You will find luxury in the heart of San Diego at the US Grant Hotel. Situated in the beautiful Gaslamp Quarter, this hotel offers an elegant experience in a unique downtown setting. In operation since October 15, 1910, this hotel has been host to such presidents as John F. Kennedy and George W. Bush. With its extravagantly decked out lobby and nine foot ceilings in each suite, it’s definitely a hotel fit for royalty. The US Grant was named one of the top 128 hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveler; it was the winner of ‘Best Luxury Guestroom Design’ at HotelWorld’s International Design Competition. Treat your family to the finer things in life while enjoying the hotels very own “Celebration Fine Art” museum, voted best gallery in San Diego.
There is certainly plenty for your family to do in the hotel’s surrounding areas. Experience San Diego for its renowned waterfronts with a visit to the charming and historical Seaport Village. You’ll be able to shop for souvenirs in over 50 one of a kind shops, or enjoy one of many seaside delicacies. There is plenty of musical entertainment in and around the village, with sidewalk performers sprinkled throughout four miles of quaint cobblestone walkways. It is located directly on the waterfront and is the perfect place to enjoy a day with your family.
For more San Diego fun right near the US Grant, you could take your family out to the ballgame at the famous Padres Petco Ballpark. Or, maybe spend the day catching a movie and going shopping at Westfields Horton Plaza, an exciting and visually stunning outdoor mall. For more nautical families, the San Diego Harbor Excursion is just minutes away and can take you on one of many adventures. You can go whale watching, or take a 15 minute ferry ride across the bay to the beautiful Coronado Island. Just in time for the holidays, there will be an annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights in December on the 12th and 19th. Contact their website for more information on reserving your spot on a dinner cruise during the festivities.
Another world famous San Diego attraction is right at your doorstep while at the US Grant. The San Diego Zoo is located in nearby Balboa Park. The park is also home to many museums of interest and lush botanical gardens. Some of the museums include the Automotive museum, the Air and Space museum, the Model Railroad museum, or the San Diego History museum. Many of the museums offer free admission for kids 12 and under with a paid adult admission. There are also packages offered for kids admissions to the zoo and the museums.
Back at the US Grant, you will enjoy luxury accommodations including in room internet access and plasma televisions. Each guest room features specially commissioned French and Native American art. You will get a great nights sleep on a pillowtop Luxury collection bed in 300 thread count Italian linen. Each bed has an original drip painting headboard by Yves Clement. You can also feast your eyes on the brilliant views of the downtown area featured in each room. Whether you spend the day exploring the oceanic aspect of San Diego or the world famous attractions that downtown has to offer, there will be no shortage of smiles or tales to tell after your stay at the US Grant.