The hotel boasts slightly more than 200 guest rooms but somehow still retains the ambiance found in a smaller scale (100 rooms) boutique hotel. The reception personnel were top-notch and Brian welcomed us so warmly. He said that, when we return, we should connect with him for excellent room choices.
Outside, the man-with-the-magazine bronze statue stopped us in our tracks. We had to admire every to-scale nuance this nattily-dressed bon vivant invited. And, what could he be reading? The sculpture's title is "That-a-Way" and was awarded to the hotel in 2008 after the impressive renovation of this hotel and the beginning of the rebirth (and urban redevelopment) of the historic area.
Grand old historic hotels like Sophia set San Diego apart as a great destination to search out period art and to connect with the past. This present iteration of the hotel is only about 12 years old; the 1920's hotel underwent a major $16 million renovation. Fortunately, the charm and character was left intact (or maybe just polished up a bit).More
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