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The Horton Grand Hotel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Wonderful alternative to the big chain hotels! Room was great and furnished with antiques. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting a great place to stay in the heart of the Gaslight District.

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Dresden, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a old stylish type hotel very close to the Conventional center and fifth avenue. Very friendly and helpful people at the front-desk. Rooms are quite big (from the European point of view) and bad are comfortable. I really like that they provide daily for free two glass with water and coffee and tee. What I did not like...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent two nights at the Horton Grand Hotel while attending a conference at the Convention Center. Great location since it was only a 4 block walk to the Center. And, the hotel is not on the main drag so it's relatively quiet. The hotel has an old world feel without being drab. The property is well cared for. The...

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California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in this hotel with friends on my first visit to San Diego. Really authentic hotel at a nice location. The unique interior, yard, and decorations give this hotel a original look feel. I booked this on Hotwire not knowing which hotel it was going to be, but with some elimination technique it wasn't hard to guess.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time booking a room at the Horton Grand Hotel and everything about my stay was amazing. The hotel was so gorgeous with a super cute and clean room, they have a beautiful bar area with live music at night and the outdoor courtyard was my favorite place to relax while we had breakfast from their restaurant....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old hotel is much nicer than it first appears. The hotel is old and rooms are small but nice and bath is modern as best they can for the age. The location is great for convention center and gas light district. I would stay there again.

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Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable stay- Lovely ambience, and more important , the position is excellent! We loved to just wander around the corner - restaurants, pub, clubs and hotels. Nice and close to Hop on Bus, Only disappointment the Fireplace did not work in our room? Called reception, man could not fix it, never offered to move our room? Disappointing , (when...

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Minneapolis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Horton Grand exceeded my expectations. An old totally renovated hotel right in the middle of the Gas Lamp district. The price was very fair for the area. It was a short 3 block walk to the convention center.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many restaurants close to the hotel and if you're planning to stay out past midnight for the majority of stay, this hotel is ideal. I, on the other hand, got in at 9pm completely exhausted on Saturday night. I was right above the lobby bar and they were having a live performance so you can forget about sleeping early. The...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a frequent business traveler, I typically stay at chain hotels that all look the same from Miami to Seattle. Horton Grand Hotel was completely, and wonderfully, different. From the moment you walk in you can feel the history in the woodwork and the art deco design. Is it a bit musty? Yes. But I embraced it, cranked up my...

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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
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $202 - $452 (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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The Horton Grand Hotel San Diego
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#65 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
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“Our room was facing the inner garden and it was pretty nice.”
 of 5 bubbles smilemm, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“High floor, quiet room.”
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“We liked our balcony room opening into the inner courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles Sweetcheeks16, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Enjoy your patio, looking into the center courtyard!”
 of 5 bubbles MitchOSM, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“don't expect a smile when you arrive at the front desk”
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