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Irving, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place! very unique and staff is very friendly and helpful' Location is great, the Hop On/Hop Off is just a block away and lots of shops and good restaurants. I didn't eat at hotel so not sure if food is good or not. if you want a peaceful place this is the place for you: no TV no...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very nice hotel if you look from the outside, because it is a 1820s style building. When we arrived, our room wasn't ready because they had had a wedding last night and the wedding decorations were in the floor. We returned an hour later, and the room was "ready", but the blankets on the bed were dirty....

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our three nights at the Cosmopolitan. Great place to absorb the early history of San Diego and California. Even though the bed was not as comfortable as I would have liked, the positives outweighed that one negative. We loved the quiet atmosphere and historic flavor of the hotel. Delia was a wonderful host as she prepared our...

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled on this hotel on hotels.com and had a fantastic experience. The hotel was so charming and the bar was a wonderful place to spend a couple hours relaxing. Everything about the hotel was great. Our room was clean and the bathrooms are huge considering the size of the hotel.

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Canyon Lake, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this place is absolutely beautiful ! the check in process was pretty easy, when we arrived we just went to the host stand I the resturaunt and the hostess pulled up our info and gave us a tour. the room that we selected was the " cauldron room . it is nicely decorated and had a small room off of...

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North East Englnad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location and staff. Good buffet breakfast included but slow WiFi and nowhere to hang clothes. You will have to get used to the city soundscape with the low drone of the freeway, Amtrak's loud horn and frequent noise of flights taking off from quite nearby. We still slept very well! It was refreshing to have no TV in the...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Highly recommended and absolutely lovely hotel in 99% WHITE neighborhood. You may be visited by ghosts as we were but that is the entire point, isn't it when time traveling back to 1827. ENJOY! Excellent parking, safe hotel and grounds, restaurants and souvenir shops near by. Access to freeways near by.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here one night to celebrate my birthday. I was underwhelmed. Cons: No place to hang clothes. There are some hooks but not a single clothes hanger. I was given a parking permit but no parking was available in the evening. My main complaint is the cleanliness: Dirty windowsills, looks like it hasn't been cleaned in years Same issue with...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I am really surprised by all of the amazing reviews. We booked this hotel for four nights. The management was very helpful and polite. Our room was a decent size and I did love the period feel that they had maintained. The biggest problem was the fact we didn't get very good sleep here. The bed wasn't as hard as...

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Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I live in San Diego and took a stacation at the Cosmopolitan. The staff and bartenders are very friendly and the room we stayed in (Pine Tub Suite) was very well restored and comfortable. There are no TVs in the rooms, but there is wifi, so it's nice to be taken back to an older time. We...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you enjoy being around luxurious vintage ambiance, then Old Town San Diego’s Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant, the oldest surviving building in San Diego, is the place where you want to go. Visit us and we will take you back in time with our Victorian style bedrooms and baths, dining and bar, and lounges. Stroll along the hotel’s second-floor veranda or sit by your room’s window to gaze upon the activity in the State Historic Park or the outdoor courtyard. Each hotel room has a private bath and has been elegantly appointed with fine furnishings from the 1870s. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cosmopolitan Hotel

Address: 2660 Calhoun St, San Diego, CA 92110-2705
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Old Town
Price Range: $155 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cosmopolitan Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Corner rooms are larger,”
 of 5 bubbles , 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask the ghosts to stay at the hotel and NOT follow you home!”
 of 5 bubbles gonzma1, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Each room is the same size and have their own theme. It's really cute!!”
 of 5 bubbles Nellieira, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 4/5 is a large corner room so it has a good view of Old Town. Rooms 1, 2, and 3 have a view of the center of Old Town.”
 of 5 bubbles Onthegovalleymom, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If TV entertainment is important..bring a table for netflix no TV loved it!”
 of 5 bubbles mcassano, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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