First, we loved our stay at the Lafayette. The room was nice and large, fairly sound proof, and the staff was super friendly. You can tell they have spent a lot of money on rehabbing the place and the movie star names for each room is a nice touch. The Hope Lounge serves a nice martini. I hope they are still in the middle of the total remodel (and I think they are after hearing a co-owner talking with the head chef about renovations they are planning) because it would be nice to have a small fridge in the room. Some things we would like to see added/changed: breakfast (or at least coffee service) in the Hope Lounge, the appetizer menu is a bit to carried away- put some simpler choices. Also, if the guest is paying the room rate they should be able to use the pool and the hotel should provide towels for pool usage. The location of the hotel is great. We were never more than 20 minutes away from any attraction we wanted to visit and that was during Memorial Day weekend! They have parties on Friday nights it seems and the guests are invited (we had no idea this was an option or we might have planned ahead- so maybe a little better communication about these events on the website or in the lobby. Great Venue!
- 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