"What a great hotel. The staff were friendly and the hotel is very quaint. The on site restaurant The Waffle Spot was amazing. " More

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in the heart of San Diego awaits you at Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo. Within a 30-minute stroll, you'll find Riverwalk Golf Club and Fashion Valley Mall. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 140 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Additionally, safes, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are available.

The diner, The Waffle Spot, serves American cuisine. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7 AM and 1:00 PM. There's also the convenience of extended parking.

With a stay at this Mission Valley hotel, you'll be 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Old Town San Diego State Park and 4.6 km (2.9 mi) from University of San Diego.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$74 per night

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Court King Poolside Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Court Queen Poolside Bedroom

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Executive Level

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo ratings based on 77 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Fun Place

What a great hotel. The staff were friendly and the hotel is very quaint. The on site restaurant The Waffle Spot was amazing.

Posted by , from Phoenix on Jun 19, 2017

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2 out of 5

Bad room location & no computer access

Gave us a room right next to the laundry room....BANG< BAM...for hours!! Needed a computer but computer was broken & manager/staff at desk would not use their computer to help us. Customer service? I don't think so!

Posted by , from MN on Nov 30, 2016

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3 out of 5

Was there for a meeting at the hotel -

Pros: Not a whole lot. The rooms were clean, if dated; the bed was comfortable. The breakfast restaurant was too small for the hote;/
Cons: Tear it down.
Location: It's in Mission Valley, hard by the Interestate 8 freeway. Get on it and enjoy the tourist attractions in San Diego.
My wife and I were attending a small reunion of her high school classmates, which had been set as a cocktail party in the hotel. Most of the folks at the reunion were local--but we were coming from a couple of hundred miles away, so I booked us into the hotel. It's a fairly stock mid 1950's motel. It's big--maybe 180 rooms or more, and has a nice swimming pool. It's geared to families on vacation on a budget.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Sep 26, 2016

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4 out of 5

I would do it again

Pros: proximity to all the attractions, cleanliness,comfort and the restaurants
Cons: parking and the room entryway.
Location: Located on Hotel Circle and literally located just minutes from everything to do in San Diego and easy freeway access
The rooms are very comfortable. The bath is small and its location near the door can be cumbersome. That said, the staff was very accommodating. There are two restaurants on the premises and both have great food. The beds are great and the cleanliness is beyond what is expected. The grounds are nicely kept. My biggest complaint is that we had to park on the street side the first night, far away from our room. This is an older establishment but is in remarkable shape with easy access to all the attractions. I was there for Bike the Bay and it was only a few minutes from the start line. I would recommend this motel again.

Posted by , from Las Vegas, NV on Aug 31, 2016

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4 out of 5

$50 is good price

room temp was hard to cool down loud blower but i did sleep okay

Posted by on May 19, 2016

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4 out of 5

Conveniently located to beaches and attractions.

Pleasantly surprised. Rooms were very clean. Two restaurants and great food. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016

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1 out of 5

Security and bugs and holding 100 everyday

First needed room close to handicapped parking wasn't given pulled in close to room and was called by front desk that security said I needed to move my car ASAP (I was trying g to unload my car ) an offer to help me unload would have been nice instead of lurking around then going to office to call me about moving next up bugs running across floor finally charging my credit card 100 everyday for incidentals I never knew if I would be back because my father was in hospital Will never stay here or recommend this place

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015

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3 out of 5

So-so room; Great pool

Pros: The pool.
Location: Not a far drive from San Diego tourist spots, but nothing to visit within walking distance.
Room was average. Restaurants on site were OK. Location is within an easy drive of tourist spots, but tehre is nothing else within walking distance. Pool was large and wonderful.

Posted by , from e.g., New York on Sep 8, 2015

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4 out of 5
Though a little and outdated I found the Kings Inn to be clean, well situated in it's location, and the staff was very helpful and nice.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013

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4 out of 5

Worth the money you pay for

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, free birhday breakfast
The hotel has a cozy cabin feeling to it. Their rooms are semi small but they are clean and have all the essentials. Staff was very welcoming & friendly. Their "waffle house" food is amazing!

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Mar 29, 2013

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About the Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo

Location 1333 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 27 November 2017 to 30 November 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Hallway
  • Parking area

The property will be renovating from 04 December 2017 to 09 December 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool

Alternate facilities are located offsite and include:

  • Outdoor pool

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 2200 square feet (204 square meters) and includes conference space. The family-friendly Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo also features multilingual staff, concierge services, and room service (during limited hours). Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this San Diego hotel.

  • 140 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2200 sq ft of conference space
  • 204 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1959
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Free self parking


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (9.9 km / 6.1 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Coaster Old Town Station (2.6 km / 1.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Kings Inn San Diego - Seaworld - Zoo offers 140 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This San Diego hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 1:00 PM.

The Waffle Spot - This diner specializes in American cuisine. A children's menu is available.

The Amigo Spot - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


The Amigo Spot Lounge features live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. The lounge also features a sing along piano bar on Thursdays and Fridays as well as a Jazz Quartet on Saturdays.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1 AM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 10 children 8 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100. per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 20 for adults, USD 5 and USD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 8 per night
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 5 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Kings Inn Hotel
  • Kings Inn Hotel Seaworld
  • Kings San Diego Seaworld Zoo
  • Kings Inn Hotel Seaworld Zoo San Diego
  • Kings Seaworld Zoo
  • Kings Seaworld Zoo San Diego
  • Kings Hotel San Diego

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Up to 10 children 8 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.