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Kings Inn San Diego
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Despite being right off the freeway, most rooms face a inner courtyard so it is very quiet. Comfortable beds and clean rooms. There is a nicely maintained pool. The location is ideal. I attended an art exhibition in Balboa Park and this hotel is just a few minutes away. The decor has been updated and there is free wi-fi. A good value for the money.

Room Tip: A room away from the immediate pool area if you are sensitive to children playing in the pool til 10:00 PM.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2014

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found our rooms comfortable and quiet. Definitely poolside rooms are prone to more activity. We are very close to Balboa Park, around 3 miles and we are happy this was convenient for you. We hope that whenever you come down from Long Beach you will consider staying at Kings Inn.

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

This was a wonderful stay without breaking the bank. I found the staff to be extremely wonderful. Jacob and Veronica were so helpful, outgoing and accommodating. David, the manager, displayed genuine interest regarding the quality of our stay. We found the hotel to be comfortable, friendly, service oriented and clean. The beds were comfortable. Both the pool and hot tub were awesome. The Amigo Spot was wonderful and the Waffle Spot provided more that adequate portions. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and will be staying there again.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2014

Thank you for sharing your experience at Kings Inn. We love reading when we exceed our guest expectations and appreciate you recognizing Veronica and Jacob for their outstanding service. We hope now that you found us you will make our independent and vintage hotel your first choice whenever you return to San Diego.

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Loved this place, pool was awesome, very cool, mid-century vibe, the food at Waffle Spot and Amigo Spot were good. Rooms have nice bedding, pretty basic with everything you need, with updated "vintage" decor, we had two queens, fridge, tv and wifi...stayed two nights, very convenient location. Will return for sure!

Room Tip: we were right across from pool, ground floor, parking lot.....near ice and vending, close to lobby, but suprisingly not too loud...was very convenient
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2014

We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Kings Inn and being next to our beautiful heated pool. We hope every guest embraces our midcentury charm and laid back vibe as well as you. We appreciate you for taking the time to share your experience. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Staff was friendly. Two restaurants within hotel was a big plus.
I did not spend up time during the day at the hotel because I was in the state horseshoe pitching tournament. However, I was able to relax and have a few drinks in the bar at night.
It was easy to get to Balboa Park (site of the tournament) from the hotel.
Thanks for the discounted hotel rate.
Dane Harrison

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2014

We were happy to be the host hotel for your group this year. We enjoyed the attendees very much and hope you will book every year with us. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

3rd time staying at kings inn first two were great labor day weeken of this year was not
We wake up at nite to find all kinds of bed bugs on the bed my wife killed many . My 9 old baby was bitten multiple times in her face and arms wife could not sleep thinking about it. Hope u guys read this and make it right for me and my family to continue having buisness with you

  • Stayed: August 2014
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David P, Manager at Kings Inn San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2014

Let us start by saying that your review and the concerns raised are as alarming for us as they would be for any potential guest reading it. The reality is that no hotel is truly immune to this situation from time to time. In recent news, we are learning that even subway systems and airlines are having more frequent occurrences. Fortunately, at Kings Inn and in San Diego overall it is more isolated and not as common as in major international tourism cities like New York and San Francisco.

We are very sorry that this was your experience at Kings Inn and we wish we had known about it sooner. Thankfully, we were able to access your information and have taken the room off market to be inspected by our professional pest control service.

Our practice is always to bring in professionals even if there is only a suspicion. We not only take the room in question off market, we include the adjacent rooms as well. We do take this seriously and are glad to be alerted to the potential challenge before it affects any new guests.

All summer we have looked forward to our returning guests because our new room designs are such a major departure from our previous look. It is unfortunate that upon your return, you had extenuating circumstances that overshadowed these improvements. Please know that we are committed to all aspects of room maintenance and the issue at hand will be addressed aggressively.

We appreciate you letting us know now, and apologize that your family may have had this experience at Kings Inn. Had we known about it during your stay we would have relocated you immediately. We also would have placed all your clothing in the dryer on 120 degree heat to make sure that nothing you wear is affected. If you have not done this yourselves, we advise this tip now. Should you care to know more please feel free to contact us directly.

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