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4.4 out of 5

"Slightly further away from the convention centre. Although the room was clean, the sink was in the room and space was limited " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 23 May 2019

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Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£100* Per night/room 30 Jan - 31 Jan

Corner Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

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

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

The Sofia Hotel's good location gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Lyceum Theatre. Free WiFi in public areas, a restaurant and a 24-hour gym are available. Built in 1926, this 3.5-star hotel has 211 rooms over 7 floors. This property offers pet-friendly amenities, such as food and water bowls. Enjoy your stay with amenities like a pillowtop bed and a flat-screen TV in each room.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with pillowtop beds, flat-screen TVs and fridges
  • Free Wi-Fi in some public areas
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • WiFi and wired Internet for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a 24-hour gym
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the cleanliness and overall comfort
  • Within a 15-minute walk of USS Midway Museum and San Diego Convention Center
  • Pets welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)
  • Pet-friendly amenities are available, including food and water bowls

The Sofia Hotel ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Sofia Hotel

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3 out of 5
Slightly further away from the convention centre. Although the room was clean, the sink was in the room and space was limited

Posted by on 23 May 2019

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5 out of 5
The free walking tour and bikes were great, they helped us explore this lovely city

Posted by on 17 Mar 2019

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5 out of 5

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5 out of 5

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4 out of 5
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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to March 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a business centre on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. There are 2 meeting rooms available. A 24-hour fitness centre, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly The Sofia Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 211 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Built in 1926
  • Deli
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Civic Center Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Sofia Hotel offers 211 forms of accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and free 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 fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. 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 bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or cupboard

Food & Drink

The Sofia Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre.

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site 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.

  • Number of treatment rooms 1
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Thai massage
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

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

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: 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, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and JCB International. Cash is not accepted. This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Contactless checkout is available. Each guest room is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will 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 centre access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business centre/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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)
  • Uncovered self-parking fee: USD 40.00 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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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