Stayed here for a 1 night getaway with the husband recently (courtesy of our friend who gifted us via Groupon). They had a marathon or race at Petco Park on the Sunday so online rates were really high but ours had already been secured and were very affordable.
On arrival, our valet was so friendly and asked how our ride in was and made a good connection. Enzo at the front desk was soooo nice and upgraded us to a suite because we're celebrating our anniversary. He also asked us if we drank Champagne but we both hesitated in our response (gave up alcohol for lent) and instead we get a knock 5mins after we settled in with a very thoughtful card and Hershey's bars wrapped with their blue ribbon. Extra touch of special! Enzo also recommended us to Asti (Italian restaurant on 5th ave in gaslamp) and gave us a card and we got free dessert with our scrumptious dinner. Thanks Enzo!
Yes, room is smaller compared to other hotels but don't let that dampen your mood. We had everything and more and overall quite cozy. Took two baths just for the fun of it!
If you check in on yelp they give you a free Sofia Yoga dvd which has am, pm and restorative 20min sessions you can do in your hotel room, or use their 24hour yoga studio or gym.
We asked for a late check out and they extended it to 1pm! So gracious and accommodating. If you want a hotel that has value then this is your choice.
We couldn't find the PRIVACY sign to hang on our door and housekeeping knocked on our door 3 times (on day of check-out) which was a bit of a hassle but they were really nice so no worries there.
This is how good their bed is: I woke up twice thinking I was at home in my OWN bed and that never really happens!!!
Valet parking is $30 but parking on the street is free after 6pm but then I don't know when the not free part begins again the next morning so it's your main option. They do charge $8 in resort fees which covers the "free" bottles of water, wifi, newspaper, 24hour use of the studio and gym etc.
The location is great, 5-10min walk to the heart of gaslamp and convenient to everything that you need. Tender Greens and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf are "part" of the hotel so that was handy. Across the road there's Chipotle and right next to the theatre is Sushi Deli which had really inexpensive and yummy sushi choices!
This property is definitely worth it, I highly recommend it!
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- Also Known As:
- Sofia Hotel San Diego
- Sofia San Diego