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The Bristol Hotel

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Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 1 August 2013

From the moment we entered the beautiful lobby, we were greeted by the very friendly staff, and given some very helpful tips and advice on places to see in San Diego. Our room was gorgeous, so clean and very well fitted out, and so spacious! I honestly can't fault a single thing about this place, everything really was fantastic. With...

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

Dear AnnaFrances86, Thank you for a great review!! I sincerely appreciate your accolades, especially when you had taken time out of your busy day to acknowledge our efforts and express your feelings about your “perfect” stay. The Bristol is an excellent Boutique Hotel located in the heart of downtown San Diego, located within walking distance to the Gaslamp District, Petco...

Corona, California, United States
Reviewed 29 July 2013

You can't beat the value of this hotel and it's location in Downtown San Diego. Decorated perfectly and an excellent staff. No complaints other than the cost of parking ($26) but that is price of staying at a hotel in the city. Highly recommended, business or pleasure.

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

Dear Nick C, Thank you for your review of the Bristol Hotel! We are all about value and appreciate your acknowledgement of our parking prices which are about $5-$10 less that our competing hotels and hybrid cars get 50% off. We also appreciate your mention our can’t-be-beat location in downtown San Diego. On behalf of the Bristol Team, thank you...

Reviewed 29 July 2013

A rare gem! I love this place because the location is perfect. Easy walk to gas lamp and key downtown area. This is now my must stay place whenever I am in San Diego. The staff did an amazing job making my group of friends feel welcome and valued. The place is a wonderful place.

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

Dear Ramon A, The Bristol Hotel does have the perfect location, thank you for your acknowledgment! We are walking distance to the Gaslamp District, the convention center, Petco Park, the USS Midway Museum and much more. Our staff has a genuine warmth and concern for all of guests and they make sure that our guests are comfortable and have an...

Hacienda Heights, California
Reviewed 27 July 2013

1st time staying in downtown SD. Great location, walking distance to everything. We didn't use the car all weekend! Hotel is beautifully decorated and the rooms were very comfortable. The bath robes were an added bonus. we wished the lounge stayed open later. we went downstairs at 10 and it was closed. the 26 dollar valet parking seemed expensive but...

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

Dear actorres13, Thank you for a great review and for staying at the Bristol Hotel! I am so glad that you were able to enjoy the sights of downtown San Diego by foot due to our central location and that you enjoyed our comfortable rooms and bathrobes! Once again, on behalf of the Bristol Team, thank you for selecting the...

Lancaster, California
Reviewed 27 July 2013

I was so impressed with this hotel. The staff were so accommodating and the service was fantastic.The hotel is at the edge of the Gaslamp, so be prepared to take a taxi to 5th street if you want to go to dinner or see a show. .The room was big and spacious and the bed was so comfortable. The room...

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

Dear JennLou, I am so glad that you were impressed with our hotel! The Bristol Hotel is a 4 block walk to the “heart” of the Gaslamp District and I am happy to read that you were able to take advantage of our proximity to the exciting nightlife of downtown San Diego. I am also pleased to hear you enjoyed...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 25 July 2013

A great boutique hotel in central San Diego... 8 blocks from Convention Center, one block from light rail. Extremely convenient. Clean and spacious rooms. Check their website for last minute sales. The exterior awning might cause you to skip over this place, but once inside it is a great value place in the city.

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

Dear EBoschmann, Thank you for such a nice review. The Bristol Hotel is a very nice and unique boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown San Diego. As you had mentioned we are a few blocks from the Convention Center, Petco Park, the USS Midway Museum, Seaport Village and Horton Plaza for shopping and much more. Thank you for...

Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 24 July 2013

I stayed at the Bristol for 2 nights before switching to another hotel for the rest of my trip. The Bristol staff were *very* friendly and accommodating. The room was certainly comfortable enough. There seemed to be ambient street noise and the hotel provides disposable ear plugs in the rooms. I still slept well, though. There are fitness facilities, though...

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

Dear Lindy_Lou_Hoo_9, Thank you for staying at the Bristol Hotel and for your comments. I am pleased that you found our hotel to be of good value and that you enjoyed our accommodations and central downtown San Diego location. On behalf of my Bristol Team, thanks again for selecting the Bristol Hotel and we hope that next time your travels...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We chose this hotel primarily because they accept pets. The pet room was roomy and clean and the amenities were above average. The location is great but, as you can expect from the Gaslamp district, you have to be careful. It's close to the Horton Plaza mall and the harbor. We were there for 4th of July weekend and it...

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

Dear VRG8, We were very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay! The Bristol Hotel is located just a few blocks away from the night life of the Gaslamp District, Horton Plaza and much more and I am glad you and your dog were able to explore the area. Besides our own, affordable, First Avenue Bar and Grille Restaurant...

Raymond, Maine
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Everything about the Bristol in San Diego was excellent - the front desk staff, the very well designed (and comfortable) room, and the First Ave. Bar and Grill. Location was convenient for the Gaslamp District and Seaport Village. I would definitely return.

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

Dear Nrichard1275, Thank you for your “excellent” review!!! I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the entire Bristol experience; from your well-appointed comfortable accommodations to dining in our First Avenue Bar and Grille restaurant, everything was enjoyable. The Bristol Hotel also has an excellent location and glad you were able to visit the Gaslamp and SeaPort Village. Also, public...

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 19 July 2013

The Bristol Hotel was nice and in a great location. Close to the airport, walking distance to Farmers Market, Gas Lamp, and Midway. Would recomend this hotel to anyone traveling to SD. The room was clean and staff was friendly. The only down side is the restaurant, at least during breakfast. Service was slow and order was not correct.

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

Dear Jeddahduc, We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and loved our location! We are so glad you got to visit the Gaslamp District, the USS Midway Museum, and the Weekend Farmers Market, all of which are walking distance from the Bristol. Our Housekeepers pay special attention to details and cleanliness in guestrooms and in public spaces...

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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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  • 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
  • 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: ₹ 10,683 - ₹ 18,695 (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:
#23 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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