We stayed here due to being in town for the Rock & Roll San Diego half marathon. Although our friends live just up the road at Camp Pendleton we all opted for a hotel stay in town before the race due to the hour of getting up! At the last minute we decided to add an extra night to our stay and had no trouble finding a fantastic rate the day of. This place has a unique charm. It you're looking for the Ritz-Carlton then keep searching. We had a smaller sized room but plenty of space for our short 2-night stay. The lobby bar was really cute and we enjoyed the old school feel of the pool area. Very clean and vibrant but true to its character. The restaurant there is amazing for breakfast. Our room was clean and updated. The front desk staff was very pleasant and helpful when we needed a cab. ONLY complaint was it was a bit noisy at night. Not due to partying but the sirens, street noise, etc. We were at the end of a hallway in the "manor" section I think they called it. I would have preferred a more interior room to avoid that noise. That's it though otherwise I would absolutely return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lafayette Hotel San Diego
- Lafayette San Diego