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4.1 out of 5

"Bathrooms need a little work, but overall it was a nice stay. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 05 Nov 2020

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Balboa Park

City center stay

Your stay at this University Heights hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo. Hotel Circle and San Diego Natural History Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Poolside dining

This hotel features an outdoor pool, a gym, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. There's a bar/lounge on site, and a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities are also provided.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

The 133 guestrooms have LCD TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and iPod docks. Other amenities include room service, rainfall showerheads, and coffee/tea makers.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$139* Per night/room May 31 - Jun 1

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Poolside

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Luxury Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Patio

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Poolside

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Everyone (5) Couples (4) Family (13)
1 out of 5
This place was disgusting! First of all they made our bed with 2 tops sheets. No bottom sheet! Then when we lifted the bottom most top sheet to see double check we found old dried rice and some other various leftovers from the previous occupants. The floors had holes under the carpet that cause me to twist my ankle. The room for 5 came with 1 wash cloth and when I asked for more they said they couldn't find any. 1 wash cloth for 5 faces and 5 butts!!! The lamp was broken. The "dresser" drawers were broken, under the bunk beds was broken, and the towel hanger the was supposed to hang on the door was just laying on top of the toilet with no appearance it was soon to be fixed. The place was extremely loud so no naps could be taken during the day. During the night there was so much yelling and partying going on outside the lady in the room next to me finally opened her door to yell at the people at 3:30 when we all could apparently no longer take it. If you sat on the edge to the bed the mattress would pop up...I could probably keep going but I think you get the picture. Oh yeah and there was no cover/buttons on the phone? However, the old times feel is beautiful out front! It is a beautiful place to take some pictures. The lobby and the library were stunning. There is art in the lobby and some amazing photography. The pizza place down the road is delicious and thankfully we weren't in our room much! God only knows what else we would have found.

Posted by on Aug 9, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 28, 2021

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4 out of 5
Bathrooms need a little work, but overall it was a nice stay.

Posted by , from San Diego on Nov 5, 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 31, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019

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4 out of 5
Easy check in, nice feel to the hotel. The room was clean, a bit small, but nicely decorated. No counter space in the bathroom though. They need to add a little vanity or something.

Posted by , from San Juan Cap on Nov 4, 2019

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3 out of 5
Loud parties. No hot tub. Some people seem to have bought Groupons that gets them welcome drinks and breakfast.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Oct 20, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019

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4 out of 5
Beautiful hotel with great theme. Pool was good, but not enough seating for people not staying at the bungalows. Rooms were comfortable for the price we paid. The carpet in the hallways and some of the furniture need cleaning or replaced because of stains.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

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4 out of 5
The room (252) was very good however near an exit door which was noisy when closing.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2019

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About the The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Location 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

Property Features

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 15000 square feet (1394 square meters) and includes a conference center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star San Diego hotel.

  • 133 guestrooms or units
  • 5 buildings
  • 15000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1394 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1946
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (7.5 km / 4.7 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

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 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.

  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

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.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

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.

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM

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.

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

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 10 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. 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. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. 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).

  • One child stays free
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 11.00 and USD 16.00 for adults, USD 7 and USD 7 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 25 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 25.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Club Bungalows
  • Hotel Lafayette
  • Hotel Swim
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  • Lafayette Hotel Swim Club
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.