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

The Famed Weissmuller Pool

Your Neighborhood Pool in North Park San Diego

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At almost three quarters of a century old, 300,000 gallons, and almost 25 meters long, the Weissmuller Pool is a Southern California attraction in and of itself. The pool is designed by former Tarzan and five-time gold medal winner Johnny Weissmuller in 1946. But the legends don't end there. In the 1940's while training here for her then record breaking swim across the English Channel, San Diego native Florence Chadwick noted the "Olympic pool" is actually two inches shy of the official length. Well, it turns out one of the boards was placed incorrectly as they poured the terrazzo. We promise you won't even notice.

Today the pool is continuously voted as one of the best in San Diego, remaining a top draw of the hotel and neighborhood. Over recent years the pool’s popularity has exploded, making it a summertime Mecca for locals and even LA residents looking to unwind. In fact, people love the pool so much that it now plays regular host to DJ's, bands, and events on a regular basis.

For the right price, we'll even allow you to use it for pretty much any type of event imaginable. Interested? Drop us a line at (619) 296-2101.

Rent the Cabana

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  • Semi-private Poolside Cabana located at the south end of our pool.
  • Best view of our iconic swimming pool—and our Poolside Entertainment!
  • Includes couches and a coffee table.
  • Required Rental Fee plus a minimum Food & Beverage spend to use our Cabana.
  • Option to pre-order your food and drinks through our Catering Department for stress-free entertaining.
  • Option to order food and drinks directly from our Poolside Server
  • Can accommodate 30 guests, with the first 10 guests included in the cost of the Rental Fee (Each additional guest is $15 per person). Wristbands will be distributed to your guests through our Front Desk with proof of proper identification.

Contact us to check availabilities and rates: or (619) 780-0355

Swim Club Memberships

Join the LAFAYETTE HOTEL SWIM CLUB, where a Swim Club is only the beginning. Relax and unwind with many exciting discounts.


• 10% OFF Room Rates (Best Available Rate)
• 15% OFF Food at HOPE 46 Classic American Cuisine
• Monthly newsletter with discounts from HOPE 46 Classic American Cuisine, Events and more!

Adult Membership Fees

• Bi-Annual (6-Month) $275
• Annual (12-Month) $350

Child (Ages 12 & Under) Membership Fees

• Bi-Annual (6-Month) $75
• Annual (12-Month) $175

Discounted group rates available for family and friends. Towels are not included.
**Prices are subject to change during holidays and special events. 

For more information, please contact us.

Please note that we do not have a lifeguard on duty and children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult for safety purposes.

You can download the Swim Club Membership Application below.

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