Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows

2223 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
4 Star Suburban Hotel in San Diego County
32.754613-117.140676
Cleaning Policy: Guest rooms are deep cleaned in between each guest's stay. Hand sanitizing stations have been added in the lobby. All staff are required to wear protective masks and gloves while cleaning in guest rooms and public areas.

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Local Attractions

Balboa Park, Zoo, SeaWorld, Beach, Gaslamp Quarter, Mission Valley, Qualcomm Stadium, Hillcrest, Riverwalk Golf Course, Fashion Valley Mall, Petco Park, North Park, Mission Valley Mall, Gaslamp, Downtown San Diego, Convention Center.

Verified Reviews of Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Lovely Facility. Most Welcoming"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Faulty room heater. Cold overnight. Very chilly in the morning until they brought in portable heaters. Would recommend whole heatedly regardless of the glitch.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
15-Feb-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Feb 13 to Fri Feb 14 2020 at a $111.50 average nightly rate.
"Wonderful Staff Very Clean Property."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
It was a pleasure to stay at The Lafayette Hotel. The Staff was very accommodating and friendly and the property was clean and lovely.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Feb-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Feb 01 to Mon Feb 03 2020 at a $109.44 average nightly rate.
"Gorgeous location + very responsive staff + some hiccups."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Background: we booked a block room for our wedding guests around the end of June. First of all, I must say that the hotel is truly gorgeous and I say this as a seasoned traveller who usually stay at good hotels. There's not a lot going on around the Lafayette, but the Lafayette itself is really a hidden gem. Despite the hiccups I shall describe later, the hotel itself is really still worth it. Relatedly, the food served at the hotel is actually really good. We booked our rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch with the hotel and were pleasantly surprised at how good the food is (because you know how hotel food usually is). One thing I was really impressed by the Lafayette crew during booking is how responsive they are. Hallie and later Ariadna helped with booking rooms and Kara helped with booking dinner and brunch. They were very good with emails and general communication. Compared with a couple of other hotels who just didn't get back to me, this was really the reason I went here. That said, there have been some hiccups along the way. We modified our booking a few times and one set of modifications just did not come through, resulting in one guest not having a room for a night and a couple of guests having the wrong type of room. I imagine this wouldn't be a problem if you're going in offseason, however. Overall, it wasn't perfect but it was very very good.
(Meeting planner, booked 40 rooms), from US flag
04-Jul-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jun 27 to Sat Jun 29 2019 at a $179.00 group rate.
"Hidden Gem"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Stumbled upon this hotel while out walking and exploring north park. Was very impressed with the lobby, restaurant and laundry facilities. Elegance at a reasonable price.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
11-May-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Wed May 08 to Sun May 12 2019 at a $109.04 average nightly rate.
Response from Management on 14-May-2019:
Hello Bob B. Thank you very much for the high praise. We strive to please our guests at any opportunity we can. I'm glad you were happy with your experience at The Lafayette Hotel. Please come back again, we look forward to your arrival.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 1412 guest reviews

Property Description

The unique Lafayette Hotel has over 15,000 square feet of meeting space, perfect for large general sessions or private board rooms, and everything in between. The Lafayette Hotel is your "one stop shop" for business and relaxation. We believe modern travel should be about flexibility, simplicity and exploration. The Lafayette Hotel is centrally located with a relaxing atmosphere, award winning food, highly qualified staff, and spacious guest rooms.We know San Diego culture. The Lafayette Hotel is embedded within the vibrant North Park, Infamous Hillcrest area, and the busy downtown Gaslamp District. Our San Diego community is renowned for its global conventions, exciting nightlife, shopping, dining, and multi-cultural arts and music scene. The Lafayette Hotel redefines what it means to be a community minded hotel.Distinctive in style but similar in personality, our thoughtfully appointed San Diego accommodations offer a welcomed alternative to chain hotels for a Southern California experience that you won't forget. Whether you're here for a convention, business or industry meeting, or company incentive trip, our guest rooms & suites provide the perfect foundation for success and relaxation at The Lafayette Hotel.

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: 2018
Floors: 4
Rooms: 133
Corridors: Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 133
Handicap Rooms: 5
Rooms with 1 Bed: 37
Rooms with 2 Beds: 68
Suites: 20
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 4 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 15000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 525 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 7AM-9PM
FEMA Approved: Yes
Pool Info:
Voted BEST pool in San Diego! The Weissmuller Pool is an outdoor half Olympic sized swimming pool designed by the first Tarzan and USA Olympic 5x gold medal winner & 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 - 120 days
Nightly Parking: 22.0
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 12.70%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 10.70%
City Tax: 2.00%
Parking Fee: 18.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 6.00 Per Person (Round Trip)
Additional Person Fee: 15.00 Per Night

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry 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
  • Shop
  • 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 5 miles away. Convention Center is approx. 5 miles away. One way taxi expense approx $13.00

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Full Breakfast available in Hope 46 restaurant. Price starting at $12.95 per person a la cart and continental $21.00.

Pet Friendly?

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Parking Info

Overnight indoor parking is $22.00 per night.

Internet / WiFI

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

Cleaning Policies

Guest rooms are deep cleaned in between each guest's stay. Hand sanitizing stations have been added in the lobby. All staff are required to wear protective masks and gloves while cleaning in guest rooms and public areas.

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

Group vs. Individual Rates at Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows

Rate fluctuations of Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows

The chart above shows trends of prices for both our group rates and the best individual traveler prices we could find at the time the group/meeting offer was placed. The best group/meeting rate displayed is 35.0% in the month of July 2020 and the highest average individual rate is $285 in the month of July 2020. 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/--180150--50----/--300500--
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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
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
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Louisiana Ballroom 46 x 36 x 10 1679100/--70100403640--/--120120168
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Louisiana Ballroom

The Lafayette Hotel boasts a variety of meeting and banquet space including our spacious Louisiana Ballroom. 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. With a connecting private courtyard, this space is versatile for any type of event. From a party or cocktail reception, to a formal business meeting, The Louisiana Ballroom is a great space ti fit any 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
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
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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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FAQs about Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows have?

There are 133 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows?

Yes, they have 4 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows?

Full Breakfast available in Hope 46 restaurant. Price starting at $12.95 per person a la cart and continental $21.00.

What parking is available at Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows?

Overnight indoor parking is $22.00 per night.

How much does internet cost?

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

Is there a gym at Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a pool at Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Voted BEST pool in San Diego! The Weissmuller Pool is an outdoor half Olympic sized swimming pool designed by the first Tarzan and USA Olympic 5x gold medal winner & 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..

Can I get a group rate at Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows?

Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 25.9%.

Testimonials:

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"Your service is awesome! It is really hard to book several rooms in the same hotel and get a deal. This was an awesome experience as I got to choose who I wanted to respond to." S.B. - Buffalo, NY

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