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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed in a double room on the second floor around the pool. Very mellow weekend in January although there were many guests lounging around, nice to sit on the balcony and relax. Clean room. Comfortable mattresses but very hard pillows, and the lighting in...More

Thank Touchbase
Response from David C, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & BungalowsResponded 4 days ago

We appreciate you taking the time to write your review! We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us, and you enjoyed your clean and comfortable room. Guests often comment on the cuisine of our Hope46 Restaurant, and we’re pleased that...More

Hotel's Favorite
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We booked The Lafayette because of the New York Times article, "36 Hours in San Diego." The updated "motel-style" rooms are large -our 2nd floor room overlooked the pool with our own balcony. The pool is 25 meters, perfect for laps, plus has a 7ft...More

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Response from David C, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & BungalowsResponded March 17, 2017

Dear Sue, We are so happy that the NYT article led you to the Lafayette. Our staff takes great pride in the quality of service provided to our guests, thank you for your kind words. Guests often comment on our ideal location, close to so...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I've stayed at this hotel 3 times and had wonderful experiences. Have to mention that unless you get the rooms with balconies over the pool the rooms are very small and not that pleasant. Rooms over the pool are large and very comfortable. The hotel...More

Thank Deeds2018
Response from David C, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & BungalowsResponded 4 days ago

We are so happy that you are a repeat guest! Visitors often comment on our unique style, which reflects the glory days of Hollywood; we’re pleased that you did as well. We also appreciate your feedback regarding the the opportunities for improvement as well, we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off, I travel a lot but generally stay in the larger hotels to rack up points. This hotel gets rid of that incentive by getting with Guestbook to give you 5% cash back on your stay. If you think about how many points you...More

Thank Zack M
Response from David C, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & BungalowsResponded 1 week ago

Dear Zack, Thank you for your generous review! We are pleased to hear that you had such a pleasant stay with us here at the The Lafayette. It always makes us happy to read feedback from our guests about our history, much different from the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So overall, the vibe was great; Very historic and quaint. Great restaurant/bar on site (Hope 46). Love the small touch on the tolietpaper (in the guestroom) being folded to look like the bottom of a tie! (I know it seems weird but it caught me...More

Thank Andrew B
Response from David C, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & BungalowsResponded 1 week ago

Dear Andrew, We are glad to hear that you had a good stay with us overall. Guests often comment on our unique style; we’re pleased that you did as well. We appreciate your feedback regarding the the opportunities for improvement as well because we are...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Conference Facilities
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Things to do
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
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Price range
$114 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#8 Green Hotel in San Diego
#63 Business Hotel in San Diego
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$114 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#8 Green Hotel in San Diego
#63 Business Hotel in San Diego
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Colin T
April 21, 2017|
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Response from David C | Property representative |
The security deposit is $100 per day for standard rooms and $200 per day for larger/deluxe rooms.
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Annette M
April 5, 2017|
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Response from David C | Property representative |
Hi Annette, thank you for reaching out. Yes, all of our rooms are equipped with an iron and ironing board. Please let me know if you have any other questions! We look forward to welcoming you here, The Lafayette Management
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Annette M
April 5, 2017|
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Response from DanielDiNicola | Reviewed this property |
Not sure--I didn't need either
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"Best rooms are those overlooking the pool. Others are very tiny and not as nice."
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"Balcony room with pool view is epic!"
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"Pool view rooms can get a lot of noise, rooms close to lobby offer easy access to the rest of the hotel"
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"Poolside rooms are the place to party! The second floor will offer a poolside feel with a little more privacy."
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