Downtown San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter

Horton Grand Hotel

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Dana Marshall
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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

88% (16 Member Ratings)

"Excellent location.. Very efficient and friendly staff.. Very comfortable room and the fireplace was a nice touch!"
Dec 28, 2016
Mississauga , ON, 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 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 24 hours

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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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88% Positive
(16 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Horton Grand Hotel, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Excellent location.. Very efficient and friendly staff.. Very comfortable room and the fireplace was a nice touch!
Paul Dec 28, 2016 Mississauga , ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Whole experience
Other Comments
Very friendly!
Kaitlyn Nov 06, 2016 Los Angeles, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
At check-in we were told the promised free credits were not printed yet and to go back and get them. When we went back we were told the coupons were not available. We were not offered any other credits or discounts but was offerred a manager's business card.
Gustavo Sep 07, 2016 San jose, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location was nice.
Other Comments
The hotel was INSANELY loud, To a point where it was impossible to sleep even with the doors/windows closed. The noise was coming from hotel guests themselves, either in the courtyard or walking up and down hallway and slamming doors. I kept waking up thinking someone is coming into our room it was that loud.
Aleksey Aug 08, 2016 irvine, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The hospitality
Christina Mar 28, 2016 Valley Village, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
It's location to the gas lamp district
Other Comments
The hotel was very nice. We hated the $38 a day parking fed
Marc Mar 08, 2016 Copley, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
The ambiance was cute, but our other experiences really trumped anything good.
Other Comments
They specifically offered us a quiet room, and we were kept up until 2 or 3 am each night because of loud music, flashing lights and screaming people. The bathroom was also sub par, having to squat to get my hair wet because of short shower heads. We also had a bathroom tub that didn't drain well at all.
Jennifer Feb 08, 2016 San Francisco, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
I loved the décor and location!
Other Comments
My biggest complaint was the noise. We were on the second floor and it was very noisy due to the hotel bar.
Kimberlyn Jan 25, 2016 Oceanside, CA, United States

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