The Sofia Hotel

The Sofia Hotel

8.211 reviews
Ranked #31 in San Diego hotels
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150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
This hotel is located in San Diego, and Westfield Horton Plaza, Aircraft Carrier Museum, and Maritime Museum of San Diego are area attractions. Other attractions include San Diego Zoo.


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options at The Sofia Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Recreational amenities include a health club and a fitness facility. This 3.5 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, audio visual equipment, and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. This is a smoke free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in February 2007.

There are 211 guestrooms at The Sofia Hotel. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are offered. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Wired high speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer direct dial phones, voice mail, and in room safes (accommodate laptops). Televisions have cable channels and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request extra towels/bedding and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.

Notifications and Fees:

The following mandatory hotel imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check in or check out.

  • Resort fee: US$ 7.60 per room, per night
Hotel resort fee inclusions:
  • Use of fitness center or health club
  • Use of business center/computer
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • Use of in room safe
  • In room coffee
  • In room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change.

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

  • Valet parking: US$ 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pets: US$ 25 per pet, per night

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


Spa Services
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Room Service

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Cebu City

A very elegant, classy and comfortable hotel within walking distance to the convention center, the gas lamp quarters and Little Italy. It's also near the trams and buses. Highly recommended.

Recommended for:Budget TravelersBusiness TravelersHistory BuffsAdventure Travelers
Los Angeles, California, USA

For the price, I thought this hotel was fantastic! It's in such a central location that is convenient to everything -- dining, bars, shopping, and tourist attractions. It's nice that we got to walk everywhere and explore Downtown SD by feet! Other hotels in the area were ranging $200-300+ so we definitely got a great deal here.

The hotel lobby is also beautiful! It's modern, chic, and swanky. The front desk help are also fantastic. Everyone was so friendly, efficient, and accommodating. The hotel also includes access to their fitness center, and FREE YOGA CLASSES IN THE MORNING!! I didn't get a chance to take advantage of it, but it's a nice amenity to offer. It gets better -- free bike rentals up to 3 hours, free high speed wifi, 2 complimentary water bottles & coffee. The room is also equipped with a microwave and mini fridge.

Ok, so on to the not so good. These rooms are TINY. I live in a small loft in DTLA so small spaces are no stranger to me, but DAMN. There is barely any living space or walking space, and very limited storage/closet space. The showers have no doors so you literally get the entire restroom floor soaked after showering. But by far the worst thing was that the hotel room was loud. The walls are thin so you can hear neighbors and people in the hallway, and the AC UNIT IS SOOOOO LOUD. The entire night the AC was making a very loud humming noise that kept us up. No one got a good nights rest because of it.

Recommended for:Business TravelersFamily TravelersTrendsters
San Francisco, California, USA

This was HQ for 4 of us during Comic Con. The location of this hotel was great since it gave us the option of either walking a few blocks to the convention center, or crossing the street to catch the shuttle. The staff was very nice and even extended our check out time by an hour. The rooms are nice too, but I wouldn't consider them spacious if you're only opting for one with a single bed. It will get pretty tight in there, which it did once we started filling it up with the exclusives we purchased. I'd probably consider this for a more leisurely trip rather than a busy convention, but the experience overall was great.

Recommended for:Adventure TravelersHistory Buffs
Orange County, California, USA

Really pretty hotel and they give a complimentary Yoga DVD as well! Initially I had a regular room with queen sized bed but because wi-fi didn't work in that particular room, they upgraded me to suite. YES, PLEASE.

The suite had a king sized bed along with a "living room area" so it was more spacious and a better view of the city. Very classic decor and the restaurant that's part of the hotel has great happy hour deals and yummy popcorn creations!

It's walking distance from the Amtrak station and bus/trolley lines. You really don't need a car here, and can purchase a day pass for the public transportation system. You can borrow a bike (first come first serve) in the mornings as part of a tour.

If I need to stay in a SD hotel again, I'd pick the Sofia.

Recommended for:Adventure Travelers
Chicago, Illinois, USA

This spot was clean and pretty with nice views of the city. The rooms were a tiny bit small, but sparkled with an elegant sense of class. By far the best parts were the excellent beds with big plush bedding and the fun hall lights depicting scenes from this historic hotel's past.

Recommended for:History BuffsLuxury Travelers
Los Angeles, California, USA

Background: Used to be called Pickford Hotel and through historical tax credit/government subsidy, renovated to become the Sofia Hotel. Rooms are compact but come with modern upgrades.

In downtown and close to the mall, bars and restaurants, and the waterfront. It's also priced competitively and they offer repeat discounts and also early booking specials. They also carry Gilchrist & Soames ( toiletries, whichm isn't that enticing enough? Yoga/recreational room on the 2nd floor. A nice brasserie restaurant called Currant connects from the lobby.

No balcony views, no pool/spa

Beverly Hills, California, USA
First to Review


We stayed here for Comic Con for $179 a night. Valet parking is $30 a night.

We stayed in room #326 which faced the Grey Hound station. Unlike previous reviews, the buses were not loud and we slept soundly. The queen room is small, but not tiny.

The queen bed was short, our feet dangled, which was slightly uncomfortable. The bathroom was modern, but not convenient with the glass half-door for the shower. Water flooded after every shower.

We received exceptional customer service from the front desk and the valet. They were friendly, easy-going, and helpful.

Hotel is central to everything. This is a BIG PLUS; especially if you plan to eat or party in the Gas Lamp.

It was a fun stay, but I expect a bit more space in a hotel room.

RECOMMEND for business solo travelers but not for couples or families due to tight-spaced accommodations.

Recommended for:Business Travelers
West Los Angeles
Anyang, South Korea
Santa Ana, California
Boulder, Colorado, USA
Recommended for:Business TravelersLuxury Travelers

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Internet Access
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • WiFi (surcharge)
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Health club
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Pets allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Multilingual staff
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Conference space
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Microwave
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Television in common areas
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Satellite TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Free weekday newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 211
  • Number of floors - 7
  • Year Built 1926
  • Express check-in
The Sofia Hotel

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