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Diamond Head Inn

2.5 of 5 605 Diamond St, San Diego, CA 92109
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is 21 rooms of a perfect location! Pacific Beach and the ocean are so close that at night you actually can hear the waves rushing up to the shore. Never moved the car as everything was within walking distance including the beach and the views from the boardwalk are spectacular. Hotel could use some updating and there are exactly... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not the Ritz, but we had a great stay. Parked the car and hardly had to move it. Everything in walking distance. Only a block from the beach! The room was clean and big. The sun sets were great. Recommend it for an inexpensive trip to San Diego on the beach!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Diamond Head Inn is not fancy but it is comfortable. Located walking distance to the beach and it's true, you don't have to cross a street to get there. You do have to drag all your beach stuff down wooden stairs (and then back up again), but otherwise it's a convenient beach location. For this stay, I found the... More 

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, and especially for staying with us. The location is absolutely perfect! As there are no bad days at the beach. The parking, if you do what you said by staying in a parking space and not moving is a strategy many guests do use. But, if you plan to go away for the day, it's... More 

Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I think i got it all in the subject there. We had to park roughly .4 mile away in their sister hotel which is a good hotel (the pacific shores inn), but that is close to a 10 min walk. Fine. The location is great it is on the beach. But since it's a good location and so cheap you... More 

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The office is open until 11:00 in the evening, but we do have someone available 24 hours a day at the Pacific Shores Inn that can take care of any issue you may have. We do apologize for any issue you had while staying with us. There are some nights that are extremely busy, and... More 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Room was big, clean, staff was wonderful! The location was perfect, I walked everywhere. I felt safe. My reservations were easy, staff always tried to help with any questions I had. Price was very reasonable. I would stay there again.

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

The Diamond Head Inn is the smallest of my three properties, and I always expect the guest service agent to bend over backwards for each and every guest. Thank you for staying with us, and we do hope we will see you again very soon! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This place is not super fancy, but it is clean and comfortable. Most importantly, the location is awesome for the price. You don't have to cross a street to get to the beach, I literally walked 30 ft to the stairs of the beach every morning without having to cross a street. Parking can be a pain, but we walked... More 

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

It's so funny you mentioned the weather in late September, because I was just discussing the added value of nice cooler weather. Thank you very much for staying with us, and I do hope we will make it a bit fancy in the future! More 

Reno,NV
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I was going to San Diego on buss. And looked up groupons for a place to stay. I found this place. My experience started with them not having my reservation when I arrived. I showed them my paper copy, and that wasn't enough. Thankfully I called groupon, and as always groupon was right there to fix that problem. It was... More 

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

It really bothers me to read comments like this, especially about the refrigerator and maybe the parking as well. The front desk actually has a checklist of items they are required to talk about to better inform all of my guests about what we do offer to help make their stay more comfortable. For that, I apologize. I wish I... More 

Chilliwack, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Hubby and I stayed in PB last week (Aug 27- Sept 3) for our anniversary. We chose the Diamond Head Inn for it's price and proximity to the beach. I was nervous due to the comments that I had read about the hotel, but I wanted to make my own judgment. SO GLAD I DID!!! We had great service, great... More 

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

Thank you!!! I truly like your review, especially about the location of the property in relation to the beach, public transportation, and what the area offers! It's difficult to beat when you consider the price in my opinion, and we do make that a big consideration. I think if you don't care about the a/c, and you are able to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It was a warm weekend and although the rooms had air conditioning the management refused to power them up for use. They did supply box fans to help circulate the hot air. Parking is a hassle since its in a residential community and on the beach. There is a parking garage available but it's a few blocks away. The rooms... More 

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

I'm very sorry if you were misinformed about the air-conditioning. We do not have air-conditioning at that property, and we were supplying box fans to help assist with the ceiling fans we do have at the property already. The past couple of weeks have been unseasonable warm for the beach, and that's why we purchased the extra fans. As for... More 

New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My review is a few months late... I have stayed at the Diamond Head several times since 2004. This most recent visit will most certainly be my last. I just had to share so those of you searching for honest reviews will NOT stay here. I recommended this hotel to my parents based on past experiences and the fact that... More 

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry for your experience, but, since you have been coming since 2004, I would almost think you could see the constant improvements we are making to this property. Within the last two months, we have changed out everything, from the sofa sleepers to the seating in the kitchens. We do hope you will come back again! Thank... More 

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Address: 605 Diamond St, San Diego, CA 92109
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Diamond Head Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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