The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows - San Diego, California, 92104, United States

Venues & Spaces

Meetings, Events, & Retreats. Or not.

Just remember, it doesn't always have to be a formal meeting. Even if you're just looking for a gathering place to host a brainstorming session, a working lunch, or a San Diego corporate retreat we're already to make it happen. The Lafayette boasts multiple venues ranging from cozy and intimate to sprawling and raucous, making it more than just your boring old San Diego conference hotel. It’s a Southern California retreat that does all the work for you.

Mississippi Ballroom

Large enough to accommodate a reception or a retreat, the Mississippi Ballroom hosts events of all sizes. The ballroom has played host to some of the most legendary San Diego parties. It is also where a certain maverick Top Gun pilot sang "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" to a lovely young lady. Seriously, Top Gun was filmed here. And yes, that IS a giant one of a kind clam shell behind the stage. A great backdrop for bands, toasts, or speakers, this unique event space adds a touch of glam to any occasion in San Diego.

Size: 5,200 sq.ft. / Capacity: 500 People
Other Features: Full banquet kitchen, maple dance floor, private street entrance, outdoor patio

Essex Room

Size: 1,600 sq.ft. / Capacity: 150 People
Other Features: Wired and wireless internet, double door entrance, digital thermostat

Balboa Room

Size: 700 sq.ft. / Capacity: 60 People
Other Features: Wired and wireless internet, multiple windows

Boom Boom Room

Size: 380 sq.ft. / Capacity: 30 People
Other Features: Storage closet, wired and wireless internet, ceiling fans

The Board Room

Simple yet effective, the boardroom means business. However it doesn't always have to be. Equipped with a large conference table and seating for 8 this San Diego meeting venue is perfect for brainstorming sessions, corporate meetings, or can serve as the perfect base to build one amazing house of cards.

Size: 150sq.ft. / Capacity: 8 People
Other Features: Wired and wireless internet, telephone line, conference table

The Conservatory

Don’t let anyone call you predictable – book The Lafayette Conservatory for your next San Diego event. High ceilings, natural lighting and a whimsical, garden-like ambiance keep your guests mingling and the party going. The playful, flexible décor and seating adds a healthy dose of fun to any event. At night, the space transforms into a charming and intimate gathering place perfect for long stories and hushed conversations.

Size: 5,000 sq.ft. / Capacity: 200 People
Other Features: Exterior access, multiple seating options, directly adjacent Imig's Kitchen & Bar

The Pool Deck

Make the most of San Diego’s great weather and book your next bash on our pool deck. Just outside Imig's Kitchen & Bar and looking out on the Weissmuller pool, you never know where – or how – the party will end!

Size: We're trying to figure that out. / Capacity: 200 People
Other Features: It's by a pool!, multiple seating options

Thinking of hosting your event here?

Check out what Tom Salamon said about working with us for his interactive theatre piece The Grift. The play occurred throughout the hotel and was in partnership with La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls program. The recommendation letter is below in a PDF format.

Environmentalist level in the California Green Lodging Program North Park Community Association UHCA EPA Energy Elite Gold