The Sofia Hotel in San Diego, CA

150 West BroadwaySan Diego, CA 92101
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Situated in the Gaslamp Quarter near the San Diego Opera and other top attractions, The Sofia Hotel offers upscale accommodations in a 1926 gothic revival building. Guests can enjoy in-room features, like Wi-Fi (included with resort fee), designer toiletries, flat-screen TVs and more, as well as amenities including a 24-hour fitness center, a yoga studio, and an on-site American-style bistro.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • Historic Gothic-style building.
  • American restaurant on-site.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Flat screen TV, minifridge and microwave in-room.
  • 24-hr yoga and fitness center.
  • 2 blocks from Horton Plaza.
  • 4 blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter.
  • 6 blocks from the San Diego Convention Center.
  • Minimum check-in age is 18.
  • Pet friendly.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Handicapped Access
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Ice Machines
  • Valet Parking
  • ATM/Banking
  • Concierge Services
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Fitness Facilities (24 Hours)
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from The Sofia Hotel
Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am
The Sofia Hotel is situated in downtown San Diego at the corner of Front Street and Broadway, near the historic, trendy Gaslamp Quarter. Since opening, there has been an unmistakable impression among the hotel's guests: award-winning service, convenient and modern amenities, and a delightful glimpse of the past - all for the right price. Amenities include access to a well-equipped Health & Fitness Center, Yoga Studio and Business Center. The Sofia Hotel has preserved her 1926 gothic-esque appearance, proudly becoming San Diego's only member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. Touches of The Sofia Hotel's history, including historic photos on corridor light sconces, are woven into the property.

In the heart of downtown San Diego this historic hotel is 2 blocks from Horton Plaza – 4 blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter – and 6 blocks from the San Diego Convention Center, Cruise Ship Terminal and USS Midway Museum. Retreat-like highlights at the smoke-free Sofia Hotel include a full-service spa and a 24-hour yoga center and fitness center. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and meeting facilities. Sofia Hotel houses 211 guestrooms with natural influences – down comforters and pillow top mattresses. Amenities include high-speed internet access, flat screen TVs, compact refrigerators and microwaves.

Only Valet Parking available for additional fee of $36 which includes in and out privileges.

Minimum check-in age is 18. The nightly resort fee due at check-in.

Pet friendly: $35 per night pet fee. Please request a pet friendly unit at time of purchase.

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East Coast, USA
"Okay... just okay"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 08, 2019 NEW
Just returned from San Diego. I stayed 3 nights at Sofia Hotel. This is an older hotel with incredibly small rooms. I am talking NYC-style small -- which I wasn't expecting. There was literally only one viable place to put the luggage rack with your (small) bag on top. So many things in my room were creaky (nearly every drawer and cabinet). One drawer wouldnt even stay closed (presumably because the floor or the furtniture was not level). Re the front desk staff: generally competent but not customer service oriented. Each person with whom I interacted acted as if I were an inconvenience to them. What a joy (note sarcasm). On a more positive note, the Currant (hotel restaurant) is a nice casual place. I LOVE the kale salad. Also, the hotel is near the Gaslamp Quarter and the convention center.
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George F
London, United Kingdom
"Excellent location, above expectation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 08, 2019 NEW
Located centrally close to Gaslamp district the hotel is in an excellent position. Staff are really helpful and valet parking easy to find and use on the side of the hotel. Room was really comfortable. Plenty of restaurants close by. Good little gym is freely available to use. I cannot fault the this hotel and would definitely stay again.
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Marc G
Baltimore, Maryland
"Sofia Hotel"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 08, 2019 NEW
It was acceptable. Nothing great but nothing bad. The location was fine. On a main street and you can take the bus from the airport. The sound proofing was poor but it was not a party hotel so while you heard your neighbors, it was not too bad.
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New York
"Needs a facelift"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 06, 2019 NEW
While I understand this is an older facility, I just felt every thing was a bit worn. Carpets were well worn and stained, elevators were old, ceilings needed painting, etc. Rooms were very small. Just big enough for one person. Service was friendly and breakfast in the attached restaurant was good. Good for a night, two at most.
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Robin J
Sherman Oaks, California, United States
"The Sofia Hotel in Downtown San Diego"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 05, 2019 NEW
It is a lovely hotel. The architecture is really very nice. The rooms are quite small, but if all you are doing is sleeping and changing your clothes it is very clean. The staff is quite nice. It is in a great location, walkable to almost everywhere for food and nightlife. There is a restaurant attached. I've not eaten there, but it is always busy. That says a lot about the food and beverage. I stay here when I'm in town for meetings.
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