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The Sofia Hotel

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Suite, Multiple Beds, Accessible | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
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Studio Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of The Sofia Hotel

VIP Access

The Sofia Hotel

3.5 star property
8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPort of San Diego12 min walk
  • Popular LocationB Street Cruise Ship Terminal12 min walk
  • Popular LocationSeaport Village13 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)10 min drive

Perks for members at select top-rated stays

Our Silver and Gold members get perks at select VIP Access properties, on top of exceptional service.
Silver tier member
A perk like food and drink extras, free breakfast, or parking credits
Gold tier member
Room upgrades when available, plus Silver perks

Room options

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. San Diego Zoo is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Balboa Park and Old Town San Diego State Park. San Diego Convention Center and USS Midway Museum are two other places to visit that come recommended.

What's nearby

  • Port of San Diego - 12 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 12 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 13 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 3 min drive
  • Hotel del Coronado - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Courthouse Station - 3 min walk
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 6 min walk
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 10 min drive


  • Chipotle Mexican Grill - 1 min walk
  • Grant Grill - 4 min walk
  • Panera Bread - 4 min walk
  • Tender Greens - 1 min walk
  • Blue Bottle Coffee - 1 min walk

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 coffee shop/cafe. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, massage/treatment rooms and a business centre. Each apartment provides a fridge and a microwave, plus free wired Internet and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Comforts include a pillowtop bed and premium bedding. Other touches available are room service and a coffee/tea maker.
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.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. 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.


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
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
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


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


  • 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

Restaurants on site

  • Starbucks
  • Tender Greens

Food and drink

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


  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Room service available


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


  • 1 bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
  • Towels provided


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


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

Work spaces

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Business centre
  • Laptop workspace

Climate control

  • Air conditioning


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet friendly
  • USD 50 per pet per night
  • Deposit: USD 50 per stay
  • Food and water bowls are available


  • 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 (selected rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Lift
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Lever door handles
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • 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


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

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Check-in from 4 PM - midnight


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

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:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50, per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 50 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


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

  • Resort fee: USD 19.07 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Additional inclusions
  • Business centre/computer access
  • Faxes
  • Fitness centre access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • In-room bottled water
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room safe
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Sporting facilities or equipment

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

Optional extras

  • Uncovered self-parking fee: USD 40.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 50 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50 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
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

Frequently asked questions

Is The Sofia Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a deposit of USD 50 per stay and a fee of USD 50 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at The Sofia Hotel?

As of 1 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Sofia Hotel on 18 Jun 2023 start from ₹20,438.13, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Sofia Hotel?

Self-parking is available for USD 40.00 per night.

What time is check-in at The Sofia Hotel?

Check-in is from 4 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at The Sofia Hotel?

Checkout is at 11 AM.

Where is The Sofia Hotel located?

Located in Downtown San Diego, this spa aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of USS Midway Museum and San Diego Convention Center. Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo are also within 3 mi (5 km). Courthouse Station and Civic Center Station are within a 5-minute walk.



Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 909 out of 1995 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 570 out of 1995 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 29%
Rating 6 - Okay. 279 out of 1995 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 150 out of 1995 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 87 out of 1995 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Poor


Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Not easy parking, it was very dust and dirty, got up charged in the end. Look for a different hotel
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice and historic boutique hotel. A little pricey, but understandable give that it is in the middle of San Diego
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The property is centrally located and the staff is friendly. It's a bit dated and there is no food on the premises but there are restaurants all around.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Clean boutique hotel. Polite staff. Noisy construction right outside my window, started at 6am daily. Didn't replace towels after room service, and my key was disabled twice during my stay. No onsite restaurant, so had to step outside, and the poor homeless population in SD is very bold. Beware the rate 'including taxes and fees' does NOT include a historic preservation fee.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good

dong, fontana

Business traveller, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved it
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Unfortunately this property is in the more run-down part of the City but a few blocks away there is plenty The Mattress on the Pull-out was very uncomfortable Staff was pleasant
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Our stay at the Sofia Hotel was great, the lobby and room were very nice although the room was a on the smaller side. The area around the hotel is pretty sketchy but that is not the hotel's fault. The San Diego Gaslamp district is struggling with homelessness and drug use. It's pretty sad to see. If you have an event in this area I would recommend the Sofia as it it centrally located and easy to walk to the waterfront.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
I really enjoy the quietness in this hotel, also the gym since you have access 24/7 Extremely clean! Great experience!!! I’m going back soon!
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023