My Wife and I booked into the US Grant for 4 nights prior to a cruise to Vancouver. We are Starwood members and part-time travel agents from Vancouver. A great acquisition by Starwood. This Hotel is a Beauty! The location, the ambiance, the history, the staff are truly wonderful.
The history about this hotel is very interesting. Worth reading about.
From check-in to concierge to housekeeping all employees are friendly, upbeat and just plain nice. Our stay and experience here is positive and upbeat. They even have a useful, useable gym, which can be a challenge in some hotels. Generally, the Starwood hotels, do a good job in the area of fitness rooms.
The location is central to everything. Didn't need a car. We walk to everything, from the port/water area, to Little Italy to Gas Lamp Quarter to the San Diego Zoo. It is all here for walking distance.
Our room is excellent, very comfortable, large bathroom, love the travertine tiles in the bathroom. Overall, one of our more relaxing stays at a hotel.