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Diamond Head Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   605 Diamond St, San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Nicole J Chilliwack, Canada
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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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Chilliwack, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
11 helpful votes 11 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

PRESCOTT VALLEY
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay at Diamond Head Inn Pacific Beach! Every staff person that we encountered were polite & friendly. This hotel is a great value, just steps from the beach. Tons of restaurants & shopping in walking distance. The only thing we would pass on is bring your own pillow as theirs are pretty flat & they only offer... More

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

Yes, I advise each of my longer term guests to consider the Diamond Head Inn being that each room has a kitchen. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope you will return again very soon! More

Maricopa, Arizona, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We travelled with another family and booked our rooms together yet when we arrived our rooms were in two separate buildings which was quite inconvenient. Pros: Suite was spacious and the motif was cute. The woman who checked us in was friendly. Cons: The carpet and furniture was old, stained and kind of gross. Bed was hard and not very... More

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

Thank you! The good thing is that we are back to changing all of our carpets to a laminate flooring product!! And, we just completed changing out the old sofa sleepers, and the kitchen seating. These few changes should make a nice impression! As for the beach, yes, we are on a bluff that overlooks the beach, and, it is... More

cape town
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

This was a very pleasant place to stay, and had fairly spacious rooms with self catering facilities. It is close to the beautiful beach and very close to busses to the centre of San Diego. On check in, the man at the desk tried to charge us almost double the amount that we had been quoted through an internet booking... More

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

Wow, I'm really sorry about the mixup upon check in. And please accept our apologies! About the rate, the mistake would have been found the next morning, and everything would have been fine. But still, we are sorry for the error. I am glad, after that, that you enjoyed your stay with us!! Thank you very much for your review! More

Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Rooms were spacious and had a cute beach-theme throughout with shells etc. On the other side it is a bit old standard with stained carpets and well worn furniture. For the price though it was great location, just by the beach and a short stroll to good restaurants. We recommend Kono's for a yummy wholesome good value breakfast and Bareback... More

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

I'm very sorry about the customer service you received at the front desk. Our number one goal is good customer from every employee in every position! We, in fact, have a meeting regarding this on a monthly basis, and of course, are always working on improving. As for the décor, we are changing out the carpets to a laminate flooring,... More

San Francisco
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I was greeted at the Diamond Head Inn by a surly woman who refused to check me in even though the room was ready. Our reservations were totally messed up with wrong dates and wrong room choices in their system. She said she couldn't help me and sent me up the street because their computer systems didn't communicate with the... More

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

Thank you for your review of our properties! I agree you did have some issues, but I think I really helped make your situation very nice by the second night. I'm truly sorry if you feel that our solution was not good, but your interests were the only motivation we had in making the decisions we did. When I talked... More

Citrus Heights, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed at the Diamond Head Inn for three nights. I found the cute, beachy decor absolutely charming. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was clean and the kitchen was convenient. Walking to the beach to watch the surfers and the sunsets was wonderful. I also liked opening the windows and listening to the ocean at night. Additional surprises... More

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

And, we can't wait for your return as well! Thank you for the really nice comments, and for pointing out the little things that mattered to you! More

Santiago, Chile
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The Diamond Head Inn is about two things: 1- Value; and 2- Location. The rooms are dated and the carpets aren't very clean. However, this location is right on the beach, there is a full kitchen, and the price is right. If you are comfortable foregoing all of the amenities of more expensive hotels and simply want a good value... More

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

Thank you for your comments! We are doing some updates on the rooms like flooring, seating, window treatments, and a new brighter paint scheme. Yes, the location is really perfect! Unfortunately, you didn't know about the swimming pool we share with one of our sister properties. I hope you will stay with us again! 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 star — Diamond Head Inn 2*
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