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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

3.0 of 5 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here twice last year during a visit to family. Originally booked in for a few nights at the beginning before we went off on our travels but liked it so much we cancelled the hotel we had booked for the end of our visit and booked here again. We booked a pool room on the ground floor on... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed one night at the Lafayette Hotel during a special event the hotel was hosting; Can Diego can food drive sponsored by a local radio station. Gavin Rosedale, front man of the band Bush, was giving an unplugged mini concert to support the cause. Kudos to you Gavin! <3 The entire hotel staff was so accommodating... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic place with such memories of the 30's. Bit dated as you would expect but terrific services, very clean and amazing staff, highly recommended with easy 20 minute walk to Balboa park. Pool, bar and breakfasts outstanding.

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Houston, Texas
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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at Lafayette Hotel, since one of my friend who lived in San Diego for 1 year recommended this hotel to stay. First of all, hotel room is very clean and neat! The first thing I do, as soon as I enter the hotel is checking room & bath room condition and Lafayette Hotel has passed my inspection so... More 

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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not stay at the hotel, but I was there for 4 hours with a very large group of people packing 1,000 bags of goods for homeless youth in San Diego. The hotel was beautiful. We relaxed in the lobby where we had snacks and drinks between setting up and packing bags. If I didn't live in San Diego,... More 

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Thank you for the review of your experience with us for those 4 hours and we greatly appreciate the time you took to help in the name of charity for the cities youths. There are a lot of San Diegans that stay with us for short "stay-cations", so we would certainly welcome you to come and enjoy a night with... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was only there for a night, but I will definitely be back. Great hotel with wonderful, quirky atmosphere. Sydney at the front desk was really nice. There was an "Adult Jazz Camp" going on while I was there, which made coming back to the hotel and finding a Dixieland jazz band playing in the lobby an extra treat.

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Redondo Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quirky with a cool vibe. They kept the 1940's charm and also the original windows. So the traffic noise in the rooms along El Cajonon Blvd were pretty noisy during traffic times. It did settle down in the evening but then the noisy partying guests kicked up. The walls and doors are pretty thin. My friends in the next room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service all around. Meme at the front desk was particularly gracious and thoughtful. Comfortable, clean and a great value. Would definitely stay again. Fun atmosphere and lots of events to enjoy.

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Marble Falls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got back from my first trip to San Diego, the hotel chosen by friends in charge of a group reunion from all over the country. I have nothing but great things to say about the food, the service from staff, the comfort of our room, the convenient access (by car) to life on University Street and the Zoo, and... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband's company put him up at the Lafeyette so he could be close to an important company project. I decided to join him, since I have driven past this hotel since I was a child. I cannot begin to convey how wonderful our entire stay was. In fact, we decided to stay 2 additional days after his project was... More 

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Address: 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
Lafayette Hotel San Diego
Lafayette San Diego
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in San Diego
#65 Business Hotel in San Diego

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