Stepping into the regal U.S. Grant not only places you in the lap of luxury but also transports you back in time. The lobby of this city icon built in 1910 is a confection of luxurious French fabrics, crystal chandeliers, and Italian Carrera–marble floors. Guests sip tea and predinner martinis here. Rooms feature custom Italian linens and original French and Native American artwork, and the sunny baths are elegantly designed with marble-tile shower enclosures and basin sinks. The Grant Grill specializes in seafood and steaks whose preparations include herbs from the hotel's rooftop garden; the restaurant's art deco style adds a touch of glamour.
Aug 31, 2007
My husband and I stayed here for a quick getaway in July '07. The rooms have been redone since the earlier review posted here, and the designers did an absolutely wonderful job. Our room was one of the prettiest hotel rooms I've ever stayed in, beautifully detailed and comfortable. We opted to upgrade to a suite for extra money because the regular rooms are fairly small (but still luxurious), and stayed in a Landmark suite which was great -- spacious
and airy with a small separate living room with its own entertainment center, and a much larger bath than the regular room. Because it's a historic hotel, all the rooms are slightly different in size and configuration, so don't be afraid to ask to see more than one room -- the first "suite" we were shown, a legacy suite, was not much different than a regular room, and definitely not worth any extra money. Would definitely return, liked our room here much better than the Lodge at Torrey Pines in LaJolla, for less money. There's also a very nice bar here as well.