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The Sofia Hotel

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.2 / 5Very Good
9,653 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Port of San Diego
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    USS Midway Museum
    13 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Seaport Village
    14 min walk
  • Airport
    San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)
    4 min drive

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(+353) (01) 524 5005
  • Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, City View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double or 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, City View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Corner Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, City View (Jetted Tub)

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double or 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

    Room Amenities

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

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, City View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
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About this area

San Diego

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 Waterfront Park, while USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego are cultural highlights. San Diego Zoo and Hotel Circle are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central and quiet location.

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Port of San Diego - 12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    USS Midway Museum - 13 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Seaport Village - 14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    San Diego Convention Center - 14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Maritime Museum of San Diego - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Civic Center Station - 4 min walk
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 7 min walk
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 4 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Currant American Brasseri – Restaurant with a bar. Serves brunch, lunch and dinner daily, happy hour available.

About this property

The Sofia Hotel

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 rooms feature comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) and wired Internet (surcharge) are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 4 PM - midnight

Special check-in instructions

An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 35 per pet, per night.
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Payment types

Diners Club
Discover
JCB International
Mastercard
American Express
Visa

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 16.82 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 15 and USD 22 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 14.95 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 fee: USD 35 per pet, per night

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 are 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.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 14.95 per stay), 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

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–1:00 PM: USD 15-22 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

Business services

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Business centre

Spa

  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

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
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Local maps

Nearby things to do

Where to eat

  • Currant American Brasseri – Restaurant with a bar. Serves brunch, lunch and dinner daily, happy hour available.
4.2

Very Good

5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay
990
2 - Mediocre
378
1 - Poor
156
4.5
Cleanliness
4.4
Service and Staff
4.0
Amenities
4.3
Property condition

3/5

  • Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
  • Disliked: Staff & service

The hotel itself was nice as well as the location. The room was stuffy and smelled like cleaning products and you couldn’t open a window for fresh air. The carpet was dirty. The housekeeping staff was very friendly but the front desk staff were disappointing. This is the first time I’ve ever stayed in a hotel for a special occasion and have the hotel staff be completely indifferent to the fact. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and when I messaged the hotel and asked about what the hotel might do for us they responded with a list of items and offered to send pricing which they never did. When we checked in we mentioned it again and it wasn’t even acknowledged. The bed was supposed to be a king but it was a queen so my husband barely fit on it. In conclusion next time I would look elsewhere for a better guest relations experience.

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Hotel was good. It’s very old and historical, but it was clean and well taken care of.

    Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Unfortunately the room next to us ran loud radio and tv intermittently all night long and we did not sleep - very disappointing .

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

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