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The Horton Grand Hotel and Suites

311 Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
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  • The Horton Grand Hotel and Suites
    Jaime Gamblin
    4 Apr 14, 2014

    While downtown San Diego beyond the Gaslamp can be a little sketchy at times, this hotel has quite a bit of charm thrown in to counteract the smog and just about heinous parking situation. The front door itself was lovely with ornate calligraphy, and I was very surprised to walk into such a quaint foyer. I loved the historical photos and antique items strewn about the several rooms of the lobby, and was glad to hear that the vintage ambiance of the hotel doesn’t follow through to its technology- free WiFi! The details of my room were what really made it stand out from most hotels- the rich rood armoire, the fireplace, and even the vintage toilet tank with a pull flush. The room wasn’t particularly large, and the bedding could have been a little plusher, but I can overlook a thing or two for such a relaxing and cozy hotel close to the heart of downtown. I'll just be sure to take public transportation next time.

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    Becky Mahan
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    5 Apr 14, 2014

    Downtown San Diego, despite the city's reputation for being laid-back and "chill" (we all say "awesome" and "sweet, dude"), can be a bit intense with all the one-way streets, hordes of pedestrians, and heavy traffic. So when I arrived at the Horton Grand after circling for ten minutes trying to find parking and not run anybody over, I was rather frazzled. And yet when I stepped into the lobby, my nerves were set instantly back at ease. The sun streamed through the glass-paned ceiling, sending beams that dazzled on what looked like an old Victorian parlor: complete with clawed-foot furniture, large baskets full of colorful flowers, and an old grandfather clock. The manager smiled warmly at me from the desk, welcomed me to his historic pride and joy, and showed me the equally as enchanting room. A four poster bed, gas fireplace, and gorgeous mahogany armoire waited for me, while a tiny bathroom managed to delight me with the old-fashioned toilet pull chain. Excitedly, I meandered through the rest of the hotel to explore, and found another parlor complete with antique armchairs, a delicately curved stairwell, water paintings, and an old handcrafted papier-mache horse (appropriately named Sunshine). The courtyard outside was a charming place to read a book, amidst the tinkle of the water fountain and the twinkle of the string lights overhead. And if total nostalgia isn't your thing, this whimsical and elegant retreat to the 1880s manages to inject some modern-day amenities: enjoy free Wifi, in-room coffee makers, and large flatscreen televisions in the Grand rooms.

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    5 Apr 14, 2014

    An old-fashioned oasis in busy downtown San Diego, the Horton has elegant ambiance but doesn't miss out on modern conveniences, and some would say essentials, like free Wifi.

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  • The Horton Grand Hotel and Suites
    Lindsey
    5 Apr 14, 2014

    There are countless reasons why this hotel is the absolute definition of charming. The vintage furniture decorating the brightly lit lobby makes guests feel as if they have stepped back in time. The front desk receptionist, Ken, made me want to stick around for hours and chat over a cup of tea. I instantly felt comfortable and peaceful, and Ken kept the ambiance of the hotel light and airy. The room I was showed to followed the theme of the hotel by offering a big vintage bed frame paired with a wonderful chest of drawers. My favorite part of the room was the gas burning fireplace! Ken assured me that there have never been any fire accidents despite each room having a fireplace! There is a glorious balcony patio shaded from the San Diego heat by an awning of leaves and vines. Beware though, this hotel is said to be haunted! No ghost could defer me from staying here.

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Description

This hotel is located close to the airport. Attractions in the neighborhood include San Diego Repertory Theater, San Diego Convention Center, and Petco Park. Other attractions include San Diego Zoo.

Features.
Dining options at The Horton Grand Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. This 3.0 star property offers small meeting rooms, audio visual

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equipment, and business services. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. This San Diego property has 8,500 square feet of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Wedding services and concierge services are available. Other property amenities at this Victorian property include valet parking and a porter/bellhop. This is a smoke free property.

Guestrooms.
There are 132 guestrooms at The Horton Grand Hotel. Rooms are individually decorated. Furnishings include fireplaces and desks. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer direct dial phones. 32 inch televisions have cable channels. Air conditioned rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains, electronic/magnetic keys, irons/ironing boards, and clock radios. Housekeeping is offered and guests may request wake up calls. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Notifications:

  • There are no room charges for children 17 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.

Amenities:

  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Family Rooms

Reviews Summary

Very Good!1578 reviews across the web.

  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • This is a wonderful boutique hotel, as guests say.
  • Hotel
    98% thought it was clean.
  • Location
    96% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
  • Service
    84% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Ambiance
    84% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Hotel Building
    Building is pleasant.
  • Price
    Price is tolerable.

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