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The 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. 



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: No rollaway/extra beds available. Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.

Pets: Pets not allowed. Service animals are allowed. Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Additional details: Know Before You Go

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 18 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 48 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 100.00 (subject to availability)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Cash not accepted. Debit cards not accepted

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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
(20 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Horton Grand Hotel, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 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

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