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The Horton Grand Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   311 Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
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Anaheim, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my girl to the Gaslamp district for her birthday, & we stayed at the Horton Grand. What a great choice. Valet parking was safe & convenient. Hotel clerk was new but well versed in the Hotel. The old century charm was apparent throughout, with recent remodel to the hallways, the place was perfectly clean. Location is great for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed my stay and was well taken care of by all of the staff. Must give Nany at the front desk a shout out though. She was very friendly and helped with all of our questions and gave spot on recommendations to a few great places.

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Prata di Pordenone, Italy
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After 7 hours of driving we arrived at this beautiful hotel at around 1600. The gaslamp district was already lively with a festival, padres game, and normal weekend activities. The valet immediately helped with my bags and offered to park the car for $30 a night. Normally this is way more than I would pay, but with the activities going... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I only stayed 1 night here because Hilton Bayfront and other Gaslamp hotels are so pricey. I wish I read the bad reviews before I booked the place. Hotel staff was nice, the overall appearance was pretty (love the vintage look). Our bedroom was lovely bur the bathroom is another story... pull chain toilet had a hard time flushing just... More

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

Thank you for sharing these particular concerns. We first want to apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused during your time with us. We take these inquiries quite seriously and will investigate any potential issue there may be. Our team does the utmost best to ensure the cleanliness and orderliness of this entire property. If you would be so... More

Lehi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Horton Grand Hotel is a great place to stay. The room and hotel were spotless. The staff was absolutely terrific. JoAnna and her staff were willing and able to happily help in any way that was needed. The hotel is in a safe neighborhood and is convenient to good restaurants and downtown. The only negatives I think are $30... More

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

Thank you sincerely for all of your excellent feedback. We are so thrilled to hear that our staff was so accommodating during your stay. It is very rewarding for us to see these wonderful comments and use them as our motivation. In regards to the channel listing, we are already working with Housekeeping to orchestrate a plan in making that... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here over the 4th of July weekend. From the description I read online, The Horton Grand is an older hotel in central San Diego. I booked many months ahead time and got a great rate. I wasn’t expecting anything more than just an average hotel. I was envisioning something a little out of date with standard service. I... More

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

Thank you kindly for your sincere words on the distinction of our service. We pride ourselves in offering a unique experience that combines old world charm with modern day luxury. It sounds as though you were pleasantly surprised to find such an impressive spectacle and we're beyond thrilled you enjoyed your time as such. Our thanks again for taking the... More

Woudrichem, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this hotel when I was on a business trip. It is a very classical hotel but offers you everything you desire. The rooms are a bit dark and old but all very clean and sufficient. The location of the hotel is perfect, not far from the convention center and in the middle of the nightlife.

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Utah
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11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first appearance of the Horton Grand Hotel from outside, you think Wow! this is beautiful, you step inside and the decor is very inviting and fun to look at. I loved this hotel! From the old staircase, to the amazingly large crown molding, it is beautiful! There is history galore and a room that has a ghost. Well, maybe:):)... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel stay was wonderful ! The staff was helpful , Shannon alway's had a big smile and made us feel very welcomed . Our room was charming also spottless . The only thing I was disappointed with was that we didint stay longer . We our already planing another stay before summer is over . Lovely Hotel and staff... More

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HortonGrand2013, Director of Sales at The Horton Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Irene, Thank you for your Five Star Review of the Horton Grand Hotel. We appreciate it very much! We are glad that you had such a lovely experience and we have passed on your wonderful comments regarding the staff, the spotless condition of your room and your nice comments on Shannon to all of team here at the hotel.... More

San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel several times over the years and because I own a condo on State Street, I always tell friends to stay here for the walking convenience everywhere. This is the original site of the place where famous sheriffs and gunslingers used to stay and downstairs used to be a saddlery/blacksmith business. My stay in spooky... More

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Address: 311 Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Horton Grand Hotel 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#67 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
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Horton Grand Hotel is in the heart of the Gaslamp District in Downtown San Diego, CA, with over 100 restaurants, bars, and night clubs located within four blocks. Four 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 for charge. ... more   less 
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