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Kings Inn Hotel

#56 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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1333 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oceano, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We booked a couple other hotels, but cancelled based on their reviews. Continued to read the reviews and chose the KINGS INN based on the good customer service reviews. We were not disappointed. Everyone we dealt with from check-in to check-out was very friendly and accommodating. We liked The Amigo Spot and The Waffle Stop. Good food and service. The... More 

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

Thank you for taking the recommendations of many other guests and giving Kings Inn a try. We are glad we met your expectations and the you enjoyed our restaurants as well. We appreciate that you are regular reviewer for Tripadvisor . These reviews truly make a difference and help our potential guests and us. More 

Seaside, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed for 5 days, and needed a budget-friendly hotel. The Kings Inn Hotel was perfect for us! We paid about $66 night, which we consider a great deal. Because of the price, we did not have high expectations, but were very pleasantly surprised. Our room was very clean - nothing fancy, but more than adequate. The pool area was... More 

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

We always like seeing reviews from guests who say they look forward to staying with us again. Thank you for your kind words. The rooms are in the process of remodeling and we hope to have a more complete look by July. We appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My dad and I decided to spend Memorial Day Weekend in San Diego, and I looked at a lot of hotels before choosing the Kings Inn. I must say the accomodations as well as the pleasant staff made the stay there very enjoyable. The hotel is very close to the Old Town Transit station, which was great, because we took... More 

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

Thanks for your review. It's great to hear you and your dad had a nice weekend at Kings Inn. We appreciate you choosing independent hotel for your San Diego adventure and Baseball outing. We hope you can plan more trips to San Diego and stays at Kings Inn in the future. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Unfortunately, the first room we were put in had bedbugs and I didn't know it until I started getting bites. I called the manager and the situation was handled swiftly and with the utmost of professionalism. We were moved to an upgraded room at no extra cost, reimbursed for the first night in the affected room, and were given money... More 

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

When potential guests read the words "bed bugs", the genuine response is "Oh, no!" You are correct in saying that no hotel is immune to them. And Kings Inn is a hotel, but we do have a very proactive approach when they are reported which is to relocate our guests, offer our dryers for their clothing (the heat will kill... More 

Phoenix
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I pick a hotel based on the need at the time. I've done high end luxury and budget. For this trip, I wanted to meet the needs of co-travelers on a limited budget so I also needed to be comfortable. I selected Kings Inn based on Trip Advisor reviews. They were right on target. Location is perfect if you have... More 

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

Thank you for choosing Kings Inn for your Memorial Weekend trip and thank you for your review. We are glad you found our value, cleanliness, service and comfort to your satisfaction. We regret that you did not try either of our restaurants but are happy your found excellent alternatives close by. In regards to our new rooms, the completion is... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I had a very large, nice deluxe king room on the second floor overlooking the pool. The room was clean, the bed very comfortable, and the a/c worked great even tho I didn't really need it much due to the pleasant weather in San Diego! The Kings Inn is located just off the I-8 freeway near the intersection of hwy... More 

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

We are glad you found our friendly little inn and that we were a good fit for your San Diego adventure. Because you were poolside you were in one of our newly furnished rooms. They aren't complete as we follow behind with artwork, mirrors, lighting and drapes, but we are glad you appreciated your room even during transition. We hope... More 

Gomaringen, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We stay for one night, after sea World. Nice big room with balcony, clean and comfortable. The Staff are extremely friedly and helpful. The Waffelspot and the Amigo Spot was super. The waitress are extremely friendly.

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Santa Ana, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We were greeted with a smile and a very pleasant and polite front desk staff. The room however, was a real disappointment. Even though it states on the website that they are in the process of remodeling, I don't think the price reflected the overall condition of our room. It was clean, but so worn and shabby, and the smell...as... More 

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

Just as in every aspect of life, we have reconciled with the reality that our hotel is not able to please all of the people all of the time. After reading your review, we are again reminded that Kings Inn is not a great fit for every guest who stays with us. (Not to say that we will ever tire... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The Kings Inn Hotel is doing a great job of renovating an aging property. It was clean and well-cared for and definitely worth the price. There are no coffee makers in the rooms, but coffee and hot water for tea is available in the lobby 24/7. The only other annoyance was the handbill distributors that routinely shove papers through the... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy to see our efforts to improve our mid century inn are apparent and garner your approval. As a business traveler we hope you will be encouraged to know we will be placing single cup brewers in all our rooms once every room has its new furniture. We will still offer lobby coffee... More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for two nights in April in order to spend a couple of days with our sons for our anniversary. I have rarely been treated so well at a hotel. Let me explain. We had booked the managers special - paid $132 dollars for two nights. On arrival, we were told we would be given... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It was our pleasure to help make your 25th anniversary even more memorable. When your sons called to arrange a room close to yours it was an easy decision to upgrade your family to our suite because we had the rooms available and they were meant for just such occasions. It makes us proud that... More 

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