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The Bristol Hotel

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Philadelphia
Reviewed 4 June 2013

The Bristol Hotel exceeded my expectations. The room was large, clean, and comfortable and had everything needed for an excellent four-night stay. Staff were always friendly and accommodating. The location was perfect and, unlike some reviewers, I found the room very quiet. The only truly minor problem was that the room safe was on a high shelf in the closet...

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

Dear HappyRambler, Thank you for a great review and we appreciate your vote of confidence. The Bristol Hotel is a very clean, comfortable and nicely appointed boutique, downtown hotel and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. As you mentioned, the Bristol Hotel is in the perfect location and we are walking distance to the convention center,...

Georgia
Reviewed 2 June 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Bristol Hotel and enjoyed our stay. The room was beautiful, the bed very comfortable, and the staff friendly and helpful. There was a prom the first night we arrived but it didn't disrupt our stay, the hotel employees made sure the guests were given priority when using the elevators. The great location allowed us...

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

Dear GeorgiaDebbie, Thank you for the perfect, 10/10 score!! Our hotel is in a great location in downtown San Diego for a leisure getaway or business. We are walking distance to the Convention Center, Petco Park, Horton Plaza for shopping, the USS Midway Museum, the Gaslamp District and much more. I will also read aloud your review during my next...

Portland
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Staying at the Bristol was so easy. We showed up early and they graciously gave us an upgraded room which was quite spacious and quiet, and everything in the room worked so well! (Not something that can often be said of many hotel rooms, in my experience.) The location is great especially if you are flying into San Diego and...

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

Dear jmc7835, I hope that you will be returning soon! We aim to please and it appears that we succeeded in all possible areas of guest satisfaction. It is our policy for the reception team to try to assign accommodations as early as we can because we know that arriving guests want to get out and go to work or...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 June 2013

This hotel is very nice, and is right next to the Gaslamp Quarter. Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. I also like that it is a green hotel and they work hard to limit waste (they have a recycling bin in the room, don't change sheets/towels unless you ask, and have the option of conserving water by using half the...

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

Dear 7808a, Thank you for your acknowledgement of our Green efforts! We also use green cleaning products in our laundry and in our everyday cleaning supplies. Our guest rooms also have eco- friendly shampoos, soaps and conditioners that our guests really like. This is prom season, and we have the only ballroom in San Diego that has a retractable roof....

Reviewed 30 May 2013

We stayed here and brought our two fur babies with us. They made us feel very welcome and our stay was excellent. The staff was very helpful & gave us tips on getting around without us asking (EXCELLENT! 😄) Would definitely stay here again next time we are in San Diego!!

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

Dear Rafael975, Thank you for a great review and I sincerely hope that your two “fur babies” enjoyed their vacation as well!!! Guests with pets are always welcome at the pet friendly, Bristol Hotel and I know that just this past week we had several guests that were traveling with their pets. Thank you for acknowledging our reception desk team...

imperial
Reviewed 28 May 2013

stayed at the bristol hotel for our 25th wedding anniversary and enjoyed the entire stay. the room was large, quiet and very nice. i was very impressed. the resturant was also quite nice. the bar,lounge was very intimate. the hotel in general was the hotel to be staying at. its also dog friendly. we enjoued every minute of our stay....

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

Dear Bonnie W, Thank you for celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary at our boutique hotel! I read your posting at our recent staff meeting and everyone was so pleased to hear that you had such a memorable stay. I wanted to give you my most sincere thank you for letting us know how much you (and Fido) enjoyed staying with...

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This hotel is beautiful and has a great location. Food prices and mini bar weren't bad either. My girlfriend and I were able to walk downtown in less than 10 minutes. Parking is steep over night but it is just about everywhere downtown.

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

Dear Kyle R, Thank you for a Great review- short and sweet! As you had mentioned, the Bristol Hotel has a great location. We are within walking distance to just about every major attraction- the Gaslamp and Little Italy districts, Petco Park, the Waterfront with spectacular views, Convention Center, entertainment venues such as the performing arts, the USS Midway Museum...

Vitoria, ES
Reviewed 28 May 2013

The location is good, really close to the Gaslamp District. The price was one of the best we've found in downtown San Diego. The room was clean and had a good size, the staff was also friendly. Valet was expensive compared to other cities, but when you see the prices around that area it's actually in the range.

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

Dear LeticiaZ, Thank you for your great review. The Bristol Hotel is all about VALUE and we offer plenty of opportunities for our guests to save with competitive room rates, discounts for guests at our on-site restaurant, discounted hybrid parking, and much more! Our valet parking is priced between $5 to $10 less expensive than the competing hotels in the...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 May 2013

We stayed 3 nights in this hotel in May 2013. It is a very pleasant hotel with friendly and helpful staff. It is very well located for exploring the city by foot, in particular, close to the Gaslamp District.

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2013

We booked in at the Bristol Hotel for a whole week to be at a conference. It's a 10-15 min walk to the convention centre but that was no problem. Otherwise it's very well situated for the Gaslamp District and the plethora of eating places on offer. It's only 15 minutes to the airport as well. The staff (esp. in...

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Amenities

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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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Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: ₹ 11,138 - ₹ 19,458 (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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