In this report, I will cover:
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- San Diego, California
- Carlsbad, California
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Mexico City, Mexico
Getting There: Uber is authorized to pickup at the airport.
It’s the small, some may say trivial things, that transcend a hotel from good to great. Does the bellman ride in the elevator or allow the guest to go on his own? Does the staff greet the guest with a genuine, warm smile as he passes by or do they carry on about their business?
The US Grant Hotel San Diego is the model of greatness. No detail is overlooked. Like the living room in an Arab house with white furniture that is scotch-guarded, the decor of the US Grant is too nice to touch. The lobby is grand. The chandeliers are majestic. The artwork is some other superlative.
While I didn’t receive a suite upgrade thanks to Taylor Swift in town the same weekend as TPOL, I have no reason to complain aside from the fact that I could not afford to stay at this hotel on a daily basis. Rooms go for well over $500/night on the weekends and 16,000 SPG points. If you valet a car, add in another $40. These cost-prohibitive rates, much like the strict rules in my aunt’s house, are enough to keep out the points churning riffraff. That may be a reason why the US Grant stays as nice as it does.