Originally built in 1887, developers rebuilt the original two buildings and reconstructed them into one grand lodging in 1970. But even before this reconstruction, the property itself had its fair share of spooky happenings.
One of those sightings involved Ida Bailey. The madam once owned a brothel on the same site as the hotel. Today, many guests report seeing her form in and around the hotel.
Some guests have seen her floating around like a white mist, while others have felt a chill rush through their bodies. The good news is that most of these interactions have been friendly, not spooky, yet unexplained nevertheless.
Do Your Eyes Deceive You?
With a history dating back to the 1800s, it’s no wonder so many guests have sighted ghosts from centuries past wandering the halls and lobby.
Most reports include ghosts dressed in full 19th-century clothing, descending the staircase, flicking the lights on and off, and creating some otherwise unexplained events.
Haunted San Diego, CA
San Diego is as rich in history as it is hauntings. The Horton Grand Hotel is just one of many locations where you can experience the unexplainable.
If you have the courage, book a US Ghost Adventures tour of San Diego and see firsthand the legends of the Horton Grand Hotel and other reportedly haunted happenings.
About US Ghost Adventures
Since 2013, US Ghost Adventures has offered entertaining, historical, and authentic ghost tours of America’s most haunted cities. We deliver fun yet honest accounts of hauntings across the nation for curious people of all ages. Our ghost stories are based on historical research, but that doesn’t mean they won’t send a chill down your spine.
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US Ghost Adventures also offers virtual tours, a self-guided mobile app, and an Alexa voice app.