Overall the hotel was great. The staff were very friendly. Even before we got there, my wife called a couple times with some questions and they were very polite and helpful. They were even able to check us in early by a couple hours. The valet staff were very courtious and quick with the vehicle retrieval. Your valet cost is part of your stay there […] and comes out automatically from the security deposit, so I recommend using it. There's a nice bar/restaurant in the hotel that has good food and drinks. The rooms are small but that is what we wanted and it was explained that way on the website. The only bad thing about it was the mattress was not the most comfortable. Not a major issue though. Wouldn't recommend for families but for couples it's perfect. The location is excellent for things to do in the city at anytime of the day or night. Shopping, art galleries, cafe's and restaurants are all nearby. At night many of the restaurant's turn into night clubs which was different. Gaslamp quarter is only a few blocks away(5-10 min walk). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Lots of homeless sleeping and begging on the sidewalk.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Our room was clean and comfortable. but small. Location was close to attractions.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great deal cozy night"
Got a great deal, shower was a lil weird, but had an amazing dinner at restaurant down stairsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location. Rooms are very small and parking is expensive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Little Hotel"
The hotel was great, the mixture of old and new is quite unique. Hotel is clean and just a great overall experience. The only downside was how small our room was but it was cozy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Staff friendly - resolved problem quickly"
I have stayed here before and thought it was just ok, but this time I really enjoyed my stay. I had booked my room for the incorrect number of nights, but the front desk staff quickly resolved my problem, even though it was my error. I really appreciated them going above and beyond. Hotel is cozy and right downtown. Fitness center is nice. Only negatives […] are no room service and no shower doors. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice and helpful staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Out of Towners"
Great location. Rooms are smaller than I would like but it served the purpose for our stay. Everything was very clean and well kept. I love that they had yoga in the morning and bikes that you can take out for 3 hours.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I'll keep looking"
Advertised price not accurate. Room was very narrow, reminded me of hotels in Tokyo. Liked the lights in hallway with historic photos. Great/friendly staff, nice lobby bar. Location is near Horton Plaza/gas lamp but walking distance to Midway aircraft carrier, waterway. I'll try to find a hotel of better value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very chic, neat hotel right near the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. Best Croque Madame in the cafe downstairs! Plus, you can order food downstairs and take it to the room. We got a carafe of mimosas and just took it right upstairs. All of the food there was great. Room was comfy. Would stay again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location - small rooms"
Excellent restaurant, friendly staff - can be pricey for the location with a downtown viewGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Exceeded our expectations"
Our son who is stationed in Coronado recommended the Hotel to us. We loved the decor , central location and very comfortable bed. The staff was helpful and the parking convenient. We will be returning in November. Charming boutique hotel with great valueGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Boutique Hotel"
My wife and I loved the Sofia, which was very convenient to everything in the Gaslamp district. The restaurant on the main floor, Currant, was phenomenal, and the room was clean and nicely appointed. Additionally, we were given a $20 Uber credit at checkin, which we used for transport to and from the zoo.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cute Boutique Hotel in Gaslamp"
super friendly staff and great location!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Well run hotel in the center of everything. Rooms are all very modern but on the small side.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is beautiful. The room was not large, but well designed and comfortable. Very attractively arranged. Staff was attentive and honored our parking rate, even though their price had recently increased. Totally satisfied!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, aweful for parking"
Great location! Close to USS Midway museum and short drive to the Zoo. Also loved the "free" bike service and water...be aware though, you pay a $8.50+ service fee not matter if you use these services or not. Nice boutique hotel with updated but small and noisy rooms. It was quite apparent that they tried to update the rooms to look more upscale with […] individual cooling units in each room. Unfortunately that means you have to hear the cooling unit the entire time it is running and it was pretty loud. One more gripe about the cooling unit is that the register is set to blow right over the bed which means that the AC is blowing at you constantly, just made things a little uncomfortable. My biggest gripe is the $34 for parking! Not cool, so I made every effort to avoide it and I did! **Here is a tip, a couple blocks away is the Horton Plaza shopping center. You can park there 3 hours free with validation(they have validation stations through out the mall so no need to make a purchase either) If I was going to be around the hotel for longer than 3 hours I would just leave and turn around and do it again. Also, after 8pm the meters are off until 10am the next morning. It was a bit of a hassel, but I'm cheap so it was worth it!** Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Definitely worth it!"
Superb, restored, beautiful classic that has maintained the charm, service and comfort. The bar, restaurant in the lobby needs some SERIOUS acoustic attention. LOUD! But, great drinks, food and service help ease the pain in the ears. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again. As a matter of fact, I will!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is lovely, as are the rooms. However the rooms are very small with barely any room to even walk around the bed. Staff was terrific and responsive. Parking however is expensive but it was nice to have the valet service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
On vacation with family friend. Soda bed very comfortable. Walking distance to GasLamp Dustrict, Cruise Lines and Airport also nearby. Plan another trip to this hotel. lGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great in its simplicity."
If you are ready for simple luxury, this is the place for you. Had a great time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Had a great stay at Hotel Sophia. The location was central to everything we wanted to see, and the hotel was clean and the reception staff helpful. Rooms are a little small, but comfortable. Would definitely go back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was very small. I couldn't look outside the window. HD tv with no HD channels.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The floor smelled like someone who had just gotten sick and the gentleman who checked me in was very disinterested in helping me find a place to eat and was more concerned with leaving after his shift. The location was great and the room was clean. All in all not memorable either way positive or negativeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location downtown"
Rooms was a bit on the small side....parking was also $34.00 per night..but that's pretty much all of Downtown San Diego...Front check in staff were awesome...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic Boutique Hotel"
I was very pleased with the hotel interior décor. I felt my room was incredibly clean and had an amazing city view. I only found the elevators to be small, which more than anything just scared me rather than inconvenienced me and that the overall rooms were NY style small. For me, it was perfect for a business trip. I felt the luxury in the super soft […] towels and beautiful décor, yet the size was efficient for my needs, but maybe not everyone's. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a very nice experience"
The Room was too small for the price.The service was not foodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Our room was really small, barely room to walk around the bed and when you walk in the sink to wash your hands is right there as you step inGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"a gem in walking distance of convention center"
Lovely small hotel with friendly helpful front desk and valet attendants. Convenient location for Comic-Con!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A place to stay at again!"
It was in a great location. It was walking distance from everything. Even my six year old didn't want to leave!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice stay........rooms a little small"
Great hotel, clean and friendly. Rooms a bit small because of the era of construction, but nicely redone. The second time we have stay there, and will again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I'd stay here over and over again!"
The hotel and location was great, pet-friendly and all the amenities you need for a great weekend get away. I can't wait for our next trip to San Diego!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect location. Lovely restored old hotel."
This is an old-time San Diego hotel that has rececently been gutted and restored. It's within walking distance of the Gaslamp district, the Embarcadero, Petco Stadium and Horton Plaza. Also of a bus to Balboa Park or the trolley to Old Town. Short walking distance to tons of restaurants. Our room was small, but adequate, and beautifully appointed. Great […] shower. On the weekends, there's a free guided tour of the Gaslamp district. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Room should be cooled down for guest's arrival"
Pros: Staff at the hotel was excellent from the time I dropped off vehicle at valet to checkout, close proximity to Gaslamp and most downtown destinations. Cons: Room was over 80 degrees when we first entered and the air conditioning unit was not working. Took over 3 hours for the room to cool down to a bearable temperature as the air trickled out to […] cool the room. We had lunch before hand at a local restaurant prior to check in and had leftovers and drinks we had purchased to place into the room refrigerator however when we placed our items into the refrigerator it was warm as the unit was not on. We had to turn it on and it took a good 4 hours to cool down. These amenities should be functioning when a guest checks into a room especially considering the weekend rate we paid. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small but Great!"
I Enjoyed my stay very much! Our room was small but very clean and comfortable. I am a picky one about pillows and at the Sofia they were very comfortable and supportive. The Sofia's location was within walking distance from the gaslamp quarter which was excellent and there are many great places for eating, shopping, and entertainment all within walking […] distance. I definitely would stay at The Sofia Hotel again!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very cute hotel...excellent service...super close to all the bars and the Westfield mall...overall great stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Zoo and water"
Great small hotel in the Gaslamp district. Wonderful service, clean, modern, historical building which has been updated.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The Sofia Hotel is conveniently located near major freeways and the San Diego downtown area. The hotel is clean and modern. The only issue we had was the size of the hotel rooms. They are too small.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was small but well appointed. We couldn't open a window though, just air conditioning for air circulation. Would like to have had fresh air. otherwise the staff was excellent and very helpful. Very convenient location. We also upgraded to a king bed at no cost. Would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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Stayed a night for a Giants game. The room is very modern. The only thing I didnt particularly like was the "no back door" on the shower because water just got out and made the floor pretty wet. Otherwise, I had no problem with the room. Perfect location! Staff was helpful. Would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Thin walls. Spotty service-told by one staff member I was SOL. Told by another staff member I had a number of options.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I highly recommend the Sofia Hotel. The service was great. The rooms were amazing. My wife and I stayed in a deluxe room and it was beyond what we expected. The location is perfect. Everything is at a walking distance. I will definitely come back to that hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I will stay there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Perfectly located between the train station & Petco Park and the Gaslamp District. Caters to their guests. My second stay and will stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Sofia San Diego, close to Gaslamp District"
Nice historic hotel that has been upgraded to modern standards but retains historic charm. Excellent staff, especially Brian at the front desk. Good central location, easy walk to Petco Park, Little Italy and gaslamp district restaurants and barsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I'm on San Diego for work. The Sofia is newly renovated. Though the rooms are somewhat small they are extremely comfortable. The bathroom is very functional, and attractive. The sleeping area is very comfortable, (feathered comforters, adequate pillows). Great wi-fi, large TV, ample desk space to get work done. I could not be more pleased. Then you […] add in a great and friendly staff from the front desk, to the bellman, to the woman to care for the rooms. Then you add in a really cool bar/restaurant and top it with a great location (about three blocks from the gas lamp and 15 minute walk to the ballpark) and I could not think of a better place. Thanks Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"I will do it again!"
I'm definitely coming back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall pleased. A but small but clean and good use of space.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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