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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 #41 of 270 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fremont, California
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is only a couple blocks away from the Gaslight District. It is convenient to public transportation as well. It is also just a few blocks away from the Convention Center. The hotel and rooms are well kept and the hotel has a helpful and friendly staff. It is also dog friendly with no extra charge. A safe is... More

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

Dear GymAW, Thank you for your review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Bristol Hotel and liked our centralized location. As you mentioned, we are walking distance to the Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and Horton Plaza. The Amtrak Station is just a few blocks away and the bus and trolley stops... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff great, location not perfect but buses galore and really only a short walk to the water. We stayed at the front of the hotel and were overjoyed that we could open the windows. The price you pay though is traffic noise. But earplugs are provided and if you can't stand it, you can always close the window.

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

Dear NMRE, Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel and for posting a nice review. I am so glad you enjoyed our downtown San Diego location, which is walking distance to all of the local attractions, like the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, the waterfront, Seaport Village and more. I also appreciate you acknowledging our guestroom windows that open for fresh... More

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

What a pleasant stay! The staff was extremely helpful, the amenities that of a larger luxury hotel with the charm and treatment of a small boutique. Everything was extraordinarily clean and the beds comfortable. They even give you earplugs for a serene sleep and if the streets get too loud (they don't)! I can't wait to go back and was... More

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

Dear lenn1014, I am extremely pleased that you had a most enjoyable stay. Thank you for your accolades. Our staff has a genuine desire to please our guests; from providing excellent housekeeping practices to offering exceptional service, and we appreciate your recognition. We are also glad you enjoyed our amenities and comfortable rooms. We hope that next time you visit... More

Denver, Colo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far one of the best boutique hotel experiences I have had in a long time! The location was convenient. The room was comfortable. The staff was friendly and welcoming. It was lovely! I would definitely book here again.

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

Dear ColoGal752, Thank you for your 5-star review of the Bristol Hotel! I was so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and the location of our hotel! The Bristol is only a few blocks walking distance from the Gaslamp Quarter, Convention Center, Petco Park, and so much more. I am happy to hear you enjoyed our spacious, clean... More

Newport Beach, California
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our wedding reception in down town San Diego this past weekend & the easiness of staying at the Bristol made the day that much better!! The front desk staff, valet, bell man were all so wonderful!! BIG THANK YOU TO THE GM!! It was perfect!

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

Dear Elise K, Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel and congratulations on your nuptials! We were glad to be a part of it. We appreciate your acknowledgement of our friendly staff and are so happy that your stay was “perfect”! Yours truly, Gregory T. Rizzi General Manager Bristol Hotel More

Baku, Azerbaijan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
41 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in Bristol Hotel San Diego for three nights. I must say it ticked all boxes for me. A lovely hotel with nice people working in it. The room was spacious and clean. The location is very central, close to everything. We had breakfast outside of hotel, in Panera. The hotel is easily accessible from the airport and Greyhound... More

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

Dear Nikki_Elchin, What a great review and thank you for staying with us. Apart from the Bristol Hotel's clean and spacious accommodations and personable employees, our hotel also has a great location and we are so glad you liked it! We are walking distance to the Convention Center, Petco Park, Little Italy, the Gaslamp quarter, music venues and live theater... More

San Diego, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Except for the noise, this hotel is fantastic. Stylish rooms and lobby. Quality furnishings. The lobby personnel are friendly and went out of their way to help me find a comfortable room. Clean rooms and good housekeeping. The hotel is walking distance to the waterfront and the Gaslamp district. I would love to give this hotel a 4-star rating. But... More

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

Dear Quoodel, Thank you for your review and for acknowledging our friendly and courteous employees. As you pointed out, our staff has a genuine concern for guest satisfaction and it is nice to know that you found our Reception Agents to be very helpful. I will also mention to our Housekeepers that you acknowledged a job well done. In reading... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located right in the heart of the downtown area, convenient to everything including the trolley and the train station. Clean, friendly hotel. We went to the Civic Center theater just around the corner. With their prepaid rate, very reasonable. Will stay there again.

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

Dear Bob, Thank you for such a wonderful 5-star review! I am so glad that you took advantage of our value-special offers and that you enjoyed your stay. As you mentioned, the Civic Center is around the corner and they offer some of the best live theater and entertainment in the downtown area and for nightlife the Gaslamp Quarter and... More

Houston, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We blocked 15 rooms here for a recent conference and everyone from our senior execs to general staff were very pleased. It is clear the hotel is old and in some places may needs a little repair but it almost gives it some character. For the price we paid I would defiantly recommend The Bristol as the location is great... More

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

Dear Kristan P, Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel for your conference and from reading through your review, I was glad that you had a successful meeting and that you enjoyed your stay! As you already know, the Bristol Hotel is all about our professional and friendly service, value, and great location, and we greatly appreciate you taking the... More

Sidney, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Boutique Hotel in a very central part of downtown San Diego was such a huge bonus for us to find. The corner room 607 was beautifully appointed and had huge windows with a great view of the city. We opened the window ( nice perk) at night for fresh air. It was not noisy. When we walked in we... More

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

Dear Silvergal, Thank you for writing such a lovely 5-star review! I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your guest room 607! This is typical of our types of rooms: functioning windows that allow fresh air, nicely appointed, and clean and spacious with the comforts of home; i.e. Complimentary Wi-Fi, mini bar/snacks, in-room safes, robes, slippers and so much... More

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Additional Information about Bristol Hotel

Also Known As:
Bristol San Diego
Address: 1055 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
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:
#13 Green Hotel in San Diego
#28 Business Hotel in San Diego
#41 Top resorts Hotel in San Diego
#52 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bristol Hotel 3.5*
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 
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