New Year's Eve Press
It's our third annual NYE party and they just keep getting better and better! The media has taken notice so check out these recommendations:
Despite its fame for being one of the oldest landmarks in San Diego and having celebrated its 70th anniversary a few months ago, The Lafayette Hotel keeps up with modern technology by enhancing guest experience with availability of digital in-room dining orders, one-touch Front Desk communication, and up to date information about hotel events and tourist attractions. Read the entire article on HomeToys.com
More coverage of our anniversary - wow, 70 is turning out to be a great year!
Also, see some photos on DiscoverSD.
We're receiving lots of love from our city. Thank you for the last 70 years of support!
Read the article on SanDiegoVille.com.
Our signature Lafayette Burger is gaining publicity. Here it is listed as one of the destinations to go for National Burger Day in San Diego.
It was a pleasure hosting writer Laurel Miller during her visit to North Park. Read about the neighborhood's history and Laurel's food findings on Edible Aspen.
You can also check out the other notable film locations (Hotel Del & Kansas City BBQ), while you celebrate the classic film Top Gun.
Read the full article on SoCalPulse.
More coverage of our Top Gun event is on DiscoverSD.com
San Diego: One More Beer
AeroMexico's inflight publication, Aire Magazine, did a spotlight on San Diego craft brews and listed us as "Where to stay" - great bilingual writeup. Read the PDF article below:
The film was shot here in the hotel - so we couldn't NOT have a Top Gun Anniversary party! Lots of fun stuff planned for the 13th!
HOPE46 has been getting some great publicity lately. And we're very humbled to be listed with the other great restaurants in this article.
We're doing something special for St. Paddy's Day and you are all invited! Zagat got notice of our Executive Chef Ryan Gilbert's menu and did a quick write up!
Read the whole article on Zagat.
In Hungry Concierge, we travel the world to spot hotels that operate with their guests’ food and drink needs squarely in mind — hotels, both big and small, that are located in neighborhoods rich with bar and restaurant options. Because there’s nothing worse than having your trip derailed by crummy room service.
Read the full article at Food Republic
You Stay Classy San Diego, Out Front Magazine
Noah Jordan writes about his travels in San Diego and his stay at our hotel. Please read the rest of the article in the PDF file below.
Check out the feature on our new poolside menu eats and drinks.
The Lafayetet is listed as the place to "UNPACK"
Read the article on The Independent here.
Kathy Strong, a writer from Palm Springs, visits San Diego and writes about the historic places to stay. Read the full story here at The Desert Sun.
Feature by KPBS
Watch the video below!
REVIEW via The Union Tribune
"The show is the latest immersive, site-specific work in the Playhouse’s “Without Walls” series, and it unfolds with a whole lot of style, smarts and charm on the retro-swanky grounds of North Park’s Lafayette Hotel..."
La Jolla Playhouse in cahoots with Lafayette Hotel for new 'WoW' show on The Union Tribune
The Lafayette Hotel is a watering hole, a swim club, a onetime celebrity hangout and a North Park institution.
Pretty soon it’ll also be a boot camp for swindlers, tricksters and confidence persons of all stripes. (Although one hopes not the jail-uniform kind.)
That’s the (tongue-in-cheek) dream of Tom Salamon, the writer and director of “The Grift” — a La Jolla Playhouse theater experience that will enlist participants in a mysterious criminal scheme.
Anjum Razvi, from the American Society of Interior Designers, gets recognized for the amazing style she has given to The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows.
1 City 5 Ways: San Diego
Where to Stay for the Home Brewer
Delta Sky Magazine November 2014
Check out the feature below:
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"
Download the PDF for the entire story.
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.
Click here to read more.
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.
Download the PDF below to read the entire article.
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.