The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego

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History & luxury mix at The US Grant. Located in the Core-Columbia district on the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter, this distinctive hotel pampers every guest.
Todd Sarouhan
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The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
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Experience Historic Luxury in the Gaslamp Quarter

Sign and Sky of the US Grant in San DiegoThe Lobby at the US Grant in San Diego

Treat yourself to the luxury you deserve when you stay at US Grant Hotel San Diego.

Our team loves the US Grant for its beautiful decor, well-appointed rooms, and the fun atmosphere of the lobby and attached bar. It’s one of my personal favorite places to stay in the Downtown San Diego area and once you see the pictures and read this article, I think you’ll see why!

Our team has worked together to create the ultimate insider look at its best features which I’ll cover in this article.

This historic hotel, operated by Marriott and part of the Marriott Bonvoy program, has stood proudly for over 100 years just outside the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego’s downtown district.

With 227 rooms and 43 suites throughout its eleven floors, this hotel is a landmark conveniently located to many attractions.

Street Entrance at the US Grant in San Diego
Street Entrance at the US Grant in San Diego

A Gemstone in the Gaslamp Quarter

Guests will see exactly what makes this hotel a gemstone from the moment they enter the elegant lobby. Well-appointed rooms and suites offer every convenience, from high-speed wireless internet access to cloud-like pillow-top mattresses.

You can relax in a fluffy bathrobe in your suite with room service on the way or ask the concierge staff to help you arrange reservations for fine dining or local activities to make your stay even more memorable.

Guests can also enjoy a cocktail at either the Grant Grill Lounge or the Rendezvous Bar, which features a French-influenced cocktail menu as well as wine and beer.

Get Pampered at the US Grant

Pampering is the house specialty at US Grant San Diego with its Spa Suite that offers a full menu of treatments. When you are relaxed and refreshed, you can explore the San Diego area right outside the hotel’s door.

Tip of Coroando Gold Course
Tip of Coroando Gold Course

Be Active During Your Stay

Why not hop on a ferry to picturesque Coronado Island, visit the impressive San Diego Zoo, or one of several parks or museums that are just a short distance away?

Hopefully you’ll have a long enough stay to experience this city to the fullest!

Art Throughout the US Grant in San Diego
Art Throughout the US Grant in San Diego

Types of Travelers Who Love the Hotel

Is it fair to say that I think most travelers will love this luxury hotel?

Couples and staycationers looking for a little romance will enjoy a stay. The elegant venue make it a popular location for weddings, corporate events, and fundraisers throughout the year.

Business travelers also stay here to be close to the convention center or to book conferences in one of the many meeting rooms, and with a multilingual staff on-site to assist you, any event you hold here Is sure to be a success.

The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego is listed as one of our top picks for the Best Luxury Hotels in San Diego.

Local Tips
A Lively Downtown Neighborhood
The Gaslamp Quarter is a lively downtown neighborhood, known for its restaurants and its nightlife. The US Grant is located at the north end of the Gaslamp where the action takes place!

Our Favorite Reasons to Stay at the US Grant

See why our team loves the US Grant, from its location to its amenities.

Lots of Lobby Seating at the US Grant in San Diego
Lots of Lobby Seating at the US Grant in San Diego

A Lovely Lobby

The US Grant has an expansive lobby that drew my attention the moment I stepped inside. The spacious layout and hanging chandeliers are beautiful and perfectly encapsulate the hotel’s historic roots.

There are multiple seating areas with comfy chairs and couches providing lots of space to relax. The lobby and halls are also decorated with potted plants and tons of artwork, creating a feeling of upscale comfort and class that’s hard to beat.

Bar at the Grant Grill at the US Grant in San Diego
Bar at the Grant Grill at the US Grant in San Diego

Kick Back at the Lounge

In addition to 24-hour room service, US Grant San Diego is also home to Grant Grill, an Art-Deco-style restaurant featuring locally sourced and seasonal fare that is perfect for a special occasion or a quick bite before heading to the theater.

I highly recommend kicking back at the Grant Grill and enjoying a drink or two. A visit to the lounge is the perfect way to take the edge off after a day of traveling or exploring San Diego. From Thursday to Saturday, you can even catch live music at the Grant Grill lounge in the evenings.

Hard Rock Hotel with the Gaslamp Quarter Entrance Sign
Hard Rock Hotel with the Gaslamp Quarter Entrance Sign

A Great Location

The US Grant sits at the northern end of the lively Gaslamp Quarter, a short drive south of the San Diego International Airport (SAN). The convenient FRED Shuttle that serves the Downtown area makes it easy to reach countless attractions in Balboa Park, Little Italy, the Embarcadero, plus throughout the Gaslamp Quarter.

Better yet, one of my favorite things about the US Grant is how much there is to do within walking distance. There are plenty of incredible restaurants and bars and a few nightlife hotspots.

The San Diego Civic Theater
The San Diego Civic Theater

Our team also likes how close the hotel is to the San Diego Civic Theatre, where you can watch the ballet or a visiting play.

The US Grant
Prices starting at $265 / night

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What's Nearby

Gaslamp District
Gaslamp Quarter
9 min Walk
USS Midway
USS Midway Museum
14 min Walk
Petco Park
Petco Park
16 min Walk
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
20 min Walk
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
6 min Drive
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
9 min Drive
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
16 min Drive
Beach
Coronado Beach
16 min Drive
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
16 min Drive
Cabrillo Nat. Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
29 min Drive
The US Grant
Prices starting at $265 / night

Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood Core-Columbia
The Core-Columbia area of Downtown San Diego is a beautiful mix of sky rises, restaurants, and hotels, complete with activities like music venues and museums.
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Pet Policy
Pets are allowed for an extra charge of $150 per pet, per night
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby
Breakfast
Not Included
Property Size
270 Rooms

Property Amenities

Bar on Property
Bar on Property
Beauty Salon
Beauty Salon
Bellhop
Bellhop
Business Center
Business Center
City Hotel
City Hotel
Concierge Desk
Concierge Desk
Conference Center
Conference Center
Couples Friendly
Couples Friendly
EV Charger
EV Charger
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Fitness Room
Fitness Room
Hotel Near Bay
Hotel Near Bay
Laundry
Laundry
Massage Services
Massage Services
Museum Nearby
Museum Nearby
Pets Allowed
Pets Allowed
Restaurant on Property
Restaurant on Property
Spa
Spa

Parking

Valet Parking
Valet Parking
EV Charging Station
EV Charging Station
$52 / day for Valet Parking

Room Amenities

24 Hour Room Service
24 Hour Room Service
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Iron
Iron
Mini Fridge
Mini Fridge
No Smoking
No Smoking
Phone in Room
Phone in Room
Room Service
Room Service
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 6 min Drive
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 9 min Walk
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 14 min Walk
This Month's Forecast
62°F / 76°F
Partly Cloudy in June
Jul
66°F / 81°F
Sunny in July
Aug
68°F / 83°F
Sunny in August
Sep
66°F / 82°F
Sunny in September

Rooms & Rates

King deluxe room, The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego

The rooms at US Grant San Diego offer a private bath with free toiletries, a flat-screen television, air conditioning, a desk, a coffee maker, alarm clock, hair dryer, in-room safe, bathrobe, and slippers to make each guest feel comfortable and relaxed.

The US Grant
Prices starting at $265 / night
Superior Guest Room

Available with one or two queen beds or a king bed, these rooms can accommodate up to four people.

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Deluxe Guest Room

These spacious rooms can also sleep up to four guests, with either two queen beds or one king bed. Some also feature an oversized tub and are found on the top floor of the hotel

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Legacy or Chaffee Suite

These junior suites offer a separate seating area and a king bed with evening turn-down service.

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Landmark, Ulysses or Grant Suite

A one-bedroom suite with a king bed, these suites also feature a separate seating area and turndown service.

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Signature Suite

This studio suite has a private sleeping alcove with two king beds and turndown service, sitting area, and dining table that can function for workspace and small meetings as well.

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Senator Suite

This two-bedroom, two-bath suite as one king and one queen bed in addition to a separate seating area and small dining table.

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Penthouse Suite

Designed for entertaining, this one-bedroom king suite features a large bar space, dining table, and seating area as well as an oversized tub in the spacious bathroom.

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Presidential Suite

This Bi-level suite is the ultimate in luxury, with high ceilings, decorative molding, a separate seating and dining area, a private balcony, an oversized bedroom with king bed, and one and a half bathrooms.

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The US Grant
Prices starting at $265 / night

Fill Your Trip with the Best of the Gaslamp Quarter

The US Grant Hotel San Diego has an on-site 24-hour fitness center and a spa suite to keep you feeling your best.

When you are ready to hit the town, you can plan to enjoy one of the many activities and attractions around the area or sign up for the hotel tour to learn more about the history and art.

Pamper Yourself at the Hotel

You don’t have to leave the grounds of the US Grant to see what makes it so special. Here are a few of my favorite amenities and on-site activities.

In Front of the Historic Horton Grand Hotel on the Brothels, Bites and Booze Tour
In Front of the Historic Horton Grand Hotel on the Brothels, Bites and Booze Tour

Book Experiences Through the Hotel

The US Grant offers multiple exclusive guest experiences that can be added to your reservation. These include the Global Explorer Backpack with curated suggestions of San Diego landmarks to visit, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Grant Grill, and a seasonal beer tasting from Resident Brewing Co.

Fitness center, The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
Fitness center, The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego

Visit the Fitness Center or Spa

After your excursion, visit the hotel’s fitness center any time to work up a sweat, then cool down with a treatment at the spa suite, a unique twist on the typical hotel spa.

Photo of Ulysses S Grant the US Grant in San Diego
Photo of Ulysses S Grant the US Grant in San Diego

Immerse Yourself in History

The US Grant opened back in 1910 and has stood the test of time, still serving guests over 100 years later. Even though much of the hotel has been renovated to better serve guests and maintain the property, just walking around the hotel feels like stepping back into a piece of history.

The hotel also houses the Celebration Fine Art Collection, worth over $6.5 million.

Nearby Things to Do

Hop on the FRED Shuttle or hit the street on foot to experience all the best things to do around the Gaslamp Quarter and the rest of Downtown San Diego.

Gorilla Statue at the San Diego Zoo
Gorilla Statue at the San Diego Zoo

See the Sights

Make your way to Balboa Park to see the many themed gardens and the world-renown San Diego Zoo. We even off a discount to the San Diego Zoo if you purchase a Go City San Diego pass.

This pass will get you into the San Diego Zoo as well as over 55 other attractions for one discounted price. If you use the code GVSD5OFF you can save even more!

Other big attractions near the hotel include Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, Heritage Park, and the Spanish Village.

Having a Drink on the Brothels Bites and Booze Tour
Having a Drink on the Brothels Bites and Booze Tour

Eat and Drink

With the many restaurants and bars in the Gaslamp Quarter, you won’t have to go far, but you also have Little Italy and the marina area for wining and dining.

If you want to try something really unique to San Diego, go on, one of our favorite tours is the Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour where you can find great food and drinks all while learning about the spotty past of the Gaslamp Quarter.

Beach Chairs at the Hotel Del Coronado
Beach Chairs at the Hotel Del Coronado

Hit the Beach

Swimming, kayaking, surfing and boating are popular pastimes at Coronado Central Beach, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach.

You may also appreciate exploring the coves of La Jolla or whale watching, especially in wintertime. The Guided La Jolla Sea Cave Kayak Tour is a great tour I’d recommend to see the amazing sea caves of La Jolla.

Sunset from a Trail at Torrey Pines State Reserve
Sunset from a Trail at Torrey Pines State Reserve

Hike and Golf

Sunny San Diego is ideal for golfing, and you have both Riverwalk Golf Club and Coronado Municipal Course just a short drive away.

Torrey Pines State Park is a must for hikers who want the reward of that gorgeous Pacific Ocean view, but you can also take in the landscape along the Mission Trails Regional Park or one of the canyon parks nearby.

Popular Activities

Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Jump onto one of the authentic trolleys, and see over 100 sights in San Diego! Listen to the tour guide and learn as you go. Create your own tour with 12 boarding areas!
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San Diego Harbor Cruise
San Diego Harbor Cruise
Enjoy this ‘San Diego Top Pick Award’ winner as you set sail on a three level luxury ship providing 360-degree views of San Diego’s scenic beauty. Relax for a 1-2 hour narrated tour, learn about the city from the bay.
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The World Famous San Diego Zoo
The World Famous San Diego Zoo
Spend the day at the iconic San Diego Zoo! Featuring over 3,500 animals and 650 species, this zoo is the heart of Balboa Park. There are multiple exhibits & experiences for all ages to learn about animals and their habitats.
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USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum provides history of aircraft built in California. The museum includes over 60 exhibits with restored aircraft and tours of the carrier.
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Balboa Park Scavenger Hunt
Balboa Park Scavenger Hunt
Experience the iconic Balboa Park through this 3-hour interactive scavenger hunt! Led by any smartphone, you'll solve clues and riddles as you learn about history and visit landmarks throughout the park.
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Balboa Park Walking Tour with Guide
Balboa Park Walking Tour with Guide
Balboa Park is a cultural gem in the middle of San Diego. Led by a local guide, this 2-hour tour will wind past multiple cultural museums, immaculate gardens and historic buildings. Remember your camera!
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Coronado Bay & Beach Walking Tour
Coronado Bay & Beach Walking Tour
Travel by ferry to Coronado Island and walk through the town with a private guide. Your day will include museum entrance, a snack at a local eatery and a visit to the world-famous Hotel del Coronado.
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Explore San Diego Bay
Explore San Diego Bay
Check out the fully-narrated, land & sea San Diego SEAL tour! After riding through the picturesque streets of San Diego, this amphibious vehicle splashes into the bay towards Shelter Island!
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Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour
Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour
Reserve your spot on this guided culinary walking tour of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Explore the old red light district, eat at 4 restaurants and wash it down with a sample-sized intoxicating treat!
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GoCar: Downtown & Balboa Park
GoCar: Downtown & Balboa Park
Learn about Downtown San Diego & Balboa Park from a talking GPS car! This 2-hour tour hits all the hot spots, as this futuristic car winds past The San Diego Zoo and multiple museums!
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Guided La Jolla Sea Cave Kayak Tour
Guided La Jolla Sea Cave Kayak Tour
Explore the famous protected sea caves of La Jolla on this guided 90-minute kayak tour. Keep an eye out for sea lions, seals, sea turtles and a variety of fish as you paddle your own kayak through the sea caves!
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Old Town Tales, Tacos & Tequila
Old Town Tales, Tacos & Tequila
A guide leads this walking tour through the historic Old Town- visiting shops, restaurants and churches. Enjoy an included tequila cocktail and tacos for an authentic Mexican experience!
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Tequila, Tacos & Tombstones Tour
Tequila, Tacos & Tombstones Tour
Come hungry for a guided walking tour of the birthplace of California! Sample Old Town’s tequila, eat at 4 authentic Mexican restaurants & hear ghostly tails at one of the oldest graveyards in San Diego!
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Visit the San Diego Museum of Art
Visit the San Diego Museum of Art
When visiting Balboa Park, make your way to the San Diego Museum of Art. While at the museum, enjoy the fine arts from all over the world, while also participating in interactive exhibits and tours.
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