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The Sofia Hotel

Historic hotel with restaurant, near USS Midway Museum

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8.4Very Good
  • I bought this room with a free champagne perk. There was none. I stayed 2 nights and…

    Dec 24, 2020

  • It’s a cute little boutique hotel, the interior and decorations were really nice and it’s…

    Dec 19, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 211 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Valet parking

What’s around

  • 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
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

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  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, City View
  • Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, City View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, City View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room
  • Corner Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View


  • In Downtown San Diego
  • USS Midway Museum - 13 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 14 min walk

What’s around


  • 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
  • Coronado Beach - 7.3 mi / 11.7 km
  • Mission Beach - 8.6 mi / 13.8 km
  • San Diego State University - 11 mi / 17.7 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

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.

Special check-in instructions

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


  • 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

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 restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • 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.

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

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)


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

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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 38.00 per night. Valet parking costs USD 38.00 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • 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.
  • You can check in from 4 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • 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).
  • 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).
8.4Very Good
  • 8.0Very Good

    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, 1 night family trip, Nov 19, 2020

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  • 10.0Exceptional


    Paul, 2 night trip, Nov 11, 2020

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  • 10.0Exceptional

    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, 1 night trip, Oct 21, 2020

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  • 4.0Fair

    The rooms are extremely small. I am fine with that but the mattress is not good. It bowls and for two people it is very uncomfortable.

    Andy, 1 night family trip, Oct 10, 2020

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  • 10.0Exceptional

    One of the best hotels in the city. Carefree yet sophisticated a microcosm of San Diego itself.

    Jerard, 2 night trip, Oct 10, 2020

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  • 4.0Fair

    No parking anywhere. Room smelled like 20 years of cigarette smoke.

    1 night family trip, Oct 9, 2020

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  • 6.0Good

    When we got there the lobby was beautiful, but when we got to our room it threw us for a loop. The sofa was falling apart and the room looked like someone was there before us for the night. For an executive suite it wasn’t very sweet. I was so disappointed. Then when I went downstairs to the lobby to let them know about what I saw they tried to give us a downgrade to a queen basic room. Really!? That’s a rip off. So I had to go back downs stairs and tell them. I was very frustrated. Then they switched my room to another executive suite which I then had a similar problem with the sofa falling apart.

    Joshua, 2 night trip, Oct 9, 2020

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  • 8.0Very Good

    It was nice but the Ac was so loud it was hard to sleep through.

    1 night trip, Oct 2, 2020

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  • 6.0Good

    Great Gym, rooms were small but comfortable. I didn’t understand why parking was $40 in addition to our stay. Plus because it’s a public parking lot our vehicle was hit over night. Hotel was great but parking situation was terrible.

    Stephanie, 1 night romance trip, Sep 30, 2020

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  • 4.0Fair

    Hotel was clean and the pictures depicted the hotel well; however, there was construction that woke us up early in the morning at 7 am. We called the front desk and they said they were aware and would call us back about the issue but never received a call or apology. Would be nice if they communicated with us. Also, the parking is $37 and just an open lot. At no point in time were we made aware that parking would not be provided nor were we given alternative options for parking other than paying $40 for a third party parking lot.

    1 night romance trip, Sep 28, 2020

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