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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Hotel, Bar, and Hotel Pool
University Heights, San Diego
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  • Kate G.
    "amazing package option for the Mississippi Room!"(2 Tips)
    Joanne
    "This place is hip, dapper, nostalgic and awesome!"(3 Tips)
    Triburban
    "Very clean and the bath soaps are fantastic!!"(2 Tips)
    JoAnne Emily F.
    "Best Breakfast ever!!!!"(2 Tips)
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  • Steve M.
    Steve MurphyApril 3, 2014
    The staff at the front desk and at the restaurant were very friendly and helpful. They gave me ideas as to what to do with my trip to San Diego while I was there. They were a great team.
  • Adan M.
    Adan MedinaDecember 22, 2013
    Poolside room was given to me because I asked for a good view. Front desk attendant was extremely nice. I will definitely be staying here when I return. Only small problem was the thin walls. Awesome.
  • Joanne
    JoanneSeptember 9, 2012
    This place is hip, dapper, nostalgic and awesome! My tub fills when Im taking a shower, but really, least of my problems! Bar, pool, and good company! Nice staff too
  • Christian B.
    Christian BakerFebruary 8, 2016
    A trendy retro style hotel with a huge swimming pool. Very well appointed and regularly has good shows in the Mississippi Room.
  • Triburban
    TriburbanMarch 13, 2013
    Every room has a designated movies tar. We stayed in the Jimmy Stewart room. Very clean and the bath soaps are fantastic!!
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CooperJuly 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A lot of fun to be had in this somewhat campy hotel from the 40s. The Johnny Weismuller designed pool is a constant party.
  • Ed B.
    Ed BelmonteAugust 12, 2015
    Great pool parties, nice crowd, the pool is the best, rent a room and enjoy the day!
  • Heather H.
    Heather HollidayFebruary 12, 2014
    You definitely want a room poolside. 110% worth the upgrade!!!
  • Alex H.
    Alex HennesseyNovember 9, 2015
    Cool 1940s-1950s vibe; decent drinks. Interesting guests make for good people watching
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FoleyOctober 26, 2016
    A nice (but slightly pricey) place to hang by the pool for the day, if you'd like.
  • Kate G.
    Kate GlennJanuary 26, 2013
    Best Venue for Vintage Wedding Receptions with amazing package option for the Mississippi Room!
  • Morgy1970
    Morgy1970March 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Fun hotel. Chic feel. Great pool... they just haven't figured out the customer service side of things..
  • Jessie
    JessieMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome funky little hotel, get a pool suite if you can swing it!
  • Kayla B.
    Kayla B.July 28, 2011
    Hotel has lots of history and so much potential, but is in need of serious updating. However, rooms were clean, staff was nice, and pool was great.
  • LJ C.
    LJ CJuly 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Christelle, the Asst. G.M., the best in the business. She will take care of you. This hotel has history. You can feel it
  • Gail S.
    Gail StewartFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Blues Specters Band is the house band!!! Come by and see me sing the damn blues baby!!!!!!!!
  • Elle
    ElleDecember 28, 2012
    Maids are SO loud in the morning. "Por vida!" Nice beds tho. Restrooms are not private at all. Checkers were fun tho. Walls are thin.
  • Shawn Allen
    Shawn AllenApril 28, 2013
    Amazing hotel! I will drive to San Diego just to stay here
  • Sean-Michael M.
    Sean-Michael McCollJune 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't bring your own beer, they take it, but its cool for them to have pint glasses around the pool.
  • Gail S.
    Gail StewartMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great music: BLUES SPECTERS BAND
  • Leo V.
    Leo VirgoDecember 29, 2011
    Keep activities towards the center of the bed to avoid tipping the mattress over.
  • Kristina K.
    Kristina KenyonOctober 3, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Use a Yappee offer for 30% off food!
  • Jagannath P.
    Jagannath PremkumarJune 20, 2013
    Good hotel. Nice rooms but the bathrooms are too small
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan ServatiusJuly 28, 2011
    Think Melrose Place circa 1950's, I love it!!!
  • JoAnne Emily F.
    JoAnne Emily FriasMay 17, 2013
    Best Breakfast ever!!!!
  • Justin G.
    Justin GervasiMay 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite hotel in San Diego!
  • Cho I.
    Cho InsunApril 23, 2013
    Fabian iz da best bartender around!!!
  • Russell A.
    Russell AdamsNovember 23, 2014
    Po Boy Benny for Brunch.
  • Sydney T.
    Sydney The SquidSeptember 28, 2010
    This pool is nasty. Yeastiness and pregnancies via the unwashed hipsters that swim here.
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MoselleSeptember 4, 2014
    Live music and great food!
  • Margarito C.
    Margarito CisnerosOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    It looks homie and fun at the same time.
  • Alex S.
    Alex StrausSeptember 16, 2013
    Hit the pool. You're a fool if you don't.
  • Rick S.
    Rick SmithOctober 24, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Though it is a historical place, it is far from its glamour days. Beds are saggy, no hot water and no internet in the room!
  • D'Angelo W.
    D'Angelo White - ReyesAugust 21, 2011
    by the pool chillin waiting for Frenchy
  • San Diego Reader
    San Diego ReaderJuly 20, 2011
    Lafayette featured in Here's the Deal in this week's Reader. Read more
  • Brian C.
    Brian ColladoApril 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    No more continental breakfast that's a bummer!!!!
  • Tim P.
    Tim PylesOctober 11, 2011
    I love the pool! Read more
  • Miles H.
    Miles HAugust 11, 2012
    ==D just the
  • jiLL j.
    jiLL johnsonOctober 7, 2009
    closed to the public Tuesday for winter
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LandersJuly 14, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring a book. Go for a swim and then read in the sun.
  • Mustafa B.
    Mustafa BeyazıtMarch 17, 2014
    Değişik güzel bir otel. Personel ilgili. Havuzu çok güzel.
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