We live in Santa Monica, and drive down to San Diego about twice a year, to visit the Zoo, SeaWorld, and friends. We've been staying at the Kings Inn for years now, and we love it. The price is always very reasonable, the pool and Jacuzzi are fantastic, the rooms are nice and quiet, the staff is very accommodating and easy to deal with, and the breakfast restaurant, "The Waffle Spot" is a super tasty place to have breakfast everyday making for a great start to each day we are there. It's always easy to find negative things to say about hotels, but for the value, the Kings Inn is fantastic. Highly recommended!