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Bristol Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1055 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890 (Downtown)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a long weekend at the Bristol in the Gaslight District of San Diego. It was conveniently located (walking) to the pier, restaurants, shopping, Midway, convention center etc. The hotel was clean, comfortable and the staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant in the hotel had a nice bar. It is a few minutes drive from the airport, zoo... More

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Lyon, France
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good, actually quite cheap for the quality level. Very well located, close to the city center and to the main attractions of the city. At night it's quite and you can sleep really well. Rooms are very nice and clean. People are kind and helpful.

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

Dear Mony2305, I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review. Thank you for mentioning our great location just a short walk to all of the major attractions including the Gaslamp Quarter, the Convention Center, Petco Park, Horton Plaza, the waterfront , Little Italy and much more. I am also glad you liked our nice, affordable... More

Kent, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I just came back from my first trip to SD. I picked this hotel because of the ratings. The location was nice, room was clean, and the staff was friendly. It was nice for them to check us in early. The downside was that there were no fans in the bathroom. We stayed in room 803 and the view outside... More

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

Dear y2says, I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Bristol Hotel! We appreciate your mention of our comfortable and clean accommodations. Please keep in mind that several of our rooms facing west have views of the ocean and city skyline whereas rooms on the backside of the hotel are more quiet. Please let us know... More

Burlington, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Overall experience was good. Good service and the restaurant and bar were great. Food was good. Beds were very comfortable, but the chairs in the sitting area of room were very uncomfortable. Location is great although a little noisy but thats to be expected. I would stay here again.

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

Dear jmp651957, Thank for you a nice review and we will look forward to your return visits. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience at our onsite restaurant as well as our comfortable beds, excellent location and great customer service. Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel. Yours truly, Gregory T. Rizzi General Manager Bristol Hotel More

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I discovered the Bristol because the hotel where my conference was being held was sold out; I looked what was near and the Bristol came out. The room was nice and clean, the staff I interacted with was great. The only caveat was the workout room, which does influence my decision on where I stay, but would definitely recommend the... More

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

Dear BMA1999, Thank you for a nice review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed our accommodations and our staff! I realize that guests have personal preferences when selecting hotels and I noted that you had a comment on our Fitness Room. Please feel free to reach out to me directly as I would love to hear more on... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only are the rooms roomy and beautiful (due to tasteful decor), but what stands out most is the wonderful customer service at this hotel. The staff does anything to make you welcome and comfortable.

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

Dear Kaypo99, I was delighted to read that you had enjoyed our spacious and comfortable rooms! We put a lot of time and effort into the design of our color scheme and room décor and I am glad that you found it pleasing. I will share your review with our Reception Agents and I appreciate your acknowledgement of their excellent... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very nice and the location is perfect if you want to stay in downtown. Walking distance from Gaslamp and Little Italy. The rooms are comfortable but the mattress was a bit dirty. The receptionists are nice and friendly. The breakfast was good.

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

Dear Idafla84, Thank you for your excellent review! I am so pleased that you liked our downtown San Diego location, just a few blocks away from the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy and more! You will be pleased to know that we are completing the installation of our new, national branded mattresses, which our repeat guests have found to be... More

Georgetown, Texas
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215 reviews 215 reviews
84 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a business meeting nearby the hotel on Tuesday with an early flight out the next day, thus elected to stay at the Bristol for two nights. I had never heard of this hotel but reserved because of the location and the reviews on TripAdvisor. What a delightful little hotel! And, the staff were the best!... More

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

Dear Larry and Kelly, Thank you for your awesome review and I will be sure to read this aloud during our next staff meeting. As you noted, our rooms are comfortable and appointed with many amenities. Besides in-room coffee makers and condiments, our guestrooms are also supplied with in-room safes, comfortable robes and slippers, eco-friendly toiletries, complimentary Wi-Fi, and much... More

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff and service were great. Location downtown is perfect and easily accessible. Rooms are spacious and well appointed. Staff was polite and very helpful. Would return again and would recommend it to anyone looking for lodging in San Diego.

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

Dear Andy F, Thank you for recommending the Bristol Hotel, we sincerely appreciate your support! Thank you for mentioning our spacious, clean and well-appointed rooms. I am so glad you liked our accessible location and friendly staff . Thank you for the kudos and we look forward to having you as a returning guest. Yours truly Gregory T. Rizzi General... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have recently returned from a biz trip to San Diego and spent 5 nights at the Bristol. It's a nice hotel, spacious rooms (the only thing I wasn't crazy about is that the rooms are carpeted...would prefer wood floors or ceramic tiles any day), good WiFi, and a very friendly and helpful staff (kudos to reception, friendly and very... More

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

Dear David_S_2013, Thank you for a great review of the Bristol Hotel and for your support. We look forward to your future visits. As you mentioned, the Bristol Hotel is the ideal location for business travel because we are a short walk to the Convention Center and places of interest like Horton Plaza and Petco Park. If you prefer public... 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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#14 Green Hotel in San Diego #26 Business Hotel in San Diego #43 Romantic Hotel in San Diego #53 Family Hotel in San Diego
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The Bristol Hotel, a premier boutique hotel in downtown San Diego, offers extreme comfort and friendly service whether your travel is for business or leisure. The Bristol Hotel is a fresh take on modern style - our sophisticated atmosphere awaits you in our contemporary lobby and throughout our eclectically styled San Diego hotel rooms. This modern flair continues throughout the lounge and banquet facilities and is sure to be a perfect choice for business, leisure, group functions, meetings and special events. This downtown hotel’s superb location is within blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter, fine dining, world-class shopping at Horton Plaza, the Cruise Ship Terminal, the Convention Center, Petco Park, Theatre District, East Village, Little Italy, San Diego Concourse and the San Diego Bay. This pet-friendly San Diego hotel is only a short drive to any of the many sunny beaches, the San Diego Zoo, and SeaWorld. The Bristol Hotel is one of only seven hotels in San Diego to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating and is also a certified member of the California Green Lodging Program. ... more   less 
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