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Kings Inn San Diego
Ranked #39 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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“Friendly staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in August 2013, I was disappointed on arrival as it wasnt what I had expected from the hotel website. On check-in the staff were very friendly and helpful with sightseeing tips. The hotel is a good location to be based to get to the beach/shopping/airport/Coronado/downtown but you would definitely need a car and everything is within a 10 minute drive. The rooms were basic motel style but clean. The swimming pool was great to have after a day of shopping and the hotel provide towels at reception. The onsite Waffle Spot was great for breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Three day stay. Room was very nice. Super comfortable king bed. Great a/c on warm days. Friendly and accommodating staff on site and a pretty decent coffee shop for breakfast. Super value at $75.00 per night during the height of the season in San Diego. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
We love when we exceed the expectations of our guests but we hope that with great reviews like yours, our future guests will anticipate all these great aspects of our unique boutique hotel. Thank you for your review. Please visit us again soon.
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Laguna Beach, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

The Kings Inn is a refreshing step back in time to motels of a by-gone era. The staff is super friendly, the restaurants have great service and great food. I like that is is a "one of a kind," not part of a big hotel chain.

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Thank JoannF07
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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you for embracing our unique and independent spirit as a family owned vintage hotel in a sea of cookie cutter chains. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will consider staying with us any time you return to San Diego.
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Redlands, California, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

After reading old reviews of the Kings Inn and comparing to the new ones I found on a different website it was obvious that the owners have really stepped up their game and made several improvements throughout the property.

The staff at this hotel are awesome and when checking in Ana had a winning personality to match her smile that put my doubts at rest swiftly.

Considering that this is one of the older "Vintage" hotels on Hotel Circle my family and I were pleasantly surprised to find that the room was not only comfortable, but had all we needed. Calling for extra towels and pillows was a breeze and they arrived quickly. Inside and out the Kings Inn was well decorated and landscaped. Even though we didn't have time for the pool it looked great and we were tempted to change our plans just to go for a swim.

On our day of checkout we had breakfast at the Waffle Spot. Pricing was a little high and the service left a bit to be desired. (Waitress paid very little attention to our table after bringing us our food and we were unable to get our drinks refilled leaving us all thirsty.) Regardless, the food itself was very good and the waffles were excellent.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank David G
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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
We truly appreciate that you took the time to find out a little more about Kings Inn so that you could book our independent and non chain hotel with confidence. We are especially thankful that you paid it forward by sharing your experience as well.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and apologize for any lapse in service you felt while dining in the Waffle Spot. You are right that our owners have really stepped up their game and we anticipate many great new changes with all new rooms designs and other hotel renovations yet to come in early 2014.
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Carmel, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

had a great time. pool and hot tub were clean, not crowded. pillows were cozy. waffels were yummy. guests and workers were all nice.the free drink and 10% off breakfast coupons were nice to have been given by the front desk person.

Room Tip: pool vue room was a nice choice.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for staying with us for Tiki Oasis! As you probably figured out, we LOVE our Tiki Guests and look forward to this weekend all year. We hope you will choose us each year as we become a greater part of the festivities.
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Great place to stay! Very comfortable. The rooms were clean, the staff was friendly and the pool and Jacuzzi were fantastic after a long day. We have stayed at several places in Hotel Circle and we will be coming back here!! Thank you for your hospitality Kings Inn : )

Room Tip: Im sure any room is great. Very quiet hotel.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
It was great to read your review. Thank you for being a faithful guest to Hotel Circle when you visit and are proud that we have now won you over at Kings Inn for your future visits. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Additional Information about Kings Inn San Diego

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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#17 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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