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The Sofia Hotel - San Diego, CA

1920s San Diego Hotel

What You Get

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  • Stay for two in a deluxe queen room, deluxe queen cityside room, deluxe two-double cityside room, or king studio suite

$14.95 Daily Service Fee Includes

  • WiFi
  • 24-hour health and fitness center and yoga studio
  • 24-hour business center
  • Local and toll-free calls
  • Two Sofia in-room bottled waters
  • In-room coffee
  • Bicycle rentals
  • HBO and ESPN
  • Guided walking tours on Saturday and Sunday

Hotel at a Glance: The Sofia Hotel

When it was built in downtown San Diego in 1927, The Sofia Hotel was known as the Pickwick, a swanky art-deco spot hidden inside a red-brick Neo-Gothic building. Celebrating its 90th birthday, the hotel recently underwent a multimillion-dollar overhaul to restore it to its former grandeur. Guests can embrace the decadent spirit of the Roaring Twenties by sipping aperitifs in one of the Sofia’s recent additions, an elegant French-inspired bistro.

  • Savor duck confit and wild salmon salad amid sparkling chandeliers and checkered floors at Currant American Brasserie, the hotel’s restaurant.
  • In-room amenities: pillow-top mattresses, WiFi, and large flat-screen TVs.
  • Neighborhood tour: The hotel conducts walking tours of the nearby Gaslamp District.
  • Indulge in aromatherapy and a variety of massage, body, and facial treatments in the spa treatment room.
  • Yoga classes available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings.
  • Press mention: Frommer’s says the hotel “works for a lot of different crowds—business travelers, downtown revelers, and serenity seeking vacationers.”

San Diego, California: Electric Nightlife and Historical Attractions

San Diego’s sunny, comfortably warm weather and 70 miles of coastline have long attracted out-of-towners, but the city’s inland scene is no slouch, either. The Gaslamp Quarter is arguably the trendiest listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The area forms both the historic center of town and a hub of nightlife, with nearly 100 Victorian-era buildings occupied by high-end boutiques and gourmet restaurants.

A stroll through iconic Balboa Park takes you past 17 museums, as well as the world-famous San Diego Zoo. There’s also the vibrant Spanish Village Art Center, a living gallery where local artists produce pottery and oil paintings. In Old Town, shops in Mission-style stucco buildings sell colorful woven baskets and maracas. Nearby stands the Whaley House Museum, dubbed one of the Most Terrifying Places in America by the Travel Channel. Ghosts of former residents are said to inhabit the rooms, which are filled with Victorian furniture and eerie dolls.

Other Details

Room Details

Deluxe Queen Room and Deluxe Queen Cityside Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Deluxe Two-Double Cityside Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest 12 or older; kids 11 or younger stay free

King Studio Suite

  • One king bed and one queen sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest 12 or older; kids 11 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • $14.95 service fee includes: WiFi, 24-hour health and fitness center and yoga studio, 24-hour business center, local and toll-free calls, two Sofia in-room bottled waters, in-room coffee, bicycle rentals, HBO and ESPN, and guided walking tours on Saturday and Sunday
  • Parking: 24-hour valet parking with in/out privileges available for an additional $36 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $25 per pet per night.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the property or at check-in for an additional cost.

Amenities

  • French-inspired bistro
  • Spa treatment room
  • Guided walking tours
  • Yoga classes (available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings)
  • Bicycle rental
  • 24-hour well-equipped fitness center
  • WiFi access
  • Pet-friendly (additional fees apply)

Fine Print

  • 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • $14.95 daily service fee plus tax paid at check-in
  • $3 daily HPA fee plus tax paid at check-in
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.

About The Sofia Hotel

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: San Diego International (SAN; 3 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $20 from SAN, including a 15% tip
  • Nearest transit stop: Broadway & Union St.

Customer Reviews

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LINDSAY
4 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 2 out of 5 stars
February 10, 2022
Parking not included or taxes. Said it was a city view room but it was not. Only had 2 towels in the bathroom had to ask for more. Room super tiny won’t go back
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Sachiko
19 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
October 6, 2021
The price was cheap when I bought the voucher but after I checked in the hotel, they charged extra service fees and parking. Ended up really expensive.
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Kim
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 2, 2021
Great Boutique hotel walking distance (3 Blocks almost to far of a walk but do-able) to the Gas Lamp Quarter. Some dirty sidewalks and homeless :( :(
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Mike
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
August 29, 2021
Room was small so one queen bed was only workable
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Denise
3 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
August 29, 2021
The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Only change I would make is to have a Keurig in the room instead of the standard coffee maker.
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Lilia
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
August 26, 2021
Room small but nice. Staff were very nice!
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Carlos
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 25, 2021
Everything is the way it should be in hotel rooms!
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Abby
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
August 25, 2021
The room is extremely tiny, only good for 1 night staff were sweet the 3 stars is for how tiny the rooms are super tiny
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