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1333 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108-3408
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#20 of 285 in San Diego
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Kings Inn San Diego 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 non-smoking 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 guest parking is available on site, one car per room, $8.00 per each extra car, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate oversized vehicles. free local calls, and free WiFi. Family-owned and family-friendly, Kings Inn San Diego is committed to providing comfortable accommodations, exceptional service and optimal affordability to our valued guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Family
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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45Car recommended
Grade: 45 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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Milan A wrote a review 27 Jun
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Everything this about this hotel deserves 5 stars 🌟. From the front desk customer service to the friendly staff on site. I stayed 1 week and housekeeping was amazing well trusted they came in every day changed out my bedding and towels even swept the sand tracked in from the beaches. Maintenance filled our cover with ice before leaving. Also we got fresh towels while at the pool. Beds are comfy, pillows are nice and fluffy, restaurant and waffle place were delicious, and the service was amazing. Parking was just a little difficult when you get back late to hotel other then the best hotel with best prices.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Brandi R wrote a review 21 Jun
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The room was small and outdated, but it was clean and that's all we cared about. A place to crash at night that clean. Beds were made daily and fresh towels provided. Didn't go to pool, but it looked clean. Parking was free!!! Waffle Spot was delicious.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Brandi, Thank you for choosing Kings Inn San Diego to host your stay. It is fantastic to see that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful and that your room was clean. Please come back and see us again when you are next in the area. Management Team
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Quinn wrote a review 13 Jun
Raleigh, North Carolina8 contributions1 helpful vote
If you are looking for an above 3-star hotel, then Kings Inn is not the place. However, it is clean, welcoming, quiet, safe hotel with great price and location. It is at the San Diego Hotel Circle, with many other hotels. Very easy to access to many tourist places. The front desk is very friendly and helpful. Room is small and dated. But, clean and comfortable. Stayed for two nights. Recommend it.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for a quiet corner at 2nd floor.
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your glowing review of your stay at Kings Inn San Diego. It is great to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful and that our location was convenient for you to enjoy the local area. We look forward to seeing you again when you are next in the area. Management Team
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Al wrote a review 03 Jun
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Clean but a little out dated. Bathroom area was small. It was a good room and location right outside San Diego. You are right next to Old town and 10 minutes from La Jolla. Staff were friendly. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Kings Inn San Diego. It was our pleasure to provide you with clean accommodations for your trip to San Diego! With a convenient location and friendly hospitality, you can always count on us for an enjoyable experience. We appreciate you sharing your valuable thoughts, and we're looking forward to seeing you again. Management Team
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catmom4434 wrote a review 03 Jun
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For the cost, having free parking (although their website says it will cost $15 starting in Sept), no resort fee, heated pool, and onsite restaurants, it was totally worth it. Location is fairly central with lots of restaurants nearby and right next to the freeway. I booked a superior room, but it had the older night table with no outlets, so that was a little disappointing. The bathroom is small, but had everything we needed. Yes, a microwave in the room would be nice, but having to heat up food in the laundry room really isn't a huge hassle. And anyone who books through a third party website really should do their own research before complaining about no elevator, especially if that's a major factor for you. Overall, definitely a comfortable place to stay!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the excellent review of your recent stay at Kings Inn San Diego. We're pleased you enjoyed our excellent location, free parking, delicious dining, and exceptional value. Your comments are important to us, and we will use them as we continually work to improve our guests' experiences. It would be our privilege to host you again in San Diego. Come back soon! Management Team
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livewithlove wrote a review May 2022
Los Angeles, California29 contributions20 helpful votes
For a quick trip to San Diego, you can't go wrong with the Kings Inn. Clean & spacious room, cool pool area, easy parking, restaurant on-site and a very pleasent staff. Excellent location close to everything.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for staying at Kings Inn San Diego. We appreciate you taking the time to share your praise for our convenient location, friendly hospitality, and relaxing pool area! Whenever you return to San Diego, you can always count on us for clean and spacious accommodations. We'll see you again soon! Management Team
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Victoria Luchico wrote a review May 2022
Elk Grove, California1 contribution
Stayed here for 4 nights and it was great! The hotel is near from everything fun. The staffs are nice and the room that i got was fixed cleaned so often. I just hope that there’s complimentary breakfast included with the stay. I would likely recommend this place.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 24 May 2022
It was our pleasure to provide you with clean, convenient accommodations, and we're glad you felt welcome while you were here. The next time you're in town, please come see us again. Management Team
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Andrea F wrote a review May 2022
Billings7 contributions8 helpful votes
Best kept secret in hotel circle. Reasonable price for a clean hotel room and free parking?!?! On site restaurant for a good diner style breakfast. Staff friendly and helpful. Older place with kitschy charm. This is my new go to hotel in San Diego. If you want fancy, this is not it - but if you want a less expensive, hassle free place to sleep, this is the place.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Kings Inn San Diego
Responded 17 May 2022
We're proud to be your new go-to hotel in the area! It's great to know that our clean, comfortable rooms and affordable rates impressed you. Our friendly staff will also be glad you felt welcome while you were here. It will be a pleasure hosting you again at Kings Inn San Diego. Management Team
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PhilOnTheRoadAgain wrote a review May 2022
Payson, Arizona109 contributions36 helpful votes
Overall, I would have to say that the hotel has done a good job of making a "mid-20th century" hotel livable in a 21st century world. However, I was DEEPLY disappointed upon check-in because my wife can NOT do stairs and our room was on the second floor of a hotel with NO ELEVATOR. We had reserved a room with a king bed through Hotels.com and were NOT NOTIFIED that there was no elevator. We had to settle for two queen beds, which leaves less room for moving around. Also, there was NO MICROWAVE oven in the room either. The hotel website says "microwave on request" so I asked at check-in and was told it would cost me another $5 per day. Now, I know that $5 is not a lot of money, but just another irritation. There IS a microwave in the laundry room several doors down from our room--not very convenient for re-heating leftovers from lunch. Picture attached from the laundry room We enjoyed desserts at the Amigo Spot restaurant (take-out), fried ice cream and dessert chimichangas. The bed had a very noisy spring whenever I sat on the side to crawl in. Not nice for my wife in the middle of the night. There were plenty of outlets and USB ports BUT, they were mostly on a network of extension cords and power strips. Probably not a fire hazard, but a little disconcerting. I found it interesting that they wanted to charge me $5/night for a microwave, but there was a personal safe in the closet. If not for the initial disappointment and the queen bed substitution, I would have given a much higher score. The A/C did a nice job of cooling, but didn't provide much heat in the morning. Fortunately, it was not too cold at nights. Next time, I will pay a little extra for a better hotel, but mainly, I would just say, expect to climb some stairs.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Book early for a ground floor room or climb some stairs
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Responded 15 May 2022
Dear Phil, Thank you for your detailed, candid review of our hotel. We’re so sorry to hear that your experience did not match your expectations. We work very hard to make sure all of our guests have a rewarding stay and are disheartened to learn of your disappointment. On a positive note, we appreciate you shining the spotlight on our delicious offerings at our onsite restaurant. It is our hope you will give us another opportunity to better serve you on your next visit. Management Team
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clickerRick wrote a review May 2022
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
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Enjoyed my overnight visit. Hotel manager Sandra was very friendly and accommodating. The decor of the hotel was beautiful. As a war veteran, I appreciated the branch of service flags flying out front! I will definitely stay here again next time I’m visit San Diego. Always nice to know a great place to recommend to friends and family, and your hotel will be my recommendation!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 09 May 2022
What a pleasure to read your kind words about your recent stay at Kings Inn San Diego. We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us and the attention of our exceptional staff. You can be certain your compliments will be shared with Sandra. Our team appreciates your service, and we are honored to recognize our veterans. It's the best compliment knowing you recommend us to friends and family and that you'll spend time with us again when you return to San Diego. Come back soon! Management Team
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US$117 - US$212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kings hotel san diego, kings san diego
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoMission Valley / Hotel Circle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
140
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kings Inn San Diego
Which popular attractions are close to Kings Inn San Diego?
Nearby attractions include Cinema Under the Stars (1.0 km), The Lamplighter (1.1 km), and Thorn Brewing (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kings Inn San Diego?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kings Inn San Diego?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kings Inn San Diego?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kings Inn San Diego?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kings Inn San Diego?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Waffle Spot, The Amigo Spot, and The Red Door.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kings Inn San Diego?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kings Inn San Diego?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Kings Inn San Diego offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kings Inn San Diego?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Kings Inn San Diego?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (1.8 km), Whaley House Museum (1.9 km), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (5.5 km).