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Bristol Hotel

3.5 of 5 1055 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Monroe, Michigan
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I just returned from a week in San Diego to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and we enjoyed our stay at the hotel very much. This is the second time we visited San Diego and in the previous trip we stayed at the Bristol and enjoyed so much that we decided to come again and hope to... More

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

Dear Bob K, What a nice review! Thank you for being a loyal guest and we appreciate your kind comments. We have an ample supply of mini refrigerators available upon request. Please inform housekeeping on your next stay and one will be brought to your spacious accommodation promptly. We're glad you enjoyed our convenient, downtown location as well as our... More

Reno, Nevada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in San Diego for both business and pleasure... The Bristol Hotel is ideally located to Downtown, Convention Center and the Gaslamp areas... The Bristol is a very comfortable, clean and quiet hotel with a very professional and accommodating staff... The Bristol is my first choice for hotels in the San Diego area...

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

Dear Robert, Thank you for a nice review! I certainly appreciate your patronage and and am glad you found our hotel to be perfect for your combined business and leisure stay. As you mentioned, we are located within walking distance to the Convention Center, waterfront, the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy, which makes our hotel a great place to work... More

Chicago, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This update of a vintage property is very conveniently located to everywhere you want to be but i did have some issues with noise in that i could hear guests talking and housekeeping working in the hallways and other rooms both at night and in the morning. Also relax ladies, the lighting in the bathroom really IS horrid and you... More

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

Dear Chibutterfly, Thank you for a great review. We're glad you appreciated our convenient location, central to all that San Diego has to offer. We're also pleased to read that you found our employees to be extremely knowledgeable and courteous. Zozima and Jeff will be happy to know that you acknowledged their dedicated and efficient service. Thank you for mentioning... More

Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here on a business trip for only one night ($129 per night and no resort fee). The hotel that hosted my conference was sold out, so I did a quick Google and TA search, and found this hotel one block away! Location is ideal with the mall about 2 minutes away and Gaslamp district about 5 minutes. It's... More

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

Dear AKo75, Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel for your business trip and I appreciate your nice review! As you mentioned, our location is just a few blocks away from the Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Plaza, Little Italy, and the Convention Center and I'm glad you found it to be convenient for your stay. I'm also happy to read you... More

San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice Boutique Hotel. Very clean, perfect location with a courteous staff. Definitively would repeat a visit. Restaurant has a dinner special for guests at 1/2 off pricing. The down side is the restaurant is under staffed for service & room service ... they dont answer the phone.

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

Dear JerLM, Thank you for your review and I will be sure to pass along your comments to our Food and Beverage Partner. I am sure they will look into altering their staffing guidelines and take the appropriate steps to improve the experience for our guests. I'm glad you appreciated the value we offer and that you were able to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed in this hotel. We always stay downtown and have had great experiences. Housekeeping terrible, didn't vacuum our room the entire time we were there, stingy with towels, soap, coffee, don't pick up room service dishes outside room that were there when we checked in, housekeeping entered room without permission while we were napping. They do not care that... More

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

Dear Joe H., Thank you for your review and I will be sure to read your review aloud at our next staff meeting as a training tool. I read every review we received and I use them as our measurement of performance. I apologize that you had a rare, unpleasant stay with us and I assure you that this experience... More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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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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