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
(44 Member Ratings)
"Location was very near to where we needed to be."
16. Jul 2018
Pleasant Hill, CA, USA


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


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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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
(44 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Horton Grand Hotel, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
While this is a great hotel with an amazing location, you should know that the valet is $45 a night which isn’t advertised anywhere and the first time you are notified is when you show up for your stay.
Brett 12. Oct 2018 Newbury Park, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location was very near to where we needed to be.
Dennis 16. Jul 2018 Pleasant Hill, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very nice. Something differnet.
John 16. Jul 2018 Camarillo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
the price for parking was $45 on top of room which we thought was outrages.
kay 15. Jul 2018 Vista, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very personable and helpful.
Other Comments
The parking charges are way to expensive.
Shellee 09. Jul 2018 Irvine, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location, friendly staff
Adam 07. Jul 2018 Bend, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was great
Other Comments
The staff at the hotel did not go above and beyond to assure we enjoyed our stay they were polite but non engaging. No extras here! We forgot toothpaste and were directed to the gift shop where we could BUY it. This would be ok but you can’t gauge people on stuff like parking (45$/night) and then not have something as simple as toiletries.
Erin 14. May 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Staff was rude
Heather 02. Apr 2018 Mission Viejo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff, particularly Ken, were excellent. The hotel is historic and yet has modern amenities.
Sean 02. Apr 2018 Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Parking was very expensive. $45. It is still expensive with $10 parking credit.
Chung 02. Apr 2018 Redondo Beach, CA, USA

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