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Kings Inn San Diego

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Bear
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had excellent rooms for a very reasonable price. The staff was very helpful - particularly Ana Cabrera who really helped me out by patiently sorting out our charges to our purchasing cards - we were 12 people staying in 6 rooms all booked on one card but charged to different accounts. Our students loved the Waffle Spot - however,...

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Kansas City
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pictures look better than reality. Rooms are old and needs new beds! It should be called a motel not hotel. Only a couple rooms are accessible from main lobby. The majority of the rooms are only accessible outside. Parking was a nightmare to try to get close to room. For the price was not impressed!

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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review

Sometimes, as a hotel we just have to shrug off the occasional review. Usually, even the harshest comments offer at least some constructive criticism. Cautiously, we would argue that your review provides none. Kings Inn is nearly 60 years old and we take pride in our age and mid-century appeal. In the past three years we have invested in a...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The room was vary nice they had upgraded us to the suite. Which had a king bed, couch and two fridges,a Mini sink and a privet balcony. The parking is easy to access and the noise is not too bad it is close to the highway but it's is drowned out in the rooms. It was Vary clean and the...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fine room, great spaces, lots of parking-- real gem though is Sir Waffelot at the Waffle Spot restaurant, their mascot. Wife and I had a very nice stay and look forward to next time. The Amigo Spot-- Mexican restaurant-- was very nice too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good value! The room we had was small for 4 adults. Bathroom area very small. Considering we didn't spend much time there other than sleep, it was a good value. Rooms were clean and staff were friendly!

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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review

When Kings In was originally designed in the late 1950's, the anticipated needs for guests in a hotel rooms were more focused on the essentials. The essentials have changed over the past 50 years and we have done well to add conveniences like refrigerators and safes, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV's and even USB charging ports built into the nightstands...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally booked this hotel because of the price (with tax $60) & location but we loved our stay! Our view was not good but it didn't matter. The Waffle King himself was there at the Waffle King spot that has the best Churro Waffles EVER!! I don't even like waffles!! If I had the time, money and will I would...

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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiastic recommendation after staying with us at Kings Inn. Many guests choose us first for value, but soon realize we try to build as much impact into your stay as possible with our two on site restaurants, heated pool, fitness room, banquet spaces and free parking and free Wi-Fi. The cherry on top is when Sir...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very economical in peak season. Best location, only a few minutes from old town, enjoy the food in the waffle spot and the amigo spot. Very delicious. The staffs are very friendly and helpful. Love this place, do recommend.

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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review

We are glad you loved your stay and how you were cared for at Kings Inn. Thank you for choosing our hotel and for trying both our restaurants. We appreciate your recommendation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights this week and it was a great experience staying here. The room was super clean and had a very comfortable bed. It also has 2 greats restaurants in its premises, one is a Mexican restaurant and the other a must visit breakfast place - The waffle spot. Over all a very pleasant stay and...

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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review

We would definitely enjoy having you back one day. Thank you for sharing your review. We are happy you had a great experience and found our rooms clean and comfortable.

Graham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not a 5 star hotel, but deserves 4 stars for being clean, and inexpensive. The pool and hot tub are great. The bed was firm, but that's how I like it. It's located just minutes from everything. Used Uber to go downtown at night and never paid more than $10 for the ride. Highly recommend this place for the...

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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review

We can accept your 4star rating along with your recommendation. In terms of luxury, we are not a 5star, but only AAA rates hotels on the luxury standard. Here on TripAdvisor, you are free to rate generously based on your overall satisfaction. We hope you will visit again and that we can build upon your experience. Thank you for your...

Mililani, Hawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool retro '50s decor, friendly staff, and nice amenities such as washcloths folded in fan shapes and tucked into hand towel "baskets," a Christmas wrapping paper station for guests to wrap their gifts, and a guest laundry. Room and bath were clean, mattress was firm, and there were plenty of pillows, blankets, and towels. We stayed there for 4 nights...

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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this review

Despite the ample rain we have been having in San Diego, California still has tighter restrictions for commercial plumbing and this may account for the lower water pressure in your room. Other than that, we are happy you enjoyed your stay and shared your holidays with us. Thank you for remembering so many of our team by name. And thank...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Amigo Spot
Amigo Spot
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Kings Inn San Diego

Address: 1333 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Price Range: $91 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kings Inn San Diego 2.5*
Number of rooms: 140
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“Choose pool view second floor”
 of 5 bubbles 952muralit, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Accessibility to second floor is by stairs, but staff will bring your luggage (and you) up and down by service elevator on request.”
 of 5 bubbles SuzySushi2014, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend getting a room on the ground floor to avoid the steps with luggage and the like.”
 of 5 bubbles LVAJ, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“good value for money”
 of 5 bubbles AMWD5, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the freeway.”
 of 5 bubbles steveng651, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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