Cosmopolitan Hotel

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2660 Calhoun Street, San Diego, CA, 92110
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The Cosmopolitan Hotel is a historic landmark located in downtown San Diego. Complete with vintage furniture & timely details, the hotel has a haunting charm.
Cosmopolitan Hotel
Prices starting at $99 / night
Cosmopolitan Hotel
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Overview

Bar Area at Cosmopilitan HotelCourtyard With Firepit at Cosmopolitan Hotel

The Cosmopolitan Hotel is a registered national landmark, located within Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. It was built as a home for a prominent rancher in the early 1800s, and served as a stagecoach stop and olive factory throughout its history. In 2010, the hotel was renovated, and restored to its original Victorian Era glam.

Centered in Old Town, the hotel and surrounding area are quaint and charming. The Cosmopolitan hosts a bed and breakfast experience, with only ten rooms available for an intimate stay. The rooms are all unique, furnished with antique furniture and other timely pieces.

Guests will appreciate the historic details and authenticity of the decor. There is a choice of a king, queen or full bed, and although every room is unique, you can expect to find four poster beds, deep copper bathtubs, porcelain door knob and pull chain toilets. To remain true to the motif, there are no TVs at the hotel, but there is WiFi, should you choose to connect your personal device.

Local Tips
Take a Ride on the Dark Side
According to the Travel Channel’s America’s Most Haunted, the Whaley house is the most haunted house in the United Sates. Also don't forget to take one of Old Town's most famoust Ghost Tours at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

There is a historic saloon and restaurant on-site. A continental breakfast is included with each stay, and served in the saloon. Guests start their day with hot coffee, hot tea, and homemade sweet pastries and biscuits.

A hallmark of the hotel is the daily Victorian tea on the veranda, consisting of small bites, sweet treats and a variety of teas, all with a Mexican influence as a throwback to the property's history. Weddings on the premises are also popular, for those seeking an old time themed wedding. There are often live music events for guests to enjoy as well.

The hotel is often visited by guests seeking to experience paranormal activity, as many of the rooms, namely four, five and eleven, are rumored to be visited by the spirit of Ysidora Bandini, the daughter of the original proprietor.

Reports have included flickering lights, doors opening and items moving around, all harmless tricks by the "Lady in Red”. Keep an eye out for the resident spirit cat, who has been spotted roaming the hallways at night.

Staying at the Cosmopolitan is truly a unique experience, for those looking to relive the Victorian Era, or those looking to encounter a spirit from the past!

Cosmopolitan Hotel
Prices starting at $99 / night

What's Nearby

Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
2 min Walk
Embarcadero
Embarcadero
8 min Drive
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
9 min Drive
USS Midway
USS Midway Museum
10 min Drive
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
11 min Drive
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
12 min Drive
Belmont Park
Belmont Park
13 min Drive
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
13 min Drive
Petco Park
Petco Park
15 min Drive
Beach
Coronado Beach
24 min Drive
Cosmopolitan Hotel
Prices starting at $99 / night

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Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood Old Town San Diego
Go sightseeing and visit the historic sites, and museums using the hop on hop off bus. Or explore the local cafes, shopping boutiques, and gorgeous parks.
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Breakfast
Included
Property Size
10 Rooms

Property Amenities

Bar on Property
Bar on Property
Breakfast Included
Breakfast Included
Couples Friendly
Couples Friendly
Laundry
Laundry
Museum Nearby
Museum Nearby
Restaurant on Property
Restaurant on Property

Parking

Self Parking
Self Parking
Free Parking
Free Parking

Room Amenities

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Iron
Iron
No Smoking
No Smoking
Phone in Room
Phone in Room
Roll Away Bed
Roll Away Bed
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 9 min Drive
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 4 min Walk
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 10 min Drive
This Month's Forecast
68°F / 83°F
Sunny in August
Sep
66°F / 82°F
Sunny in September
Oct
61°F / 81°F
Sunny in October
Nov
53°F / 75°F
Sunny in November

Rooms & Rates

Guest Room at Cosmopolitan Hotel

The Cosmopolitan Hotel offers ten unique rooms to choose from. All rooms are furnished with comfortable pillow-top beds, guest controlled heating and air-conditioning, and access to high speed WiFi. Don’t forget to wake up in time for the continental breakfast is included with every stay.

Cosmopolitan Hotel
Prices starting at $99 / night
The Pine Tub Suite
In room number one, you will find a queen bed with an additional sitting room. The highlight of this room is the unique pine soaking tub. Relax, and let your mind take you back to the 1800s! There is also a walk in shower, along with a balcony offering expansive views of Old Town State Park.
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Estudillo Room
In room number three, there is a queen bed with a large walk-in shower. This demurely decorated room is the perfect place to relax after a long day exploring Old Town. The Victorian style wallpaper and antique armchair welcome you.
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Refugio Bandini Room
Room number six offers views of Old Town State Park as well as the Johnson House Haberdashery. Guests enter the room through a private hallway entrance, and are greeted by a full bed and walk in shower.
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Californio Room
In room number nine, guests enjoy a queen bed with a wrought iron frame. There is a clawfoot bathtub in the bathroom, and access to the veranda.
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Arcadia Bandini Suite
This premium suite, room ten, is fully ADA compliant to welcome all guests. The room is accessible via the elevator, and features a full bed and loveseat. The extra large bathroom features a roll-in shower with seating, and handrails. There is also a decorative fireplace.
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Ysidora Bandini Room
This room is rumored to be the most haunted room in the hotel! Room eleven was previously used as the living quarters of the Bandini family, and now features a queen bed, large walk-in shower and antique decor.
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Josefa Bandini Room
In room two, there is a queen bed and a large walk in shower. The Victorian style wallpaper and antique wooden bed frame are stunning. There is access to a veranda style balcony, offering views of Old Town State Park.
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The Seeley Suite
Rooms 4 and 5 offer two entrances to the largest suite on the property. This suite houses a Victorian style king bed with a dark wood bed frame. There is an attached sitting room, separated by sliding pocket doors. This suite also features a claw foot tub and the best views from the veranda.
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The Cauldron Room
Room seven is a great choice for families staying at the Cosmopolitan. The room features a king bed along with an adjoining room with a twin. This room is unique in that it's the only room with views of both the front veranda and courtyard.
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Cosmopolitan Hotel
Prices starting at $99 / night

Nearby Things to Do

Situated within Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, the Cosmopolitan Hotel is centrally located for those looking to explore Old Town. There are multiple activities and attractions nearby, and many walkable restaurants and shops as well.

Whaley House

For guests of the Cosmopolitan who are seeking paranormal activity, the Whaley House is a must see! Located just under a half mile from the hotel, the Whaley House has been dubbed as the "Most Haunted House in America". Check it out- if you dare!

Through our exclusive partnership with Go San Diego Pass, you’ll save when you bundle your Whaley House tickets with other attractions, such as entrance to the San Diego Zoo or a Trolley Tour of Old Town.

If you’re into exploring the paranormal and ghosts, make sure to check out our article on the ‘Best Ghost Tours in San Diego’ where we cover the most haunted locations in all of San Diego and the wonderful tours you can take to be a part of it all!

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

During your stay at the Cosmopolitan, spend some time exploring the park! Here you can learn about the early history of San Diego, including History of Old Town - The Birthplace of California. Learn about Mexican and early American periods from 1821 to 1872, as well as California Missions History. Check out five original adobe buildings in the park in addition to museums, retail stores, and restaurants.

San Diego Zoo

Calling all animal lovers, the San Diego Zoo is where you can experience more than 3000 animals of 600 different species! The zoo is the most popular in the world with more that 4 million visitors a year.

Plan in advance and pick-up a Go San Diego Pass to reserve a GoCar Tour of Old Town or entrance to the Museum of Contemporary Art in addition to your zoo tickets. Through our exclusive partnership with Go San Diego, we’re able to offer an additional discount on top of the discounted price offered to the general public.

Old Town

This historic section of San Diego is chock full of restaurants and unique shops in addition to history! Consider checking out the Old Town Tequila and Tortilla Tour, which winds through Old Town and is led by an English speaking tour guide. You'll learn about the origin of San Diego, and the Mexican influence, while tasting local tacos and sipping on tequila.

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