HORTON GRAND HOTEL
The Horton Grand Hotel started as two different buildings. The buildings were eventually joined together. Moving two different buildings brick by brick from different locations to come together as one was not an easy task, but the beautiful hotel still stands today.
With the history of the buildings dating back to the late 1800s, it is only natural that it is considered one of the most haunted hotels in San Diego.
Roger Whitaker is the most famous of the ghosts that haunt the Horton Grand. How he died is up for debate. Some stories state he died of a gunshot wound in room 309. Other stories claim he died on the property long before either building was built.
Regardless of how he died, he has been seen in the hallway and room 309. Room 309 experiences several mysterious incidents, such as incredibly warm temperatures randomly happening even with the window open or the air conditioning turned on.
Lights come on in the room on their own, the bed gets shaken, and the armoire door opens on its own. Other witnesses have seen the ghost of a former Madame where a brothel used to stand in the hotel.
The four of spades was found in the bathroom of one of the rooms after a couple had been up the previous night playing poker. They had left the cards on the table.