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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

3.5-star hotel in University Heights with outdoor pool and restaurant

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2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, 92104, CA, United States of America
8,2.Very good.
  • They hit you with parking at check in. They need more help at the desk. The property is…

    Oct 15, 2021

  • Last time I stayed here was in a poolside room which was clean, updated and fresh. This…

    Oct 7, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Convenient
Walkable
Dining options
Safe
Quiet
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 133 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center

For families

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • In University Heights
  • Balboa Park - 20 min walk
  • Mission Valley Mall - 34 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 34 min walk
  • Balboa Park Carousel - 35 min walk
  • San Diego Natural History Museum - 38 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Poolside
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Family Suite
  • Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible
  • Standard Single Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Bungalow, 3 Bedrooms
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Poolside
  • Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View
  • Premium Room, Pool View
  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Patio
  • Luxury Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Patio

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In University Heights
  • Balboa Park - 20 min walk
  • Mission Valley Mall - 34 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 34 min walk
  • Balboa Park Carousel - 35 min walk
  • San Diego Natural History Museum - 38 min walk
  • Fleet Science Center - 39 min walk
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum - 39 min walk
  • Old Globe Theater - 42 min walk
  • San Diego Museum of Art - 42 min walk
  • Japanese Friendship Garden - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km

Getting around

  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 8 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 8 min drive
  • General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 27 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 18 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 35 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 6 min drive
  • Old Town Transit Center - 12 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 15 min drive
  • Rio Vista Station - 28 min walk
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2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, 92104, CA, United States of America

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 133 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (USD 22 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

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

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 15000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1394
  • Conference center
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built - 1946
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPod docking station

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Dining

HOPE 46 - This poolside restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities

Nearby

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

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

  • Breakage deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 11.00 and USD 16.00 for adults, and USD 7 and USD 7 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25.00 (subject to availability)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10 per day

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

ParkingPay at property

  • Self parking costs USD 22 per night with in/out privileges

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Policies

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.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Club Bungalows
  • Lafayette Swim Club Bungalows San Diego
  • Lafayette Hotel San Diego
  • Lafayette San Diego
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  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club Bungalows
  • Lafayette San Diego
  • Lafayette Hotel San Diego
  • The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows Hotel
  • The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows San Diego
  • The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows Hotel San Diego
  • Hotel Lafayette
  • Hotel Swim
  • Lafayette Hotel
  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club
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  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows San Diego
  • Lafayette Swim Club
  • Lafayette Swim Club Bungalows

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 22 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM. There's a charge of USD 25.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, HOPE 46 offers American cuisine, pool views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Loving Hut (5-min walk), Chicken Pie Shop (6-min walk), and Pizzeria Bruno Napoletano (8-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a fitness center.
8,2.Very good.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    We’ll be back

    The staff was exceptional! They were very professional and yet friendly. From zoo tickets to coffee pods, they made our stay extra special.

    Lee, 2 night trip, Oct 7, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    A hidden gem in plain sight

    The Lafayette is old-fashioned in all the good ways and none of the bad. We absolutely loved our stay here. We had a poolside room, which was just lovely, especially in the mornings and at night. It’s a beautifully-designed 1940s era pool surrounded with rooms like little cabins almost. Two-story with small porches. So cozy and friendly. The restaurant is good. Beautiful outlook if you sit outside. Good value for money. There’s not a huge number of menu choices, just the few dishes they do really well, which I prefer anyway. Poolside drinks and snacks service is fantastic, the staff do a marvelous job. Nice cocktails! Seems like a very gay-friendly hotel, there were a couple of weddings while we were there. Also a quinceañera. In the afternoons, it’s a sort of pool party vibe, but not at all cliquey or super cool. The Lafayette is extremely welcoming to all, and we felt relaxed and at home there almost instantly. Highly recommend if you’re looking for somewhere with a lovely retro style, friendly efficient service, and a pretty central San Diego location. We will definitely be going back!

    4 night family trip, Sep 30, 2021

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  • 4,0.Fair

    Needs the bare necessities updated. Electric outlets barely hold a phone charger if you can find an outlet.

    3 night business trip, Sep 30, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Was a pleasant stay

    Robert, 1 night trip, Sep 21, 2021

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  • 2,0.Poor

    Worst hotel I've ever stayed at

    We were woken up the first day by a generator outside of our door at 8:00 a.m.. the second day we were woken up by screaming children running up and down the hall for 30 minutes. The room looked like it hadn't been updated in about 50 years, the carpet was disgusting, and we were constantly finding cockroaches in the bathroom. There was also mold on the walls in the bathroom.

    Chris, 4 night family trip, Sep 8, 2021

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  • 6,0.Good

    Historic but in need of proper care

    This is an amazing historic hotel. It seems to have fallen into the hands of a not so professional group of caretakers(?). There’s a lot to be done regarding bathroom remodels, and there was hair from the previous guests in the bathroom. On walking the grounds, it appears that horded items are stashed all around in stairwells and otherwise unused rooms.

    Karen, 1 night family trip, Sep 2, 2021

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  • 6,0.Good

    Pictures are deceiving

    The lobby is BEAUTIFUL. But that’s about all that’s beautiful about this place. We stayed in the family rooms and the longer we stayed the worse it got. Both toilets had the water turned off, thankfully my my husband knew how to fix them. Neither bathtub drain stopper worked. The coffee maker still had an old coffee pod in it. The room smelled like cigarette smoke even though it was a designated smoke free room. The lower bunk bed mattress was awful. You could feel every slat through it. Overall we will not return. The pictures make this place look considerably nicer than it actually is.

    Colten, 2 night family trip, Aug 24, 2021

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  • 6,0.Good

    Outdated

    Very outdated room and bathroom.

    2 night family trip, Aug 13, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Nostalgic Getaway

    Never boring poolside, awesome boutique hotel. Dining at the hotel restaurant was a pleasure. The kitchen staff prepares food with love. Excellent service and attitudes.

    PHILLIP, 1 night trip, Jul 31, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Had a great time

    The room was clean and comfortable. The staff is excellent. We had a lot of fun. The outlets in the room were worn and problematic for charging our phones. The on site restaurant was delicious. The location was very convenient to Balboa park

    CAROLYN, 3 night family trip, Jul 30, 2021

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