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Kings Inn San Diego

1333 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108-3408
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#17 of 295 hotels in San Diego
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Silver level
Kings Inn San Diego 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 non-smoking rooms, two restaurants and a lounge, a sparkling pool and spa that are heated year round, guest fitness room and over 2,000 feet of meeting and banquet facilities. Guests can enjoy the added benefits of Free guest parking is available on site, one car per room, $8.00 per each extra car, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate oversized vehicles. free local calls, and free WiFi. Family-owned and family-friendly, Kings Inn San Diego is committed to providing comfortable accommodations, exceptional service and optimal affordability to our valued guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Kids stay free
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Melissa wrote a review Sep 21
Prescott, Arizona72 contributions31 helpful votes
Kings Inn is located on Hotel Circle. Great location for getting around San Diego. Only 10 minutes from Mission Beach and Mission Bay Area. Hotel was clean and welcoming. Easy check in! Room is spacious and has a great fridge. Bathroom is a little small but worked for what we needed. Bed are comfy and loved all the extra pillows. Safe area and easy to navigate too and from. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Kings Inn San Diego
Responded today
Dear Melissa, Thank you for choosing Kings Inn San Diego to host your stay. It is great to see that you liked our comfortable, well-equipped rooms and convenient, safe location. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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John F wrote a review Sep 18
Myrtle Creek, Oregon60 contributions7 helpful votes
A big “Ooorah!” from my family! We were in San Diego for my grandson’s graduation from Marine boot camp at MCRD San Diego. After spending two days on our feet walking all over the base, the King’s Inn was welcome relief! Older hotel? Who cares?!?! It is totally updated with colors and amenities reminiscent of the Lucy and Desi days. Really cool art-deco refrigerators, comfortable beds, coffee service and the list goes on! SANDY at the front desk was a complete joy and a wealth of information! The pool here is beautiful, clean, and welcoming with seats and loungers. We will stay here again when lucky enough to visit San Diego!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Poolside rooms are the best!
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Kings Inn San Diego
Responded 2 days ago
Dear John, Thank you for staying with us at Kings Inn San Diego! We trust you had a wonderful time at your grandson's graduation from Marine boot camp! It was our pleasure to provide comfortable and well-appointed accommodations after a long day on your feet. We're delighted you loved our fun, retro environment, as well as our relaxing pool. Sandy will be elated you remembered her by name! On behalf of our team, we hope your travels bring you back to San Diego so that we will have an opportunity to host you again!
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eddieburston . wrote a review Sep 17
6 contributions6 helpful votes
Staff is wonderful friendly rooms are very clean and spacious Recommend for families and business trips Great breakfast hospitality spacious recommen Book your room at least two weeks in advance specials for rooms
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Kings Inn San Diego
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Eddie, Our friendly staff truly enjoyed hosting you and will be glad they were a highlight of your visit. It's also great to know that our clean, spacious rooms and excellent breakfast added to your experience. Should your travels bring you back to town, please come see us again at Kings Inn San Diego!
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Michael wrote a review Sep 16
Riverside, California1 contribution
The rooms were clean and the staff was friendly for the most part. We tried to get a late check out because I ended up with the flu and the woman was rather abrupt to the fact that I would be charged for the entire day if I wanted to extend my checkout by 1 hour. I visit San Diego a couple of times a year and the last couple of time stayed at the Atwood and definitely received a better customer experience upon checking out.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Kings Inn San Diego
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Michael, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. It is great to see that you liked our clean, comfortable accommodations, and we hope you found our location convenient for your needs. We apologize for any perceived rudeness from our staff. It's important to us that all our guests feel welcome, and we will speak with the person concerned. Please allow us another opportunity to host you again in the future.
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Anna R wrote a review Sep 14
Casa Grande, Arizona62 contributions45 helpful votes
We booked through Priceline and this was one of 3 hotels that were selected for San Diego it was $79 a night so we took it, Overall it wasn't bad but these are the pros and cons..Pros: close to everything,nice set up ,easy in and out of parking lot,overhead A/c unit not just by the window, room service was very eager to clean so room was very clean,full iron closet ,comfy beds and pillows Cons: Older rooms with adjoining rooms,small bathrooms ,very noisy all night (there is a bar and liquor store next door ) people always walking around,amenities we're bare minimum upon check in 2 towels , the only toilet paper was the one on the holder you have to request more if needed ,no microwave,and I think the worst part is.. We put our do not disturb sign up and for some reason at 8 o’clock in the morning we heard someone trying to open the door it was housekeeping they then took the sign off our door( We looked out the peephole and seen her ) I don’t know why she took it off but when we went out later we walked over and asked if we could get another sign we placed it on the door that night and basically the same thing happened the next day they knocked on the door asking if we needed service which woke us up My Husband said no thats why we put the sign up . My overall opinion on this hotel is it’s a decent place there are probably rooms that you can stay in that are not as loud probably towards the opposite side of the restaurant in the back.Housekeeping could probably not knock when there is a sign up also when cleaning empty rooms before checkout keep in mind maybe next door people are still sleeping at 8 am.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: back opposite of restaurant
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Response from Richard Espinoza, Owner at Kings Inn San Diego
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am glad to hear that we will be your top choice when you visit San Diego. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! I agree with your review, the amazing housekeeping ladies are always ready to take care of the room, we will take the opportunity to remind them of our rules to knock on doors and respect the do not disturb signs. We hope to see you back on your next San Diego Trip.
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United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoMission Valley / Hotel Circle
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kings Inn San Diego
Which popular attractions are close to Kings Inn San Diego?
Nearby attractions include Cinema Under the Stars (0.6 miles), The Lamplighter (0.7 miles), and Thorn Brewing (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kings Inn San Diego?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kings Inn San Diego?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kings Inn San Diego?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kings Inn San Diego?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kings Inn San Diego?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Waffle Spot, The Amigo Spot, and The Red Door.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kings Inn San Diego?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kings Inn San Diego?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Kings Inn San Diego offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kings Inn San Diego?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Kings Inn San Diego?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (1.1 miles), Whaley House Museum (1.2 miles), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (3.4 miles).