The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is not your average San Diego hotel. Built-in a grand colonial style in 1946 by developer Larry Imig, this unique hotel has played host to celebrity guests including Bob Hope and Ava Gardner. A historic renovation, completed in 2011, gave every room new carpeting, mattresses, and bathrooms, along with wireless internet and flat-screen televisions, among other upgrades.

The Lafayette Hotel is located in the vibrant community of North Park, only 3.5 miles from downtown, and is the closest hotel to the San Diego Zoo. The Olympic size 25-meter swimming pool, designed by five-time gold medal winner Johnny Weissmuller, is one of the main attractions and is continuously voted one of the best pools in San Diego. It is so popular that DJ’s, bands, and other events are held around it on a regular basis.

Featuring 131 guest rooms, 15,000+ square feet of flexible interior and exterior meeting space, and two restaurants, The Lafayette Hotel is the perfect place to host your next meeting, event, or San Diego wedding.

Lobby of the Lafayette Hotel.

The Lafayette Hotel pool.

Ballroom of the Lafayette Hotel, set for a wedding.

View of the pool at the Lafayette Hotel from a guest room.