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Kings Inn Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1333 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108 (Mission Valley / Hotel Circle)
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Ranked #51 of 270 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice people at check-in and the service and food quality at the on-site Mexican restaurant for dinner and in the Waffle House for breakfast was excellent. The location on Hotel Circle is great to get to attractions in San Diego but our room was very tired, awaiting a re-model as per some of the other rooms that have been... More

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My girlfriend had a conference for work, so we stayed here because it was halfway between the airport and where she needed to go. Able to get on the expressway and go whereever we needed to go. Just outside of old town, which was a great thing. Both attached resturants had good food at a resonable prices. Had an issue... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rooms were very clean and updated. The pool area was wonderful and was centrally located to all of the rooms. We very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely return here! Recommended for families as the on-site Waffle Spot was a big hit with our kids too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thought the hotel was great. The rooms were very clean and the staff was very helpful. The pool was really enjoyed by my children. We thought the hotel was very charming and we loved the laid back vibe. The Waffle Room and Amigo Room's decor was like taking a step back in time, but we loved it as we... More

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Pleasanton, CA
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23 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have to guess that the people rating this 'Inn' (more like a motor lodge from the 60's) have never been to an actual 4 Star hotel. This review is about the rooms and should not reflect management as I am sure they are doing the best they can with what they've got. And what they have here at Kings... More

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From checki in with Jacob, our stay was great! Beds comfortable, dinner and breakfast were good. Veronica assisted us with suggestions of things to do. Everyone was helpful & made us feel welcome. We have made our reservation for stay next month and look forward to this being out " San Diego Spot!"

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Hartford, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not the most fancy place, but it was clean, recently renovated, and convenient to various San Diego attractions. Having spent a week at a much fancier hotel downtown, it was a change in style, but perfectly functional and reasonably comfortable. The sink is outside of the rest of the bathroom, which is convenient for multi-person bathroom usage. The waffles in... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here for 2 nights and the location was excellent - a short drive from the San Diego Zoo and other tourist spots. Staff were helpful and the room was very clean. Breakfast is not included but the restaurant in the hotel is great for pancakes, waffles etc (portions are large). The hotel has a decent pool and a... More

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Menifee, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the fact that this place has stuck to its retro roots. Great kitsch signage, awesome breakfast place called the Waffle Spot and a great retro Mexican bar/restaurant called the Amigo Spot. Both places are like stepping back in time. Great food, great drinks, great happy hour... Even a mariachi band on Fridays! The rooms have been updated, which... More

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David P, Manager at Kings Inn Hotel, responded to this review

You are not the first guest to embrace the Midcentury charm at Kings Inn and to express concern that with our renovations we will lose our identity. Fear not! We love that we are not a cookie cutter hotel and in all our efforts both in renovations and how we take care of our guests we will remain true to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this hotel based on the reviews on this site. I'm pretty sure the reviews are rigged (fraudulent). But since trip advisor doesn't really help in us users reporting that, the only thing I can do is report what happened to me. We spoke to another couple while we were in the pool area, and they had had the... More

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David P, Manager at Kings Inn Hotel, responded to this review

Hotels can only be successful if their guests are satisfied. All too clearly, we realize by your review you were definitely not happy. This we accept as our failure to you, our guest, and we offer our apology now, as you never offered any communication to us directly during your stay. Even though from the onset your review appears antagonistic,... More

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Address: 1333 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kings Inn Hotel 2.5*
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Kings Inn has been serving excellence in San Diego for over fifty years. Located in Hotel Circle of Interstate 8, we are three miles from Seaworld and The San Diego Zoo and within fifteen minutes from nearly everything you will want to see and do while visiting America’s Finest City.Our Full Service Hotel features all newly updated nonsmoking rooms, two restaurants and a lounge, a sparkling pool and spa that are heated year round, and over 4,000 feet of meeting and banquet facilities. Guests can enjoy the added benefits of free parking, free local calls and free WiFi.Kings Inn is privately owned and operated and is committed to providing comfortable accommodations, exceptional service and optimal affordability to our valued guests. ... more   less 
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