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Bristol Hotel

#57 of 271 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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Seattle, Washington
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were out for most of the day (out @0730 a.m., back @10 p.m.). Yet, the room was not clean, bed not made, trash not taken out. Therefore, we did not leave any tip. We checked in on 5/17 & left 5/21.

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

Dear Kim-Thoa, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. First, please let me apologize for the inconvenience you experienced in not having your room thoroughly serviced during your stay. Our housekeeper noted that there was a "do not disturb" door hanger on your door, and perhaps that was unintentional and definitely would... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were going to San Diego for the Stones Concert, over Memorial weekend. Prices of hotels were overwhelming. We ran across this place and decided to give it a try. It was about 5 min from the Gaslamp District. 10 Minutes to Seaport Village. It was very clean, modern, and the service was exceptional. It has a resturant on premises.... More 

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

Dear kittie12015, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! How great that you gave us a try and found our location to be just what you needed, and that our services and guest rooms were to your satisfaction. We are glad you had the opportunity to try the restaurant; be sure to give Happy Hour a try on your... More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently stayed at the Bristol Hotel in the Gaslamp area of San Diego with my pooch and was pleasantly blown away. This older hotel looks like it's aging from the outside, but the interior of the lobby, restaurant and rooms are modern and quite nice. I would stay here again in a heartbeat! Upon checking in I was notified that... More 

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

Dear Matt, Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at the Bristol! As you noted, we are a pet-friendly hotel, and we hope your furry friend took advantage of the treats available at the Front Desk while staying with us! Our Starlight Room, located on the 9th Floor and offering a venue... More 

Arlington, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice hotel with very lovely room decor. Pillows are soft, linens are comfortable. Curtains are so very pretty! Not like your typical hotel curtains. Had breakfast both mornings. Definately has some spice to the potatoes. Had a little difficulty getting 2 breakfasts out in a timely fashion, and at the same time. Had to re-request items that were already... More 

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Berkeley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sometimes after you have lived in a town, especially a tourist destination, you are at a loss to recommend a good place for friends to stay or for yourself to stay if you just can't sleep on your old friend's couch anymore for that reunion visit. But I stumbled upon the Bristol Hotel, knowing the good and the bad of... More 

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Riverside, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Never stayed here before, we really enjoyed the how nice this Hotel is, it quiet and never had a bad moment, valet was great and very quick. We ate breakfast in the Restaurant,little pricey, we had the best waiter, think his name was Jim, out of the service of 6 years. He was polite and on it with refills. Pleasant... More 

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

Dear 951butch111, We are so glad you decided to give The Bristol a try, and that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for your kind comments; I will be sure to let our parking valet and restaurant staff know you mentioned them. The next time you visit, please give FIRST Avenue Bar a try; our bartenders are the... More 

Capistrano Beach, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great hotel. It's in a safe part of town, newly decorated with a restaurant and lounge and within walking distance of Little Italy or Gaslamp or within a block of bus and trolley lines. The Bristol Hotel on First has a trolley line right around the corner, a bus line to PETCO on the other side on Broadway... More 

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

Dear jsh35715, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us. I am so happy to hear that our employees were friendly throughout your stay; we want all of our guests to have an exceptional experience and we are so glad you will be back! As you noted, our location is very convenient to nearby... More 

Southern California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed over the Memorial Weekend and enjoyed this hotel very much! The location is just about perfect. It's walking distance to the water, as well as the Gaslamp district. The entire staff was very friendly. The room was nice size and decorated a little trendy, and all furnishings were in excellent condition. We asked for a... More 

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Corona, California
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the moment We walked in we received the warmest welcome ever!!! Even our valet greeted us with a smile, he was very helpful. We requested a quite room so Jay suggested room 503 away from the busy street side. I was surprised when we got to our room , great decor, Awesome comfortable bed, lots of pillows, Very clean... More 

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21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent one night at the Bristol on our way to Los angeles. The hotel is acceptable, although very noisy from traffic and roadworks, hence the free earplugs provided. Pleasant rooms with a lot of amenities, although we thought breakfast was on the expensive side, there was cheaper places across the road. It was convenient for us since we needed to... More 

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