150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA | Directions 9210132.715987 -117.164277
Mon. - Sun. 24 Hours
Neighborhoods: Core-Columbia, Central, Horton Plaza, Central San Diego
Loved it, Sheik Rooms and Excellent Service! – I recently stayed here for a business trip. I absolutely loved the place! I was there in late February. For the most part, everything was smooth. I guess the hotel must have worked out its kinks. My TV was acting up a but the staff immediately fixed it. The rooms are very contemporary and have a very sheik vibe. The rooms are somewhat small but the comfort level makes up for it. The bedding, including the mattress reminded of a 4 or 5 star hotel. Honestly, the staff was extremely attentive to my needs. The Yoga studio and gym are really nice, even the bath products are great! I travel a lot for business and know a good hotel when I stay at one. Also, the location is walking distance from all the nightlife and shopping. The Sofia Hotel is highly recommended. Hope to be back soon!
Nice all around – Great hotel for decent price. Can't beat the location in downtown San Diego. My friend and I stayed at the Sophia in late January '07 and absolutely loved it. It's location in downtown San Diego makes it so convenient to hip, fun restaurants and shopping. The hotel has a soft modern style with great amenities - flat screen TVs, big shower, comfortable beds, the works. Plus parking in downtown is tough, so the courteous valet was a huge plus. Overall, great hotel with a lot of style and the location can't be beat.
Poor Customer Serivce – Upon arrival the entrance is inviting and very sheik. Checking in however was a nightmare. No air-conditioning in the lobby or hallways made for a miserable trip to the room carrying all our bags. Opening the door to our FIRST room we realized that there had been no maid service yet, due to the coffee on the table I wouldn?t be surprised if we just missed walking in on the last reservation. We then dragged our stuff back down to the lobby, explained our situation, and the front desk attendants handed us new keys to a different room with nothing but a simple apology. We took the inconveniently small elevator back up to our new room only to find that the keys they handed us did not work. Again, we walked back downstairs, explained our situation, and received nothing but a simple apology. No upgrade, no discount?!? The rooms themselves are fairly nice with a modern look to them but terribly small, I couldn?t imagine having more than two people in the room at once. By this time we figured the headaches were over until the next morning when we received two wake up calls in the morning that we had not requested, disturbing our sleep. The hotel is new and has potential, but has some very serious kinks to workout along the way. I would not recommend this hotel.
The old Pickwick building is transformed into a hip, affordable boutique hotel with its own yoga studio in the Gaslamp. – In Short
Though situated on Broadway in the heart of downtown, across from the Sprekels' blinking marquis and next door to the Greyhound bus terminal, the Sofia's fossil art pieces, sheer screens and shell window panels give the lobby an organic, calm feel. The broadband-wired rooms and suites come with fine linens and flat-screens, and all guests have access to the hotel's private yoga studio and fitness center, both open 24 hours.
Good Location – This hotel is in a good location, despite the fact that it is right by the bus station. Walking by the lobby, it looks cool inside. I heard there is going to be a restaurant here too pretty soon.
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