Comic Con


Host Your Comic Con Private Party at El Cortez Don Room and Terrace

El Cortez Don Room and Terrace is the perfect location to host Comic Con events! Located in downtown San Diego, it’s the ideal place for attendees and businesses alike to host events, dinners, and celebrations and meetings of all kinds. Planning a Comic Con private party this year? Book your event at El Cortez Don Room and Terrace!

Why Choose El Cortez Don Room and Terrace for Your Comic Con Party?

In addition to the experience and history the El Cortez Don Room and Terrace has with hosting Comic-Con®, there are many other great reasons to book your event with us:

  • A wide variety of seating arrangements and table options available
  • A unique, octagon-shaped ballroom with exquisite detail
  • Stunning 10,000 square feet of space on the Terrace connecting with the ballroom
  • Located right in downtown San Diego near the San Diego Convention Center
  • The Don Room boasts a stunning 24-karat gold-carved ceiling
  • An impressive array of décor is available, including a canopy, a gazebo, our urban fireplace on the Terrace, and more
  • Access to our database of five-star services in the city, including caterers, disc jockeys, vendors, photographers, and others


El Cortez Hotel: A History of Hosting Memorable Comic-Cons

El Cortez Don Room and Terrace has been the site of many Comic-Cons, beginning in 1972. Some of the most memorable cons, according to many longtime attendees, were held right here at El Cortez Hotel, fondly remembered as part of the “Golden Age of Comic-Con”. It was here that Richard Alf, one of the original founders of the San Diego Comic Convention, remembers as being instrumental to the Con’s growth during the ‘70s:

“I think the El Cortez years are the years that people fondly remember the best. The El Cortez had a fairly large complex, you know, up on Ash Street. It was one block just for the hotel plus it had several other hotels around it with connecting ramps and its own convention center. So as the convention grew up into several thousand attendees, we were able to be contained within this area.”  

Richard Alf, San Diego Comic Convention Founder


If you’re searching for a great Comic Con event venue, what better place could there be than one with a rich history of hosting Comic-Con itself? El Cortez Don Room and Terrace is just 1.4 miles from the San Diego Convention Center on Ash Street, and we can accommodate groups of all sizes, from the smallest intimate dinner to the largest Comic Con party.

Today though no longer a hotel, El Cortez Don Room and Terrace is the perfect venue for your Comic Con event, in addition to serving as a popular location for weddings, corporate events, conferences, fundraisers, proms, and so much more. We can accommodate everything from a small, private cocktail hour to the most extravagant dinner or event!

Contact us for more information on how El Cortez Don Room and Terrace can make your Comic Con private party a sensation that your guests will remember for years to come!


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