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The Sofia Hotel

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Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of The Sofia Hotel

VIP Access

The Sofia Hotel

3.5 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Laundry
  • Spa
  • Gym
Map
150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSan Diego Convention Center14 min walk
  • Popular LocationBalboa Park16 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)11 min drive
  • Popular LocationLa Jolla Cove23 min drive

VIP Access

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Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, City View

  • Studio
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Double Beds

Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, City View

  • 32 sq m
  • Studio
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Corner Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

  • Studio
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, City View

  • Studio
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

About this area

San Diego

Near a metro station, The Sofia Hotel is in Downtown San Diego, a neighbourhood in San Diego with good airport proximity and shopping. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by USS Midway Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Balboa Park and Old Town San Diego State Park. Don't miss out on a visit to San Diego Zoo.

What's nearby

  • Port of San Diego - 12 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 13 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 14 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 16 min walk
  • La Jolla Cove - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Civic Center Station - 4 min walk
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 7 min walk
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 11 min drive

About this property

The Sofia Hotel

Historic San Diego aparthotel in Downtown San Diego, near USS Midway Museum
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free aparthotel has a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, massage/treatment rooms and a business centre. Each apartment provides a fridge and a microwave, plus a pillowtop bed and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Added amenities include WiFi, wired Internet and room service.
The Sofia Hotel offers 211 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and free newspapers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include a 24-hour fitness centre and complimentary bicycles.
Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Pool/Spa

  • Massages
  • Spa services
  • Spa treatment rooms
  • Prenatal massages
  • Swedish massages
  • Body wraps
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Sports massages
  • Body treatments
  • 1 treatment room
  • Thai massages
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Hot stone massages

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Uncovered self parking on site (USD 40.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Electric car charging station on site

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Water dispenser
  • Coffee/tea maker

Dining

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service available

Bedrooms

  • Premium bedding
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Pillow-top mattress

Bathrooms

  • Shower
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Entertainment

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV with satellite service
  • TV in a common area

Laundry

  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Near coin laundry

Work spaces

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Business centre
  • Laptop workspace

Climate control

  • Air conditioning

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet friendly
  • USD 35 per pet per night
  • Deposit: USD 35 per stay
  • Food and water bowls are available

Suitability/Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Lift
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Lever door handles
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff
  • Local maps
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout curtains
  • Safe at front desk

Location highlights

  • Near the airport
  • Near a metro station
  • Near a train station
  • In the business district
  • In the city centre

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Free bike hire on site

Safety features

  • Smoke detector

General

  • 211 rooms
  • 7 floors
  • 1 building
  • Built in 1926
  • Individually decorated

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Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - midnight

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
The following facilities are closed on Friday and Saturday:
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 35, per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 35 per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 17.83 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness centre access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business centre/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room bottled water
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 15.85 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 15.85 per night (rates may vary)
  • Uncovered self-parking fee: USD 40.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 35 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 35 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Hotel Sofia
Sofia Hotel
Sofia Hotel San Diego
Sofia San Diego
The Sofia Hotel San Diego
The Sofia Hotel Aparthotel
The Sofia Hotel Aparthotel San Diego

Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 691 out of 1473 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 416 out of 1473 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 191 out of 1473 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 108 out of 1473 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 67 out of 1473 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.0/5

Eco-friendliness

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Room was old and tired. Electrical outlets didn’t work at the sink so hard to get ready properly. The housecleaning was inconsistent and limited. One of the elevators was broken and the other moved at a snails pace so it took forever to get to your room. Had a cockroach run across the floor on the room when we checked in and was offered a smaller room as the solution. This was a 2 star experience with 4 star pricing.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
Our room was clean and housekeeping was very helpful. The bathroom sink was not in the bathroom but at the entrance to the room.The AC was pretty loud in the ceiling. There were 2 small elevators ( 5 people max) and one was down for repair for 3 days before we checked out.Plenty of food choices within walking distance, which was nice because no food service at the hotel.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
I've stayed at this property before the pandemic and it seems like the cleaniless, the dining and the parking has declined. There is no valet parking and to park and take your car is kind of a nightmare. Also the elevators are very dirty. I recall seeing gum in the elevator. Moreover, there is no dining in the hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely room. Perfect walking distance to the bay front and Gaslamp district. Staff were all delightful and friendly.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

1/5 Terrible

Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff were generally friendly. Property was old and dirty and the AC didnt work. Rooms not cleaned properly and no soap in shower.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2022