I was in San Diego for a couple days due to a convention in town and chose to stay at the Bristol Hotel. The hotel is very comfortable, the room I stayed was spacious, the bed is extremely good and the bathroom also, with a good shower and amenities. The staff was very helpful at all times and the whole environment is quite pleasant. Breakfast menu does not have many options available, in particular if you want something more light to begin the day. There is the option of trying to have breakfast outside the hotel but there are not many options nearby specially if you do not feel like walking a little bit. In this sense, location is good, but not excellent: Horton Plaza with shops is close by, with easy access to the San Diego Old Trolley Tours (that will take you to San Diego main attractions, including Balbo Park and the Zoo), a CVS pharmacy, stores like Macys and some places to eat. Also, in a walking distance there is a market, the Convention Center and the Gaslamp Quarter disctrict with its shops and restaurants. However, all these walks are more than 15-20 minutes (30 min to the convention center where you can access the Marina and the Seaport Village). So, you can do everything walking and by public transportation from the hotel if you do not mind walking, but, if you do, you may need try something more central. Streets, however, are not that all pleasant to walk specially in Sunday (when the majority of things was closed) or late at day, after 7 pm, and you can see lots of people begging for money and living in the streets. In fact, this a problem that extends all over town and not only in this particular location, even in the Marina. I would definetly stay at the hotel again and all in all the experience was very good at San Diego.
- Also Known As:
- Bristol San Diego
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bristol Hotel, a premier boutique hotel in downtown San Diego, offers extreme comfort and friendly service whether your travel is for business or leisure. The Bristol Hotel is a fresh take on modern style - our sophisticated atmosphere awaits you in our contemporary lobby and throughout our eclectically styled San Diego hotel rooms. This modern flair continues throughout the lounge and banquet facilities and is sure to be a perfect choice for business, leisure, group functions, meetings and special events. This downtown hotel’s superb location is within blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter, fine dining, world-class shopping at Horton Plaza, the Cruise Ship Terminal, the Convention Center, Petco Park, Theatre District, East Village, Little Italy, San Diego Concourse and the San Diego Bay. This pet-friendly San Diego hotel is only a short drive to any of the many sunny beaches, the San Diego Zoo, and SeaWorld. The Bristol Hotel is one of only seven hotels in San Diego to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating and is also a certified member of the California Green Lodging Program. ... more less
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