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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 #43 of 268 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've stayed at the Bristol on 2 occasions. I love their decor. The rooms are black, white and red - very hip! It's centrally located in Gas Lamp yet off the busiest streets so you can actually sleep. I recommend booking through HotelTonight for the best deal. Plus get $25 off with promo code JENNYJ.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited San Diego dozens of times and had never known about/paid attention to the Bristol Hotel. This property is phenomenal. The location is superb, room decor OUTSTANDING, lobby area pleasant, employees good, and property manager Gregory Rizzi excellent. Mr. Rizzi helped me with several issues and gave many recommendations related to questions I had about the city. It... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 4 days and loved it. Great location, close to shops, restaurants, and public transportation. The staff was amazing, especially Dwayne. We were celebrating a birthday and he went above and beyond to recommend several places for our enjoyment. He was always eager to help and happy to do so. Dwayne went above and beyond for our group.... More

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

Dear Wendy M, Happy Birthday! We at the Bristol Hotel strive to provide every guest with an exceptional stay and I want to thank you for acknowledging Dwayne. I will pass along your accolades to him! I was also glad to read that you enjoyed our great location near the Gaslamp, waterfront and public transportation. Have a great summer and... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner, myself and two friends traveled to San Diego for Pride Weekend. We had a wonderful experience. Our rooms were neat, clean, fun and cute. We were assisted by Dwayne when it came to dining options, things to do, places to go and best places to experience San Diego. Ahmad assisted us with our check - in process and... More

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

Dear Kendra1130, I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Bristol Hotel during Pride Weekend and thank you for selecting our hotel. We appreciate your mention of our comfortable, clean and cute rooms. Comments such as yours about the exceptional service that was extended to you by Dwayne and Ahmad make all the difference between just... More

Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 5 days with my husband for a mini vaca before the birth of our child. Great location in downtown San Diego. Close enough to the gas lamp district that we walked to the restaurants for lunch. The freeway was also close by making it convenient to travel around San Diego and it's surroundings. As for the hotel... More

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

Dear Sugarcane77, Thank you for your valuable feedback, it is greatly appreciated and congratulations on your new expected arrival, very exciting! We appreciate your mention of our ideal location, which is walking distance to the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Convention Center and many attractions. Our guest rooms are indeed comfortable and spacious and many have views of the San Diego... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here during a one week conference that was held at the convention center - easy walk to and from; the hotel itself was wonderful and the room, fantastic - even a mini-fridge!! Would stay again.

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

Dear Richard M, I was pleased that you enjoyed your stay for your week-long meeting at the Convention Center, which is a 10 minute, few block walk away from our hotel. I am glad you appreciated our great rooms and the in-room amenities we offer including the mini-fridge. Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel and we look forward to... More

Morehead, Kentucky
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I traveled to California just a few weeks ago and stayed at the Bristol for a week... we had a great experience! The lobby is beautiful and smells so clean when you walk in (crazy to think that it is pet friendly). Room was a bit small but just fine for 2 people, only complaint was our... More

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

Dear Holli R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for selecting the Bristol Hotel for your one-week stay. I am glad you had a great time. Thank you for writing about our helpful and friendly employees. I will be sure to pass your accolades on to them. I also appreciate your mention of our beautiful... More

Pacifica, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all let me tell you that this hotel does not have a pool. So if you are planing on escaping for some fun in the sun on the rooftop of a hotel this is not the place. We stayed here this past weekend for a wedding. Apparently there were guests hot boxing the rooms with weed so the... More

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

Dear Peaches D, Thank you for your most valuable comments regarding our nice and quaint, boutique hotel located two walking blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Petco Park, the Convention Center and several music and theater venues. Unfortunately, we do not have a pool and I wish we had the roof space to offer one; however, we do offer,... More

New Milford, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely rooms, great staff, close to gaslamp district and public transportation. Good restaurant which is half price for those staying at the hotel. Trolley depot to all parts of the city is right behind the hotel so there is no need for a car.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in San Diego for a job interview my bf had for the following morning. He needed a good night sleep with no disruptions or noise. Last time we stayed in San Diego for the same reason we did not have a good experience in a different hotel. The entrance is beautiful with valet upon the arrival. They helped... More

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

Dear Arely, Thank you for your valuable comments about your recent stay at the Bristol Hotel in San Diego. I am so pleased that you and your boyfriend chose the Bristol Hotel and that you found our valet and front desk staff to be quick and efficient upon check-in. I am also glad to hear that you found your guestroom... 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*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#14 Green Hotel in San Diego #27 Business Hotel in San Diego #43 Romantic Hotel in San Diego #53 Family Hotel in San Diego
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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 
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