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Kings Inn San Diego
Ranked #34 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Sacramento
2 reviews
“Very good location”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

In the days of cookie cutter hotels with breakfast rooms equipped with cereal bins that reminds one of a modern feedstation for cows, this hotel has a great restaurant for breakfast and music from the 50's.
Modernization program of rooms very satsfying, resulting in great beds with similar pillows.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Wafflek9, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for recognizing our unique identity among the countless shoebox chain hotels with their typically lackluster breakfast bars that never seem to serve for more than a three hour window. Our number one goal at Kings Inn is to exceed your expectations in order to validate the money you spend to stay here. But high up on our list is to preserve much of what has made us great for over fifty years--this includes our Waffle Spot Diner, our home away from home hospitality, our value oriented rates, and our family friendly appeal. All in all, we are glad to know you did not feel treated as cattle here. And we hope you will seek us out again anytime you plan to return to San Diego.
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Hotel Circle is centrally located to all the places in San Diego. Some of the other hotels on Hotel Circle have started going down-hill and not keeping up maintenance. The Kings Inn has been well maintained. It is very very clean. The staff was very accommodating and very friendly. The pool is refreshing, the hottub just right. The waffle spot is cute and has good food. The Mexican food they have in the evening is also very good. Yes, we will choose this hotel next time we are back in the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wafflek9, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
We are honored to receive your praise and high rating. Kings Inn saw just as many challenges as our neighbors during the 2008-2010 dip in travel to San Diego. Fortunately, we have been able to bounce back quickly and our team and owners are fully invested in making Kings Inn the premier family hotel in Mission Valley/Hotel Circle-if not all of San Diego.

We will look forward to your next visit, so that you can witness our continued growth and our heightened commitment to excellence with each stay. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our future guests.
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

To our happy surprise this hotel is a real bargain. Our room was very clean and comfortable. surprisingly quiet for being totally full at the time we visited. Easy access from the freeway.
The best part was the resturaunt. They have a little '60s type breakfast place that has the best service ever. The food is excellent and the prices are very fair. The waitress there is totally in love with her job and it shows. What a treat.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Wafflek9, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Thank you! We definitely love to hear when we have exceeded our guest's expectations. A huge part of what is special about Kings Inn is that all of our staff understand how important they are to us and, in turn, to your overall satisfaction with your visit. We will be sharing your review with the Waffle Spot, though we are at a loss to say who was your server because they are all awesome.

We hope you will consider us for all your future visits to San Diego.
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

I travel extensively and stay in a lot of chain hotels and I purposely picked the Kings Inn because I wanted a non-chain experience. Its been recently refurbished so the rooms although older were nicely appointed, comfy and quiet. The pool in the center is spacious and had a resort feel to it and perfect for those balmy evenings.. Its in a great location with close proximity to the sites of San Diego. It was also very convenient to have two restaurants on site, one for breakfast and a Mexican restaurant with a lounge for the evenings. After a long day it was nice to not have to drive to go somewhere to eat or have a cocktail. In fact the whole atmosphere was very friendly. Staying at the Kings Inn was a trip down memory lane, like the old days people mingled and actually had conversations (not glued to their phones).The staff at the front desk was helpful and accommodating. Although an older property therefore not the sleek modern trendy hotel type, I wouldn't trade the friendly, personal experience for a cold sterile chain hotel. I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Wafflek9, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Being an family-owned and independently operated hotel, we truly appreciate that our unique identity was part of your initial decision to stay with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed this visit and took full advantage of all our awesome amenities at Kings Inn.

Yes, we are not sleek or modern, but with our recent renovations, we hope to show more and more guests that a clean comfortable room, a fair rate and exceptional service can make up for the lack of some of those contemporary trends that typically come with added fees and higher rates.

We hope others will be encouraged by your kind words to try us out and see why our little hotel has been a great place to stay in San Diego for more than 50 years. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon!
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Everything is good except the smell! I booked this hotel after reading the reviews. When we got in to the Lobby, the smell was so bad, unpleasant smell. When we got into our room, the room smell cigarette, even though they said all the rooms are non smoking. Overall it was good. I suggest if they can put air freshner especially in the lobby!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Wafflek9, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
First impressions are important to us, so we definitely take your comments about an odor in our lobby very seriously. Because both our fantastic restaurants that prepare distinctly individual menus are open to our lobby and guest reception, at times it is a challenge for us to stifle the combination of Mexican Cuisine and Waffles that has wafted into the lobby over the course of the day. We do make a valiant effort daily to deodorize the area and apologize that it was not a success in your experience.

In regards to your room, yes, all our rooms are nonsmoking. We actually even discourage guests from smoking anywhere outside except in two designated patio areas. Does every guest who smokes observe this consideration? Probably no. When we catch it or when another guest reports an inconvenience because of it, we address it immediately.

We are definitely pleased that 'overall' you found things to be GOOD at Kings Inn. However, we are by no means content with your first impression and hope that you will stay with us again to allow us to win you over wholeheartedly. In the meantime, thank you for taking the time to share about your visit.
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Okay this was not our first rodeo at the Kings Inn, Our first was in 2011, we stayed here for our honeymoon, a total of 7 days. The experience far exceeded our expectations, the room was clean, and the hotel staff went out of their way to make this day special for us. After that experience the Kings Inn has became our home away from home, the last 4 trips to San Diego, (so my Husband could go fishing and I could enjoy the wonderful shopping in San Diego) we have stayed at the Kings Inn and have yet to have a bad stay. This year we celebrated our anniversary and stayed another 7 days, from the front desk (Anna) to the Amigo Spot (Carlos & Kyle), the Waffle Spot and last but by no means least David Parrent, who we contacted on our first stay and has remember us each and every time we call to make a new reservation. This hotel is one worth staying as the pricing is very reasonable, the staff is Super Fantastic, and the rooms are very clean and taken care of on a daily basis. The pool is very relaxing, as is a cup of morning coffee taken at the cover patio area next to the pool. The hotel has started updating the rooms and they are doing a excellent job.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wafflek9, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Thank you for all the great feedback! We truly enjoy your visits. It is like welcoming home family. It is our goal to build such relationships with all our returning guests and to establish new bonds with our first time guests as well.

We look forward to your next visit and to showing all the exciting changes in store for our rooms as we continue our property renovations this fall and winter.
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

I booked a block of room for my wedding guests last July. I was looking for an affordable hotel that was also well located and this was just the right place! David was really helpful with all the organization for the group and trying to accommodate everyone. My grandpa being sick he needed a very quiet room and David made sure he had this. Also the rate included breakfast at the waffle spot which is a really good hot breakfast. The rooms are clean and newly renovated.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anybody who's visiting San Diego.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Wafflek9, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thank you for telling everyone about the availability of our group specials and courtesy wedding guest room blocks. We take pride in being a part of any wedding celebration whether we only host the sleeping rooms for out of town guests or also hold the reception and/or ceremony here on property.

We were happy to have your guests and family at Kings Inn. All were very gracious and, of course, you made a beautiful bride. We realize that your travels have taken you far across the pond but hope that we will see you and your new husband again whenever you visit San Diego. And always, we wish you much love and happiness in your life together.
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Property: Kings Inn San Diego
Address: 1333 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#15 Green Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kings Inn San Diego 2.5*
Number of rooms: 140
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 2,000 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 
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