotel in 3 months. I stayed for 19 days in November and then for 5 days this vacation. The hotel is very convenient to all the places I need to be. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The beds are very comfortable. We stayed in the manor and didn't have any problems with noise. I like the old vibe atmosphere with the […] old photos all around. They have 2 restaurants on-site. We have enjoyed breakfast and lunch at Hope 46. I will be going back in April for another 5 day stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was overpriced because it was February 14. Noisy neighborhood could only be quieted with a noisy air conditioner. The air in the room was masked with a sickening floral scent and we were greeted with a smokey scent in the hallway first thing in the morning. Very eclectic clientele and neighborhood. Would not stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Happy kids = Happy Parents"
Fantastic for families. The Suxe Suite was fantastic for my large family. Two bathrooms made getting ready a breeze. The kids were happy and so were we.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Needs updated wi fi"
Great hotel!! Wi-fi is very weak.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wow, didn't expect this!"
Okay, so I'm all about retro and the kitsch, but these guys took it to another level; at least comfort-wise.I showed up expecting a normal room or bungalow—as they call it, and was instantly upgraded to a house. A 2-story Catalina-style apartment with 2 charmingly-decorated bedrooms with all the nuances one would never expect from paying what I did. […] Sydney was exceptionally helpful and informative and I couldn't imagine anyone doing a better job accommodating their guests. Do yourselves a favor people, and visit this inviting little hamlet and indulge… Pretty people in the pool, too!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
had a great time - staff was wonderful!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel. Wi fi was very weakGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cool Pool in February"
Everything was lovely. I enjoyed the pool even though it was cold. Loved the atrium area in the morning. The one night (Saturday)we tried to get a night cap at the Hope 46 bar the bartenders (there were 4 people ) ignored the whole left hand side of the bar for more than 20 minutes. We finally left.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not Business Class but affordable"
Howdy, On 2/1/2015 stayed 4 nights at $119 per night while downtown Gas Light District hotels were over $250 per night. Everything in the Lafayette Hotel was 3 stars or above EXCEPT the WiFi throughout the hotel and in my room and for every guest I chatted with was unusable or non-existent. The one breakfast I had was poor. Other than that, it's an […] affordable option with taxi service running $15-$18 per trip to downtown. Yet, I wouldn't stay here again. The taxi drivers all pointed me to similar priced hotels within walking distance to downtown. Next time I'll fly in and ask the taxi driver where to stay. Me. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a great time!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice hotel. Doesn't have the hot tub I thought it did, but the pool was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent hotel next to great places to eat"
Took a family trip to the San Diego Zoo and found this hotel as it is very close to the zoo. The hotel is beautiful and we had a poolside room overlooking the courtyard/pool which made the stay even better. It is located next to a bunch of places to eat and we chose pizza Luigi's. It advertised the best slice in San Diego, and it delivered! My kids […] had a blast. The room was comfortable, the staff was excellent, and the neighborhood felt really safe as we walked all around. In the morning when I checked out the staff told me to grab some coupons before heading to the zoo, which I did, and saved some money. I would have loved a mini fridge in the room as I have kids and keeping medicine/food/drinks cold for them would have been outstanding. But overall no complaints at all. Thanks! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Specially like the Rocking chair in the rooms!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Palm Springs/Old Hollywood charm in North Park"
Beautiful old Hollywood styled hotel. My girlfriend and I were traveling from Palm Springs and wanted a place that felt like home. The Laffeyete fit the bill in more ways than one. The lobby and pool area seem recently renovated and it showed. It was too chilly to swim which is a shame because the 9ft pool looked like an amazing swim. The night we stayed […] they had live music downstairs and a fully stocked bar with an impressive cocktail menu. The suite room we got felt very homely and was well appointed. Parking is ample as well. For the rate we got and looking at compromble rooms in the area it was a steal. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Charming older hotel - beautifully updated and retains some of its old-school ambiance. A lovely little oasis in old uptown.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Historic San Diego Hotel"
A unique, historical hotel experience, near Balboa Park. Visit the Auto Museum and Train store on Park Blvd. within walking distance from hotel. Front desk help was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Cool place but could use some updating. Wi fi is weak. People are great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice San Diego Hotel."
Stayed in a suite, and the second room had blackout drapes, however they did not have the side curtains, so the sun still was coming into the room early in the morning. If they could make sure they had side curtains in both rooms, I think the hotel is a great place to stay. Really close to San Diego Zoo and not too bad from SeaWorld San Diego.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved the 50/s style of hotel with room overlooking pool and palms . After spending the night in a ground floor room pool side and loathing the smell from smokers . It is a non smokers room . Even our towels stank . They kindly moved us to an upper floor which I would recommend to others . Very fun overlooking the enormous Johnny Weismuller designer […] pool . A great fun place to stay on the Boulevard if you have a car . Staff were very nice . Good off street parking . Safe neighbourhood but not a down town location if that's what you want . Just a great bit of Holywood California movie star lifestyle . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Old world decor, nestled in a venerable neighborhood of San Diego that has seen a reemergence in business. Monolithic pillars adorn the entrance, and weathered photographs of yesteryear align the walls. For TCM lovers, this is sort of a reverie of ethereal coolness. Ava Gardner slept here, for Pete's sake. Aside from the hotel's proud historical background, […] they have refurbished a restaurant and bar and kept their flagship pool in elegant condition. The crowd is relatively young, though not idiotic, so you don't feel like you're getting asphyxiated by a frat house. The old-timey Red Fox Steakhouse, located adjacent to the hotel, is rad for classic cocktails and date nights. And if you're not into that, you can waltz across the street for amazing Russian food or ridiculously good BBQ. Everything is a stone's throw, which makes drinking accessible and safe. The prices are fair at the hotel, especially considering how well they upkeep their grounds. Def recommend for couples. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Still a Starlet! A+"
The Hotel staff was very helpful and accommodating. The room exceeded my expectations. We had the family suite which was extremely spacious with a huge outdoor patio. It had a lovely fireplace and a comfortable living room with upgrades such as flat screen tv's in both rooms and down bedding. The Red Fox lounge had great service and food as well. We […] ended up extending our stay twice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel Experience"
An excellent choice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Was a perfect satiation for my girlfriend and I. Comfortable and clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is really good. I loved the stay. Though I taught the breakfast menu can have more varieties may be for vegetarians. Also the rooms should either a small fridge or oven.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I went for a weekend getaway with the boys. Enjoyed the proximity of the hotel to a lot of locations as well as the hotel itself. Would definitely stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Didn't want to complain as it is a budget Hotel, but there were some issues. The main one was the fact that I put the "Do Not Disturb" sign on my door when I went out. I always do certain things in every Hotel room so I know 100% that someone has been in the room. I came back and someone had been in the room, it wasn't to make the bed up as that wasn't […] touched, but someone had opened the cupboard with the safe in it and had a look around. There is absolutely no reason to go into where the safe is, there is nothing else in there. I have not found anything missing so far, but I reported it to the reception and they didn't seem too bothered. Because of this I will never stay there again. I also had long black hairs stuck on the shower wall when I stepped in it. I am bald and had never been in there so they were not mine. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great unusual and less touristy location!"
This turned out to be such a great surprise! Right between the North Park and Hillcrest neighborhoods, an old funky hotel with the 40's decor and style. A little over the top - when I walked in, I said, "It's the Grand Budapest Hotel" and half-expected someone to be wearing the insignia of the Society of the Crossed Keys. I think we got one of the […] not updated rooms, but it was still great, and exceptionally clean. Minimal noise heard through the walls, which is hugely important to me. Pool is beautiful, not heated warm enough for winter swimming. Staff was gracious and courteous. Fun to hang around the lobby. Not really walking distance from the tourist attractions (but what is in Southern California?), but in a cool gay gentrifying but not yet gentrified SD neighborhood which we thoroughly enjoyed. Be sure to try the Ethiopian and Russian restaurants across the street. Both were great. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Unique and distinctive. Definitely not a generic, chain hotel. Many choices of room configurations including family suites and two-story bungalows.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful property with "old time" feeling. Wish we could have had more time to explore the various features. Had a small problem with adjusting the thermostat, but someone was up to take care of it practically before I hung up the phone! Beds were comfortable and Internet service easy and quick.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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