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The Horton Grand Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   311 Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
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Ranked #81 of 270 hotels in San Diego
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  • 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
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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Horton Grand Hotel was our choice for an afternoon wedding, and we and our guests couldn't stop raving about the event. The staff helping us prepare for the event (specifically Teresa and Teri) were wonderful, punctual, accommodating and helpful. The courtyard is beautiful, private and clean. We were provided with a room that was very updated, clean and comfortable. Our... More

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Grand Haven, MI
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just completed my first visit to San Diego and the Horton Grand proved a perfect home base--although it does have some limitations that won't appeal to everybody. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the trendy Gaslamp District which is easy walking distance from several key locations, including Petco Park, The Convention Center, trolley transportation and a... More

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Santa Ana, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here when in SD to catch a few games at nearby PETCO Park. Walking distance to the park was awesome! This hotel looks nice in the lobby, definitely an old time feel to it, which looks cool but simply isn't practical. Our room had very thin walls and 15ft ceilings, so noise was an issue, especially being on... More

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Las Vegas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first trip to San Diego and this will be my landing spot every time I go there. We went to the Tigers/Padres series and the location is awesome! It's a very nice walk to the Midway, whale tours, and to the pier. It's right off of 4th street and in the heart of the Gaslamp District. We... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Horton Grand has a lot going for it. Cute boutique/antique hotel with a bed and breakfast feel, decently-appointed rooms and a fantastic location in the Gaslamp district. We stayed here 2 nights on a short San Diego vacation prior to a conference I was attending. So, why the 2... Night 1: After flying in from Michigan, touring all day,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For someone like me, who staid at thousand of hotels, the Horton Grand is positivity different. Starting with a different looking reception, with a range of old fashion mailboxes as backdrop, and a very friendly receptionist, continuing with the elevator which had a large window to one side looking out to what is best described as a quaint, pretty, antique-shop... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Horton is an older hotel with much charm and great location near the convention center and Gaslamp area. We were very happy with it, but if you expect a four star hotel this isn't it. The rooms are furnished with antiques including an old water closet toilet, but everything works and the bed was very comfortable. Free wifi worked... More

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Sequim, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Not only is the Horton within walking distance to excellent restaurants and many activities but the renovated rooms are delightful. It is a calm, relaxing oasis on the edge of the Gaslight district. And when we arrived in San Diego via Amtrak at 1:15 am a day earlier than I had booked, the night receptionist, Nancy, immediately found a room... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

right in the heart of the gaslamp district. really easy to get to from the airport. 10 minute ride at most. you can walk to Petco park if the padres are playing. you can walk to the bay for more great restaurants. if you have ever been to the Menger in San Antonio this could be its lil brother hotel.

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105 reviews 105 reviews
18 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

For the price we got on hotels.com and the location we'd definitely stay at the grand horton again. Some of their rooms were undergoing renovation and it was a bit loud at times but the room/bed was comfortable. A fridge in the room might have been nice but overall the location made up for the downfalls. Parking for 3 days... More

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JoAnna K, Manager at The Horton Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Horton Grand Hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and will chose to join us again in the future. We apologize for the small amount of noise coming from the upgrades that we are completing within the hotel. As you join us the next time you are in town, please consider... More

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Also Known As:
The Horton Grand Hotel San Diego
Address: 311 Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#101 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Horton Grand Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Horton Grand Hotel is in the heart of the Gaslamp District in Downtown San Diego, CA, within 4 blocks of 100 restaurants, bars, and night clubs. Enjoy your favorite beverage in Palace Bar. 4 blocks to Convention Center, Petco Park, and Horton Plaza Shopping Mall. Old Town trolley stop in front of hotel. Every Guest and Grand rooms have gas-burning fireplace, complimentary WiFi, coffee/tea maker with signature selections, and HD TV. Valet parking available with unlimited in and out priviledges for $25 per day. ... more   less 
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