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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.
Image of Guestroom Interior Sofia Hotel, 1926, Member of Historic Hotels of America, San Diego, California, Location

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Experience the USS Midway Museum, Seaport Village, Balboa Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter nearby. Explore the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Historic Image of Exterior Sofia Hotel,1926, Member of Historic Hotels of America, San Diego, California, Discover

Discover

Discover the Gothic Revival-style façade of the Sofia Hotel.

Image of Suite Sofia Hotel, 1926, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in San Diego, California, Explore

Explore

Explore the San Diego Zoo, the most visited zoo in the United States.

Image of Historic Hotels of America Placard Outside of Sofia Hotel, 1926, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in San Diego, California, Experience

Experience

Experience a performance at La Jolla Playhouse, a historic theater on the campus of the University of California, San Diego.

Image of Hotel Entrance Sofia Hotel,1926, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in San Diego, California, Taste

Taste

Taste California cuisine prepared according to classic French techniques at Currant American Brasserie, the signature restaurant of the Sofia Hotel.

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