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Overview of The Sofia Hotel

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Guest reviews

4.2/5 Very Good
10,285 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa

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What's nearby

Popular LocationPort of San Diego12 min walk
Popular LocationUSS Midway Museum13 min walk
RestaurantCoffee bean & tea leaf1 min walk
RestaurantTender Greens1 min walk
AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)10 min drive

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  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, City View

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, City View

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 348 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, City View

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Twin Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • Corner Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area

San Diego

In the city center and near a metro station, The Sofia Hotel is in an area with good airport proximity and shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Balboa Park and Old Town San Diego State Park, while San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld are popular area attractions. Check out an event or a game at Petco Park, and consider making time for Hotel Circle, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Port of San Diego - 12 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 12 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 13 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 14 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Civic Center Station - 4 min walk
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 7 min walk
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 10 min drive

Restaurants

  • Currant American Brasseri — 1 min walk
  • Coffee bean & tea leaf - 1 min walk
  • Tender Greens - 1 min walk
  • Corner Bakery Cafe - 1 min walk
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill - 1 min walk
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About this property

The Sofia Hotel

Historic San Diego hotel in Downtown San Diego, near USS Midway Museum
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, valet parking, massage/treatment rooms, and a business center are onsite. All 211 individually decorated rooms feature WiFi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves.
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.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 15.85 per night), Wired Internet (surcharge)
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Self parking: USD 38.00 per night
Valet parking: USD 38.00 per night
Electric car charging station

Food and drink

Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–1:00 PM: USD 15-22 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

24-hour fitness center
Spa services

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Microwave
Refrigerator

Conveniences

ATM/banking services
Elevator
Free newspapers in lobby
Water dispenser

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Porter/bellhop
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

English
French
Spanish

Business services

2 meeting rooms
Business center

Spa

Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - hot stone
Massage - prenatal
Massage - sports
Massage - Swedish
Massage - Thai
Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Assistive listening devices available
Braille signage
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible business center
Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
Wheelchair-accessible van parking
Wheelchairs available on site

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Fireplace in lobby
Smoke-free property
TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Blackout drapes/curtains
Pillow-top mattress
Premium bedding

Bathroom

Designer toiletries
Hair dryer
Shower

Entertainment

42-inch flat-screen TV
Premium channels
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Champagne service
Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water
Microwave
Refrigerator

More

Desk
Free local calls
Free newspapers
Guidebooks/recommendations
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-compatible safe
Laptop-friendly workspace
LED light bulbs
Local maps

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - midnight

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of 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 contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

American ExpressDiners ClubDiscoverJCB InternationalMastercardVisa

Important information

Fees

You'll 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 have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 22 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.
  • For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Sofia Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Sofia Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Sofia Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Sofia Hotel?
As of Jun 5, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Sofia Hotel on Jul 3, 2020 start from $130, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this property pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a deposit of USD 35 per stay and a fee of USD 35 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self parking is available for USD 38.00 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 38.00 per night.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 4 PM–midnight.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is this hotel located?
Located in Downtown San Diego, this historic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of USS Midway Museum and San Diego Convention Center. Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo are also within 3 mi (5 km). Civic Center Station is only a 4-minute walk and America Plaza Trolley Station is 6 minutes.

Guest reviews

4.2
5 - Excellent
4,843
4 - Good
3,810
3 - Okay
1,048
2 - Mediocre
412
1 - Poor
172
4.5
Cleanliness
4.4
Service and Staff
4.0
Amenities
4.3
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

It was wonderful and the room was nice and classic.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great location to Gaslamp (walkable) and La Jolla (ride shareable). Clean quiet rooms. Perfect for a getaway weekend. Nice restaurant and friendly staff. This was my second time to stay at the Sofia and I would certainly do it again.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Sofia Hotel. This hotel was centrally located to all the attractions and it was very clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful and there was a great coffee shop right beside for us to grab a coffee and a snack. We were within walking distance to the USS Midway and the Gaslamp District. And we loved the flavoured water in the lobby. The valet service was very prompt and we enjoyed that our room overlooked the city and all it's beauty. The only downside to this hotel is the rooms were smaller, but they had all the amenities. We would definitely come back!

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020