We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Gem on Boardwalk”
Review of Diamond Head Inn

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Diamond Head Inn
Ranked #211 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Diamond head is a great location along Boardwalk by Crystal Piere. Reasonable price, friendly people, small cottage or village like feel yet great access to San Diego, Balboa Park, Coronado Island or take a short drive to La Jolla just to the North. Crystal Piere and the Boradwalk to Mission Bay is a great "Good Morning Walk". Surf, boat, rent bikes, or browse the shops. I've been there over the years and never dissapointed. .Most the rooms offer kitchens

Room Tip: Do your best to get an upstairs room on the second floor, quieter.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank dixon6333
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

We are very happy you have stayed with us, and taken the time to make your comments. I hope you will stay with us again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (182)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

14 - 18 of 182 reviews

Reviewed 13 January 2017

This little hotel has alot to offer. The best part is that you are literally on the boardwalk. We walked every where. If you are looking for a luxury hotel. This isnt it, but the rates are very good. The Location is awesome. The rooms were not bad. In my experience most of the hotels in California do not have good ventilation or air conditioning. We just opened the windows. The suites are also roomy.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank s H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Thank you for your review. We are in the process of renovating the entire property. When we are finished, we will have air conditioning as well. This should make a significant difference.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We booked this hotel because of the location and how close it was to the beach and after reading the reviews and seeing the manager say it was updated we thought we'd give this place a shot.... besides the location this was the worse choice we could have made. The paint in the tub is pilling and there are stains all in the carpet. The lampshades by the bed are broke. After the first night we woke up with flying ants on the top of the mini fridge handle, and a couple were on the bed. The front desk literally told us what do you want me to do about it. Again besides being in a great location to restaurants and the beach, I don't think we will ever stay here again. Would rather pay more money for the hotel literally right across the street.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
2  Thank travelingchik22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

I am very sorry for the misunderstanding about the upcoming renovation. We are scheduled to start this finally next Monday. I hope after we complete this, that you will give us another try at the return guest rate.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great location right on the boardwalk and beach. We've been staying here for 4-5 years in the 2nd floor room with the patio overlooking the beach. Love the view and ocean breezes. The rooms have a small fridge, 2-burner stove top, microwave, dishes, and decent sized kitchen area with table. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean. The cleaning staff was friendly and helpful. The prices are very reasonable for the fantastic location right on the beach. We love that the place is a short walk to numerous restaurants, a grocery store, and lots of clubs/bars.
On the downside, the place needs work. The cabinet under the kitchen sink was falling off the hinges. Stucco on the outdoor patio wall has been missing a big corner chunk for years. The wooden blinds are minimally functional, so we don't even try to adjust them - just live with it. Water damage on the window sills hasn't been fixed or painted for years. Unlike other reviews, our bathroom was in fine condition.
Parking spaces are very limited, so we had to park at the sister property a few blocks away one night.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
1  Thank AzDEAT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

We are finally addressing all of the issues that were mentioned. As for the balconies, we keep painting the steel. We had the company that installed the glass that replaced the metal, remove as much of the steel as possible and were left with what you see now. I am hoping we will be doing some external work as well while we renew the entire interior.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed in room 111, this was the worst room ever, no ventilation as it is one the bottom floor with a building in front of it. We had a fan but was broken, asked for another was told they didn't have any. They did have ceiling fans, which helped, but the bedroom was very hot and not air movement. The tub was chipped and the shower curtain ripped. The sofa bed was a joke, hard as a brick, we ended up putting the cushions from the couch on the bottom and put the mattress over it. That helped a little bit, but it was good that two children were sleeping there instead of two adults. The kitchen had a small refrigerator and a stove, the silverware and plates were minimum. We were expecting a little more that what we got and hope that maybe the rooms on the other side were better. There was no screen on the living room window so made it hard to open it for any fresh air. They should really consider doing some more upgrades as this could be nice, but just not this room.

Room Tip: Do not stay in room 110 or 111, bottom floor.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
1  Thank Silver54
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
jimsilver, General Manager at Diamond Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Thank you staying with us! We do hope you will try us again after we complete our full renovation. We are about half way finished with the renovation in the first half of the property, and should be completely done very soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Diego hotels
Pacific Beach
Pacific Shores Inn
Pacific Shores Inn
#177 of 286 in San Diego
494 reviews
Pacific Beach
Beach Haven
Beach Haven
#139 of 286 in San Diego
224 reviews
Pacific Beach
Surfer Beach Hotel
Surfer Beach Hotel
#98 of 286 in San Diego
720 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Ocean Beach
Ocean Villa Inn
Ocean Villa Inn
#150 of 286 in San Diego
371 reviews
Ocean Park Inn
#24 of 286 in San Diego
1,081 reviews
PB Surf Beachside Inn
#167 of 286 in San Diego
344 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Diamond Head Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Diamond Head Inn

Address: 605 Diamond St, San Diego, CA 92109-2497
Phone Number:
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: $145 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Diamond Head Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Warm and inviting, our casual beachfront hotel is the perfect setting for your next vacation. All rooms were completely renovated in Spring 2017 featuring modern and stylish amenities. All rooms offer air conditioning and complimentary wireless internet. Kitchens are fully equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, coffeemakers and all the essential utensils that you need to cook. We also serve complimentary limited continental breakfast, and our friendly, multilingual staff is ready to help you with local advice and suggestions. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia APAC, Hotels.com, Booking.com, lastminute.com.au, Wotif.com, TripOnline SA and getaroom.com so you can book your Diamond Head Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Diamond Head Hotel San Diego
Diamond Head San Diego

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing