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“Lovely Boutique Style Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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The Sofia Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #98 of 270 hotels in San Diego
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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“Lovely Boutique Style Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Sofia is a lovely hotel located in downtown SD, the room we stayed in had a city view, small but modern decor and thoughtfully decorated and very clean! Loved the fitness/yoga room and the nice restaurant. Staff was very helpful and friendly, great rate for SD checking in on a weekend. The only downer was the thin wall could hear the loud people next door in the middle of the night.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

The Sophia is conveniently located in the lively DT San Diego.
The lobby is small but simple and nice.
The room is really big, there is a sort of sitting room with a couch, chairs, desk, a big TV.. The bed is fairly sized and there is another large TV in front of it. The sink is not in the bathroom though but looks nice.
The bathroom looks obsolete.

There might be small details to be fixed in the room but it is not a big deal.

Stayed July 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The good: Great location, nice views from the room, very comfortable beds, good tv, good service.

The bad; tiny rooms, thin walls, very expensive ($30 parking).

And beware of the HotelsPlus website. Very misleading and the hotel folks even said others have had issues with them.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Booked a last minute room the Saturday of Comic-Con this year via HotelTonight. The rate was only $253 which was a HUGE bargain for that weekend. I mean a $500+ bargain.

It's in a great location, albeit a tad bit removed from the action of the Gaslamp. Still, nothing that a ten minute walk can't fix.

The rooms are tiny, but nothing unexpected from an older boutique hotel. No complaints since I was traveling solo, however I think even for two people it would be a little tight.

Great atmosphere and a wonderful check-in guy made this stay great for me. I'd go back if the price were right.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Beautiful building outside and in. When arriving to our room we noticed the maids had not been in, the room was in quite a mess! I went to tell the receptionist, thinking we would just have a drink in the bar and wait for our room to be cleaned. I was wrong, the hotel could not of done any more for us, we were put in another room which turned out to be a beautiful suite! Absolutely stunning. The hotel is in a great place right in the heart of the Gas Lamp. Plenty to do and see around or you can take the tram to zoo, sealife center, bay. San Diego is truly a beautiful place. Would absolutely recommend this hotel and for what it's worth the average rooms were beautiful too.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My husband and I have stayed here twice in the last few years and I personally love it. It's in an historic building, which appeals to me, and the location can't be beat. The rooms are small, but incredibly well decorated and the small space is utilized well. The waitstaff are always helpful and friendly and the restaurant, the Currant, has a great happy hour during the week. It is a lovely little place and I appreciate the quiet ambiance it exudes compared to some of the larger places around it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

The hotel has a nice location in reference to the convention center. It's almost unviable as a hole in the wall amongst the surrounding buildings. First impression: small elevator, small doors, small room! I don't feel like I have enough room to breathe for the price per night it cost. Nice staff though.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Sofia Hotel San Diego
Sofia San Diego
Address: 150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#38 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#52 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Sofia Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of San Diego, The Sofia Hotel offers luxurious accommodations to please every taste. Weather you are traveling for business or pleasure, you will indulge in an unforgettable experience. ... more   less 
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