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150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-3811
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#112 of 283 hotels in San Diego
Location
4.5
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4.4
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4.3
Value
4.0
Are you looking for a perfect stay in the heart of San Diego? Experience The Sofia Hotel, a lovingly renovated luxury boutique that offers all the modern comforts while preserving its historic heritage. You’re in a great location, just two blocks from the Gaslamp District shops, entertainment and restaurants, the USS Midway and steps away from the Convention Center. Affordable nightly rates and fee include access to the 24-hour Health and Fitness Center, Yoga Studio (with scheduled morning classes), Weekend Walkabout Tour and Business Center. Among the many in-room amenities are 42” flat screen TV, Sofia SuperWifi surround sound clock radios and use of ‘urban cruiser’ bicycles with helmets. Purchase Spa Treatments and enjoy in a dedicated Spa Treatment room at the hotel.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid public parking on-site
Paid wifi
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Classic
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 2 more
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jb7hi408hl wrote a review Aug 13
Clayton, North Carolina1 contribution
I found this hotel on Expedia. It was an excellent price for a 4-star hotel. The location was great as it was in walking distance of everything we wanted to do. The room was clean and nice. The staff was friendly overall.
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Mark T wrote a review Aug 13
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Comfortable accommodations and friendly staff... stayed previously and will stay again! Looking forward to new Starbucks near the lobby. Valet Parking staff is also very helpful... although expensive at $40 which is to be expected.
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jesmas wrote a review Aug 12
Telford, United Kingdom68 contributions39 helpful votes
Stayed here as part of our wedding anniversary celebration holiday. I emailed in advance to request a nice room to celebrate but never got a reply or any acknowledgment of request. The room was small and the hotel had no restaurant, no pool, no concierge and no assistance with bags on arrival. Some staff were pleasant, others not at all. Hotel is worn and dirty - I would definitely not choose to stay here again. Best thing was location but even that would not sell it to me as there are much better hotels close by. Stayed in lots of 4 and 5 star hotels in the US and this is not a patch on any of them.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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trequer88 wrote a review Aug 11
Las Vegas, United States7 contributions
Very friendly front desk staff, but mediocre rooms. I had to move once, and I almost moved a second time due to the lack of hot water. I would have, but I did not have time. I opted for a luke warm shower instead.
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TyroneG678 wrote a review Aug 10
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Our stay was very nice. No complaints. Service was not the greatest but it was not poor either. I’d stay here again. Parking and hidden fees caught me off guard. The hotel is right by the zoo, airport, balboa park. We visited it all and probably on drive a total of 40 miles
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Iandra18 wrote a review Aug 6
Merida, Mexico20 contributions10 helpful votes
Near from every thing, the personl is gentle a so helpful, especial mention to Martha formde front Desk. the rooom was confortable and clean we use de studio room with a king bed a couch-bed veru comfortable
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Robin wrote a review Aug 4
Laguna Niguel, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
Very small rooms and the wifi was awful. When I checked in the room was super dusty like it hadn’t been cleaned in a while. Bed was okay but the pillows were not comfortable. We did use the conference room and that was very nice. No restaurant I the hotel but lots of places to eat nearby. Lots of construction in buildings all around the hotel that started around 6am in the mornings. Decent hotel but I wouldn’t stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Parking is right next door which is nice but it’s $40 per night.
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bigapplefrosty wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York4 contributions3 helpful votes
As one who prefers boutique hotels, I picked The Sofia over many chain hotel options. The hotel is quaint and historic, and has a nice ambience to it. They charge a resort fee, but I would not mistake the amenities for "resort level" amenities. Two things that persons considering The Sofia should keep in mind: (1) no food/beverage options with the hotel; and (2) parking is actually a public lot adjacent to the hotel. All-in-all, I very much enjoyed my time there.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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beza82 wrote a review Jul 2022
rugby71 contributions32 helpful votes
Good location just a 15 min walk from Gaslamp and 15 mins from Midway. Our room was small but it was clean and well maintained. Parked around the back in LAZ although you will find cheaper nearby. San Diego is an awesome city and Sofia was a great location from which to explore.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Myka S wrote a review Jun 2022
Boca Raton, Florida110 contributions66 helpful votes
Ok this is the worst experience ever. I booked here to attend a convention nearby as all the better hotels were booked. But since it was over 4 stars I thought it would be ok. THIS IS A 2 star if even. 1- As traveling for work I wanted a hotel that had a restaurant bar so I could safely and conveniently grab a meal or drink. The image showed a lovely cafe this was closed down. 2- The lobby has a sad feeling, trash overflowing constantly by elevators. 3- Lobby attendants were clueless about directions as I asked for a nearby restaurant that I could walk to that would be safe. They sent me on a mile-long hike through a ghost town of closed-up businesses, urine-filed sidewalks, drugged-out crazy people, and grungy bars. Nothing any normal person would go to and this was 3PM. I told the person at the desk never to send someone, especially a woman out alone on that trail again. Wouldn't you know 2 people attending my conference were SHOT and are currently in the hospital, they were innocent bystanders in that crappy area. 4- The hallways stunk and also carried a sad and dingy feel. 5- The room was sad, mildew stains on the ac vent, mold or dirt along the top of the ceiling, weird floorplan and just overall yuck. I complained and got upgraded to a suite which was just a larger space of yuck but at least I didn't see mold however the AC rattled like the clanking of the homeless peoples shopping carts down below. 6-The bathtub looked dingy - the bedside light didn't work- the makeup light didn't work. And that's all so, just letting you know, AREA NOT SAFE, staff unaware of the dangers, rooms out dated and not well maintained. No onsite food or drink- and nowhere to go unless you get in a cab.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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$201 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sofia hotel san diego, sofia san diego
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
211
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sofia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Sofia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include San Diego Civic Theatre (0.2 miles), World Crawl San Diego (0.3 miles), and Balboa Theatre (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sofia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at The Sofia Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Sofia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sofia Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sofia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant, The Grant Grill, and Crab Hut.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Sofia Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and yoga classes during their stay.
Is The Sofia Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of San Diego.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Sofia Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Sofia Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Sofia Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.