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 $143 / night
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Overview

Guestroom terrace view, Horton Grand HotelTheater, 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. The hotel is comprised of two different historic hotels from the 1880s combined into one complex that has been a favorite over the decades with the likes of Wyatt Earp, Lou Costello, and Babe Ruth as well as national dignitaries.

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.

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San Diego Trolley
The San Diego Trolley conveniently stops in front of the Horton Grand, making it easy to access the best of the city.

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. 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 $143 / night

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 $143 / 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
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
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
61°F / 81°F
Sunny in October
Nov
53°F / 75°F
Sunny in November
Dec
48°F / 69°F
Sunny in December
Jan
48°F / 68°F
Sunny in January

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 $143 / 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.

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.

USS Midway 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.

Seaport Village

On the waterfront, is another perfect place to grab a bite to eat or explore the many shops. Check out the restored carousel during your visit.

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.

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.

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.

Petco Park

Catch a Padres game at nearby Petco Park during baseball season.

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.

La Jolla

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

Popular Activities

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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San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego Natural History Museum
Visit the San Diego Natural History Museum, enjoy interactive exhibits about the natural history of Southern California, past and present. The museum spans five floors and offers something for everyone.
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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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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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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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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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