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The Bristol Hotel

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Riverside, California
Reviewed 22 May 2013

We checked in around 10PM Friday night, the staff was responsive and welcoming. The valet price is what it is and it could have been worse. Our room was clean and perfectly sized for the two of us. The King size bed was the best priced around and worth it. We had our awesome sheets changed both nights, again worth...

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

Dear MJH, On behalf of the Bristol Team, thank for your accolades. It is very rewarding to receive great comments, such as yours. As you have mentioned, the Bristol Hotel has a great location and value and is just a few blocks away from the Gaslamp and Little Italy districts, several of the Performing Arts venues are located just a...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 15 May 2013

The Bristol Hotel was perfect for our night away - very friendly and accommodating staff, inviting and comfortable lobby, and a charming and spacious room. We booked a deluxe room and requested a room on a high floor with a view which we got. It was lovely, and worth the extra money for a special occasion. We saw a standard...

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

Dear casinsd, We were extremely pleased to read that you had a wonderful time staying at the Bristol Hotel and a BIG thank you for your 5 star endorsement! The Bristol offers great rooms that are nicely appointed and very comfortable with bay and city views at reasonable prices. The next time that you are planning a visit, check out...

South Jersey/Philadelphia
Reviewed 15 May 2013

The business that employs me makes all my travel arrangements. Consequently, I never know what I can expect when I arrive at a hotel. Needless to say, I was (and remain) very impressed by the Bristol Hotel. I believe it is considered a "boutique" hotel, which from my experience find is generally better than the "name-brands" . My room was...

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

Dear Crazy2Ski, Wow, a great review, many thanks. I will share your comments with our staff and they will appreciate the recognition. Yes, we are a small, 102 room boutique hotel that places an emphasis on service and value and thank you for pointing out that our guestrooms are unique. They are large, nicely appointed with excellent bedding and our...

Broken hill,
Reviewed 11 May 2013 via mobile

Great place to stay. My wife and I stayed for 7 days, ate most nights in the restaurant as it was half price for guests, and found Eric (our waiter) to be fantastic. Truly overall a very nice place to stay. The only negative is the room service and restaurant is run separately and we were charged $11 for a...

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

Dear steveandy50, Thank you for staying at the Bristol Hotel and for your valued comments. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and I have taken the liberty of passing them on to our partners at the First Avenue Bar and Grille restaurant so that they could learn from your experiences. I realize a room service...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 6 May 2013

We checked in after a late flight we were directed to our beautiful room. It was spacious, well appointed, and had everything we'd want, including a coffee maker. Our Housekeeper, Dora was excellent. When we checked out we were able to store our luggage with the lovely front desk staff until we departed for the Airport. We used the complimentary...

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

Dear Wayne, I remember you and thank you for taking the time to write a great review! We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Bristol Hotel and found our staff to be polite and friendly. Our housekeeping staff does a great job in keeping our rooms fresh and crisp and I will let Dora,...

Raleigh, NC
Reviewed 6 May 2013

We enjoyed our recent stay at The Bristol! The lobby is beautiful & our room was large, clean & comfortable, with a nice bathroom. The hotel offers complimentary WiFi, which is nice. We were on the 4th floor, and overlooked the street in front of the hotel. There was a bit of street noise, but it didn't bother us. The...

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

Dear b3inRaleigh, Thank for taking the time to write a review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! As you mentioned, The Bristol Hotel has a very convenient location near all modes of transportation such as the airport and trolley and train. We are happy to hear that you took advantage of our downtown San Diego location, just minutes...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 6 May 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Bristol. Large room, bed comfy. Our room overlooked the bay area and we found it to be very quiet. You can't beat the location, close to Horton Plaza and the restaurant and bars in the Gas Lamp Quarter. Found some great places to eat and drink. The hotel is also a 1 minute walk...

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Reviewed 5 May 2013

I'd stayed at the Bristol with family on a previous trip, and knew what to expect when coming back with friends. The room was spacious. Beds comfy. The room had HBO and AMC (which are essential for any avid TV fan). Bathroom was well equipped and had lovely extras, such as Q-Tips and eco-friendly soaps. Seeing the earplugs on the...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Placed in this hotel in downtown san diego by the convention service. Asked to be placed in a quiet room because I have to be up very early every morning while here for business and I was placed on the 8th floor. Turns out they booked the entire 9th floor for a drunken frat party. Blasting music all night. Drunk...

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

Dear Valued Guest, I sincerely apologize to you for an unpleasant experience and I understand your disappointment in our hotel. Please understand that this experience was the exception and not our rule. Once we were aware of the noise complaints, security was alerted and the situation was addressed. Shortly after 11PM, the party was over. I realize by this time...

Reuver, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 May 2013

When staying in downtown San Diego, this is a perfect choice. The location is awesome and the staff is really helpful. furthermore they serve an excellent breakfast and the bartender is a fun guy who brings different people together.

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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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  • 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: ₹ 11,165 - ₹ 19,321 (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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“Higher floors if street noise bothers you.”
 of 5 bubbles stephr904, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask to be placed away from the renovations”
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“our room faced First Avenue but it was quiet”
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“Marisol and Jasmine were great as was everyone that served us there! Even the maids were great!”
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