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Bristol Hotel

3.5 of 5 1055 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
22 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

truly enjoyed our stay. Staff (Marisol in particular) made us feel welcomed and comfortable. The room was lovely - a king room with lots of space and lovely amenities. The bath is a partial bath - more of a shower - and it suited us well. Fresh flowers in the room! A lovely touch. Very convenient to walk to the... More 

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

Dear KarenFredBen, Thank you for such a nice review! I was pleased to read that Marisol and the rest of our staff provided you with exceptional service and a warm greeting! I will be sure to personally thank Marisol for a job well done. I am glad you enjoyed our spacious guestrooms and the lovely amenities we offer including the... More 

Plymouth, Massachusetts
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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was super friendly and very accommodating. The rooms were a good size and the bed was very comfortable. There was even an extra pillow in the closet, along with robes and slippers. The location was perfect. It was about a mile to the harbor; a half mile to the gaslamp district; a block from the trolley stop. The... More 

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

Dear Momski1620, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay, it is greatly appreciated! I am glad that you found our staff to be friendly and accommodating and our rooms to be spacious and comfortable and that you enjoyed the cozy robe and slippers in your guestroom. As you mentioned our location is perfect... More 

San Diego
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the room was nice and the staff was very helpful but the water pressure in our room was very poor like using one of those hoses with all the pin holes in it... the cleaning staff was outstanding but the person that checked us came off as rude almost like she was annoyed that we bothered her which was to... More 

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Hayden Lake, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location.l Outstanding hotel and facilities. Great customer service. Valet staff great customer service, front desk people understanding, very friendly, mail service superb the bar area vastaly improved.

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

Dear Sam J, Thank you for your 5-star review! I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at our boutique hotel, especially the friendly and personalized service provided by the staff. I will be sure to share your kind comments at our next staff meeting. I am also glad you appreciated our convenient location and outstanding facilities.... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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464 reviews 464 reviews
42 hotel reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here one night and was impressed. The exterior is a bit dated and the valet parking was $26. I booked it through Hotwire which ended up being $130 with all taxes... Not a great deal versus their published prices but I was pretty happy with my stay. Beds were great, rooms were nice. I did find the windows... More 

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

Dear TryppAdams, Thank you for a very nice review and for mentioning our great location, which is perfect for business or leisure visits. We are walking distance to the Gaslamp Quarter for some of the best nightlife in San Diego, the Convention Center, Petco Park, the waterfront, Horton Plaza for shopping and Little Italy. I also appreciate your comments regarding... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and myself took a vacation recently with our dog, Magneto. Our overall experience at this hotel was was positive. For starters, the hotel is pet friendly. They provided two bowls (too small for our dog) along with a blanket. The staff was very friendly towards us and Magneto. One night after taking Mags out we stayed in the... More 

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

Dear Melly C. and Magneto, Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel and we are so happy you chose the Bristol Hotel for your pet-friendly accommodations while visiting San Diego. We enjoyed having Magneto stay with us and we hope he enjoyed the doggy treats! We apologize for not providing you with a refrigerator. We do have them available on... More 

Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We originally were only going to stay one night and ended up staying three!! San Diego in itself is a wonderful place- I'm not a fan of city's but San Diego is amazing! The Bristol was clean and trendy! The rooms are modern and everything is perfect. The staff were so friendly including the valet staff always so helpful and... More 

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

Dear EmmaF, Thank you for a great review! We are pleased that you extended your stay to 3 nights, that is a great confirmation of a memorable stay! We're glad you appreciated our clean and modern guestrooms and our friendly and helpful staff, especially our valet staff. Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel for your visit and we look... More 

Winchester VA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our weekend stay at the Bristol. I got a great rate on-line. Nicely decorated lobby. Helpful, friendly staff at the front desk who made us feel welcome. Room was very comfortable with lovely decorations and even view of the ocean from the large windows. Free Wi-Fi here, unlike other city hotels. Friendly bar in the lobby with great happy... More 

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

Dear Misskathi, Thank you so much for your review and your kind comments regarding our wonderful little hotel. We're so pleased to read that you enjoyed the decor in our lobby, our helpful, friendly staff, our reasonable prices for valet parking and your experience at our onsite restaurant. Thank you for mentioning our great location, which is within walking distance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment I had a fee requests to my check out service was outstanding. The rooms were modern and clean. Great location in downtown and close to airport. We also arrived late that night but was greeted in a very kind way by a gentleman with glasses. All in all great 1 day stay for a flight layover. Btw... More 

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

Dear Erick O, Thank you for your valuable comments regarding your brief stay at the Bristol Hotel. We're happy to read that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and that you enjoyed the excellent service you received from our staff, especially from Maurice during check-in. On behalf of the Bristol Team we wish you a Happy New Year... More 

Eugene, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bristol is in the heart of the city within walking distance to the shopping plaza and the ocean; The hotel itself is charming. The rooms are small but nicely decorated and clean. The staff could not have been more friendly or accommodating.

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

Dear Kate K, Thank you for your review. We are glad you appreciated our convenient location within walking distance to Horton Plaza and the waterfront. Thank you for mentioning our clean, nicely decorated guestrooms and our friendly, helpful staff. Please keep in mind, we do offer a variety of room types and sizes to suit the needs of our guests.... 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*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
Bristol San Diego
Hotel Style:
#13 Green Hotel in San Diego
#28 Business Hotel in San Diego
#42 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#53 Family Hotel in San Diego

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