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“Small, but Good”
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The Sofia Hotel
Ranked #79 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Small, but Good”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed at the Sofia for a night. The location is great. The room is very small, but b/c of the layout, it didn't feel suffocating. The decor is nice. Parking staff was very helpful as they found a nail in our tire when they brought out the car for us. Phew. The free tour group was fun. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California, United States
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

The renovation of this hotel was very nicely done. Having a fridge in the room was nice. Great towels and linens. Water in the room was a nice plus when some hotels would charge you $5 a bottle. Front desk was very helpful especially Coleen. Room size is typical for a hotel of this era. We stayed here so we would be close to the fireworks on the 4th of July. Couple block walk to the best viewing location on the bay. Free bike retals made that early bike ride all the sweeter.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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143 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2014

I stayed at The Sofia hotel for a long weekend recently. Since I wasn't renting a car, I wanted a central location and Sofia fits the bill - it's only a few blocks from the Horton Plaza and all the shops and restaurants in Gaslamp. My room was small but it didn't feel tight due to a good layout and chic design. The Sofia also offered free wifi and has other amenities such as complimentary yoga sessions and walking tours. I didn't take advantage of these amenities since I had already booked several tours of my own, but because of Sofia's location, it was very convenient to walk to all the key sights.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stayed at the Sofia for two nights and it fit our itinerary. A short walk to the gas-lamp district and within walking to the trolley station. It could use some brightening up the front desk area but the place was fine. The rooms are a bit small but very comfortable and clean. Two bottles of water provided in our room every day was a nice gesture. Staff was friendly and easy parking. YES they do charge $30 a night but its better than running around trying to find parking. Your on vacation deal with it!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights. Good location, friendly staff. Gym was pretty lacking. The room was a decent enough size, and the bed was comfy. We had a view of the street and down to the water. Close to the convention centre, and Gas Lamp restaurants. Good stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Sofa Hotel is in an fantastic location. It's within easy walking distance of plenty of bars and restaurants, the USS Midway, the Maritime Museum and pretty much everything else we wanted to see. The only thing we had to drive to was the Air & Space Museum, but that was only ten minutes away (nearly forgot - parking is $30 per 24 hours).

The hotel itself was excellent. The staff were polite and friendly, always saying hello as you come into the hotel. The room was very nicely appointed, although a little on the small side. I had a room to myself, so this wasn't a problem, but if I'd been sharing with someone, and we both had suitcases, it'd have been a squeeze.

We started and ended each evening in the hotel bar (they had an excellent beer on draft). Although it could be busy, we were usually able to sit at the bar and chat with the lovely ladies running the bar.

A great hotel, in a great location, with a great bar.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

The room was a nice size and it was very clean. The bed was so comfortable to sleep on. The staff was very friendly. When we were not sure where to eat the staff gave us a map and told us of place they had liked. That was so nice of them. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: The Sofia Hotel
Address: 150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-3811
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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:
#51 Business Hotel in San Diego
#59 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Sofia Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 211
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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