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Overview of The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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Guest reviews

4.0 / 5Very Good
3,833 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant

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What's nearby

Popular LocationBalboa Park3 min drive
Popular LocationSan Diego Zoo8 min drive
RestaurantRed Fox Steakhouse and Piano Bar1 min walk
RestaurantEclipse Chocolat1 min walk
AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)14 min drive

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  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Poolside

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Family Suite

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds
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  • Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Standard Single Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Bungalow, 3 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 8
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds and 1 Twin Futon
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  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Poolside

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Premium Room, Pool View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Family Suite, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 7
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Bunk Bed
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  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Patio

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed
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  • Luxury Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Patio

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Queen Beds
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About this area

San Diego

Located in San Diego, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is in the city center and near the airport. San Diego Air and Space Museum and USS Midway Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include San Diego Coronado Bridge and Ocean Beach Pier. San Diego Zoo and Hotel Circle are not to be missed. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ecotours.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Balboa Park - 3 min drive
  • San Diego Zoo - 8 min drive
  • Hotel Circle - 10 min drive
  • SDCCU Stadium - 10 min drive
  • University of San Diego - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Mission Valley Center Station - 3 min drive
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 11 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 14 min drive

Restaurants

  • HOPE 46 — 1 min walk
  • Red Fox Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Red Fox Steakhouse and Piano Bar - 1 min walk
  • Eclipse Chocolat - 1 min walk
  • McDonald's - 2 min walk
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About this property

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

3.5-star San Diego hotel in University Heights, near Balboa Park
2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and 2 bars/lounges are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a fitness center, a poolside bar, and a 24-hour business center are onsite. All 133 rooms offer free WiFi, iPod docks, and LCD TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find room service, rainfall showerheads, and coffee makers.
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows offers 133 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and safes. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
This San Diego hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Self parking: USD 22 per night
Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11 AM: USD 6-14 per person
2 restaurants
2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
Room service available
Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

Fitness center
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Grocery/convenience store
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool

Conveniences

ATM/banking services
Elevator
Free newspapers in lobby
Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand
Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken

English
Spanish

Business services

24-hour business center
Computer station
Meeting rooms
Conference center (15000 square feet of space)

Outdoors

Pool sun loungers
Terrace

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible business center
Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible pool
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
Wheelchair-accessible van parking
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Bathroom

Designer toiletries
Hair dryer
Rainfall showerhead
Shampoo
Shower/tub combination
Soap
Toilet paper

Entertainment

37-inch LCD TV
Cable channels
iPod dock
Premium channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker

More

Access via exterior corridors
Connecting rooms available
Desk
Free local calls
Free newspapers (weekdays)
Iron/ironing board
Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
Discover
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 14 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 22 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 25.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility

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Guest reviews

4.0
Very Good
5 - Excellent
1,407
4 - Good
1,442
3 - Okay
582
2 - Mediocre
246
1 - Poor
156
4.2
Cleanliness
4.2
Service and Staff
4.0
Amenities
3.9
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The staff were fantastic! From check-in through check-out, everyone we encountered was welcoming and helpful. They remembered our names and expressed their appreciation for our stay. The pool was also fantastic, certainly one of the highlights!

Stayed 3 nights in May 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

Stayed 1 night in May 2020

5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The Weissmuller Pool is the main attraction with poolside rooms that open up into the pool deck. Great mix of friendly guests all having fun. Hotel staff was very accommodating and took full PPE precautions. Highly recommend for a good time or party venue perhaps

    Stayed 2 nights in May 2020

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2018