We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Horton Grand Hotel

3.5 of 5 311 Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel website
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
The Horton Grand Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Horton Grand Hotel
Write a Review

413 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    153
    141
    50
    32
    37
See reviews for
20
126
34
168
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (96)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (413)
  • Mar-May only
    (99)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (128)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (94)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (92)
All months
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfect location!!!!! Great old charm (dated for sure but clean). Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Everyone from front desk, bar, restaurant staff went out of their way. If you care more about location and charm than modern updated look - you will enjoy the Horton Grand.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in a balcony room over looking the courtyard. The view of the courtyard is so unique and pleasurable. I sat on the balcony with my friend while a wonderful event was taking place in the courtyard, the beautiful Benjamina Ficus trees blowing slightly gave such ambience to the evening. My friend and I enjoyed our evening and in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Here on 3 days of business. Was looking for something other than typical chain hotel experience. This was the place. Fun and eclectic mix of architecture and design. The Lobby whiskey bar topped it all off!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Huntington Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you front desk person-Travis! Your kind and professional attitude is the reason why we will back. Travis was able to accommodate us with correcting a mistake that we made with our reservation. If not, we would have been without a room for the night. In addition, we loved the hotel and location. Great lobby bar.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Travis H, Front Office Manager at The Horton Grand Hotel, responded to this review

We are so honored you decided to stay with us here at the historic Horton Grand Hotel. It was our pleasure accommodating your needs and we cannot wait for the opportunity to welcome you back. Our prestigious property is what it is today because of wonderful guests such as yourselves that make it possible to continue on this great San... More 

Burbank, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous place to stay. The fireplace in the room such a nice touch. We walked around the Gaslamp district. We would stay there again. The staff was wonderful. They have a real nice sitting area and restaurant. There is a great museum right across the street the cost is 4 to 5 dollars and well worth it, they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
32 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is in the process of being refurbished which will make it better than ever! It's in a great location near the Gaslamp Quarter and you can walk to the waterfront if you're used to a little exercise. We got a great deal on a hotel/parking combination. The staff is very helpful and you'll love this place if you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Travis H, Front Office Manager at The Horton Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for all the wonderful comments and feedback. We hope we will get the chance to see you again in the near future. By that time, our historic property will be as beautiful as ever. We do appreciate you bringing your concern to our attention in regards to the sheet change request. We sincerely apologize that this was not... More 

Verona, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in room 320 at the Horton Grand from Sunday, December 28 to Tuesday, December 30th, 2014. The cost was very reasonable and location was hard to beat (though to be fair, a number of hotels in downtown SD can also boast this!). The valet service required a bit of patience as the valet was either... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Travis H, Front Office Manager at The Horton Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences during your most recent stay with us. So pleased to hear that it was enjoyable for you. Your comments in regards to Cervantes are wonderful to see as well, he is truly skilled at his craft. It is always so beneficial to review comments such as yours and continue to... More 

San Luis Obispo, California
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and i stayed here in late august for 3 nights and we both had mixed feelings. The room was a little small but was clean and had a good size balcony with it. The hotel was under construction for part of the week so we couldnt use the bar down stairs which was kind of annoying. The hotel... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Henderson, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful Victorian style hotel, comfortable bed, great patio and awesome location. Usually prefer contemporary style, but this was great for it's old time character. The staff was very friendly and the location perfect - easy walking to anywhere in the Gaslamp and marina areas.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fremont, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had great time staying at this hotel. It is in the centre of San Diego downtown. Walking distance from Marina, Westfield mall, clubs, petco park, Convention centre and retaurants. It is also close to convention centre train station. We took a rental car from San Diego airport and were able to find open parking slots next to the hotel.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Horton Grand Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Horton Grand Hotel

Address: 311 Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Horton Grand Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 130
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Booking.com, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Expedia, Priceline, Despegar.com, HotelTravel.com, BookIt.com, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your The Horton Grand Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Horton Grand Hotel San Diego
Hotel Style:
#67 Romantic Hotel in San Diego

183 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (133)
Viewed
Room/suite (32)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (45)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Other (42)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (50)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (26)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Other (12)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay