Special Events

Host your meeting, social event, or wedding in Downtown Merced. Gather indoors or outside on our 3,328-square-foot courtyard with a backdrop of the valley. Onsite catering and casual-to-formal menu selections are all yours. Let us design the event you envision – from venue to menu.

Total Sleeping Rooms


Largest Space

3,328 sq ft


Discover the ideal venue for your next conference, event, or team outing in our 5,429 square feet of total indoor and outdoor space.


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Well-appointed and versatile, El Capitan Hotel combines easygoing elegance with sophisticated sensibilities. You’ll love our outdoor courtyard for festive cocktail receptions and lively dinners. Or choose the more private Sentinel room for intimate affairs and dancing into the night. Our banquet service underscores any event with enticing menus and precision service.


Sentinel Classroom


Your next big brainstorm or invigorating retreat starts amidst the fresh energy of burgeoning Main Street. El Capitan’s meeting spaces range from the traditional to the informal, and the expansive to the intimate, and each are designed with chic natural textures, warm tones, and inventive seating that transform run-of-the-mill meetings into engaging events.