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The Horton Grand Hotel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a quaint ( New Orleans reminiscent in style)hotel is in the Gas Lamp District..A few blocks to the convention center/trolley system.. A trip back to horse drawn carafe travel days similar to the French Quaternary with an open roof dining area & indoor if weather is wet/vhilly.. A grand well stocked bar in a 30"s style decor..Jessica W... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I hate writing anything other than a positive review for a hotel lie this one - I agree with the other reviewers here about the noise - the room was great - still in the process of renovating this floor, but I get that. However, they need to warn customers that if you stay facing Island Ave - especially if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

So I have mixed reviews. First off, the hotel was gorgeous. Every bit of old world charm, right down to the check-in counter. I arrived late at night/early in the morning for a conference, and regardless of my early reservation, I was placed in what the check-in counter referred to as "a loud room". Now I have stayed on Bourbon... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We were placed in a street facing room, and seriously even as a seasoned traveler it was the loudest room I've ever been in. If you like sleeping in a glass box inside of a dance club placed in a train station during an earthquake, then this is the place for you. I told the desk clerk and her response... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

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.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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.

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

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 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

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 

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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 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. Located only four blocks to Convention Center, Petco Park, and Horton Plaza Shopping Mall. Old Town trolley stop in front of hotel. Every Guest and Grand room have gas-burning fireplace, complimentary WiFi, coffee/tea maker HD TV and welcome bottle water. Valet parking available for charge. Palace Bar open daily at 5:00 pm and Ida Bailey's open for breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Horton Grand Hotel

Address: 311 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6923
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $152 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Horton Grand Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 130
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#66 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
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