from The Daily Beast and Starbucks
Forget the traditional poolside scene and all that too cool to truly chill out attitude. Because the most laid back yet glamorous pool party you’ll actually want to be lounging at this summer is at San Diego’s iconic Lafayette Hotel’s Sunday Rockabilly Pool Parties and their beloved 600,00 gallon Weissmuller pool. Read more.
Ventana Monthly May-June 2014 "San Diego Now"
Features the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, Hope 46 and Chef Nino Zizzo
"STAY: The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (lafayettehotelsd.com) is a revitalized historic hotel, opened in 1946, with a ton of Hollywood history. Local hipsters come to hang around the Olympic-size swimming pool designed by Johnny Weissmuller (the original Tarzan) and mingle with guests ranging from friends and families to boomers and young couples with babes in arms. Locals and tourists alike indulge in special events (a cool California designer clothing pop-up event packed the lobby when I visited for Sunday brunch) or nighttime swims with pool movies, or gather at the schmaltzy piano bar at Red Fox, an old-timey steakhouse located inside the hotel. Rooms in the main building and around the pool are closer to the action, but stylish two-story bungalows offer more quietude and privacy." Full story here
American Eagle Latitudes Magazine
May - June 2014
NORTH PARK, AN URBAN HAVEN IN SAN DIEGO
"WHERE TO STAY The recently restored but wallet-friendly Lafayette Hotel is a happy find. The 1946 hotel has a wonderful restaurant, as well as a Johnny Weissmuller-designed swimming pool—a few inches shy of Olympic length—where pool parties and dive-in movies make the summer nights sparkle. Lafayettehotelsd.com"
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Huge thanks to one of our FAVORITE performers, Normandie Wilson for the shout-out and for featuring our facade in her NBC & San Diego / Soundcloud interview. See you June 7th at Art around Adams.
"We go back in time with Normandie Wilson and her unique brand of "martini-sippin', diamond-wearin' lounge jazz"
Top 25 favorite travel finds in 2013 - From Laguna Hills to Moscow from LA Times Chris Reynolds
We are number 16 - Alphabetical Order. Read the entire article here.
Advanced energy strategy pays off for the Historic Lafayette Hotel.
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From Woe to Wonder
San Diego Daily Transcript interview with Jay Wentz about the challenges faced and overcome by the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows.
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ATOD Magazine's Dawn Garcia visits during MOVEMBER weekend. "The Lafayette is a beautiful historical hotel and it continues to be remade and reinvented under the direction of GM, Josh Lujan."
Destination Elite's Inaugural Issue
November/December 2013 comes to the Lafayette Hotel. Thanks to Clara Carter. Read on.
Janice Marie Wilson of Jetsetters Magazine review of her stay with us
Weekend Del Sol blog post by Garrick Ramirez
Features outings + getaways to engaging places in California. We love anything that immerses you in beautiful, stimulating surroundings. And because of our affinity for food + drink, expect plenty of restaurants and cocktails along the way.
"It's edgy, it's cool — and it's official: San Diego's North Park made Forbes' list of America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods in September, joining such spots as L.A.'s Silver Lake and San Francisco's Mission District."
"For visitors to iconic Hillcrest, there are few good hotel options nearby. Luckily, a queen from the past was resurrected to become one of the most sought-after and happening spots in the area to lay your head down for the night."
"The Lafayette Hotel was an excellent place to stay and a great bargain, and we’ll definitely go there again the next time we’re in town. Check them out if you are planning a trip to San Diego!"
America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods
North Park #13
What is Hipster?
"We assessed each area’s walkability according to Walkscore.com; the number of neighborhood coffee shops per capita; the assortment of local food trucks (and their Zagat ranking); the number and frequency of farmers markets; the selection of locally owned bars and restaurants; and the percentage of residents who work in artistic professions.