The Sofia Hotel
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... off to the sea lion and otter show. That was a good laugh. Clyde, Op, and Seymour. Jumping and dancing and acting. Next stop was the beluga whale and walrus via the 4d arctic helicopter ride with captain EMERSON. Their exhibit was a little chillier than what we were prepared for. But fun all the same. Finished that with enough time to sneak a quick turkey leg in and get some good seats for the orca show. SPLASH ZONE ready. The orca show was an experience we won't ...
... find out where we were travelling from. They told us the clouds here do not mean anything except maybe fog. We told them if you saw that cloud back home, it meant rain in the next fifteen to thirty minutes. It really seems like everyone here is super friendly...well, I guess except for the guy at the park who wouldn't let us fish.
It was actually warm last night, which is kind of funny because one of the reasons we went to Walmart ...
... sandy beach. Then we visited an old church, the market, and a jewelry store. We boarded the bus and followed the coast until we reached a small village in the jungle. Here we visited a tequila brewery and tasted their various tequilas. (Have you noticed a theme here: church, market, jewelry store, tequila tasting; the hallmarks of Mexican tourism.) Before we returned to the ship, Greg and I did some shopping at a Super WalMart that is across the street from the cruise ship terminal. ...
... the Prado restaurant on the grounds. Fine cuisine.
After a busy day at the Park, we joined Beth for our final dinner before heading home tomorrow. We dined at Cafe Bleu (French cuisine). Very fine. As you may have noticed, I blog a lot about food and eating. Well it seems that we have been doing a lot of ...
Today was spent mainly getting lost as Daniel doesn't like to listen to Michelle. We started off heading to La Jolla after a car tour round we decided that it was mainly a beach and not for us - full of skinny surfers. We then headed to the harbour a place called seaport few nice shops and a lovely stroll we headed to the car as to avoid ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Sofia Hotel San Diego
Facelift looks great!
I stayed at the Sofia during a recent business trip and was pleasantly surprised. The hotel has recently undergone a major remodel, and it looks beautiful inside and out. The rooms are small, but well-appointed and clean. Brand new fixtures, bedding, furniture and electronics. Great value for the cost, especially in a tourist-heavy city like San Diego.
Under the Radar San Diego Treat!
Since it's renovation, the Sofia Hotel has definitely become one San Diego's best finds! The staff is incredibly helpful; the rooms have a "W" Hotel feel with their soft beds and modern furniture. I slept like a baby! If you're staying in the heart of Downtown San Diego and you want to party and not have to worry about taxi's or driving, I definitely recommend this hotel!
The Sofia Hotel was spectacular! The Front Desk Receptionists were unbelievably inviting and sincere. They seemed willing to go through great lengths to make every single customer have the best possible stay. Anyone who puts the customer first is number one in my book!
Mi è piaciuto molto
L'Hotel Sofia è stato spettacolare. Il personale della reception è incredibilmente ospitale e sincero. Sembrava che fossero disposti a fare qualsiasi cosa per far sì che ogni singolo cliente trascorresse un soggiorno il migliore possibile. Chiunque si preoccupi così tanto di un cliente è un grande per me!
This hotel is a renovated hotel with former name Pickwick. Though it's renovated, some parts are still in process. One of the elevators are not decorated and some walls need painting. But don't worry, this hotel could be a good choice. Except these tiny defects, this hotel has great location. Only one block from Horton Plaza, a good shopping place; Amtrak Santa Fe Depot is in walking distance. Trolley station (blue line and orange line) and bus stations (routes to most destination) are all in one or two block distance. Of course, Gaslamp Quarter is nearby, too.
Great Hotel in SD
Great location in the center of the Gas Lamp District. You are walking distance from fabulous restaurants and nightlife. The rooms were unique, yet cozy. I would definitely recommend this hotel to people traveling through San Diego.
Ottimo albergo a San Diego
Ottima posizione in centro del Gaslamp District. Molti ristoranti e tutta la vita notturna raggiungibili a piedi. Le camere erano originali e accoglienti. Consiglio questo albergo a chi passa da San Diego.
This is a fantastic hotel right in the Downtown area only a few blocks from the heart of the Gaslamp District. I was traveling for both a family wedding and business and moved to the Sofia at the business end of my trip from the Marriot Marina Hotel. The Sofia was a beautifully desgined and appointed hotel. The staff was incredibly friendly and the rooms were smartly designed with a very modern/IKEA feel to them. When I was here the hotel was still getting the finishing touches to some areas.
Fabulous downtown boutique!
My wife and I stayed here in January and were very impressed. This is a brand new hotel with a great location at a reasonable price. The rooms are very modern and tastefully decorated. Flatscreen LCD TV is a nice touch. Down comforter and sheets were top quality and very comfortable.
Location is superb. This hotel is right on the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter with its many boutique shops and trendy restaurants. A block away is Horton Plaza, a downtown shopping center with 3 levels of shops and a multiplex movie theatre. The convention center and Petco Park are also a short walk from this hotel.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Sofia and will definitely consider this hotel again on our next visit to San Diego.