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The Sofia Hotel

150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-3811
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  • 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
  • Paid 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.


#114 of 296 hotels in San Diego
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
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
Complimentary instant cofffee
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
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
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 2 more
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rbatista714 wrote a review Dec 2020
Santa Ana, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
I have been here with my family about 3 times now. The room is always clean. It’s within walking distance of so many generations food places even if it is to go for now. Sea port village is a nice local spot to go grab a drink.this place is close to a lot of activities like the Duffy boat rentals and horn blower cruises. Very low key and great every time.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
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halex86323 wrote a review Nov 2020
Prescott, Arizona1 contribution1 helpful vote
The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. However the room was very small and hard to move around in and the microwave didn’t work that well. We were also surprised by a parking fee that was expensive.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Pete C wrote a review Nov 2020
Santa Monica, California6 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed at the Sofia Hotel with my wife and dog for a birthday weekend trip a few months ago. We found the hotel to be charming, the rooms to be good, and its location right downtown meant we were close to a lot of dining and nightlife options in nearby Gaslamp.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Shawn S wrote a review Nov 2020
Medellin, Colombia2 contributions2 helpful votes
I visit San Diego frequently and have been on a boutique hotel binge lately, tried this place on a whim after reading reviews that had mentioned the walking tour, the hotel itself is a great value. It didn't disapoint, the hotel was nicely renovated, clean rooms and a friendly staff, the bonus for us is that its just a short walk to Gas Lamp or where the action and great food options are but its just out of the noisy and bar area so you can actually sleep. The walking tour is 9am on weekends, you will be taken around the area for about an hour and learn a bit of history, crazy facts and see some beautiful older buildings dating as far back as 1850. The walk itself is nice as you get a lay of the land and can pick out some diing spots to head to later. My guide was Patrisha and was a lot of fun, I really recommend this and its a fantastic added value ot your hotel stay. This hotel also offers free loaner bikes, great way to get down to Sea port village and go cruise around, if youre flying in this hotel is a cheap uber ride from the airport and does have a parking lot availible for extra if needed. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: upgrade to the larger suite, was worth it.
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ahenderson2020 wrote a review Oct 2020
Tucson, Arizona1 contribution1 helpful vote
Upon arrival its easy to be impressed, the hotel is modern with historic charm. We were told we got a renovated room on a high floor. Wow, we were mislead. The room was quaint but at the far side of the building closest to existing construction site of a hotel that is currently in full swing and VERY loud and can be heard from the room in the morning. (No sleeping in) You are downtown so we did expect normal traffic, but construction right next door is quite a different tradeoff. The hotel staff should have done their best to place guests away from this noise, we were place literally with our window facing it - the high floor did not matter. We stayed during the week - this may or may not be a thing on the weekend. I have a sneaking suspicion our accommodations were less prioritized because we booked through a third-party travel site, as they made note of that at check-in and seemed to treat dirext bookees a little friendlier; again, just a note. We were moved twice after our first room's toilet was broken & phone disconnroom's. We had to pack up our things to go downstairs and retrieve new keys to then move right next door 30 minutes after checking in. Later that evening, after a long day I took a shower and got ready to have a late dinner and go out for the evening to plug in the blow dryer to find the second room's outlet didn't work in the bathroom. I called the Front Desk and was told we could move rooms again or we could wait for maintenance to come in at 8 AM in the next morning. We elected to move rooms as we didn't want someone to disrupt our schedule and we had plans for the evening still - we needed an outlet without having to leave a hot curling iron on the floor. So we moved rooms, by the time everything was done we were just frustrated. Management never called to check in with us or apologize for the inconvenience of their "renovated" rooms the next day or the entire stay aside from the survey. The location of the hotel is about a 15 mins walk to the Broadway Pier, 12 mins to the Santa Fe Depot Tram to take you to the Green Line, and then about 15 mins to Little Italy and 10 mins to Gaslamp. Location is alright, but with the construction headache, lack of customer service, and many other options there are in these areas, you may be better suited to grab a deal elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
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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), Balboa Theatre (0.2 miles), and World Crawl San Diego (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, 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.