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The Sofia Hotel

3.5-star3.5 stars
150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101, United States of America

Historic hotel with restaurant, near USS Midway Museum
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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  • It was exactly what I've expected. Very well located, and for reasonable prices. All…Aug 24, 2019
  • We knew we were going to have a great stay from the moment we approached the front desk,…Jun 27, 2019

The Sofia Hotel

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What’s around The Sofia Hotel


  • In Downtown San Diego
  • USS Midway Museum - 13 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 14 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 16 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 44 min walk
  • Old Town San Diego State Park - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Mission Bay - 5.7 mi / 9.2 km
  • SeaWorld - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km

Getting around

  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 8 min drive
  • General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 37 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 17 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 25 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 36 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 7 min walk
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 10 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 16 min drive
  • Civic Center Station - 4 min walk
  • America Plaza Trolley Station - 6 min walk
  • 5th Avenue Station - 6 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 211 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • California may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed*

  • Restrictions apply*

  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms*



  • Onsite self parking (USD 38.00 per night)

  • Onsite valet parking (USD 38.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1926
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Braille signage
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Lever door handles
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


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.


Currant American Brasseri - This restaurant serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

The Sofia Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Sofia
  • The Sofia Hotel Hotel
  • The Sofia Hotel San Diego
  • The Sofia Hotel Hotel San Diego
  • Sofia Hotel
  • Sofia Hotel San Diego
  • Sofia San Diego


For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

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.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Tourism fee: USD 3.39 per accommodation, per night

Pet deposit: USD 35 per stay

  • Resort fee: USD 17.83 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 38.00 per night

Valet parking costs USD 38.00 per night with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between USD 20 and USD 30 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 35 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 15.85 per night (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for USD 15.85 per night (rates may vary)

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

FAQs for The Sofia Hotel

  • Does The Sofia Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Sofia Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Sofia Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Sofia Hotel?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 38.00 per night. Valet parking costs USD 38.00 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Are pets allowed at The Sofia Hotel?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 35 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of USD 35 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Sofia Hotel?
    You can check in from 4 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Sofia Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Currant American Brasseri. Nearby restaurants include Rei Do Gado - Brazilian Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant (4-min walk), Grant Grill (4-min walk), and The Local Eatery and Drinking Hole (5-min walk).
  • What is there to do near The Sofia Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include USS Midway Museum (13-min walk) and San Diego Convention Center (14-min walk), along with Balboa Park (0.8 mi) and San Diego Zoo (2.3 mi).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 2,770 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The thing to know with this hotel is there is a deposit and fee payable on check out that I didn’t see until I had to pay it. A great Hotel, amazing staff always helpful room is cozy, sometimes can be dark so have to turn on all the lights
ie7 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Close to everything
Nice place. Friendly check in. Close to bus stops to and from airport. Located at the north edge of the Gas Lamp district and just southwest of Balboa Park. Two issues I had. I walked out around 10:00 PM towards the Gas Lamp district for a late dinner. The streets are very quiet late at night except for a few sketchy individuals. A couple blocks later and there are plenty of people. So, if you want a quieter place that’s a plus. I tried to follow large groups of tourists on the way back. Bigger issue, there was a charge for internet/gym use etc. that was automatically added to my bill at check in. The clerk told me chooses to list the room rate without it. I got the idea that if I booked through the hotel, it was part of their advertised price. Maybe I could have opted out of this package, but it didn’t seem that way.
Laura, ie1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Truly Unsatisfied
I bought this room with a free champagne perk. There was none. I stayed 2 nights and there was no cleaning. And I was promised free bottled water with the room and there was no water. I was extremely disappointed especially because there was a wine cellar in the hotel and the check in host said they have no means of providing alcohol. It was honestly infuriating. Not the way I imagined spending my Christmas away during these times.
Michael, us2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Aesthetically pleasing
It’s a cute little boutique hotel, the interior and decorations were really nice and it’s right in the middle of downtown San Diego . It is a smaller room but it was my perfect for my little trip as I wasn’t in the room very often. If you’re taking the Amtrak , it’s actually very close to the hotel, it was only an 8 minute walk. My only suggestions is they need better key systems, you can’t have the key close to your credit card or phone or the magnet would turn off. I had to get a new key twice. Also the lobby does kind of have a weird smell. Other than that, it’s perfect for nice little getaway.
Tressa, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Very Nice hotel and affordable too! its close to nice places ! its unique style is nice and we would like to come here again! Brian , maybe he is the manager there was wonderful to us and accomodating. Thank you , Sofia Hotel!
Angelina, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Paul, us2 night trip
Good 6.0
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.
us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Back home.
Interesting vibe and feel not available at other boutique properties. Clean, modern bath. Enjoyed my music loud and never disturbed my neighbors in the process.
David, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
They have done a wonderful job of restoring this beautiful hotel. It is very conveniently located.
us1 night business trip
Good 6.0
The hotel was nice and clean. Disappointed with the parking. It was $37 for one night in an open lot behind the hotel.
Erii, us1 night romance trip

The Sofia Hotel