$141 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 30, 2014 Check-out: Oct 31, 2014

The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
321 reviews
Quick overnight getaway

My fiance came down from L.A. for an overnight stay in San Diego to see friends and go to the... See full review

  • Beghan
  • Aug 27, 2014
Amazing solo getaway

Wonderful in every-way! The currant bar and restaurant was amazing!!!. The hotel is charming and... See full review

  • Solo traveler detta
  • Aug 14, 2014
A dramatic urban retreat near dining, shopping, public transportation, the convention center, the Cruise Ship Terminal and downtown's renowned nightlife. Generously endowed with refrigerators, microwaves, full fitness room and yoga studio, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. A respite that allows her guests to remain as plugged in as they see fit, amenities are throughout splendid situated near several major San Diego attractions. Sofia aims to steal your heart, while placing your mind completely at ease. This stylish hotel houses 211 modern guests rooms designed to reflect a comfortable, chic feel with natural influences intended to involve a sense of harmony and balance.

Sofia aims to steal your heart, while placing your mind completely at ease. This stylish hotel houses 211 modern guests rooms designed to reflect a comfortable, chic feel with natural influences intended to involve a sense of harmony and balance.

Our valet parking fee is $34.00 per car, per night. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to reserve a room and must provide a valid credit card upon check-in. Pets accepted for a fee of $25.00 plus tax per night. The guest service fee is $8.75 plus tax. Wifi and Ethernet internet throughout hotel 24-hour Fitness Center and Yoga Studio Scheduled yoga classes (please check with the hotel for times) 24-hour Business Center Unlimited local and toll-free telephone calls 2 Sofia in room bottled waters HBO and ESPN Guided Walking Tours (Weekends, weather permitting) In-Room Coffee and Condiments Lobby Newspapers " USA Today Urban Cruiser bicycle use with helmets

Hotel Map

32.7162 -117.1644
Area served
San Diego, CA
Nearby airports
(SAN)San Diego International Airport
Area description
San Diego's greatest urban retreat walking distance to the historical Gaslamp Quarter, PetCo Park, Broadway Pier, San Diego Convention Center and Sea Port Village. Just minutes from all San Diego's most popular activities including San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World San Diego and the white sandy beaches.

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The Sofia Hotel Rooms

Deluxe 1 Double Bed
One double bed non smoking and features fine linens with white down comforters, plush pillows and pillow top mattress, Gilchrist & Soames Spa products and toiletries, separate vanities with lighted make-up mirrors, over sized signature bath sheets, convenient work station with ergonomic chairs and flat screen televisions. Guests must be 21 years old to reserve a room.
City Side Deluxe Queen Guest Room
One queen bed with views of the city. Each guest room is non smoking and features fine linens with white down comforters, plush pillows and pillow top mattress, Gilchrist & Soames Spa products and toiletries, separate vanities with lighted make-up mirrors, over sized signature bath sheets, convenient work station with ergonomic chairs and flat screen televisions. Guests must be 21 years old to reserve a room.
Deluxe Queen Guest Room
The room offers 1 Queen Bed with fine linens white down comforters, plush pillows and pillow top mattress, Gilcrist & Soames Spa products and toiletries, separate vanities with lighted make up mirrors, oversized signature bath sheets, convenient work station with ergonomic chairs and flat screen televisions. All the rooms are Non Smoking. Guests must be 21 years old to reserve a room.
Deluxe Studio Suite
For those guests who require special accommodations, the Sofia offers special one room suites. Suites include one Queen bed in the sleeping area and one Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area. Each guest suite is non-smoking and attention to details are everywhere. All Suites include fine linens, white down comforters, plush pillows and pillow-top mattresses, Gilchrist & Soames Spa products and toiletries, separate vanities with lighted make-up mirrors, over-sized signature bath sheets, convenient work stations with ergonomic chairs, flat screen televisions, and a refreshment center that houses a microwave and refrigerator. Suites are designed to reflect a comfortable, chic feel with natural influences intended to invoke a sense of harmony and balance. Guests must be 21 years old to reserve a room.
Deluxe Double/Double Guest Room
The room offers 2 Double beds with fine linens white down comforters, plush pillows and pillow top mattress, Gilcrist & Soames Spa products and toiletries, separate vanities with lighted make up mirrors, oversized signature bath sheets, convenient work station with ergonomic chairs and flat screen televisions. All the rooms are Non Smoking. Guests must be 21 years old to reserve a room.
Deluxe King Guest Room
One king bed. Each guest room is non smoking and features fine linens with white down comforters, plush pillows and pillow top mattress, Gilchrist & Soames Spa products and toiletries, separate vanities with lighted make-up mirrors, over sized signature bath sheets, convenient work station with ergonomic chairs and flat screen televisions.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Knock light (hearing impaired)

Nearby points of interest

  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.4 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 0.7 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.8 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.5 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.5 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.4 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 0.7 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.8 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.5 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.5 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2 mi
  • Heritage Park: 3 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.2 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.3 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3.5 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4.4 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 4.8 mi
  • Sea World: 5 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5.1 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 5.9 mi
  • Belmont Park: 6.3 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 6.5 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 7.2 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 8 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 12.2 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 28.1 mi
  • Legoland: 29.8 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118.5 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Conference + Business Centers Life on the road doesn't have to be hard for business travelers. Sofia's event space accommodates up to 88 individuals in a variety of ways, including conferences, lectures, private events and training sessions.

Dining

Currant American Brasserie
Monday - Friday Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm Lounge Menu: 11:30am - Close Happy Hour: 3pm -6pm and 9pm - Close Dinner: 5pm - 10pm Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 9am - 2:30pm Lounge Menu: 2:30pm - Close Happy Hour: 3pm - 6pm; 9pm - Close Dinner: 5pm - 10pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (321)

Ratings and reviews for The Sofia Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
321 out of 321
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
catty Kate
Business
miami
Jan 7, 2013

nice and clean.

nice housekeeper. The room I stayed at is small, but it is clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bruin Lady
Business
Redlands, CA
Dec 29, 2012

Good Location

We stayed overnight to attend the Holiday Bowl so the Sofia Hotel was perfectly located with the restaurants of the Gaslamp District, Seaport Village, and the trolley station all within a very short walk. Our double bed room was quite small (thank heavens there was a sliding door on the bathroom!) but the bed was comfy and the room very clean and quiet. Brian at the front desk was helpful with tips on riding the trolley. Our stay was definitely good value for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Make use of the great San Diego trolley system to get around town. The station is just a 5-8 minute walk from the Sofia Hotel.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Heather K
Business
Seattle
Dec 20, 2012

Love the Sofia Hotel

Have stayed here many times and have always really enjoyed my stay. The staff is fabulous. It's a 10 minute walk to the Convention Center. The rooms are a bit small, but are nicely furnished and very comfortable. The Gaslamp is a 5-10 minute walk, as are tons of great restaurants. Will stay here whenever I travel to San Diego.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HFH AZ
Business
Tucson, AZ
Dec 7, 2012

Great location and staff

Room was small but comfortable. Good bed. Front desk very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Business woman Diana
Business
New York
Nov 29, 2012

Only if you are on a tight budget

I was disappointed: 1. No restaurant or even cafeteria to have breakfast. 2. Regular cleaning, the first day I found food and clothes from the previous guest in my room. 3. Old amenities... but the truth is that I has a very good price, so sometimes you get what you pay...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Two Bits Worth
Business
Sparks, NV
Nov 23, 2012

Good hotel, couple of glitches

My wife and I found that The Sofia was a perfect location to get all over the San Diego area. Also, the room was kept very clean and the staff responsive and engaging. Only two items stood out - at first there appeared to be a stale smell emanating from the drains, perhaps due to the building being older, however this smell did disappear. Also, one bedside light fixture and the provided alarm clock did not work correctly, although adequately enough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

If you stay in downtown San Diego, definitely go shopping at Seaport Village. It is a wonderful mix of shops and food.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JennJennJ
Business
Richmond, BC
Nov 21, 2012

Enjoyed it!

Staff is extremely friendly and helpful!! Room is very clean and tidy, and I like how the bottled water (2 per day) are complimentary! A lot of hotels would charge you if you have their bottled water. The location is excellent too, walking distance to pretty much everything, and it is also near some major trolley stations! The only down side of it is not many amenities available in the hotel (such as pool), but considering the price and the size of the hotel, it wouldnt affect my stay decision too much :). Another thing is maybe can improve on the sound proof system, since i could hear guests watching TV the next door lol. Overall speaking, I had a great experience in the Sofia!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Horton Plaza is extremely close. Nightlife wise, approx. 5-10 mins walk to the Gaslamp Quarter club and bar district :)

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Moonstruck 77
Business
San Diego, CA
Nov 13, 2012

Only OK

It was only ok, from the check in, to the room, to cleanliness. The best part was the location, it was in walking distance to almost everything and the CTA stop was right across the street. Brian at the front desk was the best part of the hotel. Super friendly and informative about anything in the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Renee K
Business
Boston, MA
Nov 13, 2012

Good value

The staff were extremely helpful and responsive. The room was small and fairly quiet, even though I was over a bus route. The ventilation system is a little noisy. I used their yoga room and found the yoga exercises very beneficial. It was a good location, with the Gaslamp district, Little Italy and convention center/Embarcadero an easy 10 to 15 minute walk. You have to step around the homeless almost everywhere, unfortunately, but it was not an unsafe neighborhood.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Athens Market Taverna has wonderful Greek food. Taka Sushi is amazing, and the Cafe Sevilla has good tapas and fun bar scene. For high-end Italian food, Bice is excellent.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
traveler from frankfort
Business
chicago
Nov 12, 2012

Lovely stay

Hotel staff were very prefessional.Location in downtown, near gaslamp district.A lot of good restaurents /movie theater near by.Even thouse it was short stay, we enjoyed very much.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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