The US Grant

San Diego, USA

The hotel

If you like a touch of old world charm and class, the US Grant may be your kind of hotel. Over 100 years old, it combines a wonderful sense of history and a grand setting with modern amenities, comfortable rooms and great service. If you walk out in one direction, you’ll find yourself in the oceanside Seaport Village and if you walk in the other there’s the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. So there’s shopping, dining and entertainment all around. Staying in? At the hotel’s Grant Grill, you can enjoy a fresh approach to fine dining — with local seasonal food, an extensive wine list and craft cocktails.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of downtown San Diego, within walking distance of numerous restaurants, bars and entertainment. Opposite The Civic Theatre and walking distance to Westfield Horton Plaza, Balboa Theatre, Symphony Hall and the San Diego Padres' Petco Ballpark. Transfer time from San Diego International airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

270 rooms. All with air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, CD player, WiFi*, mini-bar*, fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, iron, Elemis bath amenities, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Superior Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Rooms are slightly larger with king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Grant Grill (California cuisine including prime meats, seafood, wine list, local brews and cocktails, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Grant Grill Lounge (cocktails, craft beers and wines). 24-hour fitness centre. Whirlpools, steam rooms and massage services*. 24-hour room service*. 24-hour business centre. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Babysitting service*. WiFi. Valet parking $49 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Mar 22, 2020 jjtrack33 San Francisco, California

A perfect location for a mix of business and pleasure. The staff were great the bar downstairs was nice and the location was perfect for everything that I needed. I always enjoyed traveling to the gaslamp and specifically enjoyed this trip.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing!

Mar 5, 2020 salonvlasa Gig Harbor, Washington

Beautiful clean and food was great! A short walk to the water . Great coffee shop next door too. Comfortable beds and nice bathrooms. We also had a dinner and a breakfast voucher which was very nice. We felt safe in the area it is located in. The staff was very hospitable
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lux, historic hotel with a lovely staff.

Feb 20, 2020 coco565 California

Splurge for a room with some kind of view - we were only there one night so didn't bother. Ended up with a view directly into all of the hotel rooms across the U-shaped building, which meant we had to keep curtains closed even in the middle of the afternoon (stuck in the room because of napping 3yo) or else we'd literally be watching people… Read more
Splurge for a room with some kind of view - we were only there one night so didn't bother. Ended up with a view directly into all of the hotel rooms across the U-shaped building, which meant we had to keep curtains closed even in the middle of the afternoon (stuck in the room because of napping 3yo) or else we'd literally be watching people getting into the shower across the way. Doesn't make for a very pleasant environment. The hotel is gorgeous and lux and walkable to lots of food and drink, though it's on the edge of the Gaslamp District, not in the heart of it, so the walk could be several blocks. All in all a good experience for a quick stop while we checked out the zoo on the way to LegoLand. Read less
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Feb 18, 2020 ChiTown2 Chicago, Illinois

Had a great visit to the US GRANT for a long weekend. Connecting rooms afforded fun for parents and kids. Truly a high service staff. Concierge staff, particularly Lee Ann, were excellent and proactive. She reached out to us a week in advance to advise of a tight dinner reservation situation and provided a number of great suggestions. Cool… Read more
Had a great visit to the US GRANT for a long weekend. Connecting rooms afforded fun for parents and kids. Truly a high service staff. Concierge staff, particularly Lee Ann, were excellent and proactive. She reached out to us a week in advance to advise of a tight dinner reservation situation and provided a number of great suggestions. Cool hotel! Downtown/City location. Walking distance to Gas Lamp quarter. A further walk to USS Midway. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing hotel but might not be best with toddlers

Feb 18, 2020 paulx441 Toronto, Canada

Although I didn't give the US Grant Hotel 5 stars it is truely AMAZING. I must caveat I went with a toddler and with that in mind, I may not book it again if I was with a toddler, but would 100000% book it again if I came without a toddler. First, the entire concierge staff were incredible and went above and beyond anything I expected (from a US… Read more
Although I didn't give the US Grant Hotel 5 stars it is truely AMAZING. I must caveat I went with a toddler and with that in mind, I may not book it again if I was with a toddler, but would 100000% book it again if I came without a toddler. First, the entire concierge staff were incredible and went above and beyond anything I expected (from a US Marriott anyway). The location is extremely convenient and the hotel itself oozes class and character. The rooms are beautiful - I was in a standard king room and the walls were paneled! As a Platinum member, the breakfast at the Grant Grill which was also amazing. Now onto the bad stuff. Again, I must mention this is because I traveled with a toddler so may not apply to every ready. 1. There are very few rooms with tubs and I was not fortunate enough to get one of those rooms. 2. The bathroom doesn't blackout so if you are in a standard room and use to putting the toddler asleep in a separate room, this is not really an option if your toddler is sensitive to light. 3. There was significant construction across the street as of Feb 2020 and if you are on a lower floor, you can hear the trucks early in the morning. Again, I would recommend this hotel to everyone travelling without a toddler in a heartbeat but would warn parents if there is a toddler. Read less