Stayed at the Sofia Hotel for 4 nights for a convention in San Diego. Very pleased with the stay - the location is close to everything (airport $15 by taxi, convention center, harbor, etc). The staff were very friendly and helpful - I had a
package sent prior to my arrival and the bellman took good care of it and when I sent it back to home, they took care of it as well.
The room was neat, clean and well furnished. Free Wifi was available. The only cons was the room was small compared to other 4-star hotels; however, it's understandable for its prime location.
All in all, we were happy with our stay at the Sofia Hotel in SD. Will stay again.
I had a great stay at the Sofia Hotel, It has a perfect location for getting around on Public Transport. The bus stops are within a block of the hotel, the tram is a block to the rear. You can easily walk to the Coronado Ferry, and you are only 5
mins walk from Horton plaza. San Diego is such a chilled out place, the Sofia Hotel definitely matches the city! The staff are super friendly and relaxed, great bar/restaurant downstairs. Great experience, I would certainly stay there again.
I continue to come back to this hotel, it is central to most places to shop, eat, and conference. Staff are excellent. It's a top notch hotel. I have one concern; as a customer I do not like paying the fee for the hotel fitness center when as a
guest I do not use it! What gives with this?
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Take a walk beyond the main streets and you will find some very interesting and excellent places to eat.
The hotel staff was very friendly. The room was a bit small, but it's to be expected for the area. They had modern upgrades in the room and the gym and yoga studio were amazing! This is the first hotel I've ever seen with an actual yoga
The hotel was on the border of the gas lamp quarter. Petco park was a 12 minute walk, the ferries to and from Coronado island were about a 10 minute walk and is close to tons of restaurants and shops.
The only down side is the fact that the hotel is close to services for the homeless. But as San Diego is a bigger city, this just comes with the territory.
I gave the hotel staff a 4 out of 5 becasue we had requested extra towels and it had taken what seemed longer than needed and was holding us up on the rest of our plans for that day. Overall, a great experience!
The valets ($30, by the way), Damaged my new vehicle and the company they contract with said the they asked the valet- he said he didn't do it, so its not their fault.
Don't stay here- the rooms are tiny and there were dogs yapping at me ALL
NIGHT, plus the neighbors had a party- I know because I heard EVERY WORD through the wall. On top of that, it wasn't cheap- you can stay at a WAY nice hotel down the street and NOT have this problem with your vehicle getting damaged.
Also, in all SIX of the rooms my family booked the TV's didn't work. Super fun.
On the plus side, the room was clean, and the staff was polite-- until I noticed the damage on my car.
Went to San Diego for conference. Started with wonderful reception staff. Room we had was smallish but incredibly stylish and clean! 3 types of glass glasses as well as in room refrigerator. Workout room was great and clean. Restaurant was
wonderful - best meal we had in San Diego. Avacodo coated in panko and then fried topped with crab! Bus from airport travels up and down the street.