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The Bristol Hotel

Orbitz.comUS$ 181*
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#67 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 187*
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Portland, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Bristol for 4 days in one of the newly renovated rooms. They were nicely done with good colors. The shower was very nice. The room was quiet for sleeping. The hotel is located in an ideal spot for downtown tourists within walking distance of the waterfront, Little Italy and the Gaslamp District. The bar was nice...

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Deborah S, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dana, Thank you so much for your 4-star review, and for taking the time to provide feedback as well! We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you experienced one of our newly refurbished guest rooms. We are excited about the new look, and we are also glad to know that you...

Pismo Beach, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the Bristol is ideal, easy access to everything. We were in a recently renovated room that had some really nice touches and a very comfortable bed. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a minor problem with the room and they took care of it. Our only complaint is that the hotel bar left a...

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Deborah S, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your 4-star review! It's wonderful to know you enjoyed your stay with us, and we are really pleased to hear that you found our downtown location to be convenient and that you liked our newly renovated guest rooms! We do plan to update our lobby and meeting space areas as well this year, and are...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is very outdated and not what the website pictures look like! Walk into the room and it's small and first thing is the tv does not work. They don't sell beer which is odd and over all very old looking

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Deborah S, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Terrymon, We are very sorry to see your review and hear that you did not enjoy your recent stay. The photos of our guest rooms on our website are accurate and current, so I'm not sure which photos you are referencing but we apologize for any confusion. Our lobby bar does offer beer along with a variety of other...

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at The Bristol Hotel in early April, 2017, in one of the Fab Kings, the newly renovated rooms. The room is very comfortable and a nice size. It had lovely architectural details on the crown molding and the doors. The renovation color scheme is nice and modern, with bright white and yellow colors. The shower in the bathroom...

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Deborah S, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5-star review!! We love hearing that you enjoyed your recent stay with us, and it's wonderful to get your feedback on our newly designed "Fab King" rooms. The best part was reading that you would stay again...we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back soon. Thank you! Warmest regards, Debra Sanderlin, General...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location was perfect, we only used an uber to go to the beach. This hotel is clean, the staff are friendly, and the bed was comfortable. The only thing I would worn you about is that the room was small (but nice) and it was very noisy.

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Deborah S, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sandra, Thank you so much for your recent stay and for taking the time to provide this review. We are glad you found our downtown location to be just right for you, and that your room was comfy and our staff friendly during your stay with us. We hope your future travel plans will bring you back to the...

Chicago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got a great rate for this hotel, but the experience left much to be desired. The lobby and room looked dated and a bit unkempt. I couldn't tell if it was the datedness or what. More difficult was not having good service on site and they didn't bother to tell me when I checked in, so I found out...

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Deborah S, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to provide feedback from your visit. Please accept my sincere apologies for the shortcomings you noted. We strive to provide an exceptional experience and we are very sorry to have fallen short for you. I also want to thank you for letting me know about Postmates; we will follow...

Elkridge, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location was very convenient for a work seminar we attended down the street. Lots of great food options too and we walked or took a 5-minute uber everywhere. The hotel room was very clean and provided a free water bottle each day.

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Deborah S, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Renee, Thank you very much for your recent stay and for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we sure hope to see you back at the Bristol again sometime soon! Warmest regards and safe travels, Debra Sanderlin, General Manager

Reviewed 13 April 2017

I recently stayed at the Bristol hotel, the rooms were clean, however, the rooms are too noisy, I mentioned to the staff that the room above me had a child running around screaming and pounding on the floor. It was very difficult to get a hold of someone to assist you. No bellman services, no restaurant available.

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Deborah S, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Daisy, Thank you for your recent stay and we are very sorry to hear about your experience. We do our best to ensure all guests are considerate of noise levels, and we apologize that your stay was disrupted by neighboring guests and also for any difficulty you encountered getting assistance from us. We wish your experience had been an...

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The hotel is well located, we only spent the night since our flight was cancelled but the room was great, ohh the bed!so comfortable felt like sleeping in a cloud, very modern but classy at the same time, great taste in decoration. The amenities were great, everything was! The rate was awesome. I hope on my next visit I will...

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Deborah S, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Viviana, Thank you very much for your recent stay and for taking the time to provide this review! We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your time here at the Bristol, and that you found your bed to be comfy and your room well appointed. We sure hope you might consider making the Bristol Hotel your downtown...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Loved this hotel! Simple but classy foyer and rooms with really helpful staff. They even have a tablet set up in the room so you can check the weather and where to eat close by. The location was awesome! Close to really good restaurants and nightlife. Catching a cab to the airport is super cheap too ($12) because it's so...

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Deborah S, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kate, Thank you so much for your review!! It's so great to hear that you enjoyed our downtown location and that you had a chance to try our new in-room tablets. It sounds like you enjoyed a lot of the nearby attractions and we hope you might consider staying with us again sometime soon. We sure look forward to...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about The Bristol Hotel

Address: 1055 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: ₹ 11,054 - ₹ 18,811 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Bristol Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
Bristol San Diego
Hotel Style:
#24 Green Hotel in San Diego
#27 Business Hotel in San Diego
#42 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#53 Family Hotel in San Diego
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms on the upper levels are newly renovated and quiet.”
358danar, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the rear side on the upper levels may be quieter, but will not have the view.”
Chas857, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“rooms facing Broadway extremely noisy.”
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“Higher floors would have better views”
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“ask to stay away from the large fan”
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