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Pesach Program in San Diego, CA

Amazing Views, Olympic Size Pool,
First Class Rooms & Upscale Dining Halls

The Lafayette Hotel in San Diego is Voted top 50 meeting destinations USA 2018

The iconic Lafayette Hotel in San Diego, California has welcomed celebrities and locals to relax in their spacious guestrooms, suites and private cottages.

Playful and fun, unique and historic, there’s no better place to make your Pesach vacation!
Only 10 minutes from the San Diego airport!

San Diego Temperatures are most Spectacular! Spring-Time Climate are typically clear with low humidity!
Daytime average is sunny, low-humidity, and in the mid-70’s. The nighttime average is dry and in the 60s.

Located in close proximity to the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World, Legoland, Mission Bay, Cornado Island,
La Jolla, Ocean Beach, La Jolla Cove and several beachs and many more attractions and tons of entertainment!​​

5 Reviews for Pesach in Gan Eden in San Diego, CA Passover Program


1 Reviews

Re: Great program!

4.25/ 5

This was a great program! The hotel was quaint and staff very helpful. He director spared no effort to provide a great program with an amazing chef. I understand he has a successful eatery in Pico and I am hardly surprised. The food was delicious and almost always an abundance of such items as short ribs or grilled salmon at every meal. Not sure how the program made a profit based on the expensive items served at each meal for main course. The crowd was friendly and erudite. I recommend this program all around.

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Very nice chabad hotel, awesome food!

4.75/ 5

The hotel was very good, could get some renovations in the rooms. The food was amazing, following chabad minhaguim, really nice options very tasty!! Services were also very good and the organizer David gives you the best possible attention for you to feel very comfortable. Would recommend it to everyone specially if you follow chabad.

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Very happy overall

3.5/ 5

I came with my family on a Monday of chol hamoed till the end 🙂 I wanna say that I loved the hotel, we had a room overlooking the pool. My kids really enjoyed swimming with their family and friends. The food was yummy, I thought it was very healthy, first pessach that I didn’t have a stomach ache. The kids program could’ve been better but overall my kids had such a great time socially that it ended up being good.

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Not too good

2.75/ 5

The hotel staff was great but could use a makeover- musty smell and old bathroom. But that’s not why we came. Met lovely people and enjoyed the services. The food was beyond horrible. I’m not a foody but greasy Meat and mostly inedible chicken for 9 days is boring and unhealthy. Few salads using same ingredients. Food was skimpy and when asking for more, waiters would tell us they would get into trouble. Leftovers served over and over which the staff verified. Illegal as well as dangerous. It was obvious they were cutting corners on every way. Tea room was a corner with instant coffee,tea and few decent cakes, until they ran out. Even spoons, cups in short supply. There are many different things you can do with fruit and vegetables. Separate swimming was a joke. When we asked director of if the times could be announced and posted clearly, we got yelled at. Yes. $5k is cheap it not that cheap. It wasnt even worth half as good as the 8k program Would not recommend or go back. Cutting corners cuts returnees

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Probably the least expensive program in the area, but has issues.

3.25/ 5

The hotel is lovely in an old-style-Hollywood way, and quite comfortable. The hotel staff are absolute pros — helpful and pleasant at all hours of the day and night. And the crowd is a nice mix of interesting people, including some I already knew from the L.A. area. The food had some really excellent aspects. The poached salmon was AMAZING — until they ran out. The grilled ahi tuna was lovely the first time, but did not work well as a re-heat. The chicken ranged from good to fine, and the beef was (with only one or two exceptions) brisket. Very tender, but I got pretty tired of brisket by day 8. Lots of fresh fruit, eggs made to order on chol hamoed mornings, lots of salads. And I knew going in what Chabad hashgacha for Pesach meant, at least in theory. I didn’t realize it would mean no mayonnaise (not sure why, as making it with a food processor or blender is trivial, and they certainly had oil and eggs!). And even more than matzo balls (and matzo rolls, and matzo pizza, and matzo brei), I missed GARLIC. And having a variety of vegetables, including those that cannot be easily peeled. The main seasonings were cilantro and parsley (ok, fine), lemon juice (yum), and waaaaaay too much salt. But the biggest issue foodwise was that they didn’t have enough of many things. They kept either running out of (or saying they had, but if you asked the right person, some would magically appear) Pesach coke and avocados. In the last few days, they ran out of (in some cases temporarily) knives, forks, spoons, the aforementioned coke, salmon, and a few other items. I expected a nice cake or similar dessert (or really, even Pesach ice cream would have been great — there are lots of recipes that involve nothing but eggs, oil, water, sugar and vanilla/cocoa!) at least at all the yom tov meals. And there was — at about half of those meals, and once or twice during chol hamoed. The “24-hour tea room” was just a couple corners of the dining room, and also had issues with things running out. (Herbal teas, the good hot cups, sugar.) Meals often started 30 minutes or more late, but not consistently enough that you could count on them starting then either. And if you don’t believe the Rebbe was/is Moshiach, you should avoid the afternoon/evening meal on the eighth day.

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  • Program Features:< $7000 Per Room, Warm Destination, City Commutable, Closeness to the West Coast, Historical, Non-Gebruchts, Cholov Yisroel, Glatt Kosher, Shmurah Matzo, Separate Swimming, Mixed Crowd, Tea Room, Concerts, Outdoor Pool, Yom Tov Atmosphere
  • Entertainment:​Shmuel Levyatan - Rock of the Ages, Levi Robin - Singer & Songwriter
  • Kashrus / Kosher Certified by:Under Strict Rabbinical Supervision of Rabbi Yakkov Latowicz of Ventura, CA (Strict Chabad Hasgacha & Minhagim)
  • Nearest Airports:San Diego Airport
  • Catering / Chef:Menu compiled and supervised by renowned gourmet Chef Mr. Eric Cancino formerly of Tierra Sur at the Herzog Winer
  • Rabbis & Scholar in Residence:Rabbi Chaim Sperlin - Rabbi & Speaker, ​Reuven Russell - Entertainment & Program , Miriam Yerushalmi - Speaker Shoshana Levin Bander - A Musical Journey Into Your Soul
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