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Wellington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Stayed at the Sofia for 3 nights, the location for the hotel is excellent as it is closely located to the Gaslamp Quarter, USS Midway museum and there are good transport connections to places like Seaworld. The hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful (which is good if your a tourist). There is however one snag ..... The rooms....

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 April 2013

For a weekend in March, I stayed at the Sofia for the second time. I had a great experience. The location, facilities, and special touch that comes with a boutique hotel were all noteworthy parts of my stay. Most of all, I received excellent customer service from Brian and Chloe who worked at the front desk. They were professional and...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and we're glad that we could welcome you back to The Sofia for another stay. It was great reading that you received great customer service and we'll pass along your comments to our Associates. Hopefully, we can welcome you back to The Sofia Hotel again

Boston, MA
Reviewed 19 April 2013

We were in a bind and needed a hotel nearby in a hurry, unfortunately we were near all the incredibly high-priced ones and thought we'd have to spend a ton for a decent room. A quick search found the Sofia with reasonably prices. We called to see if we could do an early check in (it was about 10am) and...

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Rooms were clean and beds were very comfortable. Used the gym which had all the necessary equipment for a good workout. You can not get a better downtown location than this. Within walking distance to all the best restaurants and bars. Staff very professional and go above and beyond. I left my passport at the hotel and only realised when...

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London
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Stayed here for one night while staying in Los Angeles. Got a good late deal. Very small room which was fine for one night but wouldn't want more there. Yes, the shower/wash area is odd. It was, however, in a very good position for the tourist and parking was good - although pricy.

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Winchester VA
Reviewed 11 April 2013

This is a nice boutique hotel in the city. They have creatively renovated the rooms and have made sensible ergonomic decisions about laying out the small rooms. I had a corner room with two ambient light sources, which made a huge difference in how the space felt and lived. It was spotlessly clean and the linens and pillows were very...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 9 April 2013

This place kind of nickle and dimes you by charging for parking and resort fees. My boyfriend bought a travelzoo deal to here but even with that after being there, there are cheaper and I'm sure better places to stay. Once you get there you find out there is a $30 a night valet/self park fee which you should choose...

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Brentwood, California, United States
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Stayed at the Sofia for business for a few nights. Overall it was good. Things that made me rate it lower...found a long black hair on the pillow and I am bald, when running the shower a sewer smell came up from the drain, parking is $30/night, and the last night not all towels were replaced nor the 2 bottles...

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Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This hotel was originally the Pickwick and dates back to the 40's. It is on the historical registry. I remember it in the 70's when it really needed a face lift and 7 years ago it got it when it became the Sophia. The rooms are cozy (little) but it was amazing how much they got into the room without...

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Pasadena, California
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Older hotel, has been beautifully redone. Agree with other reviews that rooms are very small, however location for downtown business is great. Across the street from both state and federal courts, two blocks from shopping center. Good restaurant in hotel which unfortunately does not serve breakfast and does not allow room charges, but there is a Coffee Bean & Tea...

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
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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: $212 - $433 (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”
 of 5 bubbles mlorig, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the busy street.”
 of 5 bubbles AuntyBeeTheTraveler, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request City Side”
 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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 of 5 bubbles wpdesousa-mauk, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
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