Horton Grand Hotel

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311 Island Ave., San Diego, CA, 92101
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For a one-of-a-kind hotel stay in historic Gaslamp Quarter, book a room at Horton Grand Hotel. This boutique hotel features comfortable rooms and amenities galore.
Horton Grand Hotel
Prices starting at $142 / night
Horton Grand Hotel
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Overview

The Beautiful Salt and Whiskey Bar at the Horton Grand HotelReminder of the Past Kahle Saddlery Hotel at the Horton Grand Hotel

Find the perfect balance between old-fashioned charm and modern conveniences when you stay at Horton Grand Hotel. This boutique hotel can be found in San Diego’s colorful Gaslamp Quarter, an historic district chock-a-block with fantastic restaurants, lively nightclubs, and cute shops.

Outside the Horton Grand Hotel
Outside the Horton Grand Hotel

Two Historic Hotels - Combined

The Horton Grand Hotel is comprised of two different historic hotels from the mid 1880's combined into one complex: The Grand Horton Hotel and the Brooklyn-Kahle Saddlery Hotel. The two hotels were located where the now defunct Horton Plaza Mall is and ordered to be demolished. Instead they were taken apart brick by brick in the late 1970's then put back together and restored.

The new Horton Grand Hotel which is comprised of both the Brooklyn-Kahle Saddlery Hotel and the Grand Horton Hotel opened in the 1986.

The Grand Horton Hotel hat has been a favorite over the decades with the likes of Wyatt Earp, Lou Costello, and Babe Ruth as well as national dignitaries.

Courtyard at the Horton Grand Hotel
Courtyard at the Horton Grand Hotel

The Perfect Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter

The Horton Grand is not your average big-chain hotel, and that’s what makes it perfect for business and leisure travelers who prefer an experience that they can’t have anywhere else.

From the minute you enter the building, you’ll see the Victorian influences in the décor, including dark wood paneling and architectural details. The 132 rooms in the hotel also have that historic feel, with marble-framed gas fireplaces and hand-carved wood furniture.

The bilingual hotel staff bring more of the good old days with their commitment to providing excellent customer service. They are dedicated to each guest to ensure a stay at the Horton is indeed grand.

Local Tips
Hop On Hop Off San Diego Trolley Tour
The Hop On Hop Off San Diego Trolley conveniently stops in front of the Horton Grand, making it easy to access the best of the city.

A Great Place to Hang Out

The lobby boasts a distinctive bar with happy hour specials daily, while the restaurant on property, Salt & Whiskey, features delicious American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers live entertainment on weekend evenings.

The Horton Grand also makes for a distinctive setting for both work and special events. The hotel hosts weddings for local and out-of-town parties, offering spaces for large receptions or more intimate affairs with an outdoor courtyard with a New Orleans flair and ballrooms. The event planning staff can help you with any arrangements to make your conference or special day a smashing success.

When you are a guest at the Horton, you have access to all that San Diego has to offer, right outside your window. After exploring the Gaslamp Quarter, you should plan to see more of the city by Old Town Trolley or on foot.

There is no shortage of activities to enjoy during your stay, especially with the beach so close to the hotel. What better way to set the tone of your trip to San Diego than with the memorable Horton Grand Hotel as your home base.

Horton Grand Hotel
Prices starting at $142 / night

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What's Nearby

Gaslamp District
Gaslamp Quarter
4 min Walk
Petco Park
Petco Park
7 min Walk
USS Midway
USS Midway Museum
18 min Walk
Embarcadero
Embarcadero
20 min Walk
Maritime Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego
27 min Walk
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
31 min Walk
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
8 min Drive
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
10 min Drive
Beach
Coronado Beach
13 min Drive
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
17 min Drive
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
17 min Drive
Belmont Park
Belmont Park
19 min Drive
Cabrillo Nat. Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
30 min Drive
Horton Grand Hotel
Prices starting at $142 / night

Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp is full of cafes, great nightlife and pedicabs! Visit PETCO Park, the cruise ship port, Balboa Park, Convention Center or tour the USS Midway.
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Breakfast
Not Included
Property Size
132 Rooms

Property Amenities

Bar on Property
Bar on Property
Boutique Hotel
Boutique Hotel
Business Center
Business Center
City Hotel
City Hotel
Concierge Desk
Concierge Desk
Couples Friendly
Couples Friendly
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Fitness Room
Fitness Room
Gift Shop
Gift Shop
Hotel Near Bay
Hotel Near Bay
Kitchenette
Kitchenette
Laundry
Laundry
Museum Nearby
Museum Nearby
Onsite Cafe
Onsite Cafe
Restaurant on Property
Restaurant on Property
Safe Deposit Box
Safe Deposit Box

Parking

Valet Parking
Valet Parking
$48 / day for Valet Parking

Room Amenities

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Iron
Iron
No Smoking
No Smoking
Phone in Room
Phone in Room
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 6 min Drive
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 9 min Walk
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 27 min Walk
This Month's Forecast
66°F / 82°F
Sunny in September
Oct
61°F / 81°F
Sunny in October
Nov
53°F / 75°F
Sunny in November
Dec
48°F / 69°F
Sunny in December

Rooms & Rates

Guestroom, Horton Grand Hotel

The warm, well-appointed rooms at the Horton Grand invite you to slow your pace and treat yourself. Each non-smoking room has the amenities you would expect from this caliber of hotel, including air conditioning, a ceiling fan, private bathroom, a flat-screen television, coffee maker, daily housekeeping, and free Wi-Fi.

Guests who dine at the on-site restaurant can enjoy a complimentary dessert. You can also expect those Victorian accents that remind you that this is no ordinary stay. ADA- accessible rooms can be found on property as well, with specially equipped bathrooms for your comfort and safety.

Traditional Room
These rooms feature either one or two queen beds and a city view. They can sleep up to four people.
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Balcony King Room
With a small balcony overlooking the courtyard, these rooms feature a king bed, working desk, and refrigerator.
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Grand Room
This two-room spacious suite has a king bed in the private bedroom, which also has a small private balcony. The separate sitting room has a kitchenette and wet bar as well as an additional flat-screen television.
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Horton Grand Hotel
Prices starting at $142 / night

Nearby Things to Do

One of the biggest draws of the Horton Grand Hotel is its location in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. You have music venues, cafes, shops, and restaurants all within walking distance. Outside this historic district are the many other activities and attractions that make San Diego a beloved destination.

The Beautiful Casa del Prado Theater at Balboa Park
The Beautiful Casa del Prado Theater at Balboa Park

Balboa Park

Museums and gardens make Balboa Park a must-see for visitors. The park also hosts concerts and festivals throughout the year. This is also home to the famous San Diego Zoo.

La Jolla

Make time for kayaking the sea caves of La Jolla for a perspective you can’t get if you stay on land.

The USS Midway and The Kiss Statue on the Embarcadero San Diego
The USS Midway and The Kiss Statue on the Embarcadero San Diego

USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum

USS Midway Museum is less than a mile from the hotel and is another popular spot for history and military buffs. You can check out the military aircraft or explore exhibits in the carrier.

Cabrillo National Monument

Found on the Point Loma Peninsula, Cabrillo National Monument is one of San Diego’s most popular vantage points to see the landscape and the city below. Reach it by hiking along the Bayside Trail.

Sunset at Seaport Village on the Embarcadero San Diego
Sunset at Seaport Village on the Embarcadero San Diego

Seaport Village

On the waterfront, is another perfect place to grab a bite to eat or explore the many shops. Seaport Village is a quick walk from the Horton Grand Hotel. Check out the restored carousel during your visit.

Petco Park

Catch a Padres game at nearby Petco Park during baseball season. Petco Park is a quick 10 minute walk away!

Kids on a Gorilla Play Statue at the San Diego Zoo
Kids on a Gorilla Play Statue at the San Diego Zoo

Family Attractions

SeaWorld San Diego and the San Diego Zoo are always on the agenda for families and animal lovers who also enjoy thrills. Take time to visit the Safari Park as well, if you have the time.

Water Activities

Schedule a whale-watching tour off the coast or plan an excursion to Mission or Pacific Beach for surfing, shelling, or sunbathing. See if you can spot seals, dolphins, and sea lions frolicking in the water.

Bike Tour

Explore more of the city by bike along the 24 miles of San Diego’s bikeway, which takes you around the bay and across to Coronado Island.

Popular Activities

Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Jump onto one of the authentic trolleys, and see over 100 sights in San Diego! Listen to the tour guide and learn as you go. Create your own tour with 12 boarding areas!
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San Diego Air and Space Museum
San Diego Air and Space Museum
Discover the history of science, space and aviation when visiting the San Diego Air and Space Museum. See historic aircraft and spacecraft from all around the world. Also, enjoy multiple hands-on exhibits.
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The World Famous San Diego Zoo
The World Famous San Diego Zoo
Spend the day at the iconic San Diego Zoo! Featuring over 3,500 animals and 650 species, this zoo is the heart of Balboa Park. There are multiple exhibits & experiences for all ages to learn about animals and their habitats.
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USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum provides history of aircraft built in California. The museum includes over 60 exhibits with restored aircraft and tours of the carrier.
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Visit SeaWorld San Diego
Visit SeaWorld San Diego
The world-famous SeaWorld San Diego is home to animal shows, roller coasters and other rides for the entire family. Enjoy encounters featuring the famed Orcas, dolphins and sea lions, or take a tour through the habitats.
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Visit the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Visit the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
When heading to the San Diego Zoo, make sure to visit to the Safari Park. The Safari Park is home to a wide array of different safaris where you can experience different animals from around the world.
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Balboa Park Scavenger Hunt
Balboa Park Scavenger Hunt
Experience the iconic Balboa Park through this 3-hour interactive scavenger hunt! Led by any smartphone, you'll solve clues and riddles as you learn about history and visit landmarks throughout the park.
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Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour
Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour
Reserve your spot on this guided culinary walking tour of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Explore the old red light district, eat at 4 restaurants and wash it down with a sample-sized intoxicating treat!
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GoCar: Downtown & Balboa Park
GoCar: Downtown & Balboa Park
Learn about Downtown San Diego & Balboa Park from a talking GPS car! This 2-hour tour hits all the hot spots, as this futuristic car winds past The San Diego Zoo and multiple museums!
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GoCar: Downtown & Gaslamp Loop
GoCar: Downtown & Gaslamp Loop
The future is here - enjoy learning about the history of downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp District from a talking GPS car! You'll wind through multiple areas such as Petco Park & Little Italy on this loop!
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Guided La Jolla Sea Cave Kayak Tour
Guided La Jolla Sea Cave Kayak Tour
Explore the famous protected sea caves of La Jolla on this guided 90-minute kayak tour. Keep an eye out for sea lions, seals, sea turtles and a variety of fish as you paddle your own kayak through the sea caves!
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Historic Whaley House Museum
Historic Whaley House Museum
The Whaley House Museum is located in historic Old San Diego. As one of the most visited attractions in the area, the complex is made up of multiple houses that offer spooky fun for the whole family.
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Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
Located in the heart of downtown, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego features premiere modern art pieces from the 1950’s to today. Spend a day marveling & exploring all things modern art.
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Tequila, Tacos & Tombstones Tour
Tequila, Tacos & Tombstones Tour
Come hungry for a guided walking tour of the birthplace of California! Sample Old Town’s tequila, eat at 4 authentic Mexican restaurants & hear ghostly tails at one of the oldest graveyards in San Diego!
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