THE US GRANT Est. Prior to 1930

326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, United States

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Make your fairy-tale fantasies a reality in this opulent National Landmark, located in the trendy Gaslamp Quarter. 
Indulge in delectable dishes, celebrate in a Speakeasy, and dance the night away beneath sparkling chandeliers in one of the six romantic ballrooms of this legendary hotel.
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Cityscape
Historical Monument
Style
Classic
Elegant
Glamorous
Romantic
Sophisticated
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

THE US GRANT weaves its storied legacy into an exceptional event experience. Built in 1910 by the son of President Ulysses S. Grant, the hotel is a National Landmark that crowns Downtown San Diego's city center. The storied setting is just the beginning, as guests will relish in the hotel's award winning food and beverage offerings, and rely on the expertise of the staff who carry on a longstanding tradition of service excellence.  

Celebrate intimate events ensconced in the romantic elegance of the Crystal Ballroom, captivate your audience in the spacious Presidential Ballroom, sparkle in the natural light and crystal chandeliers of the Palm Court, or be surrounded by storied legacy in the atmospheric Celestial Ballroom - which historically served as the hotel Bivouac dining room before being turned into a Speakeasy during Prohibition.

Boasting 33,000 square feet of  event space set across 22 unique venues that includes 4 stunning ballrooms, THE US GRANT is the city's premier meeting and event destination. Meanwhile, the 270 guest rooms and suites offer a sumptuous retreat for event planners and attendees to stay just an elevator ride away from the festivities.  

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $80 to $225

Additional Charges

Tax and Service Charge are additional. 

Insurance

N/A

Capacity

Seated
650
Buffet
N/A
Standing
950
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
THE US GRANT hotel boasts 270 guest rooms, including 43 suites, each of which encapsulates extraordinary experiences, effortlessly weaving modern comfort, indigenous accents and refined luxury. For the ultimate indulgence, select one of THE US GRANT's 3 Presidential Suites, boasting views of the Downtown cityscape, San Diego Bay and beyond.   

Bridal and Groom's dressing rooms are also available, separate from our guest rooms and suite options. Rich in history, the most requested spaces are the Chaffee Court which historically served as the hotel's Ladies' Lounge, and the Chairman's Court which historically served as the Men's Smoking Lounge.  
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Timeless elegance exudes from THE US GRANT. The historic architecture makes a grand statement in the center of Downtown San Diego, designed by famed architect Harrison Albright in 1910. Upon entering the Grand Lobby, you are ensconced in a world where historic details are effortlessly weaved with modern design as sparkling chandeliers dangle from above.  

Design:
Among our most requested spaces, the four ballrooms are each distinctive in style - yet all are equally impressive, rivaling Hollywood's grandest sets. From the black and gold travertine tiles to the hand-painted ceiling, no detail in the aply named Crystal Ballroom has been overlooked. The vaulted ceiling of the Crystal Ballroom - which historically served as a Speakeasy - adds dramatic flair to any event. Four chandliers and a row of windows radiate the lobby-level Palm Court ballroom. The hotel's largest event space - the Presidential Ballroom -  is a regal backdrop, befitting of its name which honors the 14 U.S. Presidents who have stayed at the hotel. 
Standout Venue Features:
THE US GRANT's food and beverage program is second to none! Executive Chef Mark Kropczynski takes pride in creating the perfect menu to match your individual style, budge and epicurean desires. From the traditional to the disctinctive, our menu offerings will entice even the most discerning palates.In complement, our beverage program is designed by the world's only tri-title beverage expert - Master Mixologist, Sommerlier and Cicerone Jeff Josenhans. 
Extra Perks:

Our Vintage Wedding Package has been designed to offer couples everything you need to plan an exceptional celebration in one complete package, including: reception venue, chiavari chairs, floor length satin linens (20+colors), specialty cocktails, prosecco toast, hors d'oeuvres, two-course plated dinner, preferred guest room rates, and more!

Awards & Notables

Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Four-Star Award

AAA 
Four Diamond Award

U.S. News and World Report
Best Hotels in California

TripAdvisor
Certificate of Excellence

San Diego Magazine
Best Hotel Restaurant - The Grant Grill

Travel + Leisure Magazine
World's Best Awards: Top Business Hotels

Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:

Grant Grill guarantees a remarkable dining experience. From the sumptuous surroundings – including classic mahogany wood, fleur de lis banquettes, and white linen-topped tables – to the world rewnowned beverage program, Grant Grill carries a tradition of excellence since opening its doors in 1951.  

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Grant Grill’s menus set the standard for San Diego fine dining with approachable epicurean elegance, highlighting only the freshest of ingredients, prime meats and Pacific seafood. Compliment your meal with Grant Grill’s extensive wine list, local beers and craft cocktail collection.   

Grant Grill has garnered national acclaim with accolades that include a 4-Diamond rating from AAA and a Wine-Spectator Award of Excellence. 

Bars & Lounges:
Named one of the "Best Hotel Bars" in the Nation by Food & Wine, The Grant Grill Lounge offers a unique Gaslamp Quarter experience, equally tantalizing for late-night revelry or mid-day happy hour. With Mixologist, Sommelier and Cicerone Jeff Jesenhans at the helm of the beverage offerings, signature drinks include US GRANT exclusives like the 100 Day Barrel Aged Centennial Manhattan and Silver Medal award-winning Genepi Americana, as well as an impressive collection of fine wines and craft beers. Seasonal cocktails curated by Chef de Bar Cory Alberto are each hand crafted with meticulous attention to taste and presentation.

The kitchen serves lounge cuisine until midnight, with cocktail service continuing afterwards. Happy hour is offered Sunday-Thursday from 4-7PM. Entertainment includes live jazz, blues, pop and rock Thursday-Saturday nights beginning at 8pm.
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