The US Grant Luxury Hotel – San Diego CA

The  U.S. Grant is part of Starwoods luxury collection…and boy did it live up to its name!  I was just in San Diego for 1 night to meet with one of our business coaches on a new telemarketing campaign we are rolling out in 2010.  I got to stay here in one of their 28 signature suites.  Here is the description from their website.

Offering a sophisticated, self-contained stay, our 770-square-foot Signature Suites—with views of either downtown San Diego or the hotel’s rooftop garden—are a top choice of discerning guests. The spacious and open floor plan comprises a dining area complete with a four-person table. Adjoining the dining area is the spacious living room lit by an exquisite chandelier and equipped with a refreshment center….you can read the rest by clicking here for their site

I stayed here for $32+tax! Yes you read that right!  $32 bucks!  SPG ran a promotion that if you have 4 stays within a certain amount of time you get a free night.  So I had that promotion running on my account and decided to use my free stay for the 1 night I would be in San Diego.  The $32 was for parking.

This hotel was great!  It was perfect for our meeting and was within walking distance of some great restaurants and Horton Plaza (a HUGE outdoor shopping center) is directly across the street, so was NBC san diego, which if I had more time I would have visited them both!

The room has 2 king sized beds that were SOOOO comfortable!  Usually I say I love the beds at Starwood properties but at this hotel the feature I loved the most was the HUGE shower!  It was like a small bedroom!  The shower had 6 heads in a “T” formation.  I loved it.  It also had seating LOL!  You can kind of see the seating from the pic I took.  I should have opened the glass door and THEN took the pic.  Sorry for the quality!

This room had 2 flatscreen t.vs.  One in the “bedroom” area and one in the “living room” area.  The one in the living room had an optional Boise sound system!  Loved listening to T.v thru their surround sound system!  I think I’m going to look into getting myself a system for my house!

The service here was great too!  I got back late from dinner and I wanted to put my own water and juices in the mini bar.  I had called earlier and had the mini bar emptied and as I put my own water and juice in I noticed it was kind of warm inside the mini bar.  I called down to the front desk to see what  could be done and was pleasantly surprised when they had someone up in my room to fix the problem only a few minutes later!  Did I mention it was already after 1 am Monday morning!

Those hotel was elegant and luxurious and if you get the opportunity to stay here I would suggest you do so!  If you are a SPG elite member keep an eye out for their stay 4 nights and get 1 free.  There is no price ceiling on these offers so even if the night is over $300 like it would have been if I had paid full price for this room, you get it for free.  You do have to book it thru their reservations service though and is not available online.
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