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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric San Diego hotel in Downtown San Diego, walk to Westfield Horton Plaza
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Located in Downtown San Diego, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lyceum Theatre and Westfield Horton Plaza. Port of San Diego and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal are also within 15 minutes. Civic Center Station is only a 4-minute walk and America Plaza Trolley Station is 6 minutes.
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, valet parking, massage/treatment rooms, and a business center are onsite.
All 211 rooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. WiFi and wired Internet are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.
The Sofia Hotel
The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. This 3.5-star property offers access to a business center.
Wireless Internet access is complimentary. 2 meeting rooms are available. This business-friendly hotel also offers a 24-hour fitness center, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance. Onsite parking is available (surcharge), along with a car charging station.
The Sofia Hotel is a smoke-free property.
- Water dispenser
- 24-hour front desk
- Business center
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Express check-out
- Electric car charging station
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Year Built - 1926
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Free WiFi
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Smoke-free property
- Number of meeting rooms - 2
- Spa services on site
- Luggage storage
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Concierge services
- Laundry facilities
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Total number of rooms - 211
- Television in common areas
- Number of floors - 7
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Multilingual staff
- Fireplace in lobby
- Free newspapers in lobby
Available in all rooms: ,
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
- Premium TV channels
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Air conditioning
- Free newspaper
- Free local calls
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free bottled water
- Daily housekeeping
- Designer toiletries
- Shower only
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- Pillowtop mattress
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Local maps
- Guidebooks or recommendations
- Number of bathrooms -
- Satellite TV service
- Flat-panel TV
- WiFi (surcharge)
- Wired Internet access (surcharge)
- Premium bedding
- Private bathroom
- Room service (limited hours)
- LED light bulbs
- Champagne service
Where to Eat
Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM.
Currant American Brasseri - This restaurant serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.
Room service (during limited hours) is available.
Nearby Things to Do
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Prenatal massage
- Thai massage
- Sports massage
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
- Wheelchair accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- Wheelchair accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
- Assistive listening devices available
- Braille or raised signage
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Check-in time ends at midnight
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
- Pets 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 at the number on the booking confirmation
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
- The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
- Tourism fee: USD 3.39 per accommodation, per night
- Resort fee: USD 17.83 per accommodation, per night
- Fitness center access
- Fitness/yoga classes
- Sporting facilities or equipment
- Business center/computer access
- Internet access
- Phone calls
- In-room safe
- In-room coffee
- Additional inclusions
- Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 22 per person (approximately)
- Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 15.85 per night (rates may vary)
- Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 15.85 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
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We should mention
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. 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.
Awards & Affiliations
- The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.