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Bristol Hotel

#62 of 273 Hotels in San Diego
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1055 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at the Bristol Hotel...what a gem. This boutique hotel was perfect location for us as it was walking distance to many things...train station, gaslamp, little Italy, and the waterfront park. The rooms themeselves were very nicely decorated and clean and the staff super friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again. One other thing, this is a... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from staying 4 nights at The Bristol Hotel. The hotel rates were fantastic for this lovely boutique hotel. We really enjoyed our stay. The hotel staff was always really friendly and very helpful. We stayed in a Deluxe King size room and it was really large. We even had a rollaway bed in our room, and there... More 

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

Dear Karen, Wow! Thank you so much for your kind review!!! We are so happy to hear that your stay was a good one, and that you would recommend us and would visit again. We strive to provide an excellent experience for each of our guests, and it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your guest room, Happy Hour,... More 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel has a great location on 1st avenue. You can walk to the Marina and to tons of restaurants and bars. Also a shopping mall is 5 minutes walking. The room is big and very comfortable. The staff is super friendly. They only need to improve their food and beverage. Menu is very limited and not good at all.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Bristol Hotel from August 7th 2015 to August August 11th. We had a great stay. Other reviews indicated very noisy at night. We were on the 7th floor and heard nothing. Very quiet. Our room was great nice and clean. We were a few blocks from the gaslamp district and seaport village. Also a 5.00 ride with... More 

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

Dear Jarenibas: We are so happy to hear that you had a good stay with us! It's so nice to know that our downtown location worked for you and that our staff was courteous and helpful during your visit. We hope you will have a chance to return again soon - we'd love to welcome you back! Thank you for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bristol Hotel is a standard Boutique Hotel. Valet is offered for $26/night, which is actually not bad in this area. Rooms are a little small but still nice. Breakfast at the restaurant was good and the service all around the hotel was good. The only downside of the rooms was the AC, which was barely working during a hot... More 

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

Dear Jesse, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room and were able to try out breakfast in FIRST Avenue Bar & Grille as well. You are correct; our valet fee is less than other hotels in our area, and we even offer... More 

Cranford, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steps away from the Gas Lamp Quarter, and an easy walk to Seaport Village. Coranado Island, Old Town and Balboa Park easy and quick car rides away. The bed was comfortable and the staff was courteous and helpful. We would stay again.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do Not Stay Here Right Now!!! The hotel did not warn us until we arrived that the air conditioner was completely out. Only after they gave us our key they said that there was a reunion in the ninth floor and the it was putting a strain on the air conditioning system. But they said all you have to do... More 

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

Dear Cheryl, First I would like to express my sincere apologies for the discomfort you experienced due to the air conditioning issue in your guest room. This weekend we experienced record heat in San Diego and although our cooling system was working throughout, it did not feel as cool as it normally does due to such high temperatures. And after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bristol hotel is a terrific place: excellent location, it allows visiting San Diego on foot or by tram, train or bus. The hotel is spotless and service, first class. Staff go out of their way to help and serve you. Rooms are done everyday with care and professionalism. Excellent value too! Warmly recommended!

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

Dear Frederique: Wow - thank you so much for such a wonderful review! It is so great to hear that you not only enjoyed the hotel and it's downtown location, but that our staff were so helpful, and that your room was well taken care of. I know our staff truly do care about all of our guests and their... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Bristol for 3 nights and had a very pleasant stay. Our room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The location, near the Gaslamp district, is ideal, and we walked to a lot of places downtown from the hotel. The front desk staff was very helpful in recommending restaurants and places to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a girls weekend trip and shared a room with a friend. The room was tiny, but quaint. Nice furnishings overall. The good: - Price was good - Pet friendly hotel (we didn't bring pets but saw someone else bring a dog, they also have dog treats out upon arrival) - We were unable to check-in before... More 

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

Dear Ms. Schmitz, Thank you very much for your detailed review of your recent stay with us. Feedback such as yours is so valuable to us. We are so pleased to hear that your stay was good overall, and that you were able to enjoy our downtown location, breakfast in the restaurant and free wifi! I am very sorry you... More 

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