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Kings Inn Hotel

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Oceanside, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love staying at the kings inn hotel. They are so friendly and accommodating. The hotel has that mid century modern feel to it and is really clean! The waffle spot has fabulous breakfast. I look forward to my stay here every year for tiki oasis!!

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Thank leiliflower
Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love staying at the King's Inn. The staff is friendly, and they always go out of their way to make sure that our stay is wonderful! The hotel is safe and clean!! The Retro atmosphere makes us feel right at home!

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Thank ameliawild2016
Los Angeles, United States
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8 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I want to start by saying the property is lovely. And my boyfriend and I enjoyed the two restaurants on site, which I will review separately. But my overall impressions are: The mattresses are really way too firm, the pillows are downright hard. The shower was clearly not cleaned before we checked in (hair--a LOT of hair--in the shower, no... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You may have read my previous review of Kings Inn from last year. This year was just as great, if not better! The room was wonderfully quiet and peaceful, even though it was right over the Amigo Spot restaurant. It was lovely having a balcony, even if we didn't get to enjoy it for very long. My husband and I... More 

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Thank Lina L
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kings Inn is a beautifully preserved hotel with fun and fabulous restaurants, a lovely pool and friendly and attentive staff. We love the Amigo Spot, the Waffle Spot and the mid-century modern atmosphere. We'll be back!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really liked the update/improvements to the King's Inn! The management really hit the nail on the head with the design, colors and comfort! Clean pool, tropical grounds and plenty of parking lend to a great stay!

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Volcano, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing fancy here, but very comfortable, clean room with all amenities one could want. Very friendly staff, really nice pool and whirlpool. Amigos restaurant and bar fun with friendly bartender, Juan. Free parking was a plus since most hotels on this Hotel Circle charge quite a bit. We are from Hawaii and the tropical atmosphere here made us feel right... More 

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

We definitely had a little extra aloha spirit during your visit with the Tiki Oasis festival happening. We are glad to see you enjoyed your visit and that Juan took great care of you in the lounge. At Kings Inn, we try to keep it simple with clean, comfortable rooms, friendly service and great amenities like our heated pool, two... More 

North Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I know this review is for a stay last month, things got away from me, but I think it will be helpful and also recognize the superb effort of the employees of this hotel. We did a lot of research on various sites before we chose this hotel. I was impressed with the reviews that told of the care and... More 

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

It was a pleasure meeting you and hearing first hand about your stay. We have a great staff here that make Kings Inn everything that it is; Dwayne is awesome. This includes having four on site members who are pool certified in the state of California, which lends to the exceptional maintenance of our pool. We are happy you enjoyed... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

room was clean and nice, staff were friendly and helpful. Room was nicely decorated Location was perfect for travelling around to downtown, la jolla, sunset cliffs and fiesta island was just off the freeway. The waffle spot and mexican restaurant were amazing!!

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

Kings Inn is one of the few remaining original hotels in San Diego's infamous Hotel Circle. In the 1950's this became a great stopping point in town because of its easy access to three major freeways that make it easy to get to all the fun things to see and do here. 60 years later, the location is still unbeatable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here during Tiki Oasis and loved every moment of it. The rooms were lovely and comfortable. The pool and Spa were clean and inviting. The staff lovely. Would come back here for a visit anytime.

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

We hope you do come back and that you don't wait just for Tiki Oasis. We maintain our mid century aesthetic and the pool is heated year round. Thank you for choosing Kings Inn for the events. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Amigo Spot
Amigo Spot
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 remodeled nonsmoking rooms, two restaurants and a lounge, a sparkling pool and spa that are heated year round,guest fitness room 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 

Additional Information about Kings Inn Hotel

Address: 1333 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108-3408
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Price Range: $85 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kings Inn Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 140
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Also Known As:
Kings Hotel San Diego
Kings San Diego
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#17 Green Hotel in San Diego
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