The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is a newly redesigned hotel and club that blends exceptional style and outstanding service with eco-friendly practices to offer an exclusive and relaxing retreat. Once a haven for iconic celebrities, this California boutique hotel continues to deliver service and style in the heart of San Diego with deluxe accommodations, modern facilities, and amenities, beautiful views of the Mission Valley.

Built in 1946, the historic Lafayette Hotel is situated in Balboa Park in San Diego’s North Park and boasts breathtaking views over the Mission Valley. The hotel is centrally located and ideally placed for exploring the city, which is renowned known for its exciting nightlife, fine dining, excellent shopping, and burgeoning arts and music scene. The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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Guest Accommodations

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows features 131 guest rooms that are available in four different categories, namely The Bungalows, The Manor Rooms, Poolside Rooms, and Suze Suites. While guest rooms vary in size and layout, they all feature custom interiors with individual climate control, spacious living spaces with comfortable seating, breakfast nooks and private bathrooms with showers and baths. Modern amenities abound, including LCD televisions, iPod/MP3 ready clock radios, USB charging ports, full-size refrigerators, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers and complimentary wireless Internet.


The seven Lafayette Bungalows offer relaxed, laid-back Diego retreats with an eclectic mix of contemporary décor, edgy textiles, whimsical drapery, and thoughtful touches to make each bungalow a cozy escape. Brightly colored walls and intricately patterned wallpaper creates a vibrant ambiance, while reclaimed floors and ornate moldings blend seamlessly with modern accessories to strike a perfect balance of contemporary style and retro allure. These two-story, two or three bedroom bungalows feature spacious bedrooms and cozy living spaces, fully equipped kitchens, and private entrances for hassle-free holiday living. San Diego, CA: Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows - Photo: The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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The Manor Rooms and Suites feature one single king or two queen-size beds in designer linens with feather or foam pillows, spacious living rooms with comfortable seating, boldly patterned wallpaper and contemporary touches and modern amenities.

Named for their location around the hotel’s historic Weissmuller Pool, Poolside Suites are large and airy and can accommodate up to four guests with two queen-size beds in designer linens. Outfitted in comfortable furnishings in soft hues, the suites boast French doors that open onto spacious balconies or ground-floor decks that overlook the pool.

Suze Suites are family-friendly budget suites that feature separate bedrooms with one king-size and two bunk beds – ideal for families with children. These spacious suites offer four-person multipurpose dining sets, two bathrooms with showers and baths, separate televisions, a chalkboard wall for the kids to play, and modern amenities, including full-size refrigerators, coffee makers, and complimentary wireless Internet. San Diego, CA: Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows - Photo: The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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HOPE 46 Classic American Cuisine is the Lafayette Hotel’s resident restaurant and serves authentic and classic American cuisine in a relaxed setting. Designed to take diners back in time to an era of smooth jazz and glamor, the restaurant boasts interiors of vintage reclaimed wood, low lighting, vintage glass window panes and neutral hues to create a warm and welcoming ambiance. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, HOPE 46 Classic American Cuisine serves an array of small plates, entrées, sides, and desserts, as well as signature cocktails, craft and draft beers and excellent wines.

Located in the east wing of the Lafayette Hotel, the Red Fox Steakhouse and Piano Bar is an undeniable city icon and a San Diego dining institution. The quintessential steakhouse serves succulent steaks, sublime seafood, and frozen cocktails to the subtle backdrop of live piano tunes in a sultry, elegant atmosphere. Named after an old inn in Surrey, England, the dining room features three original rooms that have been combined to form a single spacious "tap room" bar with rich Tudor paneling and a crackling fireplace surrounded by a finely carved mantel. San Diego, CA: Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows - Photo: The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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The Lafayette Hotel offers an array of excellent facilities and amenities to take advantage of, including the historic Weissmuller swimming pool and sundeck, fully equipped fitness center complete with treadmills, stationary bikes, and free weights, and two outstanding restaurants - HOPE 46 Classic American Cuisine and The Red Fox Steakhouse. Additional guest services and amenities include complimentary coffee and water served daily in the lobby, a 24-hour staffed front desk, complimentary copier and fax services and access to a high-speed wireless network, and over 15,000 square feet of versatile meeting space.

The Lafayette Hotel offers more than 15,000 square feet of flexible interior and exterior spaces for a variety of functions and events, including weddings, receptions, cocktail parties, and other celebrations, as well as meetings and corporate gatherings. Address: 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, California 92104, website, Phone: 619-296-2101 San Diego, CA: Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows - Photo: The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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