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Where You'll Find Us

Stay Near The San Diego Zoo...And Everything Else, Too

Boasting an enviable location in the heart of San Diego's vibrant North Park neighborhood, the historic Lafayette Hotel has been putting guests in the middle of all the action since 1948. Over the decades, guests have flocked to our doors seeking out relaxing vibes around the famous Weissmuller Pool, delectable dining in our restaurant, and total rejuvenation in our spacious guestrooms, suites and private bungalows.
 With the San Diego Airport just five minutes away, and our own parking facilities, getting here is fast and convenient, giving you more time to enjoy all the amazing things to do just beyond our doorstep.

We Challenge You To Do It All

So many exciting destinations are within walking distance of The Lafayette that you might find it hard to see and do everything during your stay. Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo are literally around the corner. The vibrant Gaslamp Quarter with its diverse dining, shopping and nightlife is just a short stroll away. Sea World and San Diego's famous beaches, like Mission Beach, are a quick drive from the hotel. Thinking about it, you probably should stay an extra few days to make sure you can explore everything nearby.

Take the Time to Explore

Balboa Tour

Balboa Park Segway Tour

Take a tour of San Diego's most-popular park during this Segway exploration of Balboa Park.

Brewery Tour

San Diego Brewery Tour

San Diego Craft Beer Tour in open top vans fully narrated by craft beer enthusiasts. 3 stops for tastings 

San Diego Tour

San Diego Highlights Tour

Experience scenic highlights and historic landmarks on a full-day tour of the 'America's finest city'. 

Kayak Tour

Kayak on the Bay

What makes this experience unique is that the area we visit is only accessible by kayak or paddle board.

Harbor Tours

Harbor Cruise

Spend a few hours relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing in the placid waters just off San Diego during this 1 or 2 hour San Diego Harbor cruise.


Vineyard Adventure

An entertaining, and DELICIOUS in-depth adventure into wine tasting, wine making and grape growing in San Diego County.