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The Bristol Hotel

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We decided to stay in the Gaslight Quarter and the Bristol is located within a 5 minute walk. the hotel is not over-expensive for such an excellent location. The rooms are comfortable, there is a small but friendly cocktail bar, with a happy hour, and it is simply a good base to explore the very lively Gaslight area with its...

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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nistock, Thank you for an exceptional review! It was great to read that you not only enjoyed our wonderful city, but that you also enjoyed your stay at the Bristol Hotel! I am pleased that you enjoyed our central location, just minutes from the Gaslamp, as well as our on-site bar and comfortable rooms. On behalf of the Bristol...

Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 6 nights. Room was nice but opposite the lift / elevator and a pump room. First two nights a band tour bus was parked directly below us with its engine running all night. That left and an hour later the water company arrived to dig up the road to relay pipes. We had to leave early just...

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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RML0703, Thank you for your review. I apologize for the bus noise and had we been aware of this in advance we would have placed a stop to this immediately or assigned you to a different room. The city also experienced emergency pipe repairs, which was beyond our control and they showed up unexpectedly on Monday morning. Once I...

Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 11 September 2013

The hotel was relatively expensive for what you get. We stayed two nights and ended up paying $100 for the valet parking! we deeply regretted opting for valet because there was a parking lot just across the street. Breakfast was delicious and reasonably priced (hence not included in the room). We also used the gym, which was just a small...

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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Martin P, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I have read your comments and I would like to provide some clarification. Our Valet Parking rate is $26 per night with complimentary in and out accessibility and we are priced $5 to $10 less than most surface parking lots and competing hotels in a downtown, urban...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

A really great value in the center of down town San Diego. The rooms were nice. Went to their bar for happy hour- $4 well drinks and $5 glasses of wine. $3 draft beer (but they only had 1 choice? A wheat beer-pass). The carne asada fries were another great value at $4. Had dinner at their restaurant. They have...

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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for a great review! Our restaurant, the First Avenue Bar and Grille offers great beer, cocktails and food at extremely reasonable pricing in a hip atmosphere. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed this experience, an experience that I truly enjoy myself! The Bristol is also all about VALUE. As you had mentioned, we...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Hotel is very comfortable and in a great location for touring San Diego using the public transit system or walking. Easy access to Gaslight District, Little Italy, the Harbour, the Zoo, Balboa Park, La Jolla and Horton Plaza. Also very close to the airport. Did lots of sightseeing at a very low cost.

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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DMATH1951, Thank you for a great review! I am so pleased you were able to take advantage of our great location for sightseeing that puts you within walking distance to most major San Diego attractions including the Gaslamp District, Little Italy, the waterfront, Horton Plaza and more. We hope that when your travels bring you back to San Diego...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 5 September 2013

After a long drive we arrived at The Bristol Hotel to a warm welcome by the valet staff, bellmen and front desk. The hotel is close to the highway exits which is very convenient, and located within walking distance to San Diego attractions. The property is well maintained and the room was beautifully decorated, spacious, clean and comfortable. Great beds!...

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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Occasion 1234, Thank you for a great review! It is extremely rewarding to know that you were pleased with our clean and comfortable accommodations, friendly and courteous team members, complimentary wifi, and our convenient location, which is near the Gaslamp District, Convention Center, Petco Park and all of the local attractions. We look forward to having you again soon....

Bangalore
Reviewed 5 September 2013

The room we had was very comfortable. The bed and pillows were great to sink into after a long day, and the amenities in the room were good. The reception and other staff in the hotel were very efficient and friendly. This hotel is also located within walking distance of many of San Diego city's attractions, and is an easy...

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New York
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This was our second time at The Bristol and just as great as our first! This trendy boutique hotel continues to provide excellent customer service, comfortable lodging, and provide the downtown convenience to all that San Diego has to offer. We highly recommend staying here!

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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ShopBread, The Bristol Team is pleased to read that you enjoyed your second stay with us! Thank you for acknowledging our excellent customer service, comfortable accommodations and central location in downtown San Diego. On behalf of the Bristol Team, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your third visit! Kind Regards, Gregory T. Rizzi General...

New Jersey
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed at the Bristol Hotel over the Labor Day weekend and everything was terrific. The room was spacious and beautiful. Very comfortable and Housekeeping is excellent! The staff was friendly and helpful. There are many unique touches in the room, from a jar of candy to a floating floating flower and convenient outlets everywhere. The free Wifi was a...

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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HMJSunrise, Thank you for your accolades! It is very rewarding to receive such a nice review. Thank you for acknowledging our unique touches, friendly staff, and great location- walking distance to the Gaslamp District, Horton Plaza for shopping, the convention center, and much more. I am also pleased to read that you found our housekeeping exceptional and enjoyed the...

Montclair, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We love San Diego and had not been back in years. A relative recommended the Bristol to us. She visited San Diego with her husband and two teenage boys two years ago and insisted that we consider it for our 4 day stay in San Diego this summer. A boutique hotel in the middle of downtown San Diego, the Bristol...

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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cantante53, Thank you for a great review! I am happy to read you were able to take advantage of our location- walking distance to all of the downtown San Diego points of interest, i.e. the Gaslamp and Little Italy areas for fine dining and nightlife, SeaPort Village and Horton Plaza for shopping, the waterfront, and more! I was extremely...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: ₹ 10,734 - ₹ 18,785 (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:
#22 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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