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
Enjoyed This
(48 Member Ratings)
"The rooms and atmosphere. We felt so much as if we were at home"
Nov 13, 2017
Sadkatoon, SK, Canada


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" --
  • "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 Time is 3pm.

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

Checkout: Standard Time is 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 - 6pm 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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Enjoyed This
(48 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Horton Grand Hotel, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The rooms and atmosphere. We felt so much as if we were at home
Other Comments
We loved everything about it
Cheryl Nov 13, 2017 Sadkatoon, SK, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Arlene Nov 12, 2017 Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Great location, nice, comfortable room, had a great breakfast at the restaurant.
Other Comments
Great value in the Gaslamp District of San Diego. Would certainly recommend and would return for sure!
Wanda Oct 28, 2017 Hughson, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was very nice,the staff was very accommodating.
Robert Oct 12, 2017 South Bend, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Our room was small but nice. Just outside the door was a sitting area that we enjoyed.
Other Comments
Good location could walk to many things
Janis Sep 30, 2017 Corona, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was the best, really close to Petco Park as well as Gaslamp District.
Other Comments
This hotel was amazing a lot of history and looks very classy and Victorian style. My wife loved it and enjoyed the patio area, very romantic. Would definitely be back again and strongly recommend to others.
Robert Sep 05, 2017 Corona, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location. It was walking distance to everything
Daniel Sep 04, 2017 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The decorations were nice.
Other Comments
The noise both internal from the hotel and external. This is probably based on the age of the hotel not being very acoustic.
Mark Aug 26, 2017 Yuma, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Walk-ability to many restaurants, Petco park and shopping
Debbie Aug 21, 2017 Valencia, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and courtyard
Other Comments
very charming - friendly staff
Larry Aug 21, 2017 Escondido, CA, USA

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