Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant Est. 2009

Location: 2660 Calhoun Street, San Diego, CA 92110, United States

This storied hotel has worn many hats during its nearly 200 year legacy in the making.
This historical hotel boasts San Diego history from its beginning as an adobe home in 1827 to a stagecoach office in 1869 to an olive cannery in 1900. Regardless of its service, Old Town Cosmopolitan has a long history of partying, making this downtown Old Town hotel the prime destination to host your next fiery fiesta.
The Lowdown
Bed & Breakfast / Inn
Boutique Hotel
Historic Building
Private Dining / Restaurant
Historical Monument
Garden Party
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Restored to it's glory as an 1870s-era hotel and restaurant, the Cosmopolitan was made for celebrating. Juan Bandini built his adobe mansion to keep his family safe and comfortable, but also so he would have a place to host the elaborate fandangos, dances and parties he loved so well. Don Juan’s hospitality was the stuff of legend throughout California and beyond and he threw elaborate 10-day-long parties that brought the whole town out for whatever the celebration of the moment was. So great was his love for dancing that he built what was likely San Diego’s first wooden floor. It was on that floor that the waltz was first danced in the state of California.

When the Seeleys purchased the home and turned it into a hotel, they continued the tradition of opening the Cosmopolitan up as the social center of town, also throwing exquisite parties that were often the talk of the town.

With a tradition like that where else would you want to have your wedding, reception or meeting? The Cosmopolitan was built for it. It’s waiting to add your story to its epic tale.

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

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $60 to $200

Additional Charges

Applicable taxes
Service charges for selected services


Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Indoors & Outdoors
Non-smoking Venue
10 rooms total, 9 with park and courtyard views.
Handicap Accessible
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The Cosmopolitan is located in the heart of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Guests will be transported back to what San Diego was like in the 1800s. Originally built as a single-story adobe home by the wealthy Don Juan Bandini in the late 1820s, the property was the scene of many a multi-day fandango. Don Juan's home featured the first wooden floors in San Diego, installed in support of the Don's love for dancing. Those original floors remain today.

In the 1860s, Albert and Emily Seeley purchased the property and added a second story in the American style and opened a hotel, resaurant and saloon for the use of passengers on Seeley's Los Angeles/San Diego stagecoach line. It again became the social center of San Diego and it is to this glory the hotel has been restored. 
The Cosmopolitan, perhaps more than any other historic building in San Diego, represents the changing face of the city as it transformed from a small Mexican village into and American town. Don Juan's original adobe walls and wooden floors still form the core of the first story of the building while the second floor and appointments throughout represent typical styles and materials of the later American period. The building has been meticulously restored to its state in the 1870s using researched and verified paint colors, building materials and construction techniques from that time period.
Standout Venue Features:
Our heated and firelit patio is surrounded by herb gardens and fruit-bearing trees providing an orchard-like atmosphere to the venue.  Interior spaces feature original wood floors, warm colors and lighting fixtures representative of the Victorian time period in San Diego. Our period attired staff is warm, friendly and knowledgable about the history and features of both the Cosmopolitan and the state park.
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