Stylish where it matters and affordable where it counts, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is more than just a place to stay and see Southern California attractions. It’s a wingman you can count on, an adaptation of an earlier era, and an experience you look forward to.
It was my second trip to the states, and Lafayette was the choice for the couple days conference. A recommendation.
The Lafayette Hotel and Suites is a hotel in San Diego, California that opened July 1, 1946. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places July 31, 2012. The Lafayette's original name was Imig Manor, owned by local entrepreneur Larry Imig. The LaFayette was originally built at a cost of $2 million on El Cajon Boulevard. When Imig Manor opened in 1946, its first guest was Bob Hope; other celebrities followed. “The buildings and the pool are steeped in the history of Hollywood’s heyday, the 1940s and ’50s,” according to the developer. By 1960, Interstate 8 replaced El Cajon Boulevard as the main east-west connector of San Diego, and hotel operations ceased due to the loss of through traffic on El Cajon Boulevard. The building was passed through several owners, until Hampstead Lafayette Partners purchased 11,000 m2 in North Park, including the Lafayette Hotel, for $11.5 million in March 2004. Hampstead Partners is restoring the Lafayette as a boutique hotel. In 2010 a year-long, $4 million facelift was announced, aided by a $2.4 million loan from the city's Redevelopment Agency. District 3 City Councilmember Todd Gloria said the revitalization is a return to the hotel’s “glamour and opulence.” The hotel has an Olympic-sized swimming pool designed by Johnny Weissmuller, a ballroom, and 131 guest suites, each named for a great name in film history. Its Red Fox Restaurant is a longtime San Diego favorite.
- Historic Weissmuller Olympic Pool
- Complimentary parking
- Complimentary high-speed wireless network
- Two restaurants; Imig’s Kitchen & Bar, The Red Fox Steakhouse
- Complimentary coffee and water served daily in our lobby
- Pool towels
- Twenty-four-hour front desk
- Multilingual staff
- Complimentary copier and fax services
- 37" LCD television
- Complimentary wireless Internet
- iPod/MP3 ready clock radio
- Pillow top mattress
- Triple sheeted linens
- 2 USB charging ports
- Expanded cable channel lineup
- Showtime Networks
- Bath amenities
- Iron & ironing board
- Laptop compatible safe
- Adjustable thermostat
- Coffee maker
- Hair dryer
I love this city!