Opened in 1910 and listed on National Register of Historic Places
On-site Grant Grill is a fave for power lunches and chill happy hours
What To Know
The hotel was last renovated in 2006
Not near the beach
Parking on site
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Historic Gaslamp hotel with Beaux Arts style to spare and an iconic eatery
Built in 1910 by the son of President Ulysses S. Grant, this grand 11-story Beaux Arts Gaslamp gem was completely restored in 2006 for a lovely San Diego stay. Guest rooms all have 9-foot ceilings, plush wool carpets, ornate moldings, custom furniture, Italian linens and Native American artwork. Be on the lookout for images of the Evening Primrose, the tribal flower and a symbol of life to the entire Kumeyaay Nation who now own the hotel. Versions of the flower appear in the lobby, bronze banister of the Broadway staircase, the intricate patterns lining the Spanish tiles of the Celestial Ballroom, original plaster ceilings of the Crystal Ballroom and the molding of the Chaffee Court. Perhaps most spectacularly represented is the Grand Lobby’s carpet. The on-site Grant Grill is a city stalwart, with white leather booths that make it popular for power lunches.
In the Area
When it’s time to escape the Gaslamp Quarter head north to La Jolla and rent a rig for a paddle around La Jolla Cove (be on the lookout for seals). If you want to catch a wave, check out mellow La Jolla Shores — experienced shredders should head straight to Windansea Beach where it can really get pumping. Check a course off your bucket list and hit the links at the world famous Torrey Pines golf course, just a 10-minute drive up the coast. No trip to San Diego would be complete without a trip to the famed Balboa Park, where you’ll find 15 museums, the zoo, gardens and more.
THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
San Diego, California 92101
How to Get There
The preferred airport for THE US GRANT - A Luxury Collection Hotel is San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 3.8 km / 2.4 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.