by Tom Isler | August 01, 2007

US Grant hotel

Revamped and restored:
The US Grant hotel

Amazing what $50 million can do, isn’t it? The 270-room US Grant hotel, a member of the Starwood Luxury Collection, reopened last fall, glittering from a top-to-bottom renovation. Originally built in 1910, the hotel now stands restored and modernized, equal parts Beaux Arts and contemporary chic, a straight shot down Fourth Avenue from the San Diego Convention Center.

Official meeting space spans 33,000 square feet, plus two 4,000-square-foot terraces, but some of the marble showers in the hotel’s 47 suites are large enough to be boardrooms (benches provide enough seating for up to four or five).

Plan to enjoy at least one dinner at the gourmet Grant Grill.