The US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel 

The US Grant is a palatial pad in San Diego and perhaps the city’s most storied hotel, thanks to its 1910 beginnings. It’s held on to its reputation for elegance and lavishness over the years and continues to be a magnet for lovers of luxury.

The resplendence of the US Grant is evident from its grand exterior. And it doesn’t disappoint within. An extravagant lobby, all marble, columns, and chandeliers, smacks of classic luxury. If you hear some lively chatter, it’s probably coming from The Grant Grill, a popular restaurant just off the lobby. It serves dishes with ingredients harvested from the hotel’s rooftop garden. The 270 high-ceilinged rooms and suites are tastefully finished with empire-style furnishings and come with all the amenities you’d expect from a hotel of this calibre. No detail overlooked. Even the towels are the plushest imaginable. If you’ve skipped The Grant Grill in favour of one of the many options in the Gaslamp Quarter, stop by the lounge for a nightcap instead. It’s at its best when there’s live music playing. Settle down, order a suitably fine wine or single malt, and enjoy the refined atmosphere. Over the years, the US Grant has hosted 15 US presidents and innumerable celebrities. On a complimentary hotel history tour, you can learn more about its illustrious visitors and its Prohibition basement speakeasy stocked with liquor via secret underground tunnels.

4.5 stars

Facilities

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