The Sofia Hotel - San Diego

150 West Broadway, San Diego, United States, 92101  show map
 3 stars
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The Sofia Hotel - San Diego

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

Verified Reviews:

  • Comfortable beds - Microwave and mini-fridge in the room - Noisy air conditioner
  • Hotel is pet friendly - Great happy hour - Excellent breakfast
  • $30 for valet parking - Hotel lobby is very nice - Bathroom was lovely
  • Room was small - No pool or whirlpool - Staff was very nice
  • Location was excellent, so close to gaslamp area - Staff was polite - Free internet in the room

Overview

The Sofia Hotel is located in the heart of Downtown San Diego district next to Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo and Coronado Municipal Beach. The property opened in 1926 and features contemporary architecture.

The hotel lies within 5 minutes' walk of Horton Plaza, Horton Plaza Shopping Center and Downtown San Diego. Guests can get to San Diego city center, which is 1 km away.

This hotel is conveniently placed close to a zoo, bars and restaurants.

San Diego International airport can be reached in 5 minutes by car from The Sofia Hotel.

Rooms

The property comprises of non-smoking rooms appointed with an iron with ironing board, a safe, climate control, satellite TV and a mini-refrigerator. Some rooms come with a view of Balboa Park and Gaslamp Quarter Petco Park. Room facilities include coffee/tea makers and a microwave as well as a down comforter, a pillow-top mattress and luxury linens.

Eat & Drink

Dishes of Brazilian cuisine are served in the lounge restaurant. LEVEL 9 at Hotel Indigo San Diego are situated in an entertainment area, about 1000 meters from the venue.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Offering bicycle rental services, The Sofia Hotel induces guests to explore the area.

Relax

On-site spa options feature a spa center and a health club. Guests can keep fit with bicycles, yoga classes and a gym offered on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas at USD 8.75 per day.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 36 per day.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   211.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdresser
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Pet amenities available
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
  • Armchair

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

150 West Broadway, San Diego, United States, 92101

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City Center
  • San Diego
    2300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Amtrak
    1700 ft
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    211

Rooms and availability

The Sofia Hotel photos Room Deluxe Queen Suite
Deluxe Double Suite
Bed type: Double bed
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Comfortable suite with noble traditional interior offers two Double beds, work station with ergonomic chair, separate living space with soft sofa-bed, refreshment center, modern bathroom with walk-in shower.

Room facilities
    The Sofia Hotel photos Room Deluxe Queen
    Deluxe Queen Room
    Bed type: Double bed
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Comfortable room with noble traditional interior offers a Queen size bed, work station with ergonomic chair, refreshment center, modern bathroom with sparkling, contemporary bath and vanity fixtures.

    Room facilities
      The Sofia Hotel photos Room Deluxe Queen
      Deluxe Queen Room
      Bed type: Double bed
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Comfortable room with noble traditional interior offers a Queen size bed, work station with ergonomic chair, refreshment center, modern bathroom with sparkling, contemporary bath and vanity fixtures, windows overlooking the city.

      Room facilities
        The Sofia Hotel photos Room Deluxe King
        Deluxe King Room
        Bed type: Double bed
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        Comfortable room with noble traditional interior offers a King size bed, work station with ergonomic chair, refreshment center, modern bathroom with sparkling, contemporary bath and vanity fixtures.

        Room facilities
          The Sofia Hotel photos Room Deluxe King Room
          Deluxe Double Room
          Bed type: Double bed
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Comfortable room with noble traditional interior offers two Double beds, work station with ergonomic chair, refreshment center, modern bathroom with sparkling, contemporary bath and vanity fixtures.

          Room facilities
            The Sofia Hotel photos Room Deluxe Queen Suite
            Deluxe Queen Suite
            Bed type: Double bed
            Check Prices
            • Air conditioning
            • Shower
            — Less information+ More information

            Comfortable suite with noble traditional interior offers a Queen size bed, work station with ergonomic chair, separate living space with soft sofa-bed, refreshment center, modern bathroom with jacuzzi tub.

            Room facilities
              The Sofia Hotel photos Room Deluxe Queen Suite
              Deluxe Queen Suite
              Bed type: Double bed
              Check Prices
              • Air conditioning
              • Shower
              — Less information+ More information

              Comfortable suite with noble traditional interior offers a Queen size bed, work station with ergonomic chair, separate living space with soft sofa-bed, refreshment center, modern bathroom.

              Room facilities

                How to reach hotel

                hotel The Sofia Hotel - San Diego San Diego location
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                Hotel Address:

                150 West Broadway, San Diego, United States, 92101

                Get directions
                City Center
                • San Diego
                  2300 ft
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Amtrak
                  1700 ft
                • San Diego Santa Fe Depot
                  1700 ft
                • Bus stop
                  400 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  12 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2006
                • Number of floors:
                  7
                • Number of rooms:
                  211

                The Sofia Hotel Location

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                Monuments and Landmarks

                • Downtown San Diego - 1000 ft

                Museums

                • American Plaza - 1000 ft
                • San Diego Police Historical - 1400 ft
                • Pacific Southwest Railway - 1400 ft
                • San Diego Railroad Museum - 1400 ft
                • Museum of Contemporary Art - 1400 ft

                Halls

                • Spreckels Organ Pavilion - 400 ft
                • Fourth and B Concerts and Special - 1000 ft

                Universities, Institutes

                • Neil Dymott Perkins Brown - 400 ft
                • Fashion Institute of Design - 400 ft
                • Kelsey-Jenney College - 1000 ft
                • Associated Barber College Inc - 1700 ft
                • International School of Mgmt - 1700 ft

                Theaters

                Business areas

                Local attractions

                • Spreckels Park - 1.8 mi
                  Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts, Coronado
                • Silver Strand State Beach - 5.7 mi
                  5000 Hwy 75, Coronado
                • Lake Murray - 8.5 mi
                  5540 Kiowa Drive, La Mesa
                • Coronado Municipal Beach - 2.8 mi
                  Silver Strand Blvd, Coronado
                • Living Coast Discovery Center - 6.2 mi
                  1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  12 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2006
                • Number of floors:
                  7
                • Number of rooms:
                  211
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                The Sofia Hotel Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Sofia Hotel

                Average guest rating

                7.8out of 10
                Fabulous
                Based on 187 reviews

                Guest reviews

                • Single
                  9.6

                  Reasonable price for a reasonable location. The staff was friendly and very helpful, and there are a number of good amenities included in the room fee (Internet, 24h business centre, yoga). The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Overall a very nice stay!

                • Single
                  7.0

                  Good location, clean and comfortable

                  Expensive for the size of room provided. The safe in the room did not work. One of the lights did not work

                • Couple
                  8.8

                  Excellent staff, caring, knowledgable and attentive.

                  The room is rather small.

                • Single
                  9.2

                  Beautiful rooms and walking distance to most sites in area.

                • Group of friends
                  9.2

                  Hotel staff was professional and helpful, rooms were nice and clean, location was good for the city and the Convention Center. Taking all these into account, the price we paid was reasonable.

                  I'm not sure what the justifiable/acceptable upper limit is, but I found the amount by which this hotel blocks credit cards when checking in a bit too much - in our case it was roughly the double of the expected bill, USD1500/person for 6 nights.

                • Couple
                  9.2

                  I enjoyed how clean the room was. It was really comfortable and I enjoyed the view I had of the city.

                  The bathroom was a bit peculiar. There was no shower door to really close so the water kept splashing out onto the floor next to the shower, rather than staying inside the shower.

                • Group of friends
                  9.6

                  Friendly staff, newly renovated clean neat rooms

                • Couple
                  10.0

                  Our stay was lovely and the staff was so nice and sweet. The rooms are so nicely designed... Very modern and sleek.. Perfect location for hanging around the gas lamp.

                  We thought paying to park was unfair.. Especially if we are driving in from out of town $30 a day plus tip sucked.

                • Single
                  9.6

                  The location is fantastic and very clean hotel

                • Single
                  8.2

                  Downtown location

                  Some rooms may be noisy due to the poor quality of certain windows

                • Older travelers
                  10.0

                  Friendly, competent & helpful staff. Rooms are updated and and well detailed/decorated.

                  Room was a bit small and crowded; however, good value for the price. I was a bit surprised and disappointed that all parking is valet $30.00/Day....this was not disclosed (to my knowledge) when booked online. The valet parking may be standard business in downtown San Diego; but it would have been nice to know in advance.

                • Single
                  7.4

                  I loved the small but very cozy room and the bed was ultra comfortable. The business center is well equipped and the lobby/common areas are serene and calming.

                  The $30 parking fee was excessive and extra charges, although nominal, seemed unecessary.

                • Single
                  10.0

                  It was quiet, clean and I love the decor. It was perfect and beautiful, but the scenic view was of the bus parking lot and not very exciting. I f I was to stay for any other reason I would perfer the broadway side

                  I had to return to my room because I left some items in the refrigreator,when I went down the hallway a staff from cleaning said b-y-e,it was over emphasized so it became starcastic. I just waved good bye and left, last impression is just as important as the first impression, it doesn't matter who you are! For every moment they are visible to the public the "monent of truth", should always be polite,courtesy and honesty.

                • Older travelers
                  7.0

                  The location was ideal very close to everything we wanted to see. Our room, although comfortable was very small- just a bit more space would have added considerably to the amenity of the room.

                  Room too small.

                • Single
                  8.8

                  After reading some on-line reviews, I was needlessly concerned about the location. It's located at the edge of the Gaslamp District on a nice street. Yes, the Greyhound terminal is a few doors down, and walking about the area it was possible to sight a few homeless people. Par for the course in any big city. I found the location excellent and the neighborhood seemed safe as I returned in the wee hours 2 nights in a row. The lobby, facilities and room were all quite nice. This is an older building that was extensively rehabbed a few years ago. The room itself was comfortable and in excellent condition; a bit on the small side, but only a problem if (a) you're a claustrophobe, or (b) you want a cot for a 3rd person. Excellent value.

                How to reach hotel

                hotel The Sofia Hotel - San Diego San Diego location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                150 West Broadway, San Diego, United States, 92101

                Get directions
                City Center
                • San Diego
                  2300 ft
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Amtrak
                  1700 ft
                • San Diego Santa Fe Depot
                  1700 ft
                • Bus stop
                  400 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  12 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2006
                • Number of floors:
                  7
                • Number of rooms:
                  211