Diamond Head Inn

Diamond Head Inn

605 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109, United States
+1 858 273 1900

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About Diamond Head Inn

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Overlooking the Pacific beach in downtown San Diego, the laidback Diamond Hotel is conveniently located near many popular attractions. It is only a 10-minute drive to the San Diego Zoo and only 5 minutes from SeaWorld San Diego. This hotel is the perfect option for business and leisure travelers seeking a comfortable, quality stay in downtown San Diego.

The coastal-inspired rooms are warmly decorated with modern furnishings and upgraded amenities. Guests can choose from standard rooms, suites, or accessible rooms. All rooms include flat-screen televisions, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, workspace, WiFi accessibility, plush bedding, crisp linens, custom mattress, a spacious bathroom, custom bath products, and air-conditioning. Larger suites have sofa-beds and spacious living rooms. Every room and suite features a full kitchen for self-catering, complete with granite countertops, stoves, cutlery, and all necessary cookware supplies. Guests under the age of 18 stay for free with an adult.

All guests receive a complimentary, hot continental breakfast daily. Onsite parking is free. WiFi access is available, but there is a daily fee. Guests are granted access to the sister property of Diamond Head Inn’s outdoor swimming pool, which is only a short walk away.

There are countless dining, shopping, activity, nightlife, and entertainment options in the nearby San Diego area. Guests can explore the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Belmont Park, SeaWorld, the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, and more. A stunning stretch of beach is just around the corner from the hotel, perfect for guests who want a relaxing beach getaway.

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Amenities at Diamond Head Inn

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Parking

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Stovetop
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette


  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking


  • Sofa bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Breakfast included
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation

Services and conveniences

  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Balcony


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Outdoor pool

Reviews of Diamond Head Inn

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6.8 Okay
Pros:The location is smack in the center of the most touristy beach in San Diego. Surfing is pretty ok. There are endless places to rent any kind of beach toy, bikes, surfboards, etc. Little shops and a great boardwalk that goes for a couple of miles along the beach.
5.7 Passable
Cons:no air-conditioning the poor continental breakfast-a lie noise
2.5 Bad
Cons:This is by far the worst hotel (MOTEL) I have ever stayed in. Reminds me of a cheesy hotel in horror films!! Visited PB for 4 nights & dreaded going back to hotel every night! No air conditioning, only has a weak & noisy ceiling fan that did nothing to cool room. Needed to open windows for perhaps cross ventilation,but for safety didn't dare - room was on ground level. The carpet was absolutely filthy!!! The mattress extremely old - I was too afraid to check for bedbugs!! It was uncomfortable with only two pancake flat hard pillows!! We went & bought 2 floor fans, which still did not help, it was so hot in the room!! I slept horribly for 4 nights - covered in sweat & in pain each morning from the mattress & pillows!! No parking!!! The "hotels" parking is on a public street open to all beach goers. They offer parking on two sister properties - one never had parking ( narrow & crowded), the other we were lucky enough to find a spot & then walk back to our hotel on a dark street 3 blocks & tired!!! Tell everyone, DO NOT STAY HERE!!! Hotel prices have soared on Pacific & Mission Beaches with the economy improving. Take my advice & pay the extra $$.
6.2 Okay
Pros:Cheap place to stay on the beach Kitchen Area with Mini Fridge.
Cons:No Parking You can hear EVERY footstep from the second floor if you are on the first floor. Extra for WIFI No AC


605 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109

What's nearby

  • Mission Beach1.8 mi
  • Windansea Beach2.5 mi
  • Mission Bay Park2.5 mi
  • Mount Soledad2.8 mi
  • SeaWorld San Diego3 mi
  • La Jolla Cove3.7 mi
  • La Jolla Shores4.1 mi
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park4.6 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park5.6 mi
  • Maritime Museum7.3 mi
  • USS Midway Museum7.6 mi
  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery7.7 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Diamond Head Inn

  • Diamond Head Inn is located at 605 Diamond Street in Pacific Beach, 8.2 miles from the center of San Diego. Mission Beach is the closest landmark to Diamond Head Inn.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Diamond Head Inn.

  • Yes, Diamond Head Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Diamond Head Inn is 5.8 miles from San Diego. Diamond Head Inn is 22.8 miles from San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar.

  • Yes, Diamond Head Inn has a pool onsite.

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Distance to city center

8.2 mi

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Nearest Airport

San Diego

Distance to airport

5.8 mi