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Diamond Head Inn

605 Diamond St, San Diego, CA 92109
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Diamond Head Inn
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Ranked #175 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I said I enjoyed this hotel, I would be lying. The room itself was dingy, old and stale. I don't think having such a great location gives anyone the excuse not to update their rooms as the room itself is terrible. Lights not working, quilt over the bed dirty and the carpet grubby. The bathroom is unacceptable, the basin... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

1st night we had bottom floor room. Nice and cozy, but super noisy with children above us, running back and forth. We realize that couldn't be helped, and Not the hotel's fault. Requested, and paid for upgrade to ocean facing room on top floor, for next 3 nights and it was fabulous! Clean, comfy and plenty of room. Watch the... More 

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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Stayed a couple of nights and it was all about the location. The nightly rate was a bonus! This hotel is right on the boardwalk and conveniently located amongst lots of shops and restaurants. If you're looking for a bargain on the beach I'd recommend you check it out.

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Maroa, Illinois
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Great bang for your buck. Nothing fancy but on the beach and in a safe neighborhood. If you are looking for something clean and close to the beach this is it. The continental breakfast is a few muffins and coffee but we had a kitchenette so we fixed our own. We will go again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Location is amazing! Just steps from the beach and so close to a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars. The 30 bus also stops just two blocks away that you can take all the way Downtown. Like many reviewers say this place is simple and nothing fancy. Our room was clean, comfortable and had great storage space too. The staff... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The room was clean and less than a minute walk from the beach. Not impressed with the recent reno. But if you are not looking for luxury and not planning on spending much time in the room this place is just fine. Not sure that I would stay here again though. Wifi isn't free!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I stumbled on this property by accident and now it is my go to property in Pacific Beach. I actually was referred to them by their sister property which was sold out. I am giving them an excellent for three reasons: 1 - Value - Tell me where you can get a clean hotel room on the beach for around... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
46 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Pros: Excellent location, friendly staff, microwave, fridge. Grounds were clean. You can walk to the strand/beach. Some rooms are ocean view. Reasonable rates. Cons: -Bed linens seemed old/outdated; they're still using thick old-style hotel bed spreads (who knows if they're washed or not on a regular basis) ..... , -Nice kitchen stove top, microwave, fridge but no kitchen sink or... More 

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

Of course! We are planning a renovation, and with that will come a completely new linen package for our beds. Most of our properties have gone to the white sheet type of cover. I'm still not sure what we will do, but I can tell you we clean our duvets upon check out. We do offer parking at our two... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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

When you stay again, you will see that we are fully and completely renovated! We are planning this in the late fall, so by this time the next year, it will not only be location! Thank you! More 

Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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