I am staying a the US Grant in a deluxe room with a view that any shopaholic would die for. I am across the street from the westfield Horton Mall. The hotel is in the Gas Lamp district with easy waling access to dozens of restaurants and bars and is only about a 10 minute cab from the airport.
The Hotel was build in 1901 and has been restored to it is fresh and updated, but retains the detail of it's original design with Dark Woods, lots of carved panels in the walls and a very elegant lobby with crystal chandeliers and top notch service. The staff are very attentive and make you feel like royalty. The beds are amazing with layers of fluffy comforters and pillows. This is a great hotel for a couple or work trip but I would not recommend it for a family trip. There are only 1 or 2 restaurants and both are pretty upscale. No pool, gift shop or kid friendly activities or areas of the hotel. Families would do better elsewhere; especially given the price. Beautiful, elegant, expensive, luxurious, good location; but not right for families.