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“Gorgeous hotel at the beach” 5 of 5 stars
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Diamond Head Inn
Ranked #233 of 281 Hotels in San Diego
Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Gorgeous hotel at the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My first time staying at this hotel and a absolutely wonderful experience. We stayed in a one bedroom with kitchenette. It appeared to have been a recent remodel or well kept up! Steps from the beach made it easy to get around. There is parking in front of the hotel and at their sister location that was easily accessible. Will definitely keep this one as a place to stay in San Diego!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you!! If you are a guest that does not mind walking a block or two to park, especially in the summer, you will usually enjoy your stay with us. We are currently working on improvements on flooring, the furniture, and the kitchen seating. We have identified these areas a being our most important areas of improvement. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we do hope you will come again!
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Nebraska
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Beach is just across the parking lot, we got a ground floor room that had a 2nd exit out of the kitchen. This room is HUGE and super cheap. There are so many places to visit within walking distance as well. Hotel offers coffee, OJ and pastries in the morning if you want but there are so many other places that offers breakfast and we feel this added to our experience, always exploring. The limited amenities that are typically offered at other hotels helps keep the cost down. Only thing is the 4 parking spots specifically for the hotel, we did not have issues finding a spot to park, though, and the hotel has a sister hotel 2 blocks away you are allowed to park at. We will be back!

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3 Thank Ashliesue
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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Thank you. It's really difficult to get this close to the beach at the rates we charge compared to other properties nearby. We hope to see you again really soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Located right onto the beach and walking distance from the bars and restaurants. If you cannot get parked in front of hotel, ask at reception and they will direct you to free parking at their sister hotel, loved this place!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank kateasmith
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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Very nice! Yes, additional parking is located only one block away, or about a one to a two minute walk. Thank you for staying with us!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

The girl at check in could care less about us. Parking was scarse. The room was bigger than we expected, very nice and clean. Close to beach and lots of bars! Aside from the service here, we would stay here again.

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
I want to apologize for the service. For me, as the GM, the service is the number one concern. As you mentioned, the beach is right outside of our door, and we are in the process of improving our rooms, so those are easy. We will continue to work on that. Thank you very much.
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Morristown, Arizona
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Hotel is almost on the beach and that is all that matters. Rooms are more than adequate and price is very reasonable. Hansa at the front desk is very professional and cool. Room was clean but a bit tattered. Hansa mentioned that they are renovating all rooms soon and the price will be the same. We will be back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Hasna was correct about the renovation, and it will be completed very soon. And, of course, we are very happy that you stayed with us, and we hope you will come and stay with us again! Regarding the location, it is very hard to beat!
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Maroa, Illinois
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This was our second visit to this Inn. the rooms are very conveniently located on Pacific Beach. Close to many eateries, bike, boggie board and surf board rentals and in a safe area. Both of our visits we found our rooms to be clean, quiet and comfortable. We love having the kitchenette so that we don't have to eat out for all our meals if we choose not to. We will be back for another visit next year.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Dsarna
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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Thank you for your review! It's always great to hear about a guest that returns and says they will be returning again!!! I hope we will be seeing you again very soon!
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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I booked this hotel on the advice of a friend who had stayed there with her family many times. The location was right on the boardwalk at Pacific Beach, the room was comfortable and had a kitchenette. The hotel was clean and quiet and reasonably priced. I will definitely stay there again. The woman in the office, Hasna, was so warm and welcoming and I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with her. She made the place so inviting and is a valuable asset to the place.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Maggie M
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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the advice of your friend and staying with us! We do hope you will come back and stay with us again very soon. I'll be sure to let Hasna know about your comments. We are seriously concentrating on service, and I'm glad it's noticeable.
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Property: Diamond Head Inn
Address: 605 Diamond St, San Diego, CA 92109-2497
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #233 of 281 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Diamond Head Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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