Skip to main content
Beginning of main content
4.0 out of 5

"This hotel is in a great location to walk to the waterfront, Little Italy, and the Gaslamp district. However, being a historic hotel, the room was to ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 30 Oct 2022

Enter dates to see availability

Hotel Description

3.5-star historic aparthotel near San Diego Convention Center

City center stay

Your stay at this Downtown San Diego aparthotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of San Diego Convention Center and Balboa Park. USS Midway Museum and San Diego Zoo are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

A 24-hour gym, self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this aparthotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 2 conference rooms, business center, and express check-out.

Free wired Internet, comfy beds

The 211 individually decorated apartments offer free wired Internet and comfy beds. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and microwaves.

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$230* Per night/room Mar 2 - Mar 3

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Multiple Beds, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, View, Corner

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Sofia Hotel ratings based on 33 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Sofia Hotel

Everyone (15) Couples (8) Family (8)
3 out of 5
This hotel is in a great location to walk to the waterfront, Little Italy, and the Gaslamp district. However, being a historic hotel, the room was too small for two queen-sized beds, desk, wardrobe, etc. There was barely any room for two people to move around. It would work for one bed in the room. I wouldn't necessarily seek this hotel out again, but if it had a good price I wouldn't avoid it either.

Posted by on Oct 30, 2022

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5
Nice boutique hotel in a great area in downtown San Diego.

Posted by on Jul 18, 2022

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5
First I sent some questions days before the trip. The answer was so late we were already there. Also this was billed as a deluxe room. It was not. In fact it was the smallest room I have ever been in

Posted by on Apr 17, 2022

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 6, 2021

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5
The location of the hotel was really good. We fet like we were in the middle of everything. And besides an outing to the zoo, we could walk to every restaurant or site we wanted to see. There is a lot of construction going on around the hotel, but that is no fault of the hotel property. There was no noise disturbance which was a pleasant surprise once we saw the construction site. Only negativesI would give would be the strange shower layout & the price for parking. I did truly love the rate I got on the rooms & the beautiful building and it’s architecture. We will definitely be back!

Posted by on May 31, 2021

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5
The room was small but nice. But the pillows were awful, worst pillows ever. Like sleeping on a brick

Posted by , from LA on Nov 2, 2020

Was this review helpful to you?
3 out of 5
Every second I was going out, the staff asked if i was checking out, mind you i was in and out of my room so many times, i kept saying im staying til this day. some of the staff was rude. when i checked in and i gave the name of the reservation the gentlemen with a accent i barely understood, said "it doesnt matter give me your id". was not welcoming at ALL, did not make us feel welcomed and excited. he was definitely miserable. the room was small. room was a little dusty, found someone's bloody Band-Aid on our floor next to our bed.

Posted by on Oct 27, 2020

Was this review helpful to you?
1 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 5, 2020

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 13, 2020

Was this review helpful to you?

About the The Sofia Hotel - Near Port of San Diego

Location 150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:

  • Bar/lounge
  • Dining venue(s)

The following facilities are closed on Friday and Saturday:

  • Bar/lounge
  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

The Sofia Hotel offers its guests a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bicycles. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business center on site. There are 2 meeting rooms available. Spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly The Sofia Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star San Diego aparthotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 211 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Built in 1926
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is 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
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

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 (0.9 km / 0.6 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 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. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired Internet access. 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.

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

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bicycles.

  • Free bicycles on site

Spa Services

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.

  • 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 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 (in select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

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

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 50 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 50 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 confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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 provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. 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 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 each 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 sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Each guestroom 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 wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization 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
  • Smoke detector
  • 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 0.26 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 19.07 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business center/computer access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room bottled water
  • 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.

  • Uncovered self parking fee: USD 40.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 50 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50 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

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the aparthotel 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.

url importing http://travel.travelocity.com/San-Diego-Hotels-The-Sofia-Hotel.h1573807-p2.Hotel-Reviews?rm1=a2&
There was an error importing /San-Diego-Hotels-The-Sofia-Hotel.h1573807-p2.Hotel-Reviews?rm1=a2&, error: javax.servlet.jsp.JspTagException: 301 http://travel.travelocity.com/San-Diego-Hotels-The-Sofia-Hotel.h1573807-p2.Hotel-Reviews?rm1=a2&

Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.