The Lafayette Hotel San Diego

2223 El Cajon BoulevardSan Diego92104USA
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About The Lafayette Hotel San Diego

The Lafayette, San Diego, is a 3-star rated, eco friendly hotel in the buzzing North Park area.

Individually decorated rooms incorporate a coffee maker, iron/board, flat screen color TV, free WiFi, mini refrigerator, superior quality bed linen and microwave.

Communal facilities at The Lafayette, San Diego, include a fitness center, Olympic size pool, 24-hour reception service, safe deposit box, reduced mobility facilities, elevator, parking (surcharge) and a business center with fax and photocopying functions.

Breakfast, brunch and afternoon cocktails are served in the lobby and Hope 46 provides a relaxing setting in which to enjoy a range of American dining cuisine. Nearby alternative restaurants include Russian Georgian and 24-hour, Denny’s.

The Natural History Museum and Balboa Park are 5 minutes away via car and San Diego International Airport is a 13 minute drive away.


2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92104, USA
Telephone: +1(619)2962101 | Fax: +1(619)2960512 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Solarium
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

A star has worn...very well!

A refugee from the days when stars were stars, this is an iconic hotel, crammed with vintage appeal. Over the years it has been renovated without sacrificing any of its original character. It has, though, managed to incorporate appealing, energy saving features.

Great location.

There's no shortage of places to eat and drink + the hotel restaurant stands up well against the competition. Fifteen minutes sees you in the center of things in San Diego and the 5 minute trip to the zoo is one that you won't regret.

Environmentally friendly.

Garbage recycling and the turning off of unnecessary lights and heating, are to be applauded. Initially, this concept can be a pain but, ultimately, everyone will have to do it. Full marks to the hotel for leading the way.

Negative Reviews

No silent movies: just talkies... + 'musicals'!

Wafer thin walls bring a real noise problem in the rooms. The problem is enhanced by the dancing and jazz concert events staged in the hotel's Mississippi Room.

Helping with enquiries'.

In one way it's re-assuring that the hotel has stringent security policies, but there is a feeling that security staff are targeting guests unnecessarily and looking for misdemeanors where, in fact, they don't exist.

Parental guidance required.

Some of the organised pool parties are quite raunchy + certainly not suitable for kids to be anywhere near. Maybe this is another kickback to the days when movies were in their prime and debauchery ruled. The hotel, though, needs to decide on a policy that is 'adults only' or 'family friendly'.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1969 reviews across the web
8 /10
  • Expedia
    8.4 /10
    8.3 /10
    7.5 /10
    6.8 /10
  • Zoover
    8.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.7 /10
8 out of 10 based on 1969 reviews