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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 #45 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great view from our room, and our room was very clean. Wonderful to have an I-pod docking station in the room. Let's not forget the comfortable bed! Pillows were perfect. I slept like I was at home! What made this hotel was the staff! From the first entry to the last exit, they were kind and helpful! Thanks for the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here last week for 3 days on business. As the Hotel was very nice and close walking distance to most everything the City has to offer. I wish there were a few extra perks. This was my first time in San Diego not to mention California also. My upset was that there was no pool, hot tub, and... More

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

Dear gt4gman, Thank you for staying at the Bristol Hotel during your 3 day business trip to San Diego. As you noted, the Bristol Hotel is in the perfect location for both business and leisure travel as we are walking distance to the Convention Center and the attractions of the Gaslamp Quarter and so much more. I am glad you... More

Oro Valley, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights, along with our dog (so they are Pet Friendly!), on our way from San Diego back to Tucson, and loved the room that we got! Their Art Deco style was red, black and white, with a lot of 'round' items in a silver color, i.e., soap dish in tub/shower was rounded, soap was rounded... More

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

Dear Allie110800, Thank you for a nice review and you are correct, we are a AAA 3-Diamond Hotel at very moderate and reasonable rates with 5 star services and value, and we're pet friendly! We appreciate your mention of our great location within walking distance to the Convention Center, Federal Buildings and the Courthouse, the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel exceeded our expectations. The room was very clean with a modern style. The bed was very comfortable too. It is minutes from the airport, downtown and everywhere else you will probably want to be in the city. The valet parking is $26/night for regular cars and $13/night for hybrids. Street parking is free though until 8am so that's... More

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

Dear MikeandBecky8145, Thank you for a nice review and I was pleased to read that we surpassed your expectations! We're glad you appreciated our central location in the heart of downtown San Diego and within walking distance to the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, the Convention Center, waterfront, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza and Little Italy. As you mentioned, we are also... More

Bay Shore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night to be close to airport for morning flight- very pleased. Dwayne very helpful, friendly, and polite. Room clean and comfortable. Enjoyed a glass of wine in the open and bright lobby during happy hour. Food in their restaurant excellent- especially since it was 50% off. Would love to stay there for a vacation sometime. LoisT

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

Dear Lois T, Thank you for your nice review! I was pleased to read that you were able to take advantage of our Happy Hour and our 50% discount on select dinner entrees at our onsite restaurant for guests of the hotel. I am glad you found our location ideal for your stay as we are just a short 10... More

Huntington Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from a great two night stay at the Bristol. The front desk staff were so nice and gave us a free upgrade without asking. (Such an awesome surprise!) The room they upgraded us to, the deluxe king, was large, very clean and nicely appointed. I really liked the red, black and white color scheme. My favorite design... More

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

Dear HoyaMom99, Thank you for a great review and I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your two day stay with us. Our attentive and friendly staff will go out of their way to make your stay most enjoyable, including offering a complimentary upgrade, early check- in and late check-outs when possible, so you can get the most out... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very happy with our 5 night stay at the Bristol. You are in walking distance to so many great restaurants, shops, etc. We got in early and they had no problem getting us in our room. Front staff was friendly and helpful. The price was great in comparison to hotels in that area. Great value! Would stay here... More

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

Dear Vacation1Buffalo, I was delighted to read that you spent your 5 night stay in San Diego at the Bristol Hotel, thank you for your patronage. As you already know the Bristol has one of the best locations in downtown San Diego. Not only are we walking distance to the Gaslamp Quarter we are just a few blocks to the... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love California and decided to return this summer. We were so pleased with our stay at the Bristol last August that we booked it for a four day stay this year. We arranged for rooms for us and our friends who were joining us in San Diego. We checked-in at 5 a.m. and were greeted by... More

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

Dear Cantante53, What a nice review and I will be sure to read this aloud at our next staff meeting! Thank you for mentioning our nicely furnished and reasonably priced accommodations and our warm, efficient hospitality. To be recognized for our efforts is very rewarding, thank you. We're glad you enjoyed our excellent location within walking distance to the Convention... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were thrilled to be staying at the Bristol again recently for a family trip to San Diego! We love the boutique atmosphere including decor of the rooms and lobby. The comfort of the beds was amazing! All staff are very friendly and go the extra mile for guests. Would highly recommend staying here if you want location, service, and... More

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

Dear ShopBread, I was pleased to read that you enjoyed another year of family fun and relaxation in San Diego. Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel and for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your mention of our boutique atmosphere, charming décor and friendly staff. We will look forward to your future visits. Yours truly, Gregory... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the prices on some properties on the weekend go skyhigh. and we werent ok with paying twice the rate at solamar being renovated. so we switched to bristol and they were incredibly acommodating, they allowed us to do an early check-inn, we just went there and dropped our luggage, a few hours later it was in our room... the rooms... More

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

Dear Faustobeltran, I was greatly pleased to read that you elected to come stay at the Bristol Hotel. We always do our best to accommodate early check-ins and I appreciate your acknowledgement of the efforts from our staff. I am glad that you enjoyed the intimate atmosphere of the Bristol as we want our guests to think of our hotel... 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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