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Bristol Hotel

3.5 of 5 1055 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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Azusa, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Totally loved this hotel. I was worried that it wasn't close to Gaslamp, but it was actually just a short walk away. The hotel is so pretty inside, and the room was modern and clean. The decor was nice, and the bathroom was very nice and clean as well. There was no issues with noise- and we had a room... More

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed 3 nights at this hotel with my husband. Staff was very courteous and valet service was perfect. The walls of our room seemed very thin and we were kept awake every night by different parties. Had to call the front desk multiple times each night to send security to other rooms. Have never had to do this before on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good value for money, slightly cheaper that other hotels however just as nice and all the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Nice clean, big rooms and excellent customer service. Ahmad at the front desk really made our stay enjoyable! Location very close to bars and shopping. Good quality internet. Great soft sheets and towels.

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ST NEOTS
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I and two family booked a 2 night stay at the Bristol via the Internet at $125.00 per night. When we arrived we received the most wonderful, friendly warm receptions ever. he hotel was quiet, clean and very comfortable. The only downside was the bathroom needed upgrading. I would recommend this hotel and would certainly us it... More

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

Dear JFC49, Thank you for a nice review and for acknowledging our warm and friendly service. We feel that hospitality starts from the moment you drive up and enter our lobby and the only correct way to set the right tone for your memorable stay is to do it with a great greeting and smile! Thank you for mentioning our... More

Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed for a couple of nights, during a trip to San Diego to visit friends. The staff were really friendly, and checkin was a breeze. I was on one of the high floors. The room was spacious and the bed was firm but really comfortable. I wanted to take it home with me. Took advantage of the room service... More

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

Dear wanderingaussie-adam, Thank you for a nice review and I was glad to read that you enjoyed your stay. We recently changed all of our mattresses to a plush, national brand and I am glad you found it to your liking. If you are interested in knowing the brand and model please send us an e-mail request and I will... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at The Bristol for a conference. Easy walk to the convention center, wonderful staff, clean and spacious room. I had a great stay. I ordered room service one night and enjoyed the food as well. All around great experience!

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

Dear kar320, Thank you for your great comments! As you mentioned, the Bristol Hotel is an easy walk to the Convention Center as well as to Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, the waterfront and Horton Plaza for great shopping. I am glad that you found your accommodations to be clean and spacious and that you enjoyed our wonderful staff and... More

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. The location is great and noise is always to be expected in a such a central location. The room was spacious & clean, as a lone female traveller I did not like that there wasn't an additional physical lock on the door. There is a deadbolt but I skways like having the peace... More

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

Dear Fisteele, Thank you for your valued comments. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed our clean and spacious guestrooms as well as our location in the center of downtown San Diego and within walking distance to many of the major attractions. I apologize to you if our Reception Agent did not acknowledge your presence and I will be... More

Cheney, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in a great location, there are several pubs within walkable distance. The hotel has its own restaurant but we didn't go in. right in front of it there is a sandwich shop and on the corner you can find a Chipotle. The room was nice and it included coffee and tea. There was also a jar filled... More

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

Dear Starfoxxx, Thank you for a nice review! As you mentioned, the Bristol Hotel is centrally located in mid-town San Diego within a few blocks walking distance to the Gaslamp Quarter where you can find an exiting nightlife, fun bars and great restaurants. I am pleased to read that you appreciated our many complimentary amenities including our in-room coffee and... More

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing about The Bristol Hotel is its location. We were able to valet the car and walk everywhere. However it is not a boutique hotel, certainly not by European standards. The soft furnishings in the room were more modern than other hotels we stayed in this trip, but the room itself felt tired. Chocolates on the pillow appeared... More

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

Dear susiep36, Thank you for your candid comments regarding our 102 room, full service boutique hotel. I appreciate your mention of our excellent location, which is walking distance to the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, the waterfront, and Horton Plaza and I am glad you were pleased with our valet service. I apologize if your neighboring guest was noisy. In the... More

Frederick, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveled to San Diego for business in September and greatly enjoyed my stay at the Bristol. My room was very nicely furnished, well-kept, and nicely decorated. Housekeeping staff kept things in top form during my entire stay. About 5 blocks to the Convention Center and the waterfront, and a few blocks to the Gaslamp District. I walked everywhere easily. Staff... More

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

Dear Jwchin, Thank you for your accolades and for being a loyal guest! I am glad you found our accommodations to be spacious and kept in a neat and impeccable condition by our highly trained housekeepers and maintenance staff. I will be sure to let our employees know that you appreciate their hard work; thank you for acknowledging their dedicated... 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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