Why Visitors Prefer Staying near Horton Plaza
San Diego has many malls to choose from throughout the county, but Horton Plaza offers a unique shopping experience that one can only get in the heart of Downtown San Diego. This five story shopping center has a wide array of retail shops, specialty shops and restaurants.
Even if you’re not interested in shopping, visitors often to prefer to stay near the shopping complex because it is centrally located. Any hotel within a few miles will offer a prime downtown location. The Pacific Inn in particular is conveniently located less than 2 miles from Horton Plaza and we offer comfortable and affordable accommodations. If you are looking for the premier shopping experience during your stay in San Diego, or just want to be in the center of all the action, the Pacific Inn is the ideal hotel for you.
Enjoy a Premier Shopping Experience
The Westfield Horton Plaza is a well-known five story, outdoor shopping plaza in the heart of Downtown San Diego. However, this is not your average retail mall. Designed by architect Jon Jerde, Horton Plaza was initially considered a grand departure from the concept of shopping malls. It draws attention to the look and experience of the mall structure and design itself, as opposed to the retailers and merchandise within the mall. The structure is filled with brightly colored facades, intimate cul-de-sacs and jutting rooftop buttresses to amuse everyone of all ages.
From the moment Horton Plaza opened in 1985, it has been a commercial and architectural success. The immediate area surrounding Horton Plaza is known as The Gaslamp Quarter Historic District, a thriving center for San Diego’s nightlife, filled with restaurants, bars and theaters. The Gaslamp Quarter hosts annual Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day events and the Street Scene Music Festival.
Horton Plaza contains a multitude of interests for any visitor. There is a 14 theater United Artists Complex for first-run movies, The Mad House Comedy Club for those who like to laugh, restaurants that serve anything from steaks to sushi, and every well-known retail store imaginable. Some retail shops include Abercrombie & Fitch and Zales Jewelers. Major department stores include Macy’s and Nordstroms. Horton Plaza is a colorful entertainment complex that is open daily starting at 10:00am, except on Sundays when it opens at 11:00am. It stays open until 9 pm on weeknights, closing slightly earlier on weekends and holidays. For a detailed list of stores in Horton Plaza, click here.
Need Budget-Friendly Lodging near Horton Plaza?
The Pacific Inn is the ideal choice for Horton Plaza hotels in Downtown San Diego because our hotel is conveniently located within 4 minutes of the plaza and the Gaslamp Quarter. Make your reservation online today or call 1-800-571-2933 to speak with our Reservation Manager and receive the best rates for Hotels near Horton Plaza.