$139 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 20, 2014 Check-out: Jul 23, 2014

The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
491 reviews
A very nice stay in San Diego

The Sofia was the perfect place for my short stay in San Diego. It was close to all the best... See full review

  • Khamla
  • Jul 3, 2014
Great!

Staff was very helpful and accommodated all of my needs. See full review

  • 1sttimeinSD
  • Mar 4, 2014
Sophisticated elegance in Gaslamp with business center and yoga
The Sofia Hotel was designed for business travelers. Guests enjoy the 24-hour business and fitness centers and 24-hour health center with yoga studio. Other convenience-oriented amenities in this sophisticated and elegant property include mini refrigerators, laptop-sized in-room safes and more. Situated on the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter, the hotel features breathtaking views of San Diego Bay. The on-site restaurant, Currant Brasserie, serves French-inspired cuisine.
Highlights
  • 24-hour business center, fitness center and yoga center
  • In-room mini refrigerator
  • Located steps from the Gaslamp Quarter and the waterfront
Rooms

The Sofia Hotel offers 211 rooms, including six suites which are sparsely decorated, but elegant nevertheless. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, mini-refrigerator, MP3 docking station, laptop-sized safe and Gilchrist & Soames bath products. Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available (fees apply). Pets are welcome (fees apply).

Features

The Sofia Hotel dates back to 1926, when it opened as the Pickwick. It closed in 2006, underwent extensive renovations and reopened in 2008 as the Sofia. Along the way, the property was inducted into the National Trust Historic Hotels of America.

Today, guests of the hotel receive complimentary access to the 24-hour business and fitness centers and 24-hour health center with yoga studio. The yoga studio offers classes in a number of different styles, complimentary to guests. The Sofia Hotel also boasts an on-site spa which offers a variety of treatments inspired by the Far East (fees apply). The hotel even offers on site pet-care services through a local Dogs and the City outpost (fees apply).

Currant Brasserie, the on-site restaurant, serves a mix of American and French style brasserie dishes, along with inventive cocktails and desserts.

Transportation
  • MTS Bus (1 block)
  • San Diego Trolley (4 blocks)
  • San Diego International Airport (2 mi/3 km)
Attractions
  • Gaslamp Quarter (1 block)
  • Petco Park (3 blocks)
  • San Diego Zoo (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Old Town (2 mi/3 km)
  • Sea World (5 mi/9 km)
  • Qualcomm Stadium (6 mi/11 km)
  • Point Loma (6 mi/11 km)
Business
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting space to accommodate up to 90 people
  • Global videoconferencing capabilities
Policies and fees
  • Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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.

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Guest Reviews (491)

Ratings and reviews for The Sofia Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
491 out of 491
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.2

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Captain Memo
Vienna, Austria
May 16, 2012

Nice weekend trip.

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room sufficiently equipped. Nice and clean fitness room, sufficient for a good work out. Great food for a reasonable price during happy hour. Close to the Gaslamp Quarter, to the Coronado ferry and to the airport. Easy to reach by public transport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
cityroamer
Southern California
May 12, 2012

Small rooms and rude staff

The only nice thing about this hotel is the location if you don't count the county jail next door. The rooms are incredably small even by European standards. We booked a 2 night stay but had to cut our stay short and check out after the first nights stay, but they insisted on charging us for 2 nights. Staff is extremely rude and they charge extra for everything. We don't recommend this hotel. There are lots of great hotels in San Diego - this isen't one of them.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dobson's Bar & Restaurant on Broadway Circle - what a gem.

Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JanaMN
Saint Paul, Minnesota
May 7, 2012

Great hotel near gaslap district

Friendly staff, clean room in boutique hotel, and easy walk to various destinations, including boat docks, gaslamp quarter, and Petco Park.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveling on a budget
Chicago Il
May 6, 2012

Great value for someone traveling on a budget

The Sofia Hotel is located in a perfect location. I stayed there for a week and found it very convenient. The staff were very helpful with all questions I had such as suggestions restaurants and flagging cabs down. The Hotel is located within a 5-10 minute walk of Petco Park and Gaslamp Quarters. Its a 15 minutes bus ride from The San Diego ZOO, just hop on the 7 bus across the street. It is a perfect hotel for anyone who is traveling on a budget. You wont find a hot tub in your room and things like that but if you are more interested in seeing the town, this is a great place to stay. The rooms are a little small but for the price it was great. Also, the restaurant in the hotel, Current, is also very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
a scientist
Business
Ciudad de México, DF, México
Apr 27, 2012

very well located and very comfortable

It was close to every good place in San Diego. There was a plaza just two blocks from the hotel, with everything. It was really good. What I didn't like was light odor to disinfectant but I never saw any bug and the towels were very clean but not really very white. But that are really very small details, the hotel was really good and very convenient. I will stay there when I go to San Diego again

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to everything. Convention Center, stores, downtown, zoo, everywhere was close

Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
baignoire
Chicago, IL, USA
Apr 17, 2012

Clean, comfortable, classy

We had a great stay at the Sofia. We only stayed one night but the hotel was very comfortable and the staff was friendly and well-informed. My only complaint is that parking is difficult and expensive so be aware if you have a car. I really would have liked to have more time to check out their gym facilities!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Dachi
Business
Honolulu, HI, USA
Apr 16, 2012

Good gateway

There is no bathtub in the room. Every room should have a bathtub . Was charged $8.25 per day upon check out as a guest service charge. This is a hidden cost.

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

Business

Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
20 Something On the Go
Business
Spartanburg, SC, USA
Apr 5, 2012

Great place for a getaway!

I love San Diego, and was very eager when the chance arose to come back for another conference and vacation. This time I was trying to be a little thriftier than staying in one of the hotels directly across the street from the Convention Center. I got more than I bargained for. The price was a good value compared to other similar high quality hotels. The location was not unreasonable a walk to the convention center and was actually centrally located to many other things (Horton Plaza, Gaslamp District, Little Italy, and the Embarcadero). For those willing to walk 8-10 blocks, this is a wonderful resort for visiting many sites. My only thought was that parts of the room were obviously dated, but given the history of the hotel they've done an amazing job of keeping the place renovated and up-to-date! I would totally recommend this hotel to anyone who asked, and would very much stay there again myself!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The Old Town Trolley Tours is totally worth the money! There is a stop not 2 blocks from the hotel where you can make the initial "hop on." See the sites, learn some San Diego history, and visit many interesting places for much cheaper than a taxi ride!

Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Julsan
Business
PR
Mar 31, 2012

Room cleanliness

Although the cleanliness in this hotel is good, they have to handle the control of insects inside the rooms.

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

Business

Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Budget road warrior
Business
Seattle, WA, USA
Mar 26, 2012

Cute hotel, great location

The Sofia is conveniently located on bus lines (15 minutes to the airport!), close to the main drag of the Gaslight district (restaurants galore!) , and just a block away from the open-air mall Horton Plaza. My room was small but efficiently appointed with wifi, microwave, fridge, water and coffee (free), wine (for purchase), alarm clock with music docking station, and nice towels. I never did figure out how to turn on the TV but I'm sure a call to the front desk would have fixed that. The staff was friendly and polite, and the lobby area has comfortable seating and a nice little fireplace.

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

Business

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