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The Horton Grand Hotel

3,069 reviews
+1 619-544-1886

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Bar or Lounge
Business Center

The Horton Grand Hotel: Victorian Charm in San Diego’s GasLamp District

What Do the Rooms Include?

The Horton Grand Hotel offers 108 guest rooms, decked out in charming Victorian decor and available in a number of trim levels. Choose a traditional room, a balcony room, or one of the hotels 24 Grand Rooms. All 132 rooms feature Victorian furnishings, a gas burning fireplace, an armoire, blackout curtains, flat-screen TV, coffeemaker, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Grand Rooms include the same features, as well as a separate seating area and a wet bar with microwave.

What Amenities are Available?

Guests at the Horton Grand Hotel enjoy concierge services, dry cleaning and laundry services, a 24-hour business center, free Wi-Fi throughout, and complimentary newspapers in lobby. If you are here for business, there are seven meeting rooms and the Horton Grand Theatre, which can accommodate up to 250 people. This is one of the few hotels in San Diego to offer limo and town car services. There are two on-site restaurants for your convenience as well: Ida Bailey’s, which serves American breakfast and lunch foods from 6am to 2pm, and the Palace Bar, which serves small plate appetizers and drinks from 5pm to midnight.

What are the Room Rates at the Horton Grand Hotel?

Traditional rooms start at $119 per night while Grand Rooms start at $219.

What’s There to Do Nearby?

The Embarcadero recreation area is just blocks away. You can enjoy activity trails as well as boat, kayak, and bicycle rentals. Venture out a couple of miles and you’ll find 13 museums, the San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park, with its two golf courses and driving range.

What’s the Bottom Line?

The Horton Grand Hotel is an elegant, convenient, and affordable San Diego hotel, perfect for work or play.


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311 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Fabulous bar and dining area" "Attentive bar staff"
Lovely bar service, according to 92%.
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 100%.
"Perfect position to visit" "Location was fantastic"
Not enough parking facilities, according to 69%.
99% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
"Excellent food service" "Excellent front desk staff"
91% found the staff to be very friendly.
66% said the reception staff was ok.
"Elegant meeting area" "Atrium was magical"
82% thought the building was wonderful.
88% found the grounds to be nice.
"Elegant meeting area" "Atmosphere is amazing"
90% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
61% criticized the unstylish hotel.
"Undercooked eggs" "Great breakfast place and dinner"
67% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"A cockroach in our bedroom" "Carpet was old and stained"
53% said rooms were small.
73% said the beds were comfortable.
"Car park was very expensive" "No free continental breakfast"
88% were happy with the price.
67% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Wished there was gym facilities" "No fitness center"
63% didn't like the fitness area.
"Wi-fi was not working" "Internet speed intermittent"
76% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.

Good to know...

Stylish hotel
Friendly atmosphere
Nice building
Could be quieter
Expert Reviews
Michelin Guide
Period decor-including the refurbished hand-carved oak grand staircase in the lobby bar-recaptures the glory of the Gas lamp District.
Rough Guide
This classy amalgam of two century-old hotels has fireplaces in most of the rooms and balconies in some, plus a restaurant and piano bar.
DK Eyewitness
Rebuilt from two Victorian-era hotels, this hotel reflects the character of the Gaslamp Quarter. Rooms are individually decorated in period style and each has a gas fireplace.
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Refrigerator Fee: USD 10.00 per day
  • Parking Fee: USD 42 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 20.00 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 6 and USD 12 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible