$149 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 15, 2015 Check-out: Jun 17, 2015

The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
View map of 150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for The Sofia Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
383 out of 383
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
PA
May 10, 2009

Too over rated!

They have "tried" to build a luxury hotel out of an old building with small room! An oversized guest with a large wheelchair would probably not make it through the small elevator doors! The bedding and furniture were superb but everything else was a mess. The room was way too small and the view was directly into other guest rooms. The bath room was too small and had a shower with a half way glass wall; i.e. every day after the shower you need two towels just to dry up the floor! I guess the moto of "think green" doesn't work there! The sink was a fancyful small bowl with no handle to open or close the drain; i.e. if you start off with a closed drain and you notice it after the sink is half full, you can help yourself by puting your hand into dirty water to open the drain! I guess the architect was trying to substitute hygiene with "Art"! Apparently they have some larger rooms but one has to ask for upgrade upon arrival!

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

Business

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Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
robiot
Business
San Diego, CA
Apr 21, 2014

Last minute weekend getaway~

The location is in the heart of downtown San Diego so that was awesome. Pros: lots of places were walking distance, amenities like 2 water bottles per day, free bike rentals, and free internet were included for a reasonable fee. Cons: Since the only rooms available had only 1 bed, I requested a King bed so that my friend and I could sleep comfortably. They ran out of king beds so we were upgraded to a "suite" with a queen bed. The so-called suite was tiny. I can't imagine how uncomfortably small a regular room would have been. The floors were uneven in certain parts of the room which was strange. If you're not planning to spend a lot of the time in the room, this hotel will be fine.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Currant... YUM!

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Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Public health observer
Business
CA
Apr 21, 2014

Not up to expectation

The hotel gave the expired coffee and Condiments dated before "19 Feb. 2013", which could harm the guest who did drink the coffee and use the condiments.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Tender Greens

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Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cch38
Business
Montclair, NJ, USA
Nov 5, 2011

Very nicely appointed room, good value, but in a bad neighborhood

Very friendly staff, the room was small but nice. The Greyhound terminal next door with various unsavory and homeless people lingering at the entrance was the only thing that was not good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
1
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Girl From Jersey
Business
New Jersey, USA
Nov 21, 2011

Cali Getaway

The hotel was nothing fancy, but the fact that it was located walking distance to the Gaslamp and public transportations it was good.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The Currant was a great restaurant. Food was great.

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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
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
GIS dude
Business
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Jul 30, 2012

Nice place

I have stayed at the Sofia a number of times and have had a good experience each time. The rooms are nice and I like the older style decor. The new daily fee for Internet and 2 bottled waters (which you get only if you wish to have maid service) was a little annoying and took away from the value that you usually get at this hotel. I would stay again but beware of the daily service fee.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of good food just a couple of blocks away in the Gaslamp District

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Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DoubleAAs
Business
Boston, MA
Jun 20, 2012

Great for the price

Rooms are a bit small, but it fits into the decor and style of the hotel. Watch out for $7.99/night fees at the end of your stay. Double check these are covered by your agency before booking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Happy hours are great in San Diego, planning accordingly can cut your bar tab in half.

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Review of The Sofia Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Firstimer in Brussels
Business
Madrid
Aug 20, 2012

Good place to attend activities at the Convention Center

The reception staff was fine and the cleaning ladies were just great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Gaslamp area restaurants are just across the street. Safe area. Mall very close.

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Review of The Sofia Hotel

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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