Lafayette Hotel - San Diego

2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, California, United States, 92104  show map
 3 stars
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Lafayette Hotel - San Diego


USD 12 per day

Luggage storage

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar


Coffee/Tea in lobby


Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation



Spa & wellness center

Verified Reviews:

  • Tv was nice - Dirty towel - Room was nicely decorated
  • Good air conditioner - Room was big - Would stay there again
  • Room was clean - Bathroom was filthy - Beds comfortable
  • Free breakfast - It is well located - Free wireless network
  • Free parking - Jacuzzi was not clean - Staff was nice


The 3-star Lafayette Hotel provides guests with an intimate accommodation featuring laundry, wake up service and shopping service. The hotel was opened in 1946 and remains an example of historical architecture in San Diego ever since.

San Diego center can be reached within 30 minutes' walk. There are a stadium, a zoo and restaurants in the area.

Downtown San Diego is located 5 km from the property and Natural History Museum is just about 2.7 km away.

15 minutes drive will take guests to San Diego International airport.


There are 132 non-smoking rooms fitted with satellite TV, wireless internet, a laptop safe, a work desk and a stereo system. The rooms have modern decor.

Eat & Drink

The casual restaurant serves dishes of local cuisine. The poolside bar offers refreshing drinks along with seafood and grills. A central area features Taco Bell within 500 meters of the venue.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


Guests will enjoy using car rentals when exploring the sites of San Diego.


Lafayette Hotel pampers guests with a sun deck, an outdoor swimming pool and a ballroom. There are a gym and a fitness center provided at Lafayette Hotel.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 12 per day.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   132.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center


  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Animation team
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries


  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 18 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 20
Children above
18 years or adults
Extra bed USD 20
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, California, United States, 92104

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City Center
  • San Diego
    2.8 km
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)
    5.3 km
  • Mc Clellan-Palomar Airport (CLD)
    43.6 km
Train Stations
  • Coaster Santa Fe Station
    5.0 km
  • Amtrak
    5.1 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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Room Description:

Standard|Room with 2 double beds

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

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Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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Room Description:

Apartment features wood floors, a dinette and vintage lighting. Includes a 37-inch LCD TV, iPod docking station, microwave, refrigerator, tea/coffee-making facilities, laptop-compatible safe and free Wi-Fi.

Family Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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Room Description:

Suite includes a flat-screen cable TV with Showtime film channels, an iPod docking station, a microwave, a refrigerator, tea and coffee-making facilities and an alarm clock. Suite has 2 bathrooms. Suite can only accommodate a maximum of two adults and three children.

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What's nearby

Places of interest

  • Fall Brewing Company1.1 km
  • The Observatory North Park1.1 km


  • Starworks Arena1.5 km


  • J A Cooley Museum500 m
  • Funktional Artifacts900 m
  • Artisan Row1.5 km
  • San Diego Cultural Arts Allnc1.9 km
  • Villa Montezuma Museum2.1 km
  • Marston House2.1 km


  • Morley Field Recreation1.7 km
  • Adams Avenue Park2.2 km


  • Inn Suites Hotels San Diego100 m
  • Carl's Rentals700 m
  • Saint John's Parish Hall800 m
  • Independent Order-Odd Fellows1.1 km
  • Wabash Hall2.0 km
  • Normal Heights Hall2.0 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Mueller Massage Svc800 m
  • Marinello School of Beauty1.3 km
  • Azusa Pacific University1.7 km
  • Pde1.8 km
  • Keller Graduate School of Mgmt2.1 km
  • Foundation College San Diego2.2 km
  • Ucsd Neuro Surgery2.2 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Kindred Hospital-San Diego300 m
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital1.8 km
  • San Diego Hospice1.9 km
  • Univ Of Ca San Diego Med Ctr2.2 km


  • Venture Catalyst Inc2.2 km

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • San Diego Zoo2.2 km

Local attractions

  • The Coronado Ferry Landing 6.7 km
    1201 1st St
  • VIllage Theater8.2 km
    820 Orange Avenue, Coronado
  • Lamb's Players Theatre8.7 km
    1142 Orange Ave, Coronado
  • Spreckels Park6.9 km
    Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts
  • Coronado Island8.6 km
    1100 Orange Ave
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms:
Cities nearby
  • La Mesa hotels - 14 km
  • El Cajon hotels - 20 km
  • Chula Vista hotels - 11 km
  • Santee hotels - 22 km
  • Coronado hotels - 4 km
  • National City hotels - 7 km
  • La Jolla hotels - 17 km
  • Lemon Grove hotels - 12 km
  • Imperial Beach hotels - 15 km
  • Nestor hotels - 18 km

Lafayette Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Lafayette Hotel

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 277 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple

    Interesting older building in a central location in San Diego. Short drives to downtown or to the beaches.

    Leaking plumbing fixture in the bathroom.

  • Family with children

    Staff was friendly and hotel was quiet. Could use some updating on the rooms but for the price it is just fine.

  • Single

    Safety, convenience of garage

    Screen was torn on one window and non existent on the other. No slip strips in bathtub weren't long enough. I nearly slipped getting into the tub.

  • Family with children

    Great pool, skimpy pool towels, adequate continental breakfast. Staff argued with each other at the front desk a bit. Nice history.

    some construction noise, but realize you need to maintain an old hotel.

  • Older travelers

    On the web-site sayd they have a continental breakfast,however there wasnt there,we were desapointed.For that price they should have.

  • Family with children

    Historic hotel with modern amenities. Great quality room for an even better rate.

  • Older travelers

    The second room was much cleaner and did not smell of smoke.

    The first room we were assigned had a very strong smoke smell even though the hotel is supposed to be smoke free. The carpet was stained and the couch had rips in it. When approaching the staff they offer to spray for the smell but did not want to change the room until I insisted.

  • Family with children

    Too noisey and lots of party goers for sure. Not recommend for a family with children. Pool had green alge and spa was way too hot to enjoy!

  • Single

    I enjoyed the price for the room considering the size of it (it was very spacious).

  • Family with children

    The architecture and atmoshere of the hotel was awesome. I loved that it has a history.

    We found the cleanliness of the facilities to be lacking. The pool and hot tub needed a good tile scrubbing and the hot tub smelled. I also didn't like that there was no information about the city inside the room. There were information sheets about cabs, local restaurants, and directions at the front desk, but it is nice to have a city guide in your room. As well, there were no instructions on how to use the phone and I had to call the front desk (had to figure that one out), several times to get information. I also was disappointed that we had checked in with four people, yet both days we were there we were only alloted 2 towels for the four of us. I had to ask twice to get extra towels.

  • Group of friends

    Poor service. Not much value for money. They charged nearly 125 yet it was only like a normal room. Not even conditioner or lotion available.

  • Group of friends

    Location was ok

    Did not care for it at all . Staff were rude. Several things ,in the so called remodeled rooms ,were broke . Shower went from cold to scolding and back again to cold . Room was very plane and could use a good dusting

  • Older travelers

    Location is great!

    The pool is a unique experience. It is a hot spot for trendy locals looking to mingle (none of whom are actually hotel guests). If you are into 20-somethings with lots of tattoos- this is the place for you!

  • Group of friends

    Initially I was very upset. They are undergoing a major renovation and I was in an old room. There was dirt at bottom of glass door. The blanket was holey. The bathroom was clean but sink was bearly attatched to wall.After speaking to staff I was moved to renovated room next day. I would love to see the place after full enovation. It is very historic and quaint. Breakfast lacks fruits and protein but price was excellent!

  • Older travelers

    no ice bucket, remodeling going on, poor continental breakfast, lack of bath linens.

How to reach hotel

hotel Lafayette Hotel - San Diego San Diego location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, California, United States, 92104

Get directions
City Center
  • San Diego
    2.8 km
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)
    5.3 km
  • Mc Clellan-Palomar Airport (CLD)
    43.6 km
Train Stations
  • Coaster Santa Fe Station
    5.0 km
  • Amtrak
    5.1 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms: