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Diamond Head Inn

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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San Diego, California
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We were stuck without a place for 2 weeks with cats, this place although under construction allowed us, price was good, and had a kitchenette which helped to somewhat feel like home, the service was so good and kind. i had stayed here once before 17 years ago when i was prego and lived away from home and loved it...

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

We are very happy that we were able to accommodate you and your cats. I know it can be difficult, especially in this area, to find a respectable place that will welcome your pets as well. The renovation will conclude in about a month or so. I hope you will come back and stay with us again soon.

Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Diamond head is a great location along Boardwalk by Crystal Piere. Reasonable price, friendly people, small cottage or village like feel yet great access to San Diego, Balboa Park, Coronado Island or take a short drive to La Jolla just to the North. Crystal Piere and the Boradwalk to Mission Bay is a great "Good Morning Walk". Surf, boat, rent...

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

We are very happy you have stayed with us, and taken the time to make your comments. I hope you will stay with us again soon.

lv
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This little hotel has alot to offer. The best part is that you are literally on the boardwalk. We walked every where. If you are looking for a luxury hotel. This isnt it, but the rates are very good. The Location is awesome. The rooms were not bad. In my experience most of the hotels in California do not have...

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are in the process of renovating the entire property. When we are finished, we will have air conditioning as well. This should make a significant difference.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We booked this hotel because of the location and how close it was to the beach and after reading the reviews and seeing the manager say it was updated we thought we'd give this place a shot.... besides the location this was the worse choice we could have made. The paint in the tub is pilling and there are stains...

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

I am very sorry for the misunderstanding about the upcoming renovation. We are scheduled to start this finally next Monday. I hope after we complete this, that you will give us another try at the return guest rate.

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great location right on the boardwalk and beach. We've been staying here for 4-5 years in the 2nd floor room with the patio overlooking the beach. Love the view and ocean breezes. The rooms have a small fridge, 2-burner stove top, microwave, dishes, and decent sized kitchen area with table. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean. The...

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

We are finally addressing all of the issues that were mentioned. As for the balconies, we keep painting the steel. We had the company that installed the glass that replaced the metal, remove as much of the steel as possible and were left with what you see now. I am hoping we will be doing some external work as well...

Arizona
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed in room 111, this was the worst room ever, no ventilation as it is one the bottom floor with a building in front of it. We had a fan but was broken, asked for another was told they didn't have any. They did have ceiling fans, which helped, but the bedroom was very hot and not air movement....

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

Thank you staying with us! We do hope you will try us again after we complete our full renovation. We are about half way finished with the renovation in the first half of the property, and should be completely done very soon.

Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Downing the weekend here. From cracked tiles in the bath and closet rack falling off the wall to rusted out legs on the bathroom vanity. Even the television doesn't work. The only good thing about this hotel is its location. We rented a room with a kitchen, free dead bugs on the coffee cups! The room had one towel, no...

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

We have just started a renovation on this property, and it will make it one of the nicest inexpensive places to stay on the boardwalk. I'm sorry for the condition of the room, and do hope you will try us again when we have completed the changes.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a couple of years ago and place was.ok. We knew coming back that the place was a little run down. But for the price And location you cant beat it. Got in late and came into a room with a refrigator that did not work. Got that replaced next day. We ask for extra towels and came back...

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

As soon as we finish the renovation, everything will be very nice and better than it has ever been. I talked with the guest service agent about the comments that were made to you as they are not acceptable on any level with me. I do hope you will reconsider after we finish, and that you will call me directly.

Hockessin, Delaware
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Rooms were filthy and worn. Bathroom tub was chipped, carpets were all stained. Trim around carpet was pulled away from wall with electric cords. Some windows had to screen (not good since no air conditioning). Two bedroom suite is misleading and should be noted. The second "suite" is your living room with a sofa bed and from looks of the...

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Of course, I was notified about the situation you are referring to helped the guest from beginning to end. I do agree that if you read a two room suite that it may lead you to believe it would have two bedrooms. Please know that we have two choices, a room with a bedroom and...

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I booked this hotel for 2 nights with myself and 3 children. If location is all that matters then book it. It's right across the street from the beach and has parking. It was advertised as a 2 queen bed suite so I upgraded to have 2 queen beds. It's actually a queen bed with a pull out sofa bed...

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jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this review

I do apologize for the condition of the room while you stayed with us. We should have already stared the overdue renovation before that date, and were planning to be completely finished before the new year hit. The good news is that we are well into this improvement, and the difference will be great.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Warm and inviting, our casual beachfront hotel is the perfect setting for your next vacation. Our suites feature kitchens with granite countertops for your convenience. Kitchens are fully equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, coffeemakers and all the essential utensils that you need to cook and eat. We also serve complimentary continental breakfast, and our friendly, multilingual staff is ready to help you with local advice and suggestions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Diamond Head Inn

Address: 605 Diamond St, San Diego, CA 92109
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range: $160 - $452 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Diamond Head Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Do your best to get an upstairs room on the second floor, quieter.”
dixon6333, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do not stay in room 110 or 111, bottom floor.”
Silver54, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are no good roomsQ”
jaunet1026, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Select another hotel period.”
azcheesefan, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“@ front rooms have ocean view, but are more expensive.”
judytopaz, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
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