The Horton Grand Hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is a gem.

Standing proudly on the corner of Island Ave, the historic hotel is charming, comfortable, and elegant. Checking in you immediately feel as if you’re stepping back in time, visiting San Diego during some year gone long ago.

We booked a King Room with a Balcony through Expedia and everything went smooth during check-in.

When we took the elevator to the third floor from the lobby, we were surprised to see an old scene of antique clothing and more through the glass. Eerily creepy, and fun. We weren’t expecting the surprise!

King Room with Balcony at The Horton Grand Hotel

The room was clean — and had a fireplace, iron, mini ironing board, plenty of towels, pillows, and coffee maker.

The bed was comfortable, and the balcony was delightful. A sitting area looked over the center court of the hotel and other balcony rooms. I felt like I was staying in one of the buildings on Main Street at Disneyland.

Salt & Whiskey is the hotel bar downstairs. There were always patrons at the bar with various drinks, and a bartender always on-hand.

Location, location, location.

The best part of this hotel is its location.

It’s a 15-minute Uber drive from the San Diego International Airport, a 10-minute Uber drive from the San Diego Zoo, and a ten-minute walk from the ocean, and Seaport Village.

It was also fantastic to be right in the hub of the Gaslamp Quarter, where at night, there was lots of live jazz and blues music, plenty of eateries, and places to dance.

We had a lot of fun walking to the ocean whenever we needed to, walking to Little Italy, Maritime Museum of San Diego, and more. There’s so much to do within one-mile of walking distance from The Horton Grand Hotel.

The Horton Grand Hotel - King Bed with Balcony
The Horton Grand Hotel – King Bed with Balcony