Downtown San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter

Horton Grand Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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 

Enjoyed This
"This is a lovely boutique hotel in the historic Gaslamp district of San Diego. It is reminiscent of old world European hotels with its charming balconies and large windows. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. Valet parking is efficient and well worth it! We stayed two nights and had a great 3 days touring in San Diego from this convenient and comfortable hotel."
Dec 21, 2019 - St.Simons Island, GA, USA
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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.

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 newly opened Salt & Whiskey which transports guests back in time with wood-paneled walls, elegant decor, a cozy atmosphere and live entertainment Thursday-Saturday evenings. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available and there's also a 24-hour on-site gift shop which is ideal for late-night snack purchases and forgetful packers who may have missed a necessity. 



  • 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


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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(30 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Horton Grand Hotel, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
It was beautiful, great location, beautiful old style decoration
Other Comments
The hotel itself was beautiful, clean and great location but in our room 229 we overheard the very loud music from hotel bar almost whole night. My kid and me could not sleep for one moment. We waited almost 30 minutes to check in while there was not so many people, at the end we did not even get breakfast voucher and found out through our other friends there should be a $30 off breakfast voucher. When next morning before breakfast we claimed our voucher to the front desk, the guy said we do not have such a thing in this hotel until I named the people have it he called his college and said it seems we have it but I don’t know where and I should look for it. Finally after 20-25 minutes we could join our friends for breakfast which was another disappointed. Only one person to serve, when after 15 minutes waiting I asked at least for a glass of water for my kid he said I have to serve other and come to you. My kid pancakes came with butter instead of whoop cream that I ordered and I didn’t even ask to change because I didn’t want to wait another 15 minutes.
rozita Dec 22, 2019 Irvine, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
This is a lovely boutique hotel in the historic Gaslamp district of San Diego. It is reminiscent of old world European hotels with its charming balconies and large windows. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. Valet parking is efficient and well worth it! We stayed two nights and had a great 3 days touring in San Diego from this convenient and comfortable hotel.
Other Comments
The Salt and Whiskey bar is beautiful and welcoming!
Laura Dec 21, 2019 St.Simons Island, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The service was great. I loved the fact that it is more of a boutique hotel. The location is perfect.
Maziar Oct 07, 2019 Sherman Oaks, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lovely stay with very helpful staff. Fantastic dinner at Salt and Whiskey - highly recommend. Had a balcony King room and it was very comfortable, the lovely gas fireplace a delight at the end of the day. Staff were wonderful about making our special stay for our 25th anniversary something special.
Other Comments
Highly recommend and would definitely go back. Only slight blip was poor wi-fi. It was pretty slow in the evenings.
Peggy Sep 27, 2019 SANTA FE, NM, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great place to stay for the location and the price. Not the most fancy and up to date rooms but still nice and clean.
Jason Jul 29, 2019 Laguna Hills, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful historic hotel in excellent condition. Loved the balcony, but street noise from raucous groups until 3 a.m. was almost unbearable.
Other Comments
Our room was not ready at 3:00 p.m. as guaranteed. The front desk clerk took my phone number and said he would text me when the room was ready, but no text ever came.
Donna Jul 08, 2019 la quinta, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Atmosphere and location. Very friendly and helpful staff
Laurie Feb 22, 2019 Grand Blanc, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was a quaint hotel in the midst of downtown San Diego.
Other Comments
I wish I had known it was across from a nightclub. It got loud in the middle of the night.
Briana Dec 31, 2018 Laguna Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Quaint and comfortable
Crystal Dec 14, 2018 Fresno, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
the Salt & Whiskey was nice and the room was big, although with a non-functional sofabed which was disappointing and the hotel staff said there was nothing they could do. I do think that there should be something provided by way of a credit for the inconveniences and not getting entirely what I was led to believe in the price. I also asked about the $10.00 parking credit and whether that could be used for something else and they said no. I so know that larger hotels such as the Fairmont, Four Seasons, etc. would give something so that the customer comes back, but Horton Grand made no effort.
Other Comments
The woman at the front desk was not knowledgable at all and made up things as she went along. We had booked a taxi for the airport the night before our departure and we were assured that it would be there at 3:30AM, only to find there was not there. We had to order one again and were late for the airport. When we asked that one be called, the woman was rude. I also asked for a printout of my statement and she said that the computer is starting up and that was started at 3:00AM and she could not do anything about it but send a copy via email. I went into my email last night and it was not there. I therefore called the hotel to request it and the front desk (male) was not friendly about it. I find this very frustrating and disappointing. Also, the sofa bed was broken and we were told that is all they could do. We also asked for light bulbs to be replaced as not all the lights in the room were functional. They only replaced one!! The room itself was very large and pleasant, but it did not matter where you were in the hotel, it is very noisy with homeless people yelling and screaming all night and there is a bar within a few feet from the hotel. When we asked for the $30.00 credit at the Salt & Whiskey and when I presented the coupon, the bartender said that it wasn't applicable to the whiskey that was purchased and then when he saw that I was about to argue the point, he said it was fine. I also found that the bathrobes had a strong dryer sheet scent to it, which made me believe that the laundry was done at home. Also, the light blanket on the bedding had little holes in it. Overall, it is not a disireable location, but the hotel itself is very unique and nice in appearance.
Ravinder Dec 10, 2018 Victoria, BC, Canada

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