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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Stayed here 3 nights to attend conference at convention center. Convention center is about a 10 minute walk away. Rooms are smallish but still nice. 5 minute walk to many restaurants in Gas Lamp area My only complaint was that the AC/Heating system would periodically make a loud vibration type noise, would last less than a minute and then would...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 29 January 2013

I was traveling on business for a conference at the Convention Center. I picked this hotel because of the competitive price, walking distance to the conference and proximity to dining/social venues. The property is a very nicely renovated historic building with city-sized rooms. The amenities are accommodating, though I did not use the fitness center or yoga facility. The Currant...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

If u r in town for a convention this hotel is perfect. The rooms r a bit small but clean and very nice. The location is also prime for people wanting to go to gas lamp for the evening or other attractions in the area. You can easily walk to gas lamp in heels, I promise. The happy hour at...

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AndreaWinslow, General Manager at The Sofia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Sofia Hotel San Diego and we do partner with most conventions in San Diego. With all of the dining choices right outside the Sofia's front door, we enjoyed reading that you were able to experience Currant American Brasserie's food and beverage specials. Hope to welcome you back to Sofia soon

Erpingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2013

We stayed here for 2 nigts following a Panama cruise. It was only a short taxi ride from the cruise terminal and right on the edge of the Gas Lamp quarter and all the restaurants. It was also in an ideal location for picking up the hop-on-hop-off tram tour and catching the trams at Santa Fe station. We went on...

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AndreaWinslow, General Manager at The Sofia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Sofia's proximity to the Cruise Ship Terminal, Gaslamp Quarter and Sante Fe Station is very popular with guests looking for a hotel stay before and after their cruise. It was great to read that you noticed the charm, character and history of The Sofia Hotel and experienced great service during your recent stay with...

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Reviewed 16 January 2013 via mobile

This was a quick trip through San Diego, and I wanted to stay within walking distance of restaurants. Good location, close to everything, excellent transportation options, close to Santa Fe Depot. The room was small but lacking nothing, firm bed, wonderful bedding. Staff very helpful, courteous and friendly. The restaurant looked loud & dark but that was only near the...

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Costa Mesa, California
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Much more than I expected after getting a great deal online. Arrived and had a serious problem with our room...the heater didn't work and it was blowing like 61 degrees into our already-chilly room! They let us see a second room and that furnace was making all kinds of awful noises too... Third time must be the charm here, because...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 January 2013

We read a lot of reviews about the Sofia Hotel prior to the booking. There was a great concern about the amount of space in the rooms and the semi glassed shower stall. We arrived at the Sophia at 4 AM because of flight delays, we where pleasantly surprise with the room. We had just arrived from Hawaii and stayed...

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Perth Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2013

The Sofia Hotel was recommended to me on Trip advisor via the forum. I want to thank the reviewers for their advise....the location was excellent, so close to GasLamp area, close to Little Italy etc. etc. The staff were very helpful and were so proud of their city..... I enjoyed the Wi-Fi, the free tour of Downtown by the hotel....

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AndreaWinslow, General Manager at The Sofia Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review your recent stay at The Sofia Hotel San Diego and were pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit and location. We also offer plastic cutlery sets for your leftovers.... thank you for visiting from Australia and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Sofia next time

los angeles
Reviewed 29 December 2012

The Sofia Hotel is my favorite downtown San Diego hotel. I immediately booked my December 2012 stay (two nights) ten months prior(!) to take advantage of an *amazing* discount as part of their 5th year anniversary celebration. I was so pleased! As a solo traveler who have been to both the Queen and Double Bed room types, the double bed...

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Ridgefield, WA
Reviewed 29 December 2012

The room I stayed in was small, but was very nice; Spotless and an upscale feel. The towels were so big and soft I wanted to steal one (I didn't). It was nice to have a fridge and a microwave in the room. There was also a coffee maker. The service couldn't have been better. It was about a 20...

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Nestled in the heart of San Diego, The Sofia Hotel offers luxurious accommodations to please every taste. Weather you are traveling for business or pleasure, you will indulge in an unforgettable experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sofia Hotel

Address: 150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-3811
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: €144 - €289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Sofia Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 211
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Also Known As:
Sofia Hotel San Diego
Sofia San Diego
Hotel Style:
#51 Business Hotel in San Diego
#59 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
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“Lower floors offer easy access to stairs”
 of 5 bubbles ScottD58, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you get a good view as a large proportion of rooms stare at each other”
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“Ask for a room away from the busy street.”
 of 5 bubbles AuntyBeeTheTraveler, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles A_Auzins, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a VIEW of more than the alley”
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