US Grant Bed

Favorite Hotel in San Diego

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.

US Grant Hotel Entrance The US Grant Hotel Lobby

The US Grant Hotel Reception The US Grant Hotel Lobby

The US Grant Valet Entrance
Valet – Rear Entrance

Guest Rooms

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.

US Grant Hotel Guest Room US Grant Hotel Guest Room The US Grant Hotel Guest Room The US Grant Hotel Guest Room The US Grant Hotel Guest Room

The US Grant Hotel Standard Room

US Grant Bathroom

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).

Read: How Starwood Points Can Be Valuable.

Now that Starwood Hotels is also part of Marriott Hotels, you can easily link and transfer your SPG Points into Marriott Rewards Program.


How would I rate this hotel?

Location 5/5

Service 5/5

Room 5/5

Food N/A (Didn’t get a chance to dine-in)