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Located in Downtown San Diego, The Horton Grand Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park. This 132-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a 24-hour business center. It's in central San Diego and also close to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.


This hotel serves as home to a piano bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in American cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM.


The 132 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including fireplaces, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and 37-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ceiling fans, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Property features

The Horton Grand Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, 7 meeting rooms, and conference space. Valet parking is available for USD 38 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this historic hotel include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and free newspapers.


  • Walking distance to San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour business center

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Horton Grand Hotel is 3 blocks from the San Diego Convention Center, 4 blocks from Horton Plaza's shops and restaurants, and 4 blocks from PETCO Park.

This Victorian-style hotel reflects its Gaslamp Quarter location. Guestrooms are accessed via an authentic, hand-carved wood staircase or a glass-enclosed elevator. A small museum, off the main lobby, features memorabilia and Victorian-era photos. Conference space is available; the Horton Grand Theatre seats 250 people. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel. The hotel also features a 24-hour business center and 7 meeting rooms.

  • Concierge services 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 7 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Total number of rooms - 132 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2115 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Year Built 1986 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 22766 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

The Horton Grand Hotel offers 132 air-conditioned accommodations with fireplaces and complimentary bottled water. These individually decorated accommodations include desks. 37-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 high-speed Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-panel TV 
  • HDTV 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Fireplace 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Individually decorated 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 

Where to Eat

Ida Bailey's - Open daily from 6:30 AM to 10 PM for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Restaurant features seating indoor and outside in our open air courtyard.

Palace Bar - Open daily from 11 AM to midnight. Live entertainment Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Lounge features a baby grand piano, period decor and a wall fresco. Patio seating and happy hour prices are available.


The Palace Bar hosts live music every Friday and Saturday evening.

Nearby Things to Do

Five blocks away, the Embarcadero recreation area offers jogging trails and bike, boat, and kayak rentals. Within 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) of the hotel are the 1,200-acre Balboa Park with 2 golf courses and a driving range, 13 museums, and the San Diego Zoo. Surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, and other water activities are available at local beaches and Mission Bay Aquatic Park, 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) from the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Only service animals are allowed

No cribs (infant beds) available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 38 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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