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Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location, but dirty room, as in, funk on the walls and a giant hairball on the floor. Look to be clean when you walk in the room, but look closer and you will see it's not really "clean" on doors, in between bed and nightstand, on doorframes. Great price, but you're getting what you pay for.

Our stay just ended April 1, 2017. This is the 2nd time we have stayed and we love this hotel. My husband and kids LOVE the pool and hot tub and it is a great place to chat with other hotel guests.

Great staff. If you need a mini fridge or microwave just ask the desk. Fairly quiet. Clean fitness center. Attached waffle Spot dinner has some tasty breakfast options. Close to everything. Plenty of parking.

Nice hotel for good price. Carpet in room could have been cleaner.

This motel is very convenient for getting to Sea World, Balboa Park, and the beach. Everything is 5 to 10 minutes away. The staff is friendly and the Waffle Spot restaurant has very good breakfast food. We would stay here again on our next trip.

Check was quick and easy....Room was decent size and clean .... Parking was a little bit a pain but no big deal.....Worth a stay if you are on a budget. Close enough to.places to eat.

I was looking for a hotel close to the convention centre and picked Kings based upon online recommendations. I found it to be a nice and friendly hotel with an inviting retro decor. I was even greeted by a giant walking waffle that was stationed outside of their breakfast restaurant. The rooms were spacious and clean with good outdoor lighting at night and the hotel staff were friendly and accommodating. In addition to the breakfast place, there was also a restaurant/lounge that had live jazz on the weekend. One night some friends walked back with me from the conference and commented that they had wished they stayed at the Kings as well.

Location central and convenient to our travel need. It gives a 1970 feels but everything was in good condition, simple yet comfort for a restful sleep. Parking was free but no free breakfast, still a good value for the price.

Saw few strands of hair in the bath tub, and on the pillows, but rest was acceptably clean. Microwave will be provided upon request for $5 plus taxes per 24 hours. Rest was good.

I arrived San Diego late that night and the staff greeted me in a friendly manner even at 2AM. I had a good sleep and checked out by another friendly staff after 8 hours. I had breakfast at The Waffle Spot (also run by Kings Inn) and it was full due to its popularity even at 11:30AM. I had this chocolate milk shake and it was absolutely delicious! Everyone working there had great hospitality and it was an easy access from the airport.

Stayed here for the Chargers football game. The staff here are always friendly and professional. All of the front desk clerks are friendly and fast and you can tell they care about the employees and they always seem happy. The lobby has been re-modeled and is clean and modern. We love coming at Christmas because the lobby is always decorated and they've even included a gift wrapping station this year. This is our "go to" in Hotel Circle.

Everything was great. The only down side for me was that the bed was a bit hard and the heat was not turned on. Both issues were addressed by the staff successfully and I enjoyed the rest of my stay. I highly recommend this place.

We enjoyed the stay a lot..........very good city

We had a great stay for one week. We loved the pool, the service, the friendliness of the staff and their Waffle Spot diner was good enough to breakfast in 3 times. The only drawback is the dirty carpet: with little kids aged 2 and 4, it was hard to keep them, their toys and their blankets from being on the floor. Everyday, I would take the used pool towels and line the floor to create a 'clean space' to walk on for our bare foot and their little bodies that would make occasional contact. Otherwise, we found the hotel to be virtually flawless. You could observe that the management cares, therefore their staff cares and it shows.

Next to loud road. You can hear people above and around. The place smells as old motel.

Pleasant enviroment. Enjoyed socializing with guest visiting from out of town. Mostly families annd senior citizens.

You won't find state of the art mattresses or top of the line decor here, but you'll be safe and fairly comfortable. Note that the hotel does not have an elevator so you'll have to drag your luggage up and down a flight of stairs.

Nice hotel better than expected, kids loved the pool, lived the Wafgle Spot

I really was expecting a very bad hotel for the stars and price, but really I was surprise, the service was excellent and very nice and clean. The room was very clean and comfortable.

Great location, dated, but clean and quiet. Would stay here again.

1333 Hotel Cir S San Diego CA

Located in Mission Valley within 2 miles (3 km) of Old Town San Diego State Park, Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as University of San Diego. This 140-room hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in San Diego, it's also close to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including The Waffle Spot, which specializes in American cuisine. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 1:00 PM.


All 140 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and express check-out.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Court King Poolside Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Court Queen Poolside Bedroom

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, Executive Level

King 1 | Sleeps 2