Following a 20-month, $56-million renovation, one of San Diego's most historic properties reopened in the fall of 2006. Originally built in 1910 by the son of two-term United States president and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant, this grandiose 11-story property sits at the northern edge of the Gaslamp Quarter. An impressive Beaux Arts beauty, the Grant is part of the Starwood Hotel & Resorts' Luxury Collection. It is owned by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation (in a nice touch of irony, the Kumeyaay were given their sovereignty in 1875 by President Grant). Guest rooms all have 9-foot ceilings, plush wool carpets, ornate moldings, custom furniture, Italian linens, and Native American artwork in the foyer. Over each bed is an original abstract painting created on-site by a commissioned artist. In-room spa services incorporating Native American traditions and local herbs and plants are also available. The Grant Grill, long a clubby spot for power lunches and dinners, has been given an Art Deco modern makeover, with plenty of curves, creamy white leather booths, rich mahogany, and iron filigrees. The restaurant serves regional, seasonal cuisine complemented by local and international wines and beers.
In Rooms: A/C, TV w/pay movies, Wi-Fi, dataport, minibar, coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron, safe, 2-line phone, alarm clock/radio/CD player, open-close windows, daily newspaper
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User Reviews for The US Grant
Nice Hotel with Good location
stayed at the US Grant Hotel for a week. The staff was friendly and very attentive. My one issue was noise from outside. The odd # rooms face the street, and it can get noisy. In the...
- posted on 11.26.12
- by travelguyNycNy
Elegant and Efficient, but don't leave the building
The US Grant is a 19th century downtown San Diego landmark. It has been carefully restored to a cool, subtle, elegant state. The staff are friendly and efficient. The rooms, although...
- posted on 11.26.12
- by David355
Good Location, Couple year ago undated.
Make sure to get on a upper floor. The people at this hotel really want to help you. I think you will enjoy staying here. They have many different room, ask to see some before making...
- posted on 11.23.12
- by ted e
- Downtown Hotel 2007 – Editorial Winner
- Very Highly Recommended 2009
- Very Highly Recommended 2010
- Forbes Traveler 400 2008
English high tea served in the lobby, airport shuttle, shops and 24-hour concierge. Power brokers still rub and bend elbows at its Grant Grill.
Message from The US Grant
Commanding the heart of vibrant and dynamic downtown San Diego, THE US GRANT retains the region's legendary reign of superior luxury and warm hospitality. Built circa 1910, an unprecedented $56 million dollar renovation completed in 2006 has captured the historic ambiance of this landmark property to create a world-class urban sanctuary. The hotel's history and ownership's legacy will weave together with its acclaimed architecture and artistic design to create a timeless masterpiece. 270 elegant and tranquil guest rooms include 47 opulent suites, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the largest selection of premium hotel accommodations in the city. From two-level Presidential suites with formal dining rooms to sassy Signature suites featuring six-head rain showers, and fully stocked Event Planner suites, THE US GRANT accommodation variety is unsurpassed.
- Historic legacy
- At the foot of Gaslamp Quarter
- Best rate guaranteed
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- tel: 800/237-5029
- fax: 619/239-9517
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- 326 Broadway
- Between Third and Fourth Aves., main entrance now on Fourth Ave
- San Diego, CA 92101
- Utell International
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