SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA PROPERTY EST. 1926 By the 1920s, Americans were on the move like never before. The evolution of touring cars, or “stage travel,” proved immensely popular, especially in San Diego. In time, the Pickwick Stages grew to become one of the three major stage lines in the country. With a large percentage of its cars based in San Diego, the company purchased land downtown for a hotel and terminal. Built in 1926, the Pickwick Hotel was distinguished by its Gothic Revival style, crenellated roofline, and terra cotta embellishments. After a major renovation, the property reopened as The Sofia Hotel, retaining its original character while offering a modern sensibility and serene style. This Neo-Gothic hotel was San Diego’s first to be built with “en suite” baths. Its marketing slogan was “A Room and a Bath for Two and a Half.” CONVERTED HOTEL CHARMING SERVICE CONTEMPORARY DÉCOR GOTHIC REVIVAL AMENITIES 211 guestrooms and suites appointed with a modern flair. Concierge, refrigerator and microwave, lighted vanity mirror, laptop size in-room safe, 42" HD Tvs with HBO, Wi-Fi, complimentary yoga classes, lobby computer workstations, meeting rooms, 24-hour fitness center, dedicated spa treatment room; bicycle rentals included. DINING Currant, The Sofia’s full-service American brasserie and lounge, offers indoor and outdoor seating. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour, and weekend brunch. LOCATION In downtown San Diego, just blocks from Horton Plaza, the Gaslamp Quarter, and the San Diego Convention Center. San Diego Int’l Airport: 3 miles, 5 minutes. 150 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 T 800.826.0009
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