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This charming hotel is situated in Downtown/Gaslamp District. Located within 1\. 2 kilometre(s) from the town centre, the null allows easy access to all this destination has to offer. The null is 1. 0 kilometre(s) from the main public transport links. null will find the airport within 4. 1 kilometre(s). There are a total of 130 130 on the premises. The establishment's common areas include Wi-Fi internet connection. Additionally, the premises provide a reception service the whole day through. Due to its functional meeting facilities, this null is a perfect place for guests travelling for busine...More details
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Reviewed 23 november, 2021
This was our second time staying at the Horton Grand and it has easily become one of our favorites! Having stayed here 3 years ago we figured we'd stay again since we liked the location the first time! Front desk was fantastic when we arrived at 11am. We weren't expecting to be able to check in but just wanted to leave our bags and go exploring. To our surprise our room was already ready for us! The hotel is old and the rooms do show the age. However, it's exactly what I would expect from such an old building that was moved brick by brick to the current location! With the hotel being right in the heart of Gas Lamp we did find there was a lot of street noise during the weekend nights. Front desk was quick to respond when we requested ear plugs which solved the noise problem! Salt and whiskey was also fantastic! They had great craft beers and a yummy cheese plate. The service was superb both nights we were down for drinks. Overall, this hotel has a lot of character and an unbeatable location and we can't wait to come back again soon!
Charming, yet dismal room
Reviewed 23 november, 2021
The lobby, bar and courtyard are beautiful and charming, reflecting turn of the century décor. It was a significant birthday and I reserved a Grand room with a fireplace as a splurge. I was so looking forward to it. But it was a disappointment and not what I expected. First, there is an annex to the hotel. Our room was not in the main building, but in another building nextdoor. We got to it through an outside walkway between the two buildings. The only likeness to the video shown on their website is the layout. The room is large and one could probably do 3 cartwheels without knocking into furniture. It has a great kitchenette area with a small fridge, sink and microwave. But it was dark and dismal with an odd odor. Lots of browns, tans and dark green colors. The main problem was the dingy dark green carpet with stains all over it. Thank goodness I travel with room slippers. In the bathroom, parts of the wallpaper or paint was peeling. The balcony is barely 2 feet wide, so don't expect to sit outside with a cup of coffee. It is basically a wide ledge with a railing around it. The front desk personnel were not welcoming or friendly. We hardly ever got a "Welcome" or as we were leaving, "How was your stay?" It was as if they didn't want to engage and just get straight to business. I hope other clients didn't mistreat them. The valet (by the way, parking is $48 a day) and Salt&Whiskey staff were personable and friendly. The S&W burger is wonderful. It is 1/2 lb patty with a fried egg (never had it on a hamburger before), queso cheese and bacon jam. OMG! Pair it with a bottle of wine and it is a great. Down the street is a breakfast / lunch place called Café 222. Very close and the food is wonderful. We found out about it through a Bobby Flay, Best I've ever Eaten episode. In the opposite direction on 4th, 5th and 6th streets is the lively area with tons of entertainment. So it does have a great location.
Excellent Gas Lamp Choice
Reviewed 7 november, 2021
The Horton is a classy historic hotel at the foot of the Gaslamp district. The exterior is a beautiful example of Victorian style, recently refurbished. It is very convenient to restaurants, the Convention Center, and all sights in the Gaslamp, yet it is just removed enough be a quiet refuge when necessary. It is located just across the street from the Gaslamp Museum. We arrived by rental car from the airport, an easy trip. There is valet parking ($48 pd) or self park in an elevated garage two blocks away for $15 pd). My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights in October, ‘21. It was during the week so the area was fairly quiet. The lobby is a glassed-in area that connects with a leafy courtyard. The front desk staff was friendly and efficient. Our room (433) was in the older part of the hotel, classified as a balcony room with fireplace. It overlooked the courtyard below, with a partial view of one of the side streets bordering the hotel. It was good sized, decorated in appropriate classical style, with elegant crown molding and other nice carpentry touches, particularly in the small alcove that housed a desk. There was a comfortable king bed with two night stands, a dresser and an armoire. Beside the atmospheric gas fireplace, there was a ceiling fan and a very quiet ac/heat unit. The nicely tiled bathroom was adequate sized. It has a single sink with little counter space, although the sink base had a drawer for toiletries. There was a tub/shower combo. Everything looked recently updated. Breakfast was served in the Whiskey & Salt bar off the lobby, but we found it noisy and rather cold. There are a number of very good breakfast places not far away, however -- the Breakfast Republic and the Broken Yolk are two good options. In summary, the Horton is a classic, comfortable hotel with lots of character and very conveniently located. We enjoyed our stay and recommend it.
Sweet option in the Gas Lamp district
Reviewed 30 october, 2021
This hotel reminds me of many mid priced hotels I’ve stayed in across Europe. It is comfortable, historic but not fancy once you leave the lobby. The beds are very comfortable and the period furniture is lovely. We had a courtyard balcony king and our daughter’s family had a grand suite which is in a newer building. There was more charm in our room, but their bathroom was way bigger. Both were a good value and you cannot beat the location. As with all older buildings, it wasn’t very sound proof but we anticipated that and brought our white noise app. Our initial check-in experience was lacking in hospitality but that particular gentleman didn’t work again during our stay. Everyone else we encountered was very cordial. Also, there were some missing amenities (cups, coffee condiments) when we got to our room, but we were able to get them at the desk with minimal fuss. Finally, we ate one meal at Salt & Whiskey and it was delicious. It has a great atmosphere as well. We didn’t do the breakfast there because it was a little too esoteric for a family trip. Two suggestions for upgrades: 1)add a comfy chair to the king balcony rooms. There is only one desk chair to sit on. 2) upgrade to smart TVs when you can.
This is a hard one to write!
Reviewed 20 october, 2021
This is a tough one. We LOVED our room (#329) because it was HUGE with a great balcony, king bed, mini-fridge, fireplace, and an historic bay window. The bathroom was great, lobby was nice, and the location can't be beat. There was only one place to sit in the room, although there was enough space for a couple other chairs. We loved learning about the history of the building and walking around looking at the artifacts and photos on the walls. There was a large meeting area on the 2nd and 3rd floors and a couple pianos scattered around. The atrium was great for sitting around at the end of the day. BUT, on the street side - the noise is CRAZY, especially on the weekends. There is a nightclub across the street and it appeals to 20-somethings. Loud 20-somethings. One night there were 5 police cars and about 10 cops on bikes, breaking up the crowd. This was at 2 a.m. Another night the noise was at midnight. And another night at 3 am it was a guy with the loudest boom box I ever heard sitting on the street right below our window for 15 minutes. We didn't mind this because we, basically, like to observe human behavior - even at 3 a.m. Also, the fire alarm went off around 3 am on another night. There was absolutely NO communication from the front desk about the situation and everyone stood around outside for about 20 minutes until the fire dept arrived. Still, after they left, NO communication. The next day at noon the fire alarm went off AGAIN and the fire dept arrived. Still, never any communication from management. Our daughter was staying in room 321 and she didn't have all the street noise but her room was pretty small with no view or fridge. All in all, I would stay there again in a heartbeat - but only if I got the same noisy, big room with a balcony again.