Downtown San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter

The Sofia Hotel

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • A cute and quiet 1920s boutique hotel in downtown San Diego
  • A member of the Historic Hotels of America with preserved original details from the jazz age
  • The buzzing Gaslamp district is a five-minute walk away
  • There's an on-site yoga center and complimentary Gaslamp Quarter walking tours on the weekends

"Charm and sparkle" -- Frommer's

94% (16 Member Ratings)

"Location and staff."
Feb 10, 2017
Glendale, AL, United States

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the San Diego International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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Once a stagecoach company building, the 1920s Sofia Hotel is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. Cute, quiet and fully renovated, the hotel is just blocks from the trendy restaurants and nightlife of the Gaslamp Quarter. It's also two blocks from a trolley stop that takes passengers to Little Italy, Old Town and PETCO Park. The San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld are less than five miles away.

The hotel's updated rooms feature fine bed linens and contemporary decor. It also has a 24-hour yoga center and an American-style bistro, Currant. The hotel hosts free walking tours of the Gaslamp Quarter on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

From the press:
  • "The historic Sofia has 212 rooms so fashionable you’d never guess it’s right down the block from the Greyhound station" -- Lonely Planet



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.98 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 9.98 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 34 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 36.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • Resort fee: USD 9.85 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/ or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

94% Positive
(16 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Sofia Hotel, San Diego (CA) (part of Historic Hotels of America) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location and staff.
Other Comments
Parking prices are ridiculous.
Bryan Feb 10, 2017 Glendale, AL, United States
Travelzoo Deal Expert
Enjoyed Most
Linda Jan 31, 2017 WHITTIER, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Nice hotel in a nice area for a good price.
Jesus Adrian Nov 08, 2016 Garden Grove , CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Loved the hotel and the location. Our friends who stayed two nights with you loved their stay as well.
Other Comments
Parking is too expensive.
Paulette Sep 23, 2016 Newport Beach, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Ambiance, the room was nicely put together and helpful staff.
Other Comments
Great location with lots of restaurants and activities walking distance.
Carmen Jun 11, 2016 Sacramento, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Bryan Mar 12, 2016 Glendale, AL, United States
Travelzoo Deal Expert
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful lobby
Other Comments
Parking is No good!! Had to pay a lot and park away from Hotel!
YOLANDA Feb 26, 2016 Yuma, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most
location and price
Gina Jan 20, 2016 Bothell, WA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Very convenient location. The towels were the biggest and softest ever!
Other Comments
Beautifully remodeled. Very nice staff.
Charles Jan 11, 2016 Escondido, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Big, soft fluffy towels, the best ever! Classic old hotel with modern, clean amenities.
Other Comments
Easy check-in.
Joyce Jan 07, 2016 Ventura, CA, United States

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