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Old, not good if more than 1 person in party

Review of The Sofia Hotel
1.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Apr 25, 2024
This is one of the worst hotel experiences I have ever had. 1) A standard room is no place for more than one person to sleep at a time. Why? The bedroom opens right to the sink and bathroom. I slept on a pullout sofa bed but to use the bathroom had to wake up the person sleeping in the bed. 2) The WiFi--for which you are charged $25 a night, no exceptions or opt-out, it is a "convenience fee," was terrible. I tried to have a business video call at 4 am PST, connection was terrible. Could not get full signal. Could not do video visit for work. Room is old and dingy. Bathroom is like a prison cell and shower, good luck if you do anything other than keep your elbows by your side.
Date of stay: April 2024
Room Tip: If you are traveling by yourself, fine. If you are with another person, not a good stay.
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Reviewed April 25, 2024

They added an additional $75/night which they only announced when we showed up to check in. Additionally, some amenities they advertise online and in other materials are not valid -- yoga's no longer featured, food downstairs is closed so no room service, etc. The hotel itself is historic and in a great location, and the staff were certainly friendly, but we still felt a bit taken advantage of. Would NOT recommend staying here if trying to visit downtown/Gaslamp.

Date of stay: April 2024
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Reviewed April 18, 2024

Hotel quality very disappointing. Room & furnishings very dated. A/C didn’t work properly. The hotel seems to be on the decline..I don’t know if it is the entire area (Gaslamp District) or just this hotel. Did have to walk around homeless sleeping beside ti front door.

Date of stay: April 2024
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Reviewed March 30, 2024

For the price I am not sure it was worth it. TV had no sound, air in room was stale and difficult to regulate, room was too small and cramped. For the price and access to other hotels in the area, I am not sure I would stay here again.

Date of stay: March 2024
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Reviewed March 29, 2024

Stay was average as can be. Room was very small, though not a problem being an old hotel. Not exactly sure why they have a resort fee to may for a typical hotel gym and wifi. Staff are fine, though fairly unengaged. Bed super comfortable and clean. I probably wouldn't stay at this property again. Just seemed like an old downtown style hotel without a lot of charm of an old hotel.

Room tip: The rooms are a bit noisy from outside street noise.
Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed March 26, 2024

The hotel itself was quaint and perfect for our little weekend getaway. We loved that there was a Starbucks right next to the hotel, and most things were within walking distance or a quick Uber ride! We had a pretty view of the city and a little peak of the water. Overall great stay!

Date of stay: March 2024
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