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Diamond Head Inn

605 Diamond St, San Diego, CA 92109
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Ranked #178 of 273 Hotels in San Diego
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice room, with a small kitchen and dining area attached, including elements for cooking. The room was well appointed, very clean and tidy and had sky tv with 75 channels. Very comfortable bed, and a simple but delicious continental breakfast of coffee, orange juice and a variety of fresh pastries. There was no air conditioning, there was a floor... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading many reviews of this location, we took the good with the bad. The location was spectacular! The beach was a minute walk. Walking distance to Crystal Pier(1 block), bars and restaurants. Parking was an issue, but once we found a spot on Diamond, we did not move the car the entire time we were there. It is street... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Hotel itself has a great location and all but one of the staff was helpful. The internet is not free and when I asked about it they told me they had not "updated" their website yet. Overall for under $200 a night its worth it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 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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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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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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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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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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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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