I recently wrote Why We Keep Going Back to San Diego and to prove my point even further, I recently went on a impromptu road trip with a buddy of mine who was visiting Los Angeles to show a bit more of what California has to offer.
On every visit to SD, I have always stayed in different hotels and resorts because there are just so many great options to choose from and I have to say The US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel has become my favorite out of all the hotels in San Diego.
The US Grant has been a national icon since 1910 and located in the epicenter of the lively Gaslamp Quarter neighborhood with great restaurants and shops only a stone throw away.
The hotel has a luxurious grand lobby and has several entry points with their main entrance located on Broadway.
The standard room at the US Grant is satisfyingly well-sized at 300-355 ft² / 28-33 m² and each guest room has been recently renovated into a classic-modern look.
The bed was high-rise and extremely comfortable, one of the best hotel beds I’ve ever slept on or maybe because at this time around I was staying in the room solo so having the bed to myself rather than sharing with another adult and two little kids made a huge difference.
The bathroom was not particularly big, however it was very modern and had a big shower which is more than enough for a short solo stay in the city.
The room also comes with an Audio USB and Bluetooth dock / speaker which I always find highly useful in a hotel room.
The rates I had during my stay was about $200/night (low-season), I can see on some dates they have a published rates of over $400/night for the same standard room. It turns out the night I stayed was quite a bargain.
I’ve stayed in a much bigger or smaller hotel rooms and the standard room at the US Grant was perfectly sized and well-designed to the highest comfort. Sure it wasn’t a suite or a premium room, but it is definitely on the top list of one of the best hotel stays I’ve had thanks to the amazingly comfortable bed and plush pillows.
While I normally stay in different hotels every time I visit San Diego, this time I would come back to stay at the US Grant again especially how I can earn SPG points to accumulate towards an elite status or simply to rack-up some points for future travel redemptions (think SQ Suites/First Class or Etihad First Class Apartment).
How would I rate this hotel?
Food N/A (Didn’t get a chance to dine-in)