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Overview of The Sofia Hotel

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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
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The Sofia Hotel

3.5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationUSS Midway Museum13 min walk
    Popular LocationSan Diego Convention Center14 min walk
    Popular LocationBalboa Park16 min walk
    AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)8 min drive

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Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Twin Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, City View

4.1/5 guest room rating
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, City View

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, City View

4.8/5 guest room rating
  • 348 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Corner Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

4.1/5 guest room rating
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

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 USS Midway Museum, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Navy Pier - 11 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 12 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 13 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 14 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Civic Center Station - 4 min walk
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 7 min walk
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 8 min drive

Restaurants

  • Currant American Brasseri — 1 min walk
  • Rei Do Gado - Brazilian Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant — 4 min walk
  • Grant Grill — 4 min walk
  • The Local Eatery and Drinking Hole — 5 min walk
  • Crab Hut — 5 min walk

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. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, valet parking, and massage/treatment rooms. 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.

In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available 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.
Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

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 on site (USD 38.00 per night)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 38.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–1:00 PM: USD 20-30 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
  • Snack bar/deli

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
  • Swedish

Business services

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Business center

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Treatment room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Lever door handles
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • 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

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Living plant wall
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

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
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products used
  • 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

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Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - midnight

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

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

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.

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 20 and USD 30 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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)
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

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 Apr 18, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Sofia Hotel on Apr 19, 2021 start from CA $164, 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 The Sofia Hotel 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 The Sofia 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 The Sofia Hotel?
Check-in is from 4 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at The Sofia Hotel?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is The Sofia Hotel located?
Located in Downtown San Diego, this spa 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.

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 1240 out of 2628 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 856 out of 2628 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 296 out of 2628 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 165 out of 2628 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 71 out of 2628 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was helpful and very nice. Great location, I was able to walk to Navy Pier. Small room but it was very well outfitted. Parking was difficult to get to due to nearby construction. Paid parking-there was no free parking nearby.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family and small children
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Infested with roaches, dirty, fixtures falling apart. Do not recommend this hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The hotel was walking distant to many restaurants. I would come here again
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was great but our room were never cleaned?
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021

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