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"Highly recommended. I spent several days in San Diego for a conference and I was very happy with my stay at the Sofia Hotel. The room was clean and co ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 30 May 2018

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of San Diego awaits you at The Sofia Hotel. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find USS Midway Museum and San Diego Convention Center. Highlights at this historic hotel include a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 211 individually decorated rooms feature WiFi, wired Internet, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and room service. Nice touches to enhance your stay include designer toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Free newspapers, free local calls, and free bottled water are also available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with body wraps, facials, and aromatherapy. The restaurant, Currant American Brasseri, is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Downtown San Diego hotel, you'll be 1.3 km (0.8 mi) from Balboa Park and 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from San Diego Zoo.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$142* Per night/room 20 Dec. - 21 Dec.

Corner Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

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

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Sofia Hotel ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for The Sofia Hotel

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5 out of 5
Highly recommended. I spent several days in San Diego for a conference and I was very happy with my stay at the Sofia Hotel. The room was clean and comfortable and had everything I needed. Lovely old building that has been well cared for. My room was very quiet. Front desk staff were always cheerful, courteous and ready to help.

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a business center on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. There are 2 meeting rooms available. A 24-hour fitness center, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly The Sofia Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 211 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Built in 1926
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) (4.4 km / 2.7 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Civic Center Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Sofia Hotel offers 211 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary 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 refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This San Diego hotel provides wired and wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Currant American Brasseri - This restaurant serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 1
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body wraps
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Thai massage
  • Sports massage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

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

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 35 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 35 per stay
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. 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. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Tourism fee: USD 3.39 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 17.83 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 20 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • 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)
  • Self parking fee: USD 38.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 38.00 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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Sofia
  • Sofia Hotel
  • Sofia Hotel San Diego
  • Sofia San Diego
  • The Sofia Hotel Hotel
  • The Sofia Hotel San Diego
  • The Sofia Hotel Hotel San Diego

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQIA friendly).

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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