$97 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 6, 2015 Check-out: Apr 7, 2015

Horton Grand Hotel

3 stars
View map of 311 Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
208 reviews
Birthday Celebration

I loved how antique the hotel was and how close it was to all the fun places my friends and I... See full review

  • Joanna C.
  • Jan 26, 2015
AWESOME HOTEL, GREAT LOCATION

VERY GOOD HOTEL, GREAT LOCATION AND FRIENDLY STAFF See full review

  • Christopher C.
  • Jan 23, 2015
Historic San Diego hotel gives guest a glimpse of the past

Located in San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter, the Horton Grand Hotel is the modern incarnation of two Victorian hotels that opened in the late 1880s. The hotel's oak grand staircase, marble lobby and antique furnishings transport guests to the 19th century. Just steps from the San Diego Convention Center, the Horton Grand Hotel today delights guests with charming ambiance, friendly service and a fantastic location near Petco Park and the bars, restaurants and shopping of the Gaslamp Quarter.

Highlights
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Unique Victorian-style guest rooms feature hand-carved armoires, fireplaces
  • Located in San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter
  • New Orleans-style open-air courtyard
Location

Just two blocks from the Horton Grand Hotel, Westfield Horton Plaza is a hub of activity. Live music and performances take place all summer, and public art adds an eclectic sensibility. More than 100 stores and services are anchored by Macy's and Nordstrom.

Rooms
Some of America's great historic figures -- Wyatt Earp, Babe Ruth and President Benjamin Harrison -- stayed at the original hotels that make up today's Horton Grand Hotel. Follow in their footsteps by staying in one of the hotel's 108 guest rooms and 24 grand rooms. City views and Victorian-inspired furnishings establish unmistakable sense of place. All rooms feature gas burning fireplaces, some have French doors that lead to a balcony overlooking the hotel courtyard. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the hotel.
Features

Holidaymakers at Horton Grand Hotel savour delectable culinary specialties for lunch and dinner at Ida Bailey's Restaurant, open from 6 AM to 2 PM. After a long day of business or sightseeing, unwind and sample appetizers at The Palace Bar, open every night, from 5 PM until midnight. The Palace Bar also offers live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. Be sure to stop by the front lobby and say hello to Sunshine, a life-size papier-mache horse from the saddle shop that previously occupied the building's ground floor. Guests can also buy souvenirs at the on-site gift shop, open 24/7. Valet parking (fees apply) is also available for added convenience.

Hit the Gaslamp Quarter, home to approximately 200 bars, restaurants and nightclubs. For something slightly more low-key, Cafe 222 is a great place for people watching over breakfast or lunch.

Transportation
  • San Diego MTS bus stop (one block)
  • San Diego International Airport (2.6 mi/4.2 km)
Attractions
  • San Diego Convention Center (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Petco Park (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • USS Midway Museum (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • San Diego Zoo (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
  • SeaWorld (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
Business
  • Over 23,000 square feet of meeting space including a 250 seat theatre and 5,000 square-foot warehouse.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
Policies and fees
  • Valet parking fee is $35 per night with unlimited in and out privileges. The hotel does not offer self-parking.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Horton Grand Hotel Rooms

Grand King Room
Grand King Room with 1 king bed and a sofa sleeper, an oversized room with sofa, table and a wet bar with a coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave. Victorian style furnishings, gas burning fireplace, ceiling fan and complimentary wireless service. Horton Grand Hotel is a 100% non-smoking property.
Fireplace Room two Queen beds
Fireplace Room, with 2 queen beds, includes full bathroom, armoire, alarm clock, fireplace, radio, telephone, iron and ironing board, flat screen tv with cable, coffee and tea machine, ceiling fan as well as individual climate controls and complimentary wireless service. Horton Grand Hotel is a 100% non-smoking property.
Fireplace Room
Fireplace Room, with 1 queen bed, includes full bathroom, armoire, alarm clock, fireplace, radio, telephone, iron and ironing board, flat screen tv with cable, coffee and tea machine, ceiling fan as well as individual climate controls and complimentary wireless service. Horton Grand Hotel is a 100% non-smoking property.
Fireplace Room with Balcony
Fireplace Room with Balcony overlooking our New Orleans style courtyard, 1 king bed, includes full bathroom, armoire, alarm clock, fireplace, radio, telephone, iron and ironing board, flat screen tv with cable, coffee and tea machine, ceiling fan as well as individual climate controls and complimentary wireless service. Horton Grand Hotel is a 100% non-smoking property.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings
Knock light (hearing impaired)

Nearby points of interest

  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.2 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.3 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 1.2 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.6 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.6 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.6 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.7 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.7 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.7 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.7 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.8 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.2 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.3 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 1.2 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.6 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.6 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.6 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.7 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.7 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.7 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.7 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.8 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.4 mi
  • Heritage Park: 3.4 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3.5 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.7 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.7 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3.9 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4.7 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 5.1 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5.4 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 6 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 6.3 mi
  • Belmont Park: 6.7 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 7.6 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 8.4 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 12.6 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 28.4 mi
  • Legoland: 30.3 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118.5 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
For a truly special gathering or important event, San Diego's most charming hotel is also San Diego's wisest choice for all your banquet or meeting needs. The Horton Grand has over 23,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space. Included are our New Orleans-style open air courtyard, the Regal Ballroom, which can accommodate over 350 people for a reception or 250 people for sit down dinners, the Regency Room and a 250-seat theater.

Dining

Palace Bar
Open nightly 5pm til midnight, serving small plate appetizers and live music on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Ida Baileys
Open daily for breakfast and lunch from 6:00am - 2:00pm,

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Horton Grand Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
208 out of 208
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Horton Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dazed
Business
Arizona
Mar 4, 2014

great location

hotel is in the perfect location. Just steps away from the Gaslamp Quater which has tons of resturants and bars. can't get a better location! Hotel was very grand just as described. The room was a little small but the bed was comfortable. Overall i would highlightly recommend the Horton Grand Hotel!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Horton Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Doc P
Business
Portsmouth, Virginia
Mar 18, 2014

Great location

This hotel is in the perfect place if you wish to stay in the Gaslamp District. I could walk to the convention center in only five minutes (and a very safe walk). You are only 10 minutes walk from the the ballpark and 15 minutes from the USS Midway. The rooms were clean with all the expected amenities. I try and stay here when I come to San Diego.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Horton Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nechiee
Business
Los Angeles
May 2, 2014

Perfect Location!!

This hotel has a great price and perfect location! Located right next to San Diego's hottest nightclub, and all the popular restaurants/bars. Everything was walking distance from this hotel. Cool little history behind this hotel too, built in the 1800's! Definitely coming back here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Horton Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 5, 2007

Excellent lacation- Walk to Gas Lamp District

We had a meeting at the convention center. It was close so we could walk and we could walk to good restaurants. The rooms are small but nicely decorated, clean and homey feeling.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to a great breakfast spot-Richard Walkers!

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Review of Horton Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
Carlsbad, CA
Jan 1, 2009

Great Customer Service!

Great Hotel and Great Staff! Beautiful hotel! Will stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Irish bar right around the corner!

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Review of Horton Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Richmond
Nov 22, 2009

San Diego actfl conf

Very classy. Great for sleeping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Horton Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anuta
Business
San Francisco, CA, USA
Aug 26, 2011

great

I love this hotel. Every time I used stairs, I feel like I am in 19th century. Each floor is a piece of art and mystery. And you should definitively use each elevator. There is a small surprise in one of them. There is only one bad part of staying in this hotel: The Internet is not included. I purchased it for 4 day by paying $30 and half of the time I could not use it. The connection was horrible. I waited one night half an hour to send 1 picture, then I give up and send it in the morning in 1 minutr.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Starbucks is 1 block away.

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Review of Horton Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Glockmeister
Business
San Diego
Sep 16, 2012

Horton GRand Hotel

I stayed at this hotel in Sept 2012. It is a grand old hotel with a certian antique flavor. slept well even though we were on a party street. Great AC, an old time toilet, It is centrally located in the gaslight district. I walked to the Convention Center for 3 days - took 10-15 min. Lots of very good restaurants and bars around. Has a spectacular restaurant downstairs with breakfast, lunch. I would definitely stay here again. Great find.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Horton Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
roymeo
Business
SF, CA
Dec 29, 2012

Great hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter

Great location in the Gaslamp Quarter in a historic building that has been kept up well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Horton Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Super Dmoney
Business
Fontana
Jun 4, 2013

Great Location!

Perfect Location for exploring the gaslamp district! The bars were all within walking distance! Went on a sunday night and was surprised how much there was to do! Staff was also very nice and genuine! Even upgraded us to a room with a balcony! My girlfriend and I loved the old building as well!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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