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Bristol Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1055 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890 (Downtown)
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Ranked #46 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Margaret B Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a hidden Jewel!! My Husband and I recently stayed at The Bristol, and we were very pleasantly surprised ! We had heard from some friends that it is THE PLACE to stay if you want to be in the Downtown area, but not in the thivk of the Gaslamp area which can be a bit much at times in... More

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

Dear Margaret B, Thank you for your nice review and valued comments, they are greatly appreciated. As you mentioned the Bristol Hotel is the perfect location if you would like to be near the Gaslamp Quarter, but not directly in it as we are just a few blocks walking distance and away from the noise. Our hotel is also a... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent choice, of boutique hotel. The staff was wonderful which was complimented by their great service... Every staff member displayed exceptional service every single time of the day or night, literally. I loved their modern rooms. I love San Diego....

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

Dear Esther B, I was sure glad you selected our hotel and had a wonderful stay! Thank you for your kind comments regarding our modern accommodations and our friendly, dedicated staff. Our Bristol Team thoroughly enjoys working at the hotel and making sure each guest experiences exceptional service and an unforgettable stay. Thank you for choosing the Bristol Hotel and... More

Dee Why, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived early and was advised we could check in, actually we couldn't but we could come back in an hour and they would give us a sneaky upgrade. Nice start. Location was great, walked to the USS Midway, Gaslamp and Little Italy without any trouble. Also great for public transport. We even walked when we got off the train from... More

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

Dear Charlie_Miso, Thank you for your nice review and I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. I hope that you were pleased with your upgraded accommodation and although our posted check-in time is 3:00 PM, depending upon room availability, we will assign rooms for an early check-in. Thank you for mentioning our great location within walking distance... More

Bloomington, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My stay at The Bristol was only one night and I chose it because of its proximity to the airport for an early flight. The staff was friendly, the hotel was quiet and in a surpirse, the food was fabulous. They were advertizing a new menu and I'd say it's a hit. This hotel was walking distance to the harbor... More

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

Dear PrincessK1201, Thank you for such a nice review, it is greatly appreciated. I was pleased to read that your overnight stay was a great one! As you mentioned, our location is very convenient to the airport and is walking distance to the Convention Center, Little Italy, Gaslamp Quarter and the waterfront. I am so glad you were pleased with... More

Anaheim Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to stay here for 4 days for a conference. The location is perfect for walkiing to great restaurants in the Gaslamp area. The rooms were spacious and well maintained. Only downside the fitness center was not open till the last day due to issues. Great little lobby bar for pre-dinner drinks. Would stay there again.

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

Dear CNamenek, Thank you for your review and for being our guest. If you love to explore a new city by foot, our downtown San Diego location is hard to beat as we are just a few blocks from the Convention Center, Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Plaza for shopping, Petco Park and our scenic waterfront! I am pleased... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view from our room, and our room was very clean. Wonderful to have an I-pod docking station in the room. Let's not forget the comfortable bed! Pillows were perfect. I slept like I was at home! What made this hotel was the staff! From the first entry to the last exit, they were kind and helpful! Thanks for the... More

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

Dear RebeccaR, Wow, what a nice review! Thank you for your kind comments regarding the friendly and professional service you received, I will be sure to share your comments with the staff. From the warm welcome when parking your car to the greeting and farewell at the Front Desk, our employees will always be efficient and greet you with a... More

virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here last week for 3 days on business. As the Hotel was very nice and close walking distance to most everything the City has to offer. I wish there were a few extra perks. This was my first time in San Diego not to mention California also. My upset was that there was no pool, hot tub, and... More

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

Dear gt4gman, Thank you for staying at the Bristol Hotel during your 3 day business trip to San Diego. As you noted, the Bristol Hotel is in the perfect location for both business and leisure travel as we are walking distance to the Convention Center and the attractions of the Gaslamp Quarter and so much more. I am glad you... More

Oro Valley, Arizona
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights, along with our dog (so they are Pet Friendly!), on our way from San Diego back to Tucson, and loved the room that we got! Their Art Deco style was red, black and white, with a lot of 'round' items in a silver color, i.e., soap dish in tub/shower was rounded, soap was rounded... More

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

Dear Allie110800, Thank you for a nice review and you are correct, we are a AAA 3-Diamond Hotel at very moderate and reasonable rates with 5 star services and value, and we're pet friendly! We appreciate your mention of our great location within walking distance to the Convention Center, Federal Buildings and the Courthouse, the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and... More

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6 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel exceeded our expectations. The room was very clean with a modern style. The bed was very comfortable too. It is minutes from the airport, downtown and everywhere else you will probably want to be in the city. The valet parking is $26/night for regular cars and $13/night for hybrids. Street parking is free though until 8am so that's... More

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

Dear MikeandBecky8145, Thank you for a nice review and I was pleased to read that we surpassed your expectations! We're glad you appreciated our central location in the heart of downtown San Diego and within walking distance to the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, the Convention Center, waterfront, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza and Little Italy. As you mentioned, we are also... More

Bay Shore, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night to be close to airport for morning flight- very pleased. Dwayne very helpful, friendly, and polite. Room clean and comfortable. Enjoyed a glass of wine in the open and bright lobby during happy hour. Food in their restaurant excellent- especially since it was 50% off. Would love to stay there for a vacation sometime. LoisT

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

Dear Lois T, Thank you for your nice review! I was pleased to read that you were able to take advantage of our Happy Hour and our 50% discount on select dinner entrees at our onsite restaurant for guests of the hotel. I am glad you found our location ideal for your stay as we are just a short 10... More

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Address: 1055 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bristol Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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