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Bristol Hotel

#52 of 269 Hotels in San Diego
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1055 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890
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    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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I come to San Diego often for him to get treatments at the University of California San Diego Medical Center. We have stayed at many of the fine hotels in the area. The Bristol is the best hotel when it comes to service from the staff, clean lovely rooms, near shopping, great restaurant and personal attention to... More 

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

Dear Judee E, Thank you for a wonderful review and I will be sure to read this aloud at our next staff meeting, it is greatly appreciated! We love to hear from loyal and statisfied guests and our staff always looks forward to greeting you, Wallace and of course "Ruben", the super dog. On behalf of our Bristol Team, have... More 

San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this hotel because it was centrally located and it worked out great! We were able to easily walk to Broadway Pier to catch the ferry, Little Italy and the Gaslamp. There's also a bus line that runs right along the front of the hotel and the trolley/train station is just a few short blocks from the hotel. We... More 

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

Dear Team J, Thank you for a great review, it was greatly appreciated. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed our great location which is walking distance to most of the local attractions, i.e. the convention center, Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, the waterfront and Horton Plaza. Public bus and trolley transportation is located directly outside our front doors... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a business traveler, I only need the basics. Excellent firm bed and pillows. Clean linens. Quiet room - be sure to ask for because those on the street are louder. Easy and fast wifi. Attentive friendly staff. Minutes from airport. Excellent location.

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

Dear EightEscudo, Thank you for your nice review, it is very appreciated. As a business traveler our location is perfect. We are located in the center of downtown and walking distance to the Convention Center, Federal and Finanacial buildings, the Courthouse, the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Horton Plaza, Petco Park and the waterfront. After a long day, relax in your... More 

Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd stay here again. Clean room with an ergonomic desk, bench for your suitcase, and a sliver of a very to the Pacific. Good Wifi. I think they get the business traveler...it was easy to camp out and do email comfortable and take calls. Guest services was as friendly as one could imagine. Gave me walking directions, a map, and... More 

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

Dear Becky, Thank you for a very nice review! The Bristol Hotel is ideal for both the business and leisure travelers. Our location is walking distance to the Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Office, Financial, Federal, and Courthouse Buildings, Waterfront, Petco Park, Horton Plaza and an excellent assortment of live music and theater venues. Our spacious guestrooms are... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The price didn't break the bank and we were nothing but happy with our stay here! It was a short walk to the Gaslamp district and to the water-- and we definitely look advantage! I would totally stay here in the future when visiting San Diego. The service offered was great and the people were all super willing to help.... More 

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

Dear Sheena P, I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable and memorable stay! As you had mentioned, we are within walking dustance to many of the downtown "sights and sounds" which includes the Gaslamp Quarter with great restaurants and nightlife, the neighborhood of Little Italy, Horton Plaza for shopping, the waterfront with the USS Midway Museum and... More 

California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed in SD- in the Gaslamp district before, but in another hotel. The Bristol Hotel was a lot better experience. It's unfortunate there's a fee for parking, but it's seems very common in that area. All the staff I encountered were friendly, helpful and efficient. The room was spacious, clean and quiet. The room was also supplied with little... More 

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bristolMGR, Manager at Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SarahECali2015, Thank you for a wonderful review and your recommendation;they were deeply appreciated. When considering the Bristol Hotel, think of Value, Savings, Friendly Staff, Spacious Accommodations, Affordable Rates and Location! Thank you for your vote of loyalty and when booking future reservations please feel free to book directly on our website and look at our special offers and Value... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is really nice, customer service is great. We booked through the hotel and got breakfast vouchers with the room. Breakfast was excellent. Amazing location, right downtown and close to the gaslamp district. No complaints, had a wonderful stay!

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

Dear Robert R, I was pleased to read that you had a "Wonderful Stay"! I will pass along your comments to our employee team and special Kudo's to our Chef for your enjoyable breakfast. We feel that our location is one of the best in the the downtown area. We are walking distance to all of the sights and sounds... More 

Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic value for money hotel in a great location. All the restaurants and bars in the Gaslamp district are an easy stroll, and you can get to the pier waterfront too. Our room was immaculately clean, and very comfortable. Front desk staff were friendly: we booked online to stay an hour before we actually arrived, and had... More 

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bristolMGR, Manager at Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kykylala, Thank you for a great review! We are indeed “fantastic value for the money” and our hotel is located in a centralized area of downtown and within an easy walking distance to all of the major attractions! The Gaslamp Quarter is perfect for nightlife that includes restaurants, bars and clubs, live music and theatrical venues are nearby, the... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Location ++++ it is a walking distance to everything , to the best restaurant and shops and other tourist distanations!! It very clean , staff great ! I would give 4 star overall , but really nothing wrong with this hotel unless you want to spend more money for all extra that you never will used. Practical perfect.

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

Dear Natalia S, Thank you for a great review! I am so glad to read that you enjoyed our top-notch location near all that San Diego has to offer and within walking distance to the Convention Center, Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Petco Park and Horton Plaza! I appreciate your mention of our clean accommodations, great staff, and excellent value. Thank... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the moment we entered, we loved the Bristol. We were greeted warmly by the staff, our room was comfortable and quiet, and the quiet, efficient restaurant was just what we needed after a long flight. It's within walking distance of the Gas Lamp District, and is just around the corner from a metro office where we purchased a bus/trolley... More 

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

Dear binky2015, Thank you so much for providing us with your feedback and we sincerely appreciate your kind comments. I was pleased to read that you had a memorable stay and that you recognized the great value the Bristol Hotel has to offer. I am glad you appreciated the warm service provided by our staff, our quiet, comfortable guest rooms,... More 

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