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.