Many San Diego hotels offer extensive arrangements beyond the guestrooms. Grand ballrooms, meeting rooms with cutting-edge technology, and access to on-site activities make local hotels a popular choice when planning a private party or event. From hot downtown lifestyle hotels to beachside bliss resorts, take your celebration up a notch at one of these lavish venues.
Discover the top hotels for private parties and events
Hotel Del Coronado: For your special celebration, Hotel Del Coronado is a rare beauty with 28 striking beachfront acres. The Del offers an elegant array of indoor and outdoor locations that will provide the perfect backdrop to you special event. Add to that a professional event staff there to cater to your every whim, and you have the making of an occasion that is sure to be treasured for a lifetime. Whether you envision a celebration or event that is traditional or trend-setting, festive or formal, intimate or grand-scale, in the ballroom, garden, or right on the beach, the resort's variety of premier event locations along with 42 beautifully decorated public rooms will give you unlimited options in planning your perfect Southern California special affair. For more information, visit hoteldel.com.
Catamaran Resort and Spa: The Catamaran is a true resort, a lushly landscaped oasis set apart from the beach bars and the boisterous boardwalk. With fresh ocean breezes and exotic ambiance, the Catamaran Resort is an invigorating and creative setting for any group. All fourteen of the Function Rooms are complemented by scenic views, balconies, patios and, most of all, the unforgettable bayfront location. Fresh culinary style and stunning presentations await you as the Function Rooms serve as both meeting rooms and banquet halls. With accommodations designed between 30 and 450 guests as well as over 20,000 square feet of contiguous function space, the choices are endless. The Catamaran Resort boasts style, flexibility and comfort. They also offer an array of catering packages that will suit any banquet occasion including themed cuisine dinners, appetizers, breakfasts, lunch and dinner selections and desserts. For more information, visit catamaranresort.com.
Hotel Indigo Gaslamp Quarter: Looking for both uber-trendy and environmentally conscious? Hotel Indigo San Diego – the flagship property for the Hotel Indigo brand – boasts an upscale boutique hotel vibe with modern amenities and an LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Private parties can take place inside the hotel restaurant Table 509, the Fibonacci Room, the Nautilus Room or at Level 9 which offers panoramic views of downtown San Diego and Petco Park from the 9th floor outdoor bar space as well as an enclosed foyer. Spice up your gathering with catering by Executive Chef Curtis Crawford, offering a range of packages such as three-course prix fixe menus, picnic lunch, sushi stations, passed hors d’oeuvres and more. The team at Hotel Indigo can also equip you with your technological needs, including a 9-inch projector screen, 60-inch HDTV package, wireless microphones, DVD players, laser pointers, powered speakers and more. For more information, visit ihg.com
Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort and Spa: The San Diego Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort and Spa is an independently owned resort that radiates with unpretentious style and genuine warmth. Reminiscent of a country estate, the resort’s early California design features a network of facilities connected through a series of landscaped walkways and bowered patios. With 40,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor gathering space, a champion golf course, resort spa, casual and fine dining restaurants and professional service, the Rancho Bernardo Inn is ideal for an intimate gathering for 10 or a grand event of 1000. Professional Event Planners will help plan your entire event with photography, entertainment, DJ, menu selection, decoration, theme, audiovisual – anything you need to create a truly special occasion. For more information, visit ranchobernardoinn.com.
Andaz San Diego Hotel: Andaz San Diego, a Hyatt Hotel, boasts a sophisticated design and unpretentious style in the heart of downtown San Diego. It also happens to be an entertainment Mecca, and the professionals at Andaz San Diego sure know how to party. When you throw your next bash at their venue, they’ll set you up with A-list vendors, draw up a menu of delicious decadence, and help you map out every detail. Choose from over 10,000 square feet of beautifully styled event space, ranging from the elegant ballroom to the seductive rooftop lounge. Host an intimate, VIP only soiree at Ivy Rooftop, or party from sunset to sunrise at the four-story Ivy Nightclub. Andaz also offers innovative caterers to plan the menu, full concierge services for perks and an onsite event manager for flawless execution. For more information, visit sandiego.andaz.hyatt.com.
Grand Del Mar: The strikingly elegant Grand Del Mar offers an ideal backdrop for meetings and events. Aside from the 249-rooms, there exists 20,000 square-feet of flexible meeting and event space to accommodate a full range of celebrations. From intimate board meetings to charity galas and large-scale parties, the Grand Del Mar can comfortably fit groups up to 600 guests. Events can be enhanced by many of the on-site amenities such as championship golf, exclusive spa packages, acclaimed dining, four pools and outdoor recreation options. Each venue complements the resort’s Mediterranean style flowing seamlessly from indoor to outdoor space and ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable setting no matter what type of event you are planning. For more information, visit thegranddelmar.com.
W San Diego: If you’re looking for opulent surroundings in a convenient downtown location, the newly renovated W San Diego has stylish and chic event space. The new Grand room reflects the property’s extraordinary design details, perfect for any memorable gathering. For formal meeting needs, electrify the boardroom with over 20,000 square feet of space including a 1,250 square foot top floor executive boardroom. With the creative catering services offered at W San Diego, impress your guests with delicious food spreads. The team of professional chefs and servers are dedicated to enhancing any event at W San Diego through innovative breakfast, lunch, dinner, and reception menus from sumptuous appetizers and hors d'oeuvres, to mouthwatering entrées and decadent desserts. For more information, visit thewsandiegohotel.com.
Tower23: With a panoramic ocean view awaiting guests right outside of Tower23, this Pacific Beach hotel boasts all the best parts of being on the California coast. For your special event, the creative and professional staff here have the accommodations to make any experience shin. Private parties can take place in the wine room featuring a wall lined with 1,000 bottles, unique architecture and banquet seating for up to 50 guests or outdoors on the sunset patio which features a fire pit and the big blue steps away, perfect for parties up to 40 people. Menus reflect the California cuisine that makes JRDN a top restaurant in San Diego, including an enormous selection of seafood, farm-fresh eats and delicious desserts. For more information, visit t23hotel.com
Omni Hotel San Diego: As one of the leading San Diego Convention Center hotels, the Omni San Diego Hotel offers comfort and service that make it a top event space. This 511-room luxury hotel is connected by a skybridge to Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. When you hold your event at the Omni San Diego Hotel, you're close to the city's best attractions - including the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Convention Center, Balboa Park, museums and theaters. The Omni San Diego Hotel has 21 meeting rooms including a 9,266-square-foot Grand Ballroom. For more information, visit omnihotels.com.
Hard Rock Hotel: Located on 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter, Hard Rock Hotel offers 40,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space, an 8,700 square foot outdoor terrace adjacent to the rooftop pool and bar with bird's-eye views of the Gaslamp Quarter, a stunning boardroom with 16-foot floor-to-ceiling glass walls, a dynamic 4,000 square foot venue ideal for anything from intimate private concerts to spectacular banquets for weddings and corporate events and a stylish 9,100 square foot main event room capable of accommodating up to 1,000 guests. Meeting planners receive extreme Rock Star service including the signature Backstage Pass that allows them uninhibited 'back of the house' access anytime during events. And from the moment groups arrive to the second the last limo leaves, their crew will be on hand to anticipate and fulfill every need. For more information, visit hardrockhotelsd.com.
The US Grant: From the time THE US GRANT opened in 1910, its San Diego hotel event spaces have played an integral role in creating enchanting memories. Remodeled in 1956 to incorporate additional meeting spaces, today the hotel boasts 22 distinctive and technologically advanced meeting rooms. Offering more than 33,000-square-feet of meeting and event space, each room is inspirational and elegant, making us the perfect choice for everything from meetings to weddings to formal galas. Hosts of events held at THE US GRANT benefit from dedicated and highly trained Executive Meeting Specialists, who are at their side throughout an event, ready to assist with any needs or requests. Catering to each group and event's every need, they review the venue prior to event, remain on-site to troubleshoot, and liaison between all operating departments. For more information, visit usgrant.net.
Westin Gaslamp: The San Diego Convention Center Hotel now offers 27 event and meeting spaces ranging in size from 476 to 9,100 square feet—a grand total of four floors of flexible meeting space. The Westin has added more rooms and improved the existing spaces with floor-to-ceiling upgrades including new carpet, wall coverings, artwork and lighting. A few highlights of the renovation include three entirely new meeting spaces on the First Floor, including the 1,256 square foot La Jolla Room and the 1,138 square foot Del Mar Room, both of which are perfect for small meetings or breakouts. On the second floor, you’ll find the grand California Ballroom is now even more impressive with all-new accents, lighting and rigging capabilities. A host of customized details come together to create a welcoming and empowering meeting environment at The Westin Gaslamp Quarter. For more information, visit starwoodhotels.com.
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