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Bristol Hotel

#63 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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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is clean from the outside. the rooms were clean and the services were good. the hotel is old and makes noise. There is a older smell (or my nose could be sensitive) and vanity shows the age. Make no mistake, it is a good hotel and I will not complain if my office books me on that one... More 

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Tulare, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I highly recommend this hotel. Great location (walking distance to gas lamp quarter), excellent customer service, and newly renovated rooms (with very nice decor and design). When I requested a crib, I was worried that they're going to give me a baby crib (my LO is 1). I was surprised that they gave me a pack n' play! Very quick... More 

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

Dear Laarnie: Thank you for your great review and for taking the time to provide valuable feedback to us. We are very glad to know that the pack-and-play crib worked out well for your family. Thank you for letting us know about the difficult bathroom sliding door; our engineering team has fixed that and we appreciate your having taken the... More 

USA
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a room at the Bristol for Comic Con 2015, and could not be happier with our experience. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was clean and very comfortable, and the location was perfect for our first stay downtown (previously we had stayed in MIssion Valley). The room was spacious and sunny, and even though the hotel... More 

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

Dear RoamswithaGnome: How wonderful to hear that your Comic Con visit was a good one! Thank you for your kind review and we are very pleased to hear that our staff were friendly and helpful during your stay. You are correct; we offer valet parking for our guests (hybrids are 1/2 off!) so if your next visit should need that... More 

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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You know, I really did enjoy my stay. It's one of those "no news is good news" things, I guess. Rarely do I stay somewhere for an entire week and not have some sort of an issue or something that I wish was better. But I was completely happy with my room and the hotel. Oh, I think it would... More 

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

Dear Tuefelhund, Thank you so much for taking time to write a review of your recent stay with us. We are so glad your visit with us was a happy one and that everything went smoothly! I'm very sorry we did not have a refrigerator available for you; the good news is that we will be adding refrigerators in each... More 

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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for two nights at this centrally located San Diego hotel. From the outside, the Bristol doesn't look extremely appealing, but the interior is great - from the lobby to the rooms. We had a nice and large room on the seventh floor, with large windows and a nice view of the city. Big and comfortable king bed. Clean room... More 

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

Dear Sandra, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us! How wonderful that you found our rooms spacious, the bed comfy, and that our location, which is close to so many local attractions, suited your travel needs. We are expecially pleased to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful!... More 

common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful combination of boutique/retro/Victorian features. Smaller and cozy, but great staff and service. Transport to the airport was timely and beyond reasonably priced. Near excellent restaurants of varying menus. Extremely enjoyable experience !

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Irvine, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It truly makes me sad that I could only give this hotel 2 stars. I will explain. We booked this hotel for comic con weekend. Although we had other choices such as Marriott which was right next to the convention, I convinced (insisted) the group to stay at the Bristol instead. The rate was slightly cheaper and it is still... More 

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

Dear Lisa L., Thank you for providing valuable feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I am very sorry to hear your did not have the exceptional experience we strive to provide, and I hope you will accept my apologies for our shortfalls during your visit. Regarding the bathroom doors, it is true that we do not have locks on... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Bristol Hotel in June 2015 for one night at the start of a two week trip to the US. We arrived in the evening to a very helpful staff member on reception who made us feel very welcome. My husband and I stayed in a street-facing two doubles room whilst my grandmother stayed across the corridor... More 

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

Dear Naomi Josephine, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We ar so happy to hear that our rooms accomodated your family well, and that you got a good night's rest. Also, we are so pleased to know that the wifi was speedy, and that you enjoyed San Diego and are hoping to return! If you have the opportunity... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are amazing. Clean, contemporary and spacious. The beds are extremely comfortable. The hotel is beautiful. The staff really makes the experience though. Everyone was so welcoming, friendly and professional. They made us feel right at home, and like VIPs at the same time.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time visiting San Diego, and this hotel is located in a place that makes it easy to get everywhere. We were walking distance from the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy, and a short drive away from other locales and attractions. The hotel itself is nice, it's an old hotel that's been renovated and isn't the fanciest... More 

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

Dear Edith V., How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I'm very glad to know that your room suited your needs, and that our staff was quick to respond and helpful throughout your stay. We also want to thank you for acknowleding our terrific valet staff, who truly do go above and beyond to assist our... More 

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