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Downtown San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter

Horton Grand Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • In the legendary Gaslamp Quarter, this hotel exudes historic charm
  • An on-site piano bar is popular with tourists and locals alike and serves 500 types of whiskey
  • Rooms are decorated in stylish antiques and feature marble fireplaces and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • On-site dining options include a New Orleans-style outdoor courtyard 

"A cross between an elegant hotel and a charming inn" -- Frommer's

86% (28 Member Ratings)

"Ambience, friendly staff and cleanliness"
Jun 19, 2017
San Jacinto, CA, United States


Map & Directions

This hotel is 15 minutes from the airport. Cab fare will cost approximately $20 one way.

Rooms & Rates

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Nearly a century after opening, two Victorian-era hotels merged to create the Horton Grand Hotel in the mid-1980s. Saved from demolition then carefully taken apart, transported and reconstructed side by side, the hotel now sits in San Diego's liveliest neighborhood, steps to the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and multitude of lounges, restaurants, boutiques and attractions.

 "This unique Gaslamp Quarter property is a historical bonanza," writes Frommer's. The two elegantly restored buildings -- now connected via a light-filled atrium and New-Orleans style courtyard -- feature handcrafted antiques, elegant period decor and a 200-year-old hand-carved oak grand staircase. Marble fireplaces and wrought-iron balconies characterize many of the charming guest rooms -- each with unique decor -- at the hotel, complemented by modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi. 

Off the lobby, grab a drink or a bite at the Palace Bar which transports guests back in time with wood-paneled walls, elegant decor, a cozy atmosphere and live entertainment Thursday-Saturday evenings. Ida Bailey's Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there's also a 24-hour on-site gift shop is perfect for late-night snackers and forgetful packers.

  • "A cross between an elegant hotel and a charming inn" -- Frommer's
  • "The peaceful courtyard and period furnishings create a sense of time travel" -- Gayot.com
  • "This hotel reflects the character of the Gaslamp Quarter" -- DK Eyewitness



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 21. A valid credit card and photo ID must be presented upon check-in.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request (and based on availability), free of charge for one child up to age 3. Extra bed available (one per room) on request and in Grand Rooms only: $10 (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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86% Positive
(28 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Horton Grand Hotel, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Ambience, friendly staff and cleanliness
Michael Jun 19, 2017 San Jacinto, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
It had a unique style
Other Comments
My 8 year old grand son loved it .the ambiance was great we played clue board game in the courtyard in the evening.
Teri Jun 12, 2017 Temecula, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location, atmosphere, staff, cleanliness - overall a great stay!
Jennifer May 31, 2017 Sun City, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The architecture and location
Alyssa May 22, 2017 San Clemente, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
the entire property had a nice retro vibe....with all of the amenities we take for granted today. right down to the 'sets' placed along floor 3 & 4, viewed from one of the elevators.
Other Comments
the bar boasts 500 varieties of scotch & we enjoyed our tasting of irish whiskey.
Diana Apr 27, 2017 Santa Maria, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful building and the expansive rooms!
Martin Apr 25, 2017 Vancouver, WA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful, historic architecture, friendly service and staff, cozy rooms, and location.
Other Comments
Amazing!! Thoroughly impressed and cannot wait come back!!
Elizabeth Apr 17, 2017 Encino, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location was really nice. right in the heart of downtown and the Gas Lamp Quarter. Hotel room was very clean
Other Comments
The Hotel was right next to a night club. you could hear the music pounding until 3-4 in the morning. Also, the walls were really thin and you could hear conversations going on in the room next to you. There were two gaps in the doors where insects and small critters could get into the room. There was no parking offered. you had to valet the car every day and at $42, that was a bit too much
Matthew Apr 13, 2017 El Monte, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the ambiance of the spacious room. The privacy of and excellent service from friendly staff. We will come back to this hotel again.
Other Comments
It was a great stay. We loved it.
Margaret Apr 12, 2017 San Jose, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The hotel atmosphere and and location were exceptional.
Other Comments
The staff at the hotel were friendly, helpful, and made our stay at the hotel the best.
Owen Mar 29, 2017 Orting, WA, United States

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