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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treat to checkin to a vintage motif hotel so close to the park. We were in SD for a show at The Old Globe and were pleasantly surprised to find The Lafayette. The pool, amazing! We loved the late night supper after the show at The Red Fox Steakhouse & Piano Bar. Breakfast the next morning at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club treated our family with high hospitality! Everyone was pleasant, curtious and respectful. At the front desk we were greeted with two lovley attendents, Sydney and Aimme who were so helpful and had full knowledge of the hotel. This helped us feel comfortable in new surroundings. The restaurant servers and staff were pleasent and friendly even... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lafayette Hotel and Swim Club opened in 1946, and was a big hit! Hollywood stars like Bob Hope played the ballroom, and hung out at the Olympic pool designed by Johnny (Tarzan) Weissmuller. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are comfortable, with poolside bungalows available. My wife and I enjoyed the vibe, and recommend it as an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the idea that each room was named after a screen star. Rooms were a good size; bathroom small but adequate. Swimming pool was empty at 7am in the morning but incredibly busy mid afternoon. We would've loved to cool off after a day of exploring but the swimming pool was so full that you couldn't even stretch out an... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed from Oct 2 -Oct 6. Because it is an older hotel, the Lafayette has its quirks; one of them being super thin walls. I was woken up more than once by guests in the hallway at all hours of the night. The bachelorette party was particularly amusing. The AC was temperamental and we either found ourselves freezing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a wedding here last month and our party had nearly all the poolside rooms. It was a fantastic party at a wonderful venue. The staff was great, the food was great and the Red Fox room is attached, which made a wonderful place to go when the reception was over. We also spent a day poolside the day after... More

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Tijuana, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love it, what more should I say?? I mean the hotel could be a second home if you allow it to be. also supper friend staff I emailed them a lot and they always got back to me :) I will soon be Happy and shine like a dimmed again. once i return

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Ronan O, Front Desk Supervisor at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, responded to this review

Well I am happy to hear we were able to provide timely responses to your email inquires. Our front desk can usually respond within 30 minutes to an hour at the latest to them so please feel free to contact us via email (reservations@lafayettehotelsd.com). We have had plenty of guests long-term that made the Lafayette their home in one of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My niece booked the Mississippi Room of the Lafayette for her wedding, and the family got a block of rooms for the weekend. My wife made 178 cupcakes in lieu of a wedding cake for the lucky couple, and we transported them from AZ to the Hotel. We needed to frost the cupcakes once there and contacted Meme and Sydney... More

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Ronan O, Front Desk Supervisor at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, responded to this review

No, thank you! I think it would be a fantastic idea to let us host you for your Anniversary weekend, or any weekend you would give us the opportunity to make memorable for you. I remember speaking to you about the cupcake storage and wanted to thank you for being so understanding on our limitations due to health code. That... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The overall experience at The Lafayette Hotel was a positive one. My maid of honor decided to throw my bridal shower at the hotel. We were given the two rooms closest to the cabana's as requested, the location was ideal. The rooms were super cute and roomy, and of course the beds were like a dream to sleep on. The... More

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Ronan O, Front Desk Supervisor at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, responded to this review

We do appreciate you choosing the Lafayette to celebrate such a momentous occasion with your friends as well as the staff and that your overall experience was positive for everyone, although you did have a couple of "hiccups". We definitely attempt to accommodate all of our guest requests especially early check-ins for special events such as yours, but unfortunately we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week in June and just had an amazing time! All the staff exceeded our expecations every day in every department we felt like VIP's!! The movies by/in the pool with popcorn were a favorite memory, kids never left the pool!! Plus the GM was a hit with the kids passing out Ottor pops on hot... More

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Ronan O, Front Desk Supervisor at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, responded to this review

We're so happy that you and your family had such a great time here, and for an entire week! We will make sure to extend your gracious comments to all departments and our General Manager. The summertime Dive-In movies were a big hit with all of the families we had staying during the early summertime as well as locals who... 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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Lafayette Hotel San Diego
Lafayette San Diego

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