We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cosmopolitan Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Cosmopolitan Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 211: English reviews
Start your review of Cosmopolitan Hotel
 Click to rate
Tulsa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't realize that room 11 is considered to be haunted. The room has a queen bed with a shower. There is no television but didn't need it because the quaintness of the room. There was wifi in the room. I started reading the book that other quests had written about their stay in the room. One guest even set...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank 3boysmom60
Swaffham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We have just spent 5 glorious nights in Room 1 - what an experience - it is like stepping back in time - even a pine bath The staff are so friendly and helpful always on hand The restaurant have delicious food and atmosphere We loved it here in the Old Historic town visiting the museums and displays It is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank diane503738
Joshua Tree, California
Reviewed 21 February 2017

great experience, beautiful & comfortable room with basics & simplicity. Friendly staff & welcoming. Arrived very late on a pouring rain evening but enjoyed our stay. Our only suggestion is to offer some "protein" for breakfast: excessive carbs only. thank you!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank brackmarcela
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed two nights at this charming hotel, built in 1829 and furnished in late 19th century style with 21st century comforts like pillow topped mattresses and heating!(it was unseasonably cold during our stay). The highlight was the pine tub (which we paid a bit more for but worth it). Very comfortable and, of course, not something you find at...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank shmacculloch
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Super friendly staff. We arrived late and had to go really early. The staff offered us a free breakfast to take out and even brought it to our room. Really sweet. And read all the books in your room! You probebly won't sleep anymore but the stories of other guests are beautifull. History of the hotel and their owners is...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Brenda A
Las Vegas
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I stumbled upon this hotel while web browsing. Lucky for us they had room for us so I booked right away. Pulling onto the Hotel grounds we were pleasantly surprised with our surroundings. We approached the young lady standing at a podium near the restaurant/ bar area. She was very friendly and welcoming. A sign next to her welcomed the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LVLAMBO
Bellflower, California
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Grade - C: I had a great time in San Diego and stayed at The Cosmopolitan Hotel because I was looking for a unique experience. The Cosmopolitan delivered a unique and enjoyable stay. Be aware the hotel tries to stay true to it's 1800’s roots. That being said there are no TV’s, Phone’s, Wet Bar’s, Ice, or Refrigerators in any...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 19 December 2016

What drew us to the Cosmopolitan is its location in the heart of Old Town San Diego. What keeps us coming back is the friendly staff and lovely, old fashioned rooms. We still appreciate how centrally located it is--park once and amble around the area to our hearts content. We usually get the dinner package that gets us a coupon...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mary C
Taos, New Mexico
Reviewed 18 December 2016

My stay in Old Town at the Cosmo started strangely, wonderfully, disconcertingly well enough and veered along that way for 2 nights and 2 days. When I arrived a HUGE Thanksgiving buffet FEAST! was on at the restaurant with over 50 dishs at over a dozen stations. The place was packed and you need to understand that the restaurant is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank robin m
San Diego, California
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Always a fun place to drink and nosh economically during happy hour. Central outdoor bar/pub atmosphere. My only gripe is the seating - it's cool looking but cowhide is scratchy and not comfy at all. The bartenders are always friendly, too.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Pen2paint

125 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (114)
Viewed
Dining (21)
Viewed
Room/Suite (16)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (18)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from Room (11)
Viewed
Other (44)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Diego hotels
Old Town
BEST WESTERN PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
Old Town Inn
#19 of 279 in San Diego
1,808 reviews
Old Town
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town / SeaWorld Area
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Kings Inn San Diego
Kings Inn San Diego
#37 of 279 in San Diego
1,968 reviews
Old Town
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town / Airport
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
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 Street, San Diego, CA 92110
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Old Town
Price Range: $212 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cosmopolitan Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Travelocity, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Priceline and Hotels.com so you can book your Cosmopolitan Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Cosmopolitan Hotel staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
oceanside,ca
oceanside,ca

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Cosmopolitan Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 1 has pine bath Room 7 has couldron bath and haunted !!!!”
diane503738, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“it is in the middle of old town, so added historical points!!”
brackmarcela, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Very Unique Experience, Go online and know the room before booking”
josephsL2737AZ, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Austerely historic rooms with no tv and thick pillows. Side sleepers take note.”
robinm921, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They only have nine rooms - historical in deco.”
Pen2paint, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
5 of 5