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The US GRANT, A Luxury Collection Hotel

326 Broadway | San Diego, CA 92101 [See Map]
#3 in Best San Diego Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1784 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 270 rooms, 11 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Traditional, Historic
Best For Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

The son of Ulysses S. Grant (general of the Union army in the Civil War and the 18th president of the United States) opened this downtown hotel in 1910. For a while, it held the favor of socialites, but then its popularity waned. The hotel then necessitated a massive, half-billion dollar renovation that took place in 2005 and 2006. Today, The US GRANT gives guests a taste of Old World glamour coupled with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, Italian linens and original artwork in each guest room. The hotel also houses a fitness center and the acclaimed Grant Grill, known for its fresh Californian cuisine. However, this Luxury Collection property probably isn't the ideal hotel for sun-seekers, since it's pretty far from San Diego's most popular beaches. On the other hand, it's quite close to many of the city's top attractions and if you're a Starwood Preferred Guest looking to redeem or accrue reward points, this could be the place for you.

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Critic Reviews

Frommer's

“The Grant is now as glorious as ever, with its grand sweeping lobby, glistening glass chandeliers, filigreed iron railings, and velvet couches.”
Award: Frommer's Exceptional

Oyster.com

“Built by Ulysses S. Grant's son in 1910, the 270-room U.S. Grant Hotel is one of the most celebrated and respected hotels within San Diego, known for its American luxury with a traditional European twist.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Lonely Planet Top Pick

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1784 guests have reviewed the The US GRANT, A Luxury Collection Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 1784 reviews)

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

Location & Parking

The US GRANT is located on the edge of San Diego's Gaslamp District, a neighborhood known for its restaurants, boutiques and galleries. There are plenty of eateries, shops and even parks just steps from the hotel, and popular nearby San Diego attractions include Balboa Park, the USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

  • San Diego Civic Theatre and light rail station is located one block north
  • Horton Plaza and the Lyceum Theatre are located one block south
  • About 4 miles southeast of San Diego International Airport; 17 miles north of Mexican border

  • 24-hour valet parking ($42)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The US GRANT is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the decor reflects its history. Rooms have 9-foot ceilings, crown molding and boast city or garden views. Modern amenities include flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and marble bathrooms with glass showers.

  • In-room Internet access starting at $9.95 per night

Standard room size:

288 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

The Grant Grill and Lounge has been open since 1951 and is a San Diego classic. The hotel features all-day dining with a focus on California-style cuisine and a business casual ambiance. There is an adjacent lounge for pre- or post-dinner drinks, as well as a Lobby Lounge for cocktails and snacks in the evenings.

  • 24-hour room service

Number of restaurants:

1

Cuisine types:

American

Awards:

AAA/CAA
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Spa

The hotel has a spa suite, located on the eighth floor, where guests can receive treatments by reservation. In-room spa services are also available.

  • Services available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

There are no specific amenities geared toward families, though rollaway beds are available for an additional $25 per night.

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The hotel's fitness center is open 24 hours a day and is complimentary for all guests. The gym includes cardio machines and weight-training equipment.

  • There is a staff of personal trainers who offer in-room consultations or outdoor exercise programs (for a fee)

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The US GRANT has a total of 33,000 square feet of meeting and event space across its property. The Celestial Ballroom, which was a speakeasy during Prohibition, can accommodate up to 500 people for a standing reception.

  • Groups can rent the hotel's office space for trial preparation or temporary office space
  • Dedicated executive meeting specialists assist with planning

Number of meeting rooms:

22
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The US GRANT welcomes pets that weigh less than 40 pounds. There is no charge to bring pets and guests are presented with a special pet amenity, including a bowl, bed, mat and welcome kit.

  • Pets allowed (free)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Wedding

The hotel's three ballrooms are ideal venues for classic and traditional weddings. The largest space, the Presidental Ballroom, can accommodate up to 650 guests for a seated wedding. Other smaller spaces can host as few as 15 guests.

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

650
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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