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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows - San Diego, CA

San Diego Retro Hotel w/ Drinks

What You Get

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  • Stay for two in a manor king room, or four in a manor double-queen room or poolside double-queen room
  • Two drinks per room per day

Hotel at a Glance: The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

The Lafayette Hotel’s outdoor pool has been a hot spot for San Diego visitors and locals alike since 1946, when it was designed by five-time gold medal swimmer Johnny Weissmuller. Florence Chadwick—the first woman to cross the English Channel in both directions—even trained here. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to enjoy the pool, though; you can simply dip your toes in the warm water or sunbathe in a lounger on the deck.

  • California wines and craft beers are on the menu at Hope 46, which serves classic American cuisine, along with entrees such as blackened cauliflower steak with charred corn succotash or 10-ounce sirloin steak served with lafayette secret sauce and truffle compound butter.
  • Hear live music each night at the Red Fox Room. Otherwise, catch a live comedy show at Finest City Improv.
  • Recently renovated manor and poolside rooms feature LCD TVs and free WiFi. Poolside rooms also have balconies or decks.
  • Cheers!: Your stay includes two complimentary drinks a day.
  • Iconic attractions: Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo are less than 2 miles away.

San Diego, California: Electric Nightlife and Historical Attractions

San Diego’s sunny, comfortably warm weather and 70 miles of coastline have long attracted out-of-towners, but the city’s inland scene is no slouch, either. The Gaslamp Quarter is arguably the trendiest listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The area forms both the historic center of town and a hub of nightlife, with nearly 100 Victorian-era buildings occupied by high-end boutiques and gourmet restaurants.

A stroll through iconic Balboa Park takes you past 17 museums, as well as the world-famous San Diego Zoo. There’s also the vibrant Spanish Village Art Center, a living gallery where local artists produce pottery and oil paintings. In Old Town, shops in Mission-style stucco buildings sell colorful woven baskets and maracas. Nearby stands the Whaley House Museum, dubbed one of the Most Terrifying Places in America by the Travel Channel. Ghosts of former residents are said to inhabit the rooms, which are filled with Victorian furniture and eerie dolls.

Other Details

Room Details

Manor King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Manor Double-Queen Room and Poolside Double-Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: self parking available for an additional $22 per day.
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.


  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary coffee and water in the lobby
  • Gift shop
  • 24-hour room service
  • Poolside bar
  • Cabana rental

Fine Print

  • 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • $100 incidental deposit paid at check-in
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.

About The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: San Diego International (SAN; 6 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $35 from SAN, including a 15% tip

Customer Reviews

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7 ratings4 reviews
January 5, 2022
It was a great place to stay. Plenty to do in the neighborhood too.
Noemitop reviewer helpful reviewer
34 ratings24 reviews
December 2, 2021
This hotel was so beautiful, I felt like Lucy Ball, the decor was beautiful
1 ratings1 reviews
November 29, 2021
Friendliness of the staff - especially Joseph!
Angelinahelpful reviewer
11 ratings3 reviews
November 29, 2021
This was such a bad experience and the manager won’t answer or return any of my calls.They keep saying he’s in a meeting. The power went out after we checked in and we ended up leaving. My daughter was scared, no refrigerator so the food I took got ruined. After traveling for a while we weren’t able to charge our phones, not able to eat at the restaurant (absolutely nothing) this was disappointing
shannonhelpful reviewer
7 ratings3 reviews
November 18, 2021
I booked a poolside double queen room and was told that Groupon overbooked it and they did not have it available for my family. They were very apologetic and nice about it. Even covered my parking and $30 towards breakfast. Hotel staff is great. Super big bummer about the room though.
1 ratings1 reviews
November 4, 2021
The room was huge with a seated mirrored vanity area and patio doors opening onto poolside. Drinks were ample and service was outstanding.
Ryanhelpful reviewer
2 ratings2 reviews1 photos
October 15, 2021
Loved it so much chicken tenders were better then canes jk canes are so good but low key fire as frick literally 9.5/10 chicken fingers. Room straight fire. Service…. On ev… fire
4 ratings2 reviews
October 11, 2021
Service was great but bugs everywhere! I'm still uncomfortable to this day. I'm constantly worried about possibly bringing something home. :( The restroom needs upgrading and the closet door wasn't even attached. It could've fallen over on one of us and potentially cause serious injury.
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