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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
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to go to San Diego and wanted to be tourists and have a night of debauchery in the Gaslamp District and we're pleased with our hotel choice! It was so close to everything downtown and had the cheapest parking rates out of all the other downtown hotel options. The rooms were beautiful! Beautiful flat screen tv and lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was on vacation and this guy Maurice was totally accommodating! He lent us utensils for food we brought into the hotel from outside at 1AM. He was nice and took that extra effort to make our vacation stay thr best. Props to this guy.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Bristol multiple times and have always been very pleased. It's location in San Diego is great for nights at the theater, walking around the Gaslamp Quarter and the staff is very accommodating. Zozima at reception has been particularly helpful, accommodating and very professional. We have had breakfast in the restaurant, First Avenue Bar and Grille,... More 

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

Dear IrishLuck2014, Welcome back! I was pleased to read that you are a repeat guest and thank you for your loyalty, it is greatly appreciated. I will mention to Zozima that you enjoyed her warm and friendly customer service. She is just one of many dedicated employees who genuinely want to make your stay memorable. Thank you for the accolades!... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience was so-so at the Bristol. I was there for business so the basic expectation is that the wifi works with all of my devices, and is adequately fast to handle images, youtube etc. It was erratic at best and even when I contacted the company supporting the Bristol's wifi there was not much they could do. I was... More 

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

Dear ZigmundTsarlip, Thank you for your review, it was most helpful. We seldom get complaints about our complimentary Wi-Fi or lack of water pressure and I will sure to look into these concerns immediately. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I am glad you enjoyed our close proximity to the Gaslamp Quarter, which is just 3 blocks from... More 

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

My wife and I just spent 3 nights at this hotel and were very happy with our stay. The location was great and the facility was very nice. The room was relatively large but I did find the bed to be a bit hard by my standards. The biggest plus was Ahmad who checked us in and answered our many... More 

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

Dear Poulsboman, Thank you for a nice review and for spending three nights with us! I am glad you enjoyed our excellent location just steps from the Gaslamp Quarter as well as our nice facilities and spacious guestrooms. I apologize if our new mattresses did not suit your needs. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the exceptional service provided... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I looked at several hotels before our trip to San Diego but chose The Bristol based on the location, price and reviews. We were not disappointed. Everyone we dealt with was friendly and professional, not to mention extremely helpful. The valet parking was much more reasonably priced than other hotels I looked at and were always quick at getting our... More 

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

Dear WorldTraveller1500, I was delighted that you selected our hotel based on our great reviews, price and location and that you were thoroughly pleased with your experience! I am glad that you found our employees to be courteous, professional, helpful and efficient. Thank you for mentioning our reasonable rates for valet parking, our clean and comfortable guestrooms and our excellent... More 

Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would agree with most reviewers who say this hotel is adequate, quaint, with clean and nice rooms and all. However, I give the Bristol 1 star because management and customer service are devastatingly poor. I confirmed my family’s reservation for a 2 nights weekend stay at the Bristol three months in advance. Upon arrival at the hotel, after fighting... More 

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

Dear LeRiRi, I deeply apologize for the unfortunate experience that you were subjected too. Please understand that the hotel does not intentionally overbook our room inventory. We set our perimeters so that our property management system does not reserve additional rooms beyond our total room inventory. The variance is caused when unforeseen events occur such as when a guest stays... More 

Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is in the downtown of San Diego few blocks away from gaslamp, walking distance from a lot of restaurants, bars and the convention centers as well as from the PETCO baseball stadium. Clean , comfortable, I had a very good experience.

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

Dear Jesus P., Thank you for a great review! I was pleased to read that besides our great accommodations and affordable room rates that you enjoyed our hotel and especially our location near all of the city’s attractions and landmarks including the Gaslamp Quarter, the Convention Center and PETCO Park. I appreciate your mention of our clean, comfortable guestrooms. Thank... More 

Blue Island, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel quite a bit for business. The Bristol has been my best travel experience so far. Beautiful room, good food, outstanding service, incredibly helpful and friendly staff. Great for business or pleasure

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

Dear Felicia L., I was extremely pleased to read that your business travel experience at the Bristol Hotel was pleasant and memorable. I'm glad you enjoyed our beautiful rooms, the great food from our onsite restaurant, and the outstanding service from our friendly, helpful staff. As you mentioned, our hotel is perfect of business or leisure travelers as we offer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found the Bristol Hotel through an internet search and chose it because it had a great parking, breakfast and hotel package. For those of you not familiar, San Diego's parking is at a premium and rates vary overnight from $30-$40 per night (rarely included in any hotel's price). Not only is the hotel centrally located in the hottest part... More 

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

Dear Amy L., You made my day! The two words a Hotelier loves to hear are “Great Hotel” and I could not agree more with you, thank you. We sincerely appreciate your kind comments regarding our great hotel packages, convenient location in the heart of downtown and our contemporary, modern decor. Our warm and friendly staff are indeed amazing and... 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:
#14 Green Hotel in San Diego
#27 Business Hotel in San Diego
#42 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#53 Family Hotel in San Diego

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