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The Horton Grand Hotel

#89 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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311 Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friendly staff. Very comfortable bed. Olde world. Do not stay if you like fridge or safe in room. Wooden water closet and seat. Gilt mirror in bathroom. Can safely leave balcony door open at night. Hotel is full of historical items.

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Seneca Falls, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was staying in San Diego to attend to a family emergency. The first thing I see is a valet arguing with a security guard, the valet was yelling loudly about towing a vehicle. I finally got checked in at the counter, the clerk was professional. I got to my room and it smelled of mildew. I had just arrived... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived late in San Diego after traveling for 6 hours. The hotel lobby was very sparse of people. We checked in after 40 minute wait only to have. It only carry our own bags but then we reached our "suites" to be sadly disappointed. The rooms are the size of a closet, the bedding is dingy, bathroom is no... More 

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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place looked like a good deal in the area we wanted to stay, Gas Lamp District in San Diego. It was an easy ride from the airport via a shuttle. The place had an old classy feel to it. A grand stair case, it took back to a different timeline. Our room was on the third floor over looking... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at The Horton Grand Hotel for 6 nights to attend a conference. It claimed to have wifi. It didn't. On the first day I was told that they were rebooting the system and all would be up and running. On day two they said that engineers were coming in to check the problem, but that all should be... More 

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Travis H, Front Office Manager at The Horton Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for providing this valuable review. We greatly apologize that you did not receive the level of service you had expected from a property such as ours. We did in fact experience some technical difficulties, on a large scale, with our wifi network during your stay. It took some significant time to resolve and can certainly understand your frustrations.... More 

San Diego, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historical Horton Grand Hotel is located in the San Diego Gaslamp District one block west of the main drag through the Gaslamp. Location is quieter late at night. Hotel is historical charming, but pretty much up to date. Room is clean and well equipped. Fireplace adds to the charm, but not too much heat. Bed is comfortable and clean. Pillows... More 

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Brush Prairie, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable two night stay in this quaint boutique hotel in the Gas Lamp district. It was close to lots of restaurants and theaters, and a short drive to most of the local sights. The hotel itself has a nice comfortable bar with live entertainment on some nights. The staff was courteous and friendly and quick to... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you book a hotel through Orbitz, you always get the small rooms but that didn't stop me from liking this charming hotel close to the San Diego Convention Center. Recently renovated, I suggest you ask for a room overlooking the interior court year, which houses a restaurant with great ceviche. The hotel is a great convenient location if you... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of my travel experiences are wonderful or, if not, then the establishments are usually doing the best they can. It took a lot for me to conclude that not only would I not go back to the Horton Grand Hotel, there were concerns that I think are important to share. First the good. The hotel is a refurbished older... More 

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Atwater, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to San Diego brought me to this historic Grand Hotel. Wyatt Earp spent seven years as a guest at the hotel. The place was in the middle of everything I wanted to venture out and see. Plenty of old photos hanging on the walls that describe a lot of the buildings history. As a paranormal investigator, I did... More 

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