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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5



4.0 / 5Good
3,628 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Balboa Park
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    San Diego Zoo
    4 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Loving Hut
    5 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Lestat's on Park
    11 min walk
  • Airport
    San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)
    8 min drive

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    About this area

    San Diego

    In the city center and near a train station, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is in an area with good shopping. San Diego Air and Space Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include San Diego Coronado Bridge and Ocean Beach Pier. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at SDCCU Stadium or Petco Park.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Balboa Park - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      San Diego Zoo - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Hotel Circle - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      San Diego City College - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      SDCCU Stadium - 8 min drive

    Getting around

    • Mission Valley Center Station - 3 min drive
    • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 6 min drive
    • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 8 min drive


    • HOPE 46 — 1 min walk
    • Red Fox Restaurant — 1 min walk
    • Loving Hut — 5 min walk
    • Lestat's on Park — 11 min walk
    • Sundance Saloon and Pecs — 11 min walk

    About this property

    The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

    This hotel features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and 2 bars/lounges. 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. Room service, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Property amenities


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

    Parking and transportation

    • Self parking: USD 18.00 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
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Grocery/convenience store
    • Laundry facilities
    • Outdoor pool


    • 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)


    • Pool sun loungers
    • Terrace


    • 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


    • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
    • TV in lobby

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Free cribs/infant beds


    • Designer toiletries
    • Shower/tub combination


    • 37-inch LCD TV
    • Cable channels
    • iPod dock
    • Premium channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker


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

    Nearby things to do


    • Bicycle rentals
    • Ecotours
    • Golf lessons
    • Golfing
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Kayaking
    • Mountain biking
    • Parasailing
    • Sailing
    • Scooter/moped rentals
    • Skydiving
    • Snorkeling
    • Surfing/boogie boarding
    • Theme parks
    • Water skiing
    • Whale watching
    • Windsurfing

    Where to eat

    • HOPE 46 – Poolside restaurant with a bar offering American cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch, happy hour available. Kids' menu available.
    • Red Fox Restaurant – Steakhouse with a bar offering American cuisine. Serves lunch and dinner. Kids' menu available.
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    The carpet in the hall has an odor. Very dated. The restaurant was overpriced. There of several restaurants within walking distance. The place has a cool vibe overall.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    This place was fun and had a good vibe, which was unexpected. We loved The Red Fox and went to hear music at the piano bar 2 nights. The murals and and other posters/quotes at the room doors all made it interesting to read about history.

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    It was a very unique place! Very pretty! One issue the mold on the windows!

    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    This hotel is very antique you can say. They do need to update the restrooms. The rooms are a bit small so I recommend getting the bigger rooms by the pool. The pool tile was falling off when we went but it’s in a great location.

    Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

    4/5 Good

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    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

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