Kings Inn Hotel, San Diego
Reviews - Kings Inn Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Kings Inn Hotel
Convenience with character!from Megalomac
The hotel staff were courteous and polite and saw to our needs and our room faced the pool, so there was no audible highway noise. There was, however, a loud water noise whenever the neighbors took a shower. There is plenty of parking here and easy access to your rooms.
However, security is not the best & that can't be avoided for this kind of hotel. Each night expect to get pizza ad slipped under your door by unscrupulous people that the hotel recommends you avoid...these pizza places have no address & up to a $7 delivery charge.
They have 2 restaurants on-site. One mexican, and one breakfast place (The Waffle Spot). We had breakfast there on our first morning in San Diego and it was ok...nothing to write home about. The decor was interesting at best, and the waffles were about average. The service was poor.
They have a unique pool surrounded by all the rooms and a jacuzzi. The pool hours end early at 10pm and for some reason the heated-pool was on the cold side. Stay in the jacuzzi.
If you enjoy a retro look and value your money, this is the hotel for you. When considering the price, they rate 5/5 stars.
Budget Priced Hotel with Poor Locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
THe hotel is located on Hotel Circle, which is a loop drive straddling I-8 flanked with hotels and not much else. The selection of restaurants, stores, and other amenities in the immediate viscinity is limited, but a large shopping complex is easily accessed by driving east on the interstate, and Old Town is easily accessed by driving to the west. The close location to the interstate makes it relatively easy to start driving to other locations in town, although traffic is still a problem. The location was very noisy, as the interstate is located across the street from the hotel.
The hotel rooms were clean and decently decorated, although it seemed that the decor could use updating. The window latches were notably flimsy. Unfortunately, the rooms are exceptionally noisy because of the close location to the highway, and the building construction does little to dampen out the noise.
The desk staff were not particularly polite or attentive. The cleaning staff inexplicably left windows open but otherwise did a good job with cleaning.
The price was particularly good for the Hotel Circle area. I made reservations in advance, and received one night free. This kept costs very low.
The hotel does contain two restaurants. One is a Mexican bar and restaurant that I did not bother looking at too closely (especially with Old Town nearby). The other is a waffle shop which incorporated bizarre drawings of cartoon characters (anthropomorphic breakfast foods wearing medieval costumes that looked like they were drawn in the 1970's) into its theme. I never felt like eating breakfast there, but it did look tempting.
Ultimately, I would recommend this hotel for a budget traveler that needs to stay on Hotel Circle. For other travelers, I would recommend looking beyond Hotel Circle for better, quieter locations.
Decent, clean, affordable, courteousfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Way past its peakfrom cfspas
Staff done a good job cleaning.
Rooms, though worn, were cleaned very good.
Grounds, spa, and pool area kept very clean.
Staff friendly and very helpful
Minus: Room and Lobby smelled musty and smelled of disinfectant
Toilet ran..I fixed it.
Tub drain slow, Hotel repaired immediately after I reported it,
however, it backed up two days after they unplugged the drain.
Resturants (2) Service good, food so-so. Waffle Spot overpriced. The Amigo Spot did not have steaks on Christmas eve.
I probably would not stay here again
Great pool area to relax around, 2 restaurants both excellent food and service. a little isolated if you do not have a car,but we found a couple of other restaurants within easy walking Distance
hotel staff very pleasent and helpful.
So impressed we are staying here over the New Year in 2004
STAY and ENJOY
Above average budget hotelfrom kaniger
Nice place to stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
ve been ripped off???from A TripAdvisor Member
Great Dealfrom girlchicago
Average ratingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for San Diego
The Waffle and Amigo Spots Even if you are not staying at the Kings Inn, come for breakfast. Friendly service, delicious food--not a greasy spoon. Would be fun for kids; theme is based on Sir Wafflelot and he is a life-sized figure in lobby. The Amigo SPot had mariachis on Friday night and my meal was delicious. You can also find 10%-15%-off coupons on-line. Not mainstream but one of those little holes-in-the-wall that we all seem to enjoy!
Search online for rates and call the hotel to make reservations I initially call the hotel directly and ask for prices, I look online and several websites had lower rates that what the reservations department was selling the rooms, I call back and ask them if they could give me the rate that I found online and they agree to it, I save $275.00, I tought that they where going to give me the unglyest rooms because we shop arround for a lower price, but they give us great roons by the pool as we ask for.
Saving $$$$ Getting around it will be MUCH BETTER if you rent a car, cost from the airport to the hotel was over $20.00. the next day we got a car for only $17. and we got to drive all around North , South to the Border, East to Escondido an dwest to ALL the beaches.Highly recomend Balboa Park many thing to see x FREE. except the inside the museum.
Other names for Kings Inn Hotel
- kings hotel san diego
- Address: 1333 Hotel Circle S - San Diego - California - 92108 - United States
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