LAFAYETTE HOTEL SWIM CLUB & BUNGALOWS

2223 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-881-1523
3.5 Star Suburban Boutique hotel in San Diego County
32.7552-117.14068
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Very Good
4.0/5

Based on 1379 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 10.1%!
  • Gym is available on property
  • 131 rooms in hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Has environment-friendly policy
  • Group friendly rating of 9.7/10
  • 5 meeting rooms in hotel

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Room Types

Check Rates1 Bedroom Penthouse
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed and Twin and Full Bunk Bed Microwave Refrigerator Dining Table
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Check Rates1 King Bed Patio Balcony and Living Room 1 King Bed Patio Balcony and Living Room
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Check RatesBungalow 2 Bedrooms
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Check RatesBungalow 2 Bedrooms 1 Full Bed
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Check RatesManor King Non Smking Room 285 Sq Ft WiFi Flt Scrn TV
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Check RatesManor Queen Queen Patio Suite Balcony and Living Room
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Check RatesManor Queen Room
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Check RatesStandard Accessible King Accessible Room with 1 King Bed Complimentary High Speed Internet Cabl
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Check RatesStandard Room 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesStandard Room 2 Queen Beds 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesStandard Room 2 Queen Beds Poolside
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Check RatesStandard Room 2 Queen Beds Poolside 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesSuite 1 King and 2 Single Beds
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Check RatesTa Promos King Bed and Twin Bed Microwave Refrigerator King Bed and Twin Bed Microwave Refrigerator
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Check RatesTa Promos Manor King Non Smking Room 285 Sq Ft WiFi Flt Scrn TV
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Local Attractions

Balboa Park, Zoo, Seaworld, Beach, Gaslamp Quarter, Mission Valley, Qualcomm Stadium, Hillcrest, Riverwalk Golf Course

Verified Reviews of Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Great Hotel!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Stayed in a Suze Suite and it gave me plenty of room. Was able to enjoy having my parents for a week and we didn't feel on top of each other. Front Desk and bar staff are friendly, helpful and are very knowledgeable about the area. I asked for some golf course recommendations and was not disappointed, all of them were gorgeous places to go to. The beautiful pool is the focal point, with all rooms looking out over it but the best part about the hotel is its location! Just a stone's throw away from North Park, the Zoo and Fashion Valley; the Gaslamp District and beaches are easy to get to via Uber/Lyft. I stayed for training that was on the dry side of the Naval Base and it was perfect, heading southbound in the morning and north after work, it beats all the traffic on the crowded 805. Had a few issues with the WiFi and my A/C but a call to the front desk brought a prompt response from the maintenance crew and they resolved the issues quickly. Awesome place to stay if you are visiting San Diego, highly recommended, thanks to everyone at The Lafayette!
(Long term stay guest, booked 1 room), from US flag
21-Apr-2017 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Mar 04 to Fri Apr 21 2017 at a $139.00 group rate.

Customer Reviews of Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows

4.0 out of 5. Based on 1379 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

The hotel was originally built as an exclusive hideaway for Hollywood's finest. Built in 1946 by playboy homebuilder Larry Imig, the property then called Imig Manor, enjoyed unparallel success. From the arrival of our first guest, Mr. Bob Hope, on July 1, 1946, to-date our hotel has had the pleasure of serving numerous celebrities, group meetings, and organizations over the years. Hollywood's most glamorous stars came night after night to what was the hotel's fashionable Mississippi Ballroom to drink, dine and dance to the music of Ted Fio Rito and other top-drawer big bands. The hotel's popularity and tradition of gracious hospitality continues today. This elegant Colonial-Style mansion is a San Diego landmark and has maintained its elegant charm while offering all the amenities that today's discriminating traveler demands under a new name Lafayette Hotel & Suites.The Mississippi Ballroom is now a popular Wedding and Special Event Venue. From the moment your guests enter the Mississippi Room with its clamshell band stage and beautiful oak dance floor, they will begin to experience the elegant charm, sophistication and gracious hospitality that this landmark has been known for since 1946. The room is an incredible 5200 square feet and can comfortably accommodate up to 300 guests with full seating and dance floor or as many as 400 guests for cocktail receptions. In addition to the famous Mississippi Room, the Hotel boasts a variety of meeting and banquet space including our beautiful Lafayette Ballroom. This room is 1,680 square feet and provides the intimate charm and comfort to suit a group of up to 100 guests. The most popular meeting sized room is the Balboa Room, which will accommodate 50 guests theatre/classroom. This room is located off of our spacious lobby and sunroom that opens onto the veranda of our gorgeous heated Olympic sized swimming pool designed by Johnny Weismuller. The sunroom and veranda can also be offered for cocktail receptions and casual lunch or dinner for your group. Two more rooms on the lobby level are available for meetings of 2 to 20 and AV equipment is available with only a 48-hour notice.

Green Sustainability

Certification via the Green Lodging Program: Environmentalist Level.This is the highest level of program participation. Environmentalist Level hotels achieved a field survey score of 351 or more points.

What you need to know

Hotel Features – The Lafayette Hotel San Diego is located just east of Balboa Park. Built in 1946, the hotel is famous for hosting such celebrities as Ava Gardner, Bob Hope, and Betty Grable. The hotel offers many luxurious guest rooms and 12,000 square feet of conference space that’s ideal for a banquet, party, or meeting.

Guest Rooms – Each of the well-appointed guest rooms at the Lafayette Hotel San Diego offers comfortable bedding, air conditioning, high-speed Internet access, free local calls, a coffee and tea maker, desk, clock radio, cable television, microwave, refrigerator, and a shower/tub combination.

Nearby Attractions – Located in North Park, the Lafayette Hotel San Diego is close to many area attractions. During your stay you’ll be less than five miles from the San Diego Convention Center, Old Town San Diego State Park, Balboa Park, Old Globe Theater, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Spanish Village Art Center, Starlight Bowl, and the San Diego Zoo.

Amenities – As a guest of the hotel, you can take advantage of the on-site bar and patio, business area, heated pool and spa. Those staying at the Lafayette Hotel San Diego also enjoy perks such as a complimentary daily newspaper, printing and copying services, free parking, and shuttle service to the nearby San Diego Zoo. When it’s time for a bite to eat, be sure to check out the “L” Bar and Grill and the Red Fox Steak House – both inside the hotel. Each serves daily specials, specialty cocktails, and delicious dishes for you to enjoy during your stay.

Expert Tip –The well known Red Fox Room and Piano Bar is located inside the hotel and is the ideal place to unwind at the end of the day. The venue features nightly entertainment that includes live music and other acts.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00 PM
Check Out:11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation:2011
Floors:4
Rooms:131
Corridors:Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:131
Handicap Rooms:
Suites:20
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:5 View Spaces
Meeting Space:15000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 300 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:seasonal & 12pm-2am
FEMA Approved:Yes
Pool Info:
The Weissmuller Pool is a vintage outdoor Olympic sized swimming pool designed by the first Tarzan and USA Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller. The pool opened with the hotel in 1946, is part of the Lafayette Swim Club, and open to all hotel guests. Pool hours are 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The pool's heating system is part of The Lafayette's environmentally friendly green technology.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Individual 24 Hours/Group 30 - 90 days
Nightly Parking:0.00
Typical Group Deposit:30% deposit may not be required if guests are rese
Total Taxes:12.50%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax:10.70%
City Tax: 2.00%
Parking Fee:12.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 7.00 Per Person (Round Trip)
Additional Person Fee:10.00 Per Night

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Solarium
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: Showtime
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Lindbergh Field is approx 3.55 miles away. Convention Center is approx. 3.5 miles away. One way taxi expense approx $15.00

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Full Breakfast available in Hope 46 restaurant price starting at $11.95 per person alacart..

Parking Info

Parking $12.00.

Internet / WiFI

Free High-Speed Wi-Fi Internet (About 10MBPS) in entire hotel, including meeting spaces.

Previously known as:
Innsuites Lafayette Hotel & Suites, Lafayette Hotel, Lafayette Inn Suites, Innsuites Lafayette Hotel

Hotel Rate Trends at Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows

Rate fluctuations of Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows

The chart above shows averages of prices for both group prices and the best individual traveler rates our rate checker could find at the time the group bid was submitted. The lowest group/meeting discount shown is 54.1% in June 2016 and the highest average individual rate is $266 in the month of June 2016. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows.

Feel free to use the Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in San Diego event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Mississippi Ballroom 100 x 52 x 8 5200300/--303216--149----/--400500--
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Mississippi Ballroom

From the moment your guests enter the Mississippi Ballroom with its famous clamshell band stage and beautiful oak dance floor, they will begin to experience the elegant charm, sophistication and gracious hospitality that this landmark has been known for since 1946. The room is an incredible 5200 square feet and can comfortably accommodate up to 300 guests with full seating and dance floor or as many as 400 guests for cocktail receptions. In addition the set up can easily be arranged for 200 classroom style and 400 for theater style.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
5200 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
100 x 52 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
6
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
Yes
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
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Louisiana Ballroom 46 x 36 x 10 1679100/--98100404840--/--120150168
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Louisiana Ballroom

In addition to the famous Mississippi ballroom, the Hotel boasts a variety of meeting and banquet space including our spacious Essex room. This room is 1,679 square feet and provides the intimate charm and comfort to suit a banquet for up to 100 guests. This room accommodates 120-theater style and 100 classroom style.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1679 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
46 x 36 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
1
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
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Baton Rouge Room 33 x 21 x 8 69340/--3040363018--/--6060--
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Baton Rouge Room

The most popular meeting sized room is the Baton Rouge Room, which will accommodate 60 guests theater and 40 classroom. This room is located off of our spacious lobby and sun room that opens onto the veranda of our gorgeous Olympic sized swimming pool designed by Johnny Weissmuller, the original Tarzan. The sun room and veranda can also be offered for cocktail receptions and casual lunch or dinner for your group.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
693 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
33 x 21 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
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The Library 16 x 12 x 10 192--/----------10--/--------
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The Library

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
192 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
16 x 12 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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