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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104-1103 See on map
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3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can not believe Trip Advisor gives this property a certificate of excellence. Not up to the normal standards. The original building has charm and the pool is okay, if oversold as the "Johnny Weismuller" pool. BUT, we had basically no wifi to speak of;...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank lwphillips
Response from Associate-Manag... , Guest Relations Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & BungalowsResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Elizabeth, We are sorry that you were not completely satisfied with your stay. You deserved a better guest experience. We appreciate you letting us know about the opportunities for improvement you mentioned. Even though our hotel is on the Registry of Historic Places, we...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful experience at the Lafayette Hotel. We enjoy classic hotels that have character and history. The staff was courteous, friendly, and professional. Our room was clean and very nice. The location of the hotel and the amenities were perfect...More

Date of stay: January 2018
3  Thank mike s
Response from Stephen F, Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & BungalowsResponded January 31, 2018

Dear Mike We are so happy to have offered you a stay worth returning to! Guests often comment on our unique style, which reflects the glory days of Hollywood; we’re pleased that you did as well. In addition, it is great to hear that our...More

Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

This place is incredible. From the moment we arrived we were impressed. The greeting at the front desk by Jesus was warm, friendly and inviting. The music, ambience and overall feel of this historic place is very calm and nostalgic. The entire staff were incredible,...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Gary M
Response from Associate-Manag... , Guest Relations Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & BungalowsResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Gary, Thank you so much for your 5-star review and kind words. We appreciate your comments about our dedicated team, Jesus included. Thank you for recognizing our unique style and charm as well. That you recommend us to others makes our day! We hope...More

Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Stayed here over the thanksgiving holiday for a nice getaway and I absolutely loved it. The charming character of the hotel is like old Hollywood tucked away in a cute neighborhood. The service was amazing! Joseph and the others at the front desk were so...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Fete S
Response from Associate-Manag... , Guest Relations Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & BungalowsResponded November 29, 2018

Dear Fete, Thank you for your wonderful review! The dedicated team at the Lafayette Hotel appreciates you taking the time to offer such a positive assessment of your stay! Our staff strives to give the best possible experience for our guests, and we thank you...More

Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

The location is ideal, the pool is beautiful and the bar/restaurant is perfect! The staff has always been extremely friendly and accommodating. Thanks to the Manager Joseph for always making sure my experience at this hotel is nothing short of amazing.More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Kelly M
Response from Associate-Manag... , Guest Relations Manager at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & BungalowsResponded November 29, 2018

Dear Kelly, Thank you for your 5 star review and kind words! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Many of our guests comment on our epic Weissmuller Pool as well as our Hope46 Restaurant; we are pleased that you...More

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Built in 1946, the Lafayette has been the site of historical glamour, and offers a unique change from a typical hotel experience. Among its famous guests were Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner and Betty Grable. More Inside, the Mississippi Ballroom took center stage where Hollywood’s stars came to dance the night away. Conveniently located to all shopping, entertainment and business areas, the historic Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is, indeed, the best lodging choice in San Diego. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Spa
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
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Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
133
Price range
$100 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Lafayette Hotel San Diego
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Lafayette San Diego
Location
United States > California > San Diego
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
133
Price range
$100 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Lafayette Hotel San Diego
,
Lafayette San Diego
Location
United States > California > San Diego
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Marion L
January 3, 2019|
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Response from Associate-Manag... S | Property representative |
Marian, We do not have airport shuttle service. We suggest our guests use Uber which is between $10-20 one way depending on traffic. Please let me know if I can be of further service. Warm regards, Steve
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mermaidenspins
May 19, 2018|
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We have a Pool Club membership you may want to check into, please call 619 296 2101 fr more details
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Room Tips
"Pooside rooms are spare and dark"
lwphillips
3 weeks ago
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"Rooms away from the pool are quieter"
WeAtTheSea
Nov 25, 2018
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"Don't stay there."
oldsoulhelen
Oct 22, 2018
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"corner suite for space and quietness"
anlof9
Oct 20, 2018
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