The Sofia Hotel Downtown Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Downtown, San Diego, California

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Pros

  • Rooms have mini-fridges and microwaves
  • Quality American brasserie
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour fitness center and yoga studio
  • Bike rentals
  • Allows pets of all sizes

Cons

  • $30 per day valet parking
  • Small rooms
  • No room service
  • Small spa with only one treatment room

Bottom Line

The 211-room Sofia Hotel in Downtown San Diego features small, but stylish rooms, with mini-fridges, microwaves, and tiny flat-screen TVs. Use of the fitness center, yoga and pilates studio, Wi-Fi, business center, and even loaner bicycles is included in the $8 daily fee, and the American brasserie gets solid reviews. It's more charming than the often similarly priced Holiday Inn, and the location is more convenient -- but parking will cost you.

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 Location

Downtown location close to most popular attractions, but on a questionable street

The Sofia Hotel is in the heart of San Diego's downtown district, just a few blocks from the harbor, the Gaslamp Quarter, and the San Diego Concourse. But there are some questionable characters hanging around because of the nearby Greyhound stations and a courthouse.

  • 3-minute walk to the San Diego Concourse
  • 4-minute drive to Seaport Village
  • 5-minute drive to Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres
  • 7-minute walk to the Gaslamp Quarter
  • 8-minute drive to Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo
  • 10-minute drive to San Diego International Airport
  • 10-minute walk or 2-minute drive to The San Diego Convention Center
  • 12-minute drive to Sea World
  • 15-minute walk or 5-minute drive to the harbor and USS Midway Museum

 Rooms

Stylish but small, with mini-fridges and microwaves

Queen Studio Suite
Queen Studio Suite

All rooms include:

  • 20-inch flat-screen TV with 25 channels
  • Adjustable bedside lamps
  • Marble bathrooms with tile shower, Gilchrist & Soames bath products, and hairdryer
  • Empty mini-fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe large enough for a laptop

Room types:

  • Queen Guest Room: G: 210 square feet; queen or two double beds; walk-in shower
  • King Guest Room: 240 square feet; king bed; walk-in shower
  • VIP Suite: 350 square feet; one or two queen beds; jetted tub; sitting area; queen-size sofa bed

 Features

An $8 daily fee covers use of the business center, fitness center, yoga studio, and Wi-Fi

The fitness center
The fitness center
  • $8 per room per night fee
  • Wi-Fi and wired Internet
  • Pet friendly, with no size or breed restrictions, and a $25 per day fee
  • 24-hour business center with printer and computers available
  • 24-hour front desk staff; concierge available 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Free bike rentals
  • Spa Sofia has one treatment room and is open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 24-hour yoga studio and health center with Pilates classes, yoga classes, and personal trainers (instructors are on call). Fitness equipment and free weights are also available.
  • $30 per day valet parking only

 Food

American brasserie on site, and plenty of options nearby

Currant American Brasserie: American cuisine with indoor and outdoor seating, serving lunch Monday to Friday, dinner every day, and brunch Saturday to Sunday. Happy hour is daily 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • No minibar or room service, but the hotel offers in-room drinks service from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Guests can also pick up food from the restaurant when it's open.

 Bottom Line

The 211-room Sofia Hotel in Downtown San Diego features small, but stylish rooms, with mini-fridges, microwaves, and tiny flat-screen TVs. Use of the fitness center, yoga and pilates studio, Wi-Fi, business center, and even loaner bicycles is included in the $8 daily fee, and the American brasserie gets solid reviews. It's more charming than the often similarly priced Holiday Inn, and the location is more convenient -- but parking will cost you.

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Address

  • 150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101, US

Room Types

  • Deluxe King Bed Room
  • Deluxe One Double Bed Room
  • Deluxe Queen Bed City Side Room
  • Deluxe Queen Bed Room
  • Deluxe Queen Studio Suite
  • Deluxe Queen Studio VIP Suite w/Jetted Tub
  • Deluxe Suite Two Double Beds Adaptable
  • Deluxe Two Double Beds City Side Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 211
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Downtown, San Diego
Address: 150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101, US
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