The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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2223 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA, 92104
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Leave your cares & worries behind when you step back in time with classic comforts at The Lafayette Hotel, located in sunny San Diego.
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Prices starting at $127 / night
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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
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Overview

Night Pool at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & BungalowsConservatory at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows exudes southern charm and a Victorian-era essence, making guests feel as if they’ve stepped into a grand hotel in New Orleans instead of a resort in San Diego. The pillars along the front of the brick façade set the stage for what guests can expect indoors, an expectation the interior décor far surpasses. The very character of this boutique hotel, combined with its central location in University Heights, guarantees a one-of-a-kind experience.

The Lafayette strives to deliver a personalized experience at every touchpoint. From the colonial-style lobby to the whimsical conservatory to the individually decorated rooms, every aspect of The Lafayette is an experience for the eye. Of course, the mind and body need stimulation, too.

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The hotel’s famous Weissmuller Olympic Pool has served as the backdrop to many a Hollywood celebration. Hollywood royalty, including Ava Gardner, have lounged poolside in the Lafayette’s expansive courtyard. Today, the Olympic-sized pool is open to hotel guests and pool club members. A Day-Cation pass also grants you access to the hotel’s fitness center, which is equipped with everything you need to maintain your wellness goals.

The dining experience at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is so memorable and so exquisite that patrons from all over the city come to eat here, and not just hotel guests. Hope 46 serves up delectable American fare in an unpretentious setting for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The craft beer and wine menus are ever-changing, giving patrons the opportunity to always try something new. Stop in between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, for Happy Hour, which many locals join as well.

Are you planning a corporate retreat, wedding, bridal shower or some other event? Reserve all or part of Hope 46 to enjoy an exclusive dining experience at this favored North Park dining destination.

The Lafayette is, and always has been, ready to host unforgettable get-togethers. Treat up to 30 guests to an extraordinary experience by booking a poolside cabana. Cabana rentals come all-inclusive with couches, coffee table, pre-ordered food and drink, on-demand food and drink, entertainment and stunning views of the iconic pool.

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows adheres to a strict “YESTERDAYTODAY” concept. When the resort was resurrected back in 2011, the goal was to blend the hotel’s rich heritage and classic service culture with modern conveniences. The efforts were successful, and today, the hotel exudes a retro allure while incorporating modern amenities, such as flat-screen TVs, high-speed internet and other contemporary touches.

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Prices starting at $127 / night

What's Nearby

Balboa Park
Balboa Park
22 min Walk
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
29 min Walk
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
13 min Drive
Gaslamp District
Gaslamp Quarter
17 min Drive
Mission Bay Park
Mission Bay Park
18 min Drive
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
19 min Drive
Beach
Coronado Beach
20 min Drive
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
28 min Drive
Cabrillo Nat. Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
32 min Drive
Beach
La Jolla Cove
33 min Drive
Park Hiking
Torrey Pines State Reserve
20 min Drive
Embarcadero
Del Mar Fairgrounds
23 min Drive
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Prices starting at $127 / night

Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood University Heights
Explore the trendy neighborhood of University Heights. It’s close to Balboa Park and features cafés, breweries, shops, and parks, all within walking distance.
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Breakfast
Not Included
Property Size
133 Rooms

Property Amenities

Bar on Property
Bar on Property
Boutique Hotel
Boutique Hotel
Business Center
Business Center
City Hotel
City Hotel
Concierge Desk
Concierge Desk
Conference Center
Conference Center
Couples Friendly
Couples Friendly
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Fitness Room
Fitness Room
Golf Nearby
Golf Nearby
Hotel Near Beach
Hotel Near Beach
Laundry
Laundry
Museum Nearby
Museum Nearby
Onsite Cafe
Onsite Cafe
Pool
Pool
Safe Deposit Box
Safe Deposit Box

Parking

Self Parking
Self Parking
$22 / day for Self Parking

Room Amenities

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Crib
Crib
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Fan
Fan
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Iron
Iron
Mini Fridge
Mini Fridge
No Smoking
No Smoking
Phone in Room
Phone in Room
Pull Out Bed
Pull Out Bed
Roll Away Bed
Roll Away Bed
Room Service
Room Service
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 13 min Drive
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 16 min Walk
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 12 min Drive
This Month's Forecast
61°F / 81°F
Sunny in October
Nov
53°F / 75°F
Sunny in November
Dec
48°F / 69°F
Sunny in December
Jan
48°F / 68°F
Sunny in January

Rooms & Rates

Poolside Room at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

The guestrooms and suites at The Lafayette Hotel are all individually decorated to provide the most personalized stay possible. However, each has a few amenities and features in common. Guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, room service, alarm clock iPod/MP3 player, USB charging ports, laptop-compatible safe, triple-sheeted linens, pillowtop mattresses, ironing board, housekeeping, Keurig coffee maker, free local calls, 37” LCD television, cable, Showtime network, free toiletries, temperature control and access to electronic checkout. Each room has an attached balcony or patio.

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Prices starting at $127 / night
Manor Rooms
Manor guestrooms are furnished with one king bed or two queen beds, making them ideal for two to four guests. These rooms are located in the main building and feature bold décor and contemporary touches.
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Poolside Rooms
With the pool just steps away, the poolside suites make it easy for you to shed your inhibitions and adopt a laissez-faire attitude for the duration of your stay. These rooms feature two queen beds and a balcony or patio that opens to the tiled terrace of the pool deck.
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Suze Suite
These spacious suites are perfect for larger groups, families vacationers who want to enjoy an extended stay. They come with one king bed and a bunk with a full bottom bed and a twin upper. The beds are in separate rooms. The suite also has two full bathrooms, a kitchenette with a microwave, a small refrigerator and a dining table, and a living room. The kid's room also has a chalkboard to encourage little ones to let their creativity flow.
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Bungalow
The Bungalows offer the ultimate escape via two- and three-bedroom units that are creatively decorated with edgy textiles, vibrant décor and welcoming touches. The master room is furnished with a single queen bed, while the one or two other bedrooms come with full beds. The suite has two full bathrooms, a full kitchen, a dining nook and a spacious living room.
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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Prices starting at $127 / night

Nearby Things to Do

Balboa Park

You can spend the week exploring Balboa Park and still not see all of it. The park is home to 16 museums, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, lush gardens, natural environmental zones, nature trails and so much more.

North Park

North Park is home to some of the most quirky, fun and up-and-coming bars, venues, restaurants and entertainment in San Diego. Make North Park your night-time destination.

SeaWorld

Get up close with aquatic wonders, take a ride on one of the roller coasters, take the kids on family-friendly rides, take in a live show and more at this Mission Bay theme park.

Mission Beach

Plan a beach day at Mission Beach, where you can walk miles of white, sandy beach, swim in the surf, boogie board or catch a few waves on your surfboard. Adjacent to the beach is Belmont Park, San Diego’s oldest amusement park.

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Drive Your Own Speed Boat Tour
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Flyboarding Lesson
Flyboarding Lesson
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Historic Whaley House Museum
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Jet Ski Rental - San Diego Harbor
Jet Ski Rental - San Diego Harbor
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