Kings Inn San Diego

If you’re hip to a smiling staff who’s eager to serve you then check into the Kings Inn San Diego. Revel in an era when guest service was king in the lodgings along the sun-splashed beaches of San Diego.

Upon entering their newly designed lobby, you’ll be warmly greeted at the registration desk by friendly staff eager to help you relax and enjoy your trip to San Diego.

Guests at the hotel enjoy amenities like free parking and one of the largest pools in town. They also have two budget-friendly restaurants on-site with kids menus that are a hit with families of all ages and sizes.

The Kings Inn is more than a place to spend the night, they are friends helping you create amazing memories. Dining is also available at The Amigo Spot, and The Waffle Spot, both onsite and both delicious!

Complimentary:

  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi

Room Amenities Include:

  • Cable Television with Movie Channels and Remote
  • Full Baths
  • Radio Alarm Clocks
  • Hairdryers
  • Safes in each room
  • Telephone with wake up and messaging services
  • Ironing Boards, Rollaway Beds and Cribs available upon request
  • Refrigerators

On-Site Services and Amenities:

    • Heated Pool & Jacuzzi
    • One banquet room and two event patios
    • Evening Cocktail Lounge
    • Two full-service family restaurants on-site
    • Guest laundry facilities
    • Valet laundry service
    • Guest computer services
    • 24 Hour Concierge and Front Desk Services
Kings Inn San Diego
4.4
Based on 2543 reviews
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Lia Loes
Lia Loes
13:07 01 Aug 21
Rooms have all the basic necessities with comfortable beds. Excellent location for a San Diego vacation. Sometimes you... get good parking, other times there's a short walk to your room. Front desk staff are helpful. Would stay again.read more
Maria Cisneros
Maria Cisneros
22:26 23 Jul 21
We stayed over Memorial weekend, room was poolside, and the pool was really big . The waffle spot is right next door... and it's in the middle of San Diego close to everything. Our room had two queen beds, a TV and a small refrigerator perfect for us. I would definitely recommend staying at Kings inn San Diego.read more
Terri Hoffman
Terri Hoffman
14:43 03 Jul 21
Great hotel close to airport and beaches. Cleanliness is ok. Need some deep cleaning done on bathroom light fixtures... and bathroom sweeping. Maintenance needs to check the bathtub, the faucet is about to fall off but still worked. Pool and hot tub were great. I'll come back.read more
Roan Fox
Roan Fox
16:56 21 May 21
This hotel was great! The rooms seamed fairly newly renovated and were clean. Our room had a hardwood floor and why... don’t all hotels do that?! The mini fridge was a cute 50s aesthetic with a fridge and freezer. 10/10 would recommend this hotel.read more
American Britton
American Britton
18:18 18 Apr 21
Built in the 1950s, the rooms and bathroom area are super small. Not at all modern. Location was good but that's about... it. There was a used shower cap hanging on the bathroom door and hair in the tub. Won't stay there again. Would have rather paid $50 more and stayed in a modern place.read more
Diana M
Diana M
06:49 11 Apr 21
It was my first time traveling to San Diego and I found this hotel on bookings.com for a pretty good price... I loved... the vintage decor and how there is literally a restaurant right at the hotel that serves some bomb breakfast. The best part was how nice housekeeping was and how they always made sure our rooms looked nice and tidy. I really appreciate the housekeeping staff and overall hotel management. The clerks at the front desk were also very helpful in recommending us how to navigate our way through the hotel and onto our rooms. Overall 5/5 stars and definitely look forward to booking with them again soon!read more
Garret Anthony
Garret Anthony
02:24 06 Apr 21
Second time staying here, and can’t say enough nice things about this place. We loved it so much, we even decided to... extend our stay. The place itself is really nice and clean. Staff is wonderful. Location is perfect. Restaurants are delicious. Pricing is perfect.read more
Sheryl Audrey
Sheryl Audrey
17:16 31 Mar 21
Had a really nice stay here at the Kings Inn. The room and bathroom were very clean. The mattress was actually really... comfortable. We got a great deal through last minute travel, which probably had something to do with covid because this place was in a great location, close to shopping, and a short drive to ocean beach. Pet friendly, but make sure you register with them that you have one, otherwise there's a hefty fee.read more
Mack Sanz
Mack Sanz
02:43 16 Mar 21
This place is so cozy! This is definitely one of my favorite places to stay when I am looking for a place to get away... for the weekend. The rooms are spacious, very clean, well furnished, and fresh-smelling. I'm not sure if smoking-rooms are offered here, but the ones that are non-smoking are always fresh and smell so good. Also, their hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion is of quality and also smell so good. They have lots of parking up close to the rooms and many staircases that are fairly spaced throughout the property for easy access to the rooms. The pool is amazing in size, appearance, and cleanliness. It is lit in different colors that accentuate the palm trees and overall color scheme of the Inn. Housekeeping is friendly and respectful Linen and towels are of quality. The beds are made very well. They look perfectly made and super comfy as soon as you open the door to the rooms for the very first time. I love it here. Definitely recommend to everyone who is looking for an affordable, clean, and comfortable place to retreat for a day or five.read more
Callie Myers
Callie Myers
00:48 05 Mar 21
Everything was great until the housekeeping manager and assistant hotel manager made up bogus evidence in order to keep... my deposit which they have no right to do since I did nothing wrong, there was no smoking in the room and the fact that there was tobacco in the trash can means literally nothing. You can see both myself and my boyfriend walk outside there was a camera right outside the door. Anytime we wanted to smoke a cigarette. I didn't even hit a vape pen, light a match, candle, nothing. And I tried to talk to whoever inspected my room on multiple occasions only to be informed they weren't available and they could not provide me with any idea of when they would be available. Spend your money somewhere else where the staff doesn't make up lies to scam you out of your money.read more
Christian Young
Christian Young
03:05 04 Mar 21
We liked this place BUT it certainly wasn't worth the $14 a person to see maybe 15 cars and 40 motorcycles. It was neat... and they were nice but it was real disappointing. If you go, buy a all day pass and go see all the museums. I'm sure that would be worth it. Young kids would hate this place and teenagers MAY like it if they are in to cars...read more
Joseph Dvorsky
Joseph Dvorsky
05:13 14 Feb 21
Checking in and out was super simple and fast, we received an excellent rate due to buying the rooms up front and as a... nonrefundable transaction. I rate it at 3 stars because anytime I requested anything for the room such as plunger or towels or blankets it would be hours and sometimes nonexistent, we had to search for maintenance crews ourselves. The location however is phenomenal, its about 10-15minutes from just about anything you could want for food or fun shopping centers, and the road in front makes a great jog in the morning! Extremely pet friendly rooms, all tile flooring and a DEEP tub!Doggy bag stations across the property and some grassy patches made it easy as well. All in all no actual complaints, it was a very pleasant stay, and the people we talked to were all friendly.read more
Edgar Pedroza
Edgar Pedroza
06:27 21 Jan 21
Nice place. Very nice rooms. Rooms have mini fridge. Beds are comfortable. Great deal for the rooms and the location.... Highly recommend.read more
Sarah O'Leary
Sarah O'Leary
07:14 11 Jan 21
Great stay especially for the price. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, the toiletries smelled good, and... everything was very clean. The downside was there isn't a microwave in the room, but there is in the laundry room.Shout out to Greg at the front desk who was incredibly helpful and hospitable!read more
Isom Mack
Isom Mack
22:51 01 Jan 21
Kings Inn is one of the Best Deals in Town during the week. Rooms are nice and modern. Rooms are clean. Kid friendly... and the Pool is nice and clean. The A/C and heating is 100 times better than anyplace that has an in-the-window or under-the-window unit. Best of all no riff raff on the property.read more
Valeria López
Valeria López
03:33 12 Nov 20
Amazing!! Wonderful staff, clean rooms, comfortable rooms, heated pool, and delicious breakfast spot!!! I am so so so... happy with my stay (especially after staying in an overpriced “4-star” hotel that ended up being dingy the night before). Perfect location to go to the beach or the zoo. We accidentally got locked out at 9pm and the person at the front desk made us a new key no problem after verifying my identity. I felt very comfortable here.read more
db60615
db60615
21:19 10 Nov 20
All in all I enjoyed my stay. The hotel was safe and clean. However, there was a strange smell in my room (284) which... may have come from the a/c unit. Even after checking out the smell was still in my luggage. The staff was super friendly and the housekeepers make sure you don't want for anything! I would've given 5 stars had it not been for the smell.read more
Stephanie Swtchks
Stephanie Swtchks
12:55 29 Oct 20
Safe. Excellent service. Outdoor pool heated to 80 degrees at all times!! Awesome during the week as less kids.... Concierge at the front desk is the best. This young man has things under control! Negatives: Good luck ever getting into either restaurant next to the hotel. Always packed. No continental breakfast. Very small bathroom/bathing area. No microwave in the room. Would still recommend!read more
Penny Blackwell
Penny Blackwell
23:46 13 Oct 20
The place was well kept. Our first room was promised to have a patio. As it turns out, NONE of their rooms have a... patio. While we were waiting for an answer, another guest (a complete stranger) entered our room with his own key. Needless to say, we were disturbed by this and were given an "upgraded" room. The second room was freshly painted, ground floor and had a new fridge plus a sitting corner. The guy working at the front desk was apologetic and kind. I seriously doubt we will go back. It wasn't horrible, but I would rather spend the same amount of money elsewhere for a more comfortable and place.read more
Erick Wilkerson
Erick Wilkerson
11:37 03 Oct 20
This hotel was awesome. My organization held two events here and the experience was one of the best I've ever had... working with a hotel. The staff was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and always there to help. Not once did I have to go looking for someone to help me. The rooms were great. Clean and modern. I would say the only downside if they don't have room services for lunch and dinner. I will definitely stay here again.read more
Stephanie Finch-Gutierrez
Stephanie Finch-Gutierrez
03:57 18 Sep 20
Check in was fast and easy. Room was clean! Smelled clean. Extra blankets, plenty of towels. Retro rooms that are just... too cute. Quiet. Absolutely loved it. Pool open, would definitely book here again!read more
Cindy Burks
Cindy Burks
03:04 13 Sep 20
We stayed for three nights. There were pros and cons during our stay. The location is great close to everything. The... staff was very friendly and professional. The room itself was a little disappointing. The paint above the headboard was chipped in a few places which was noticible because it was an aqua color and white where the paint was chipped. The bathtub finish was chipped off and had rust stains, and the bathroom floor was dirty. Overall the room was clean, the linens were good, we had plenty of clean towels, and they offer maid service everyday if you want it. The grounds and pool area was clean and well kept. It was hard to find parking at night though. While the room was not fancy I felt it was a good value for what we paid.read more
Michael Hernandez
Michael Hernandez
17:40 12 Sep 20
Room Rate is good. Good for one night. Room had a musty smell.
Gi Gi
Gi Gi
16:21 08 Sep 20
Stayed for 3 nights for an impromptu family vacation. For the price, the rooms were as expected. Nothing fancy, but... were very clean. Only suggestion would be is to for them to replace the pillows or just bring your own. Probably the best service I’ve had though, even in comparison to high end hotels I’ve stayed at. Needed to call the lobby a few times for little items and they brought them up to quickly and pleasantly. All the staff was extremely friendly & due to an issue with the a/c not working fully (was tolerable, but not cold) they unexpectedly discounted my charges! Would definitely stay here again.read more
Tiffany H
Tiffany H
17:47 02 Sep 20
Dwayne saved me from what would of been a bad vacation. I was unknowingly staying at a filthy hotel. I searched online... for nicer hotels in the area and came upon this. Dwayne gave me a rate and I rushed right over. This place was awesome and CLEAN!!! My only complaint is the dirty curtains in the bathroom. Other wise this place rocks. Parking was easy, pool view, food on site. I WOULD RECOMMEND TO OTHERS.read more
Tiffany Hargrove
Tiffany Hargrove
17:25 02 Sep 20
Dwayne who works the front desk. Saved us from what could of been a bad vacation. We were going to stay at a hotel that... was completely filthy and unclassy. Then we did some searching online and found Kings Inn at 12 midnight. Dwayne gave us a rate and told us to make it before 2am and that we could be checked in. This hotel exceeded all expectation. We love the vintage vibe. It was CLEAN for the most part. the bathroom curtains were a little dirty but the bed was clean. The provided 2 blankets, a table with chairs and lots of food options. There were people cleaning the pool seats, how wonderful! Parking was easy and we could get to our room with no problem. I would stay here again. We had a nice view of the pool.read more
Denise Ortega
Denise Ortega
14:31 30 Aug 20
Clean, friendly, great rates, spacious roomsOnly downside is bathroom sinks are the size of an actual Shoebox....way... too smallread more
G J T
G J T
13:05 30 Aug 20
Very pleased with my stay. The check in staff was friendly, the room was nice, the pool well kept.
William Stevenson
William Stevenson
01:19 25 Aug 20
I really like staying here when i come down from L A! Nice clean modern rooms. Nice pool. Lots of families stay here.
Adrianna Garcia
Adrianna Garcia
04:28 18 Aug 20
Family friendly place. Came here to escape the heat and to take my son and nephew out. Specifically went here because... the pool closes late at 10pm! Most places were closing their pools at 6pm/8pm etc.. And the zoo is about 4 miles or so. Another nice things is they strictly enforce the whole facility being non smoking. The room itself is modern, clean and nice! Would def come back again. CONS: Only downside would be no microwave in room. So if your trying to save a couple bucks, that may be a no go. Although not sure if it was just my room itself. Another downside was Roku was not setup and had to settle for cable channels. PRO: Room has a mini fridge.read more
Maria Torres
Maria Torres
00:04 12 Aug 20
Is a nice area, pool is open even is not in most other places. My issue is the bathroom, there's no room. I am a... fluffy woman and it was so uncomfortable for me. To even sit on the toilet let alone try to get dress in there..read more
Sabrina Williams
Sabrina Williams
03:47 01 Aug 20
Love it. I just wished my room had a microwave and ice maker on our side of building worked. The staff at from desk is... AMAZING. THE RESTAURANT ON SITE is freaking awesomeread more
Janessa G
Janessa G
07:39 28 Jul 20
Very pleased with my stay. My husband & I stayed here for 4 days in the king size bed room. The room was clean & the... employees provided excellent service. I found it odd that my room didn’t come with a microwave. I’m not sure if others do or not. That’s my only thing though, it just needed a microwave. Overall, I was very comfortable with this hotel. I also love how affordable it is. I will be returning again. 🙂read more
Heather Dawn Fowler
Heather Dawn Fowler
08:03 27 Jul 20
Decent hotel...was pricey though for 4 days was around $700 which $100 gets returned but still...
erica magana
erica magana
20:40 25 Jul 20
Good menu with a lot of variety to choose from. Kids will love it. They don't have a seniors menu or discount. Friendly... and attentive service. Food was good and filling.read more
Shawnna Alexander
Shawnna Alexander
14:46 07 Jul 20
I picked this place for a family vacation based on photos and reviews. We pulled in and my husband was a bit skeptical... because it's not your standard Hilton or Best Western. We all fell in love with the place over the 6 days we stayed there and have agreed this is our go-to next time we stay in San Diego. The location is perfect, pool is great, rooms are clean and crisp, hospitality was very helpful and friendly. I have nothing bad to say about this hotel.read more
Joel Zimmerman
Joel Zimmerman
15:09 06 Jul 20
My rating is based on the category of lodging I would put this place in. That being said, this is a great mid-level... motel/hotel. If you want a rare 70s vibe with updated amenities then this place will make your dreams come true. There are 2 on site restaurants and a liquor/convenience store next door. The only one within at least a mile of the location (the store) is open till 2am daily. The price is usually the middle average compared to most of the places in the area. You'll have to do your research to decide what's worth it to you but this is definitely a suitable option for most people's needs. Free wifi that offers a decent connection. Parking can be sparse but it is free and available. Just know that you might not be so close to your room.read more
Whitney Penrod
Whitney Penrod
01:36 29 Jun 20
3 night trip to visit Navy family member. This place is safe, and the staff was great. Rooms are cleaned promptly... every day. Great value. Nice Clean pool.read more
Power Collette Pham
Power Collette Pham
23:52 20 Jun 20
I had a wonderful accommodation that I had in this hotel. The service was indeed satisfying. The whole place was so... neat and clean. Especially, the room where I stayed was spaciously clean. The bathroom was so clean as well. The breakfast that they had provided was o delicious and satisfying. I would give this hotel a 5-star rating!read more
Marco N.
Marco N.
19:23 20 Jun 20
Honest friendliest staff at the front desk. I had left my wallet outside on the bench while eating at the restaurant.... The staff went out of their way to contact me by facebook and through my company credit card. I had cash inside all was returned. I offered a tip but they would not take it... Your kindness is so appreciated! There's good people here I highly recommend Thank you thank you thank you!!!read more
Sacha Bruce
Sacha Bruce
14:50 18 Jun 20
We have stayed for 8 nights at your hotel! It was very pleasant staying. Their staff was very professional and... friendly. I could see also the place was very wide I really like the attitude of the staff. I must strongly and highly recommend your HOTEL to everyone. Thank you very much for your kindness, guys!read more
Lillian Griffin
Lillian Griffin
11:57 18 Jun 20
We felt like a Royalty during our 30th Anniversary stay at the hotel. From the moment we arrived, we know exactly this... hotel was special. From the concierge that opened our taxi door through to the wonderful reception team. The bed is like sleeping on a cloud wish I could have taken it home with me! I will surely recommend this hotel to all of my friends.read more
Andy Worthington Cox
Andy Worthington Cox
17:14 12 Jun 20
Rooms were very clean, with no musty hotel smell. Waffle Spots waffles were the best ever tasted, seriously good!... Beautiful setting, comfy beds.Thank you!read more
Adrian Martinez
Adrian Martinez
05:50 10 Jun 20
I'm a local but I loooove this place to relax and enjoy the pool. The restaurant next door The Amigo Spot is amazing!... Def a hidden gem in the valley.read more
Scott Herrington
Scott Herrington
01:16 09 Jun 20
Our 3rd time there. Clean rooms, friendly staff. Nice pool and spa. 2 restaurants attached. In hotel circle.... Convenience market within walking distance.read more
Bob Mailo
Bob Mailo
17:03 23 Apr 20
We had to travel to San Diego for a medical procedure at UCSD. Kings Inn is 5 minutes up the hill. Very reasonable... price, very clean rooms.Great staff. Only caveat is "large bodied" people will find the bathroom very small.read more
JD Correa
JD Correa
00:14 30 Jan 20
Stayed here for approximately 2 to 3 months (work related). Management and the staff are nice, polite and attentive.... I mainly stayed in one room while I was there, but periodically had to move to a different room. The one room I stayed in was great. The other rooms were a bit small for me, but I was fine.The restaurants had good food and gave you large portions.All in all... I give The Kings Inn a 4.5 out of 5. There's always room for improvement, but are pretty damn close to perfection.Thanks!!!read more
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