Much like the sunny Southern California city it overlooks, The Sofia Hotel in San Diego is a blend of historical charm and trendy entertainment.
Step onto West Broadway and stare up at a neo-Gothic structure that was built in the 1920s. But look beyond this hotel's penchant for the past, and its recently renovated rooms and 24-hour yoga studio will highlight a decidedly modern side.
Let The Sofia Hotel show you its many attributes, and get acquainted with its equally faceted hometown, during an overnight Escape to a Queen Studio Suite, from October 3 to April 13 ($150). Bolstering their bygone reputation as the area's first accommodations with en suite bathrooms, these casually elegant spaces offer flat-screen TVs, universal docking stations, and pillow-top mattresses. Need a longer trip? Combine vouchers to stay for up to two nights.
Once your sunscreen has dried, set out for Ocean Beach Surf & Skate to join a group surfing lesson. Catch the perfect wave, and then hang ten on Sunset Cliffs to see its namesake views. Return to your room to soap up with Gilchrist & Soames bath products, and at dinnertime, sit under the vaulted ceilings of the hotel's Currant American Brasserie.
Decide on your included appetizer—including options like garlic and chive tots with habanero ketchup—and then sink a fork into grilled Scottish salmon or the signature moules frites. Later, stop by Hamiltons Tavern to try nearly 30 brews on tap, or do your own nonofficial pub crawl through the hotel's neighboring Gaslamp Quarter.
Prop your pillow up in the morning to sip coffee in bed, and then roll out your yoga mat inside the hotel studio. After your session, visit the Alcazar Garden inside Balboa Park and stroll under the shady trees. Pull back the layers to this Escape, and it's bound to leave a strong impression.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON April 13, 2013
The Sofia Hotel
A One-Night Stay for Two in a Queen Studio Suite, From October 3 to April 13, and One Appetizer at Currant Brasserie
- from $150