Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star family-friendly hotel near San Diego Zoo

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
24-hour business center
Laundry facilities
Grocery/convenience store

With a stay at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, you'll be centrally located in San Diego, convenient to Mission Valley Mall and San Diego Zoo.

This family-friendly hotel is close to Balboa Park and University of San Diego.

Make yourself at home in one of the 133 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and designer toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in San Diego? This hotel has 15000 square feet (1394 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and a meeting room. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. The property also offers a grocery/convenience store. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 3.5-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Event facilities measuring 15000 square feet (1394 square meters) include a conference center. This family-friendly hotel also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Limited onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). A total renovation of this property was completed in January 2012.

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows has designated areas for smoking.

  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Conference space 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Year Built 1946 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Computer station 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1394 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Long-term parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 15000 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Conference center 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 133 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge), Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • iPod docking station 
  • In-room safe 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 11 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.

Red Fox Restaurant - This steakhouse specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

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 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding 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 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 4 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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.
Only service animals are allowed
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 100-500 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 14 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 12.00 per night
  • Early check-in fee: USD 25.00
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

One child 4 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. 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. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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