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The Bristol Hotel

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#68 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Long Branch, New Jersey
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We stayed two nights at this wonderful hotel. We had a corner room that was nicely appointed. The bathroom was comfortable. The housekeeping was spotless !! The linens were of high quality. Being down town it was accessable to everything. The staff was very friendly and helpful with our questions. We would certainly come back to this hotel.

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

Dear mo6345, We were pleased to read that you enjoyed a two night stay in your well-appointed, corner room! Our Executive Housekeeper has a great deal of pride in her staff and strives to always provide spotless accommodations- thank you for your acknowledgement of this! I am also glad you enjoyed the Bristol’s location near all of the major attractions...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 29 October 2013

I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. I was in town for business, and everyone was absolutely wonderful. The restaurant was excellent, the staff was friendly and the rooms were spacious and clean. Room service was quick and wi-fi was free! The signal strength was excellent which is such a nice surprise. I'm...

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

Dear MissBNV, It is very rewarding to read reviews that are complimentary and acknowledge our efforts-thank you for a great review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your business trip to San Diego and you found our staff to be friendly and our rooms to be spacious and clean. Our on-site restaurant, complimentary wifi and central location, walking distance...

Los Angeles,
Reviewed 22 October 2013

I booked this hotel with a livingsocial deal for a weekend trip with three of my best girlfriends. We're 30ish year old girls and thought it would be a great hotel based on location. The pictures online make it look adorable. And I went to a wedding here about 10 years ago and remembered it being a really nice hotel....

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

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for your comments and I apologize to you if you had an unsatisfactory stay. I want to assure you that The Bristol Hotel practices excellent room cleaning standards and we utilize eco-friendly products to ensure the cleanliness of our guest accommodations and public spaces. Our Housekeepers are trained by our highly professional, Executive Housekeeper and we...

Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We arrived in San Diego with nowhere to stay and the airport staff helpfully put us in touch with the Bristol Hotel. When we arrived the staff were very friendly and the check in was easy and hassle free. The lobby is really nicely laid out and was very clean with a lovely lemon smell. Our room was fairly large,...

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

Dear Rachael L, Thank you for such a nice review! I shared your comments with the Bristol Team and they were delighted to learn of your experience (they remembered you!). I am so glad you enjoyed our central location, near shops, the waterfront, and trolley to Old Town San Diego. Thank you for also mentioning our helpful staff, comfortable and...

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Don't let the unassuming exterior put you off, this is a little gem in a super city. Located centrally on Broadway and 1st, a few blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter in one direction and the Embercadero in the other you can use the Bristol as a good base to explore San Diego. Plenty of restaurants and shopping within easy reach...

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

Dear Unclelatch, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at the Bristol Hotel in San Diego. I am pleased you found our location to be a good base for exploring San Diego. We are walking distance to the nightlife and restaurants of the Gaslamp and Little Italy Districts, the Waterfront and more! I...

new boston, nh
Reviewed 12 October 2013

A really nice hotel, great value and sweet and attentive staff. Highly recommended for a stay in San Diego. If you have a conference down by the water, this hotel is within walking distance and generally less expensive.

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

Dear yakayenne, Thank you for staying at the Bristol Hotel and for your nice review. I appreciate your acknowledgement of our sweet and attentive staff, as well as our great location- a perfect place to stay if you are in town for a conference, or for fun! We are walking distance to the Gaslamp District, Horton plaza, the Convention Center...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 October 2013

San Diego has long been a favorite city of mine for vacation and business travel and now each time I go back there I make sure to stay at this centrally located hotel which is so nice and welcoming that it's like seeing an old friend. The price, the look, the comfort, the space, the service, the facilities and the...

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

Dear Sandro M, I was pleased to read that San Diego is a favorite city of yours and that you have chosen the Bristol Hotel as your “home away from home”…thank you! Sandro, as you have pointed out, the location of our hotel is perfect for a weekend getaway or if you are visiting on business. The nightlife and restaurants...

oakland co.
Reviewed 9 October 2013

We hadn't been to San Diego in years and we needed a reasonably priced, centrally located hotel for a mini-family reunion. We didn't want a huge, expensive hotel we'd get lost in. We found The Bristol online and the price was right and it worked out perfectly. Nice rooms, valet parking and very friendly staff. Great location 2 blocks from...

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

Dear exadman, We are so pleased you enjoyed the Bristol Hotel! As you already know, our hotel is perfect for reunions and I appreciate your acknowledgement of our reasonable rates, great location near the Gaslamp District, nice rooms and friendly staff. I hope you had a wonderful family reunion and that we can be a part of your next one!...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 8 October 2013

We used this hotel for a getaway weekend after a business trip. What a pleasant surprise in a city that usually charges an outrageous amount for rooms! This hotel is older, but has been refurbished and has a boutique feel to it. The room was spacious, beautiful and very clean. Even though we were on the street side, the room...

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

Dear 141 Travel, Thank you for recognizing that the Bristol Hotel is all about value and we are so glad you had a memorable experience with us! As you mentioned, the Bristol Hotel is a boutique hotel, which is ideal for both business and pleasure and is located in the heart of San Diego. I am glad you were able...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 8 October 2013

This was my first visit in San Diego and the weather was very nice for the weekend. The standard hotels we use the rate was not available so this hotel was second choice. The lobby is small and cozy. The furniture in the lobby is very comfy. The location of the hotel is in the middle of downtown walking distance...

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

Dear DC C, Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel and for posting a great review. From the cozy and welcoming lobby, to the “dream mattress,” to our convenient location, I am glad you enjoyed your stay! I am delighted that the Bristol Hotel provided you with a memorable experience for your first visit to San Diego and we look...

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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: $227 - $388 (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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“Rooms on the upper levels are newly renovated and quiet.”
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“rooms facing Broadway extremely noisy.”
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