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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, San Diego

3.5 stars3.5 stars
2223 El Cajon BlvdSan DiegoCA92104United States of America
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Excellent4.1 / 5
Room
Room is all right
Location
Great location
Pool
Great pool
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, San Diego

from $84
  • Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms
  • Suite
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Poolside
  • Two bedroom bungalow
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 133 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children (13 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Self parking (limited) *

Also known as

  • Club Bungalows
  • Lafayette Swim Club Bungalows San Diego
  • Lafayette Hotel San Diego
  • Lafayette San Diego
  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club Bungalows San Diego
  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club Bungalows
  • Hotel Lafayette
  • Hotel Swim
  • Lafayette Hotel
  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club
  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows
  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows San Diego
  • Lafayette Swim Club
  • Lafayette Swim Club Bungalows

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 100-500 per stay

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25.00

Self parking costs USD 12.00 per night

Refrigerators are available for USD 10.00 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 6 and USD 14 per person (approximately)

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 15000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1394
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built 1946
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
Be entertained
  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Dining

HOPE 46 - This poolside restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Red Fox Restaurant - This steakhouse specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, San Diego’s small print

Also known as

  • Club Bungalows
  • Lafayette Swim Club Bungalows San Diego
  • Lafayette Hotel San Diego
  • Lafayette San Diego
  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club Bungalows San Diego
  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club Bungalows
  • Hotel Lafayette
  • Hotel Swim
  • Lafayette Hotel
  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club
  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows
  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows San Diego
  • Lafayette Swim Club
  • Lafayette Swim Club Bungalows

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 100-500 per stay

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25.00

Self parking costs USD 12.00 per night

Refrigerators are available for USD 10.00 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 6 and USD 14 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.1 /5 from 1243 reviews

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, San Diego
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Stayed 2 nights. I grew up in this neighborhood and this hotel was a dive back then. I'm not sure when it was renovated, but it's fairly nice. Only problem I had was that the smoke detector would beep from the shower steam. It didn't go off full blast, just kept beeping until I could open a window. Otherwise it was a great stay. And breakfast was really good.
2 night business trip
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, San Diego
Excellent4.0 / 5
Enjyed my Stay
Great location!!! Would love to stay here again. The hotel was old but still very comfortable. My biggest complaint is the parking. Maybe I missed it, but never saw anything about having to pay for parking and I looked for it on the Hotels.Com site because I knew it was a downtown-type area. My biggest pet peeve is when they don't tell you about hidden fees. You can park on the street but it was a very busy spot and I didn't want to. Otherwise, I really enjoyed my stay, and parking fee isn't bad its just not knowing about it that gets me.
1 night business trip
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, San Diego
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Charming Neighborhood Institution
I used to live in the area and go to the Red Fox Room (the attached bar and steak house) all the time. Now that I have moved away, I was delighted be able to stay at the Lafayette and drink a martini at the Red Fox Room. While I had always know the Lafayette as a neighborhood institution, I now know it as a reasonably priced and fun lightly golden age of Hollywood themed hotel.
3 night romance trip
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, San Diego
Good3.0 / 5
It was ok.
We just stayed for a night. I love historic places so I thought it would be cool. The issue is, it needs to be kept up better. It feels kind of...just old. I know they've renovated it but they missed some stuff and its not kept up properly. Walls are thin so lots of noise. The pool is really cool and I liked reading the history. It seems like whoever owns it renovated it but doesn't put the money into keeping it up. It was also not super clean and the lobby coffee was both out and dirty and no one seemed to care to refill it or clean it. Needs better management and upkeep. Front desk lady was nice.
1 night trip with friends
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, San Diego
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Stay Classy San Diego
This is really fun place to stay and I definitely recommend it. I love that they have revived this place and all its amazing Hollywood history. The area here is convenient to some pretty cool bars and restaurants as well. They happened to be having some sort of Star Wars event so I was graced with the presence of accurately represented Star Wars characters. Really cool hotel experience.
1 night trip

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