I'll take The Lafayette for $800 Alex. Everything you wanted to know about the Lafayette, and maybe even some things you didn't.
How far are you from the San Diego Airport?
5 miles as the crow flies. Or about a $20 cab ride.
Where can I park? Is it free?
There are multiple guest parking options available; all free. When you arrive for check-in, pull into the front driveway on El Cajon Boulevard and we'll give you the scoop on the best place to park depending on your room location.
Where is the Lafayette Hotel located?
North Park, quite possibly the coolest neighborhood in San Diego. We're the closest hotel to the San Diego Zoo, only 3.5 miles from downtown, and easily accessed by just about every San Diego Freeway you can think of.
Is there wireless Internet at the Lafayette? What does it cost?
Yup. Best of all, it's totally free. Surf the internet until you can't surf no more.
What time can I check in? What time do I need to check out?
3pm. Check out is at 11am. If you've hit the snooze button you may request a noon checkout.
Is there a smoking area at the hotel?
Lafayette is a 100% smoke free property. However there is a designated smoking area outside the fence to the east of the lobby.
Where can I grab some breakfast? What time does it start?
In our lovely new restaurant Imig's Kitchen & Bar. Breaky starts at the crack of dawn, 7am.
Do you allow pets?
What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
An African or European swallow?
Do I need a credit card to check-in?
Yes. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
I've heard the pool scene is rather popular, can you tell me about it?
Indeed. Our historic pool has gained a large and devoted following of friends, neighbors, and hotel guests. During the summer months between the hours of 1 and 5:30pm, the pool scene becomes quite lively with good people and great music.
Can I reserve a pool chair?
As a hotel guest you sure can. If you ever have trouble finding an empty chair along the pool, just contact the front desk and we'll have you soaking up the sun in no time.
My kids love to swim. Is there any particular time you recommend?
Tire em' out is what we say. We suggest families looking to enjoy the pool do so before noon or after 6pm. The perfect opportunity for dad or mom to rest those aching feet.
I need to buy some pants, I forgot mine. Where can I go?
You are in luck, North Park is packed with possibilities. The 30th Street corridor on University and El Cajon Avenues are loaded with a dozen or so boutiques and second hand clothing stores. There is also a Target and the Mission Valley Mall located just down the hill on Texas Street. If you're still curious check out the Neighborhood section or ask the front desk and we'll be happy to point you in the right direction.
Have all the rooms at the Lafayette been renovated?
We just wrapped up a historic renovation in which every room received brand new carpeting, mattresses, a refreshed bathroom, wireless Internet, and flat-screen televisions.
How old do I need to be to reserve and check-in to a room?
Is there a jacuzzi at the hotel?
No, but our pool is heated to a pleasant 70°.
Where can I find a good burrito?
Tough question. San Diego is definitely known for its Mexican food. In North Park you can't throw a stone without hitting a little burrito shop. Rancho's on 30th and University has amazing vegetarian options, Rigoberto's on University and Oregon makes a mean breakfast burrito, while El Zarape on Park and Madison is just strong across the board.
I need six or seven hotel rooms for my friends and family. Do you have group rates?
Of course! Our talented group coordinators can set you up with a discounted block of rooms.
How can I find out about Special Offers or Discounts?
Sign up for secret email from the Lafayette. We like to use emails conservatively and only when the occasion calls for it. Like the Bat Signal. Or cologne.