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Premium bedding, pillow top beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, pillow top beds, in-room safe, individually decorated

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 sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPort of San Diego12 min walk
    Popular LocationUSS Midway Museum13 min walk
    Popular LocationSeaport Village14 min walk
    AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)11 min drive
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Room
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, City View

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, City View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, City View

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, City View
  • Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, City View

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Studio Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, City View
  • Corner Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsCorner Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

About this area

San Diego

In the city centre 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 local 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

  • Port of San Diego - 12 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 12 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 13 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 14 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Civic Center Station - 4 min walk
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 7 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 11 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 centre and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, valet parking, massage/treatment rooms and a business centre are on-site. 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 fridges and microwaves.
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.

This San Diego hotel provides wired and wireless Internet access 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.

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

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 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 sanitiser 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 public transport

  • Self parking: USD 38.00 per night
  • Valet parking: USD 38.00 per night
  • Electric car charging station

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 centre
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Business services

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Business centre

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 any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Lever door handles
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

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

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Microwave
  • Fridge

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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Policies

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 aged 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 December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are 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 on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

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 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 have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the 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 (LGBTQIA 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.
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?
Checkout 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.
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4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
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excellent service. The hotel is beautiful and peaceful. the rooms are very clean
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Me and my daughter loved this hotel. We will continue to book this hotel whenever we visit San Diego. Due to Covid there is nothing to do at the hotel but the staff makes sure you know of all the things within walking distance to the hotel. The parking was expensive but other than that I will book this hotel again and again. Clean and felt safe while coming and going. Center of everything and convenient to the expressway. Staff amazing!!! Stayed Nov 2020
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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What I liked most about the hotel is that we could walk everywhere downtown. The best place to go is Gaslamp, a place to be in San Diego. Very centrally located. The parking although was very expensive.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
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The staff was very friendly and the common areas were kept clean. I did not like that they only provided housekeeping upon request. They did have a sign at the front desk but I didn’t see it. The gentlemen said he told us upon check in. I didn’t remember that. Other than that it was fine. I probably would t stay there again.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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They have done a wonderful job of restoring this beautiful hotel. It is very conveniently located.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020