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Los Angeles, California
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90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Arizona
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62 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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.... More 

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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... More 

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1 Thank wil S
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. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
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... More 

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Thank Stephanie S
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. More 

Hockessin, Delaware
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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... More 

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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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78 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Knew experience was in trouble when Alex front desk person took out piece of paper and folded it around room credit card to make card sleeve and then wrote 110 room number on it. No place too park at hotel open parking for public in which you have to keep driving around to find a parking space blocks from hotel... More 

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

The lack of air-conditioning has been the major issue, and is finally being rectified with the renovation. Finally, there will be cool air after returning from a long day at the beach. I hope you will try us again at some other time. Also, I do wish we had a better alternative for the vending, and may move it to... More 

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2016

It's a bit run down, but we keep going back because of the location. Right by the water. Reasonable rates. Good restaurants within walking distance and very nice people in the office. We're going back in a few weeks.

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

Thank you for continuing to stay with us! We are in the process of a full renovation now, and hope you will enjoy the changes. More 

Anthem, Arizona
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This was our second year staying at Diamond Head Inn. If you are looking for location...you cannot go wrong!! Don't expect the Days Inn or Comfort Suits. This is a typical surfside motel...nothing fancy. Some tips...if you book a Queen Suite and are looking for two queen size beds, make sure you select the room with two queen beds. The... More 

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

I hope when you return, you will be in a brand new room with air conditioning. And, we also look forward top your return as well! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Diamond Head Inn

Address: 605 Diamond St, San Diego, CA 92109
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range: $109 - $463 (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 not stay in room 110 or 111, bottom floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Silver54, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are no good roomsQ”
 of 5 bubbles jaunet1026, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Select another hotel period.”
 of 5 bubbles azcheesefan, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“@ front rooms have ocean view, but are more expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles judytopaz, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here if you want a good night rest”
 of 5 bubbles fiera1990, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
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