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Kings Inn San Diego

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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The property is a little way out of town together with others of the same kind. As it's not in the center it enables them to provide free parking, which was a big plus for us. Unfortunately we didn't have a chance to use the pool but it did look inviting! There's also a reasonable price laundry room on the...

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

enjoyed our wee stay the amigo restaurant ahmazeballs... the waffle spot also hit the mark. Normal hotel for the price we paid but everything was clean. location is fab for whatever you plan on doing in SD. Check out old town as well super worth it. Gym is low key but had everything we needed pool area very family. Def...

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

It sounds like you took full advantage of all the great things Kings Inn has to offer our guests. Our two amazing restaurants and lounge, our heated pool, our gym. You are right, we are a comfortable place to crash, but for the guests looking for more than just a cozy bed and a hot shower, we feel we check...

Riverside
Reviewed 22 July 2016

great place to stay very family friendly, or alone quite hotel nice rooms, play toys in pool good parking, bathtubs in room , room offers coffee machine, nice size refrigerator BUT NO Microwave :-( there is an extra blanket in dresser, flat tv

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our hotel and our pool. It is true that microwaves are not a part of our standard room amenities but we have them available as an upgrade for a small fee. We hope you will visit again, and let us know in advance if you would like to add a...

Upland, California
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This hotel is a unique gem. Adorable retro vibe, excellent service, clean rooms. Feels like you stepped into an episode of Mad Men! Our new favorite place to stay in San Diego. Can't beat this hotel for the price and location.

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

We love knowing we delivered more than you expected of your stay at Kings Inn. Thank you for discovering the charm in our mid century independent hotel and for sharing your experience.

Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The hotel is an older hotel that has been updated recently. I have stayed here several times both before and after the updates, each time I have found the accommodations and the staff to be open and friendly. It is located centrally so that you are 10 - 15 minutes from most of the major attractions in the San Diego...

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

When San Diego created the cluster of hotels in Mission Valley in the 1950's now know as Hotel Circle, it was to provide a convenient stopping point that placed visitors in the middle of all there is to see and do here. Even in the new millennium our location is still optimal. We definitely have taken considerations in our recent...

Reviewed 20 July 2016

A nice enough hotel in a very good location for getting around the sights, Tiolet in room was very small, although they did have a separate sink area. Great swimming pool and the room was kept tidy throughout our stay. Staff were very nice and very helpful

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

Thanks for choosing Kings Inn for your visit to San Diego. We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope others are encouraged by your review.

Reviewed 20 July 2016

We were in SoCal for a quick trip, and stayed at Kings Inn for one night. Everyone was very friendly, and the room was clean. The bed was also comfortable, which is a problem I usually run into at motels, so this was a nice surprise. The WiFi is very spotty, I tried to check some items for work and...

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

Thank you for your review. Your constructive comments are appreciated. We typically do not hear of challenges with our WiFi because of our 300mbps strength and our 24 access points around the property. Perhaps because you were here the week of Comic-Con when we experience a large spike in WiFi use, it hampered your usage and we apologize. Thank you...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We stayed for 5 nights. The room was clean and modern, and the bed was very comfortable. Friendly and helpful staff. And the pool and jacuzzi were awesome! Convenient location near shopping, zoo, Sea World, beaches and downtown. We'll definitely stay here again!

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

We are happy you enjoyed your five night stay at Kings Inn. We especially like it when guests who discover our fun little independent hotel say they plan to stay again on future visits to San Diego. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed at the King's Inn for a weekend getaway. Fantastic experience. The hospitality was great, my room was clean and xomfoetable. They have an absolutely delicious restaurant called The Waffle Spot. Excellent food. My entire experience made my trip relaxing and enjoyable. I recommend this gem wholeheartedly.

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

Thank you for your wholehearted recommendation. We are happy to know you were well cared for by our staff and had a relaxing retreat. We hope you will find more opportunities to stay with us.

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Really nice retro-contemporary hotel. The hotel has it all for a great price. Don't pass it by! Competent and friendly staff. Nice rooms. The restaurants on site are very good , bring friends and family. Great for everyone . Close to everything in San Diego!

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

Thanks for staying our little retro hotel. Glad you enjoyed our rooms, restaurants and friendly service. We appreciate your review and hope you will visit again.

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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, American
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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: $103 - $209 (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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“South facing second floor by the pool was the best! Rm # 250-ish. Warm morning sun and cool by the pool!”
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“Avoid front rooms by the traffic”
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“Poolside rooms are a bit noisier (obviously), but pool closes at 10PM”
 of 5 bubbles shaneb378, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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