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The Sofia Hotel

150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-3811
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/07/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/07/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#104 of 295 hotels in San Diego
Are you looking for a perfect stay in the heart of San Diego? Experience The Sofia Hotel, a lovingly renovated luxury boutique that offers all the modern comforts while preserving its historic heritage. You’re in a great location, just two blocks from the Gaslamp District shops, entertainment and restaurants, the USS Midway and steps away from the Convention Center. Affordable nightly rates and fee include access to the 24-hour Health and Fitness Center, Yoga Studio (with scheduled morning classes), Weekend Walkabout Tour and Business Center. Among the many in-room amenities are 42” flat screen TV, Sofia SuperWifi surround sound clock radios and use of ‘urban cruiser’ bicycles with helmets. Purchase Spa Treatments and enjoy in a dedicated Spa Treatment room at the hotel.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid public parking on-site
Paid wifi
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 2 more
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Garethmb wrote a review 14 Jun
Phoenix, Arizona116 contributions106 helpful votes
During a recent trip to San Diego; we had a chance to stay at the Sofia Hotel. We have not stayed at the hotel in a few years and it was very nice to go back to a familiar and comfortable hotel for our stay. Under Covid, the hotel does not offer Valet Parking but does have a nearby lot and offers a discounted rate when you pay through the hotel vs paying at the meter. Our check-in was fast and pleasant and the elevators were limited to one party per car which is ideal as the hotel offers a pair of smaller elevators and we were quickly on our floor. The decoration was a nice mix of modern and classic and we always enjoy seeing the artwork which depicts the history of the buildings and surrounding area. Our room had a spacious front room with a desk, chair, television, and ample space. The room also featured a sink and coffee area with a microwave and fridge which came in handy as the Currant Restaurant was closed so we kept a supply of cold drinks on hand. The bathroom had a very spacious and modern shower which had a large shower head and a new-wave drain that used a special tile system vs a traditional drain to clear the water. The bedroom was very comfortable and we had a safe, television, and ample closet space to go with a very comfortable bed. We settled into the front room to watch television while we ate as we picked up dinner prior to our arrival. The television was not able to get a signal and after a few attempts; we had to call down to the Front Desk for help. Within a few minutes, we had a masked staff member in the room discovered the HDMI connection was loose and had the signal back in no time. The television offered a wide range of stations and we had a very relaxing evening and noted the hotel offered a Hydration Station on the floor to get all the water we needed. The local Convenience store on the corner had closed and the closest one was a few blocks away. The weather was considerably cooler than what we had at home and it was almost chilly in shorts and a shirt walking to the store. It did allow me to pass by several new restaurants and shops and it was nice to see people returning to spaced seating at restaurants and some were also taking part in a masked walking tour. We had a very pleasant sleep and enjoyed our in-room coffee while we got ready and watched the morning news shows. Our checkout was very fast and pleasant and the staff was as usual very friendly and efficient. While certain offerings of the hotel were not available due to the restrictions; we still had a very nice stay and wished we had more time but sadly this was a fast trip over to cover an event before returning home. The hotel has a great location as it is very near the Convention Center as well as numerous dining and shopping locations and easy access to the highway so guests can easily make their way to and from the hotel and the numerous attractions in the area. While our stay was short; as travel options start to increase; we look forward to a future stay and do not plan to let such a large gap between stays happen again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Joseph Pond wrote a review 08 Jun
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Last month i had the astonishing opportunity to be in Bulgaria and I'm more than happy with my visit to Sofia Hotel. The room was clean, the food was great and the staff was more than friendly. I'm looking forward to come again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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tylermartin265 wrote a review 08 Jun
Phoenix, Arizona1 contribution
Very friendly, clean, and takes the initiative to make us feel at home. The parking was very convenient. We didn’t have to worry about parking within the city because the availability in your lot. Beautiful remodeled rooms with great staff.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Adrienne B wrote a review 07 Jun
San Clemente, California10 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I were staying in San Diego for just one night on our way home from our honeymoon and we were able to find this little gem for our one night stay. Brian helped us book over the phone and set us up in a delightful room overlooking the city on the top floor. It was absolutely PERFECT! Also, upon check-in, Helena was very kind and helpful and made our check in seamless. They were even able to accommodate us early, which helped us tremendously! The value was incredible and we will most definitely love to stay here again soon!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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nwasserman2021 wrote a review 05 Jun
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
It was my second time here, and I would come back again! Beautiful accommodations! Loved the view. A very friendly atmosphere.Still following Covid restrictions, but would have loved restaurant use which would have been very convenient!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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US$134 - US$300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sofia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Sofia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include San Diego Civic Theatre (0.3 km), Balboa Theatre (0.3 km), and World Crawl San Diego (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sofia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at The Sofia Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Sofia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sofia Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sofia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant, Grant Grill, and Crab Hut.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Sofia Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and yoga classes during their stay.
Is The Sofia Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of San Diego.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Sofia Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Sofia Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Sofia Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.