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Bristol Hotel

#57 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bristol Hotel bedrooms are great. Very comfortable, well- equipped, great beds and clean. Service was also efficient and friendly. The hotel lobby doesn't reflect the quality of the hotel. Only one person on the desks trying to handle telephone calls and guest enquiries. The location being a couple of blocks from The Gas Lamp District was great. Very happy... More 

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

Dear David G, Thank you for a very nice review and I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your spacious and clean accommodation. Our friendly and couteous reception agents have a wealth of knowledge concerning the downtown and surrounding areas and they can offer you instructions for the nearby Bus and Trolley schedules as well as points of interests... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bristol is centrally located in the Gaslamp Quarter. The staff is friendly and the accommodations are neat and clean. Easy accessibility to Petco Park, Balboa Park, Seaport Village and dining in the Gaslamp Quarter. Tip: ask for a room on a top floor facing the back of the hotel to cut down on the city noise. There is free... More 

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

Dear Manger2, Thank you for commenting on our centralized location which is an easy walking distance to the Convention Center, Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, the Waterfront, Horton Plaza, Petco Park and several live music and theater venues! All of our guestrooms are well appointed and quiet; our rooms that face "west" have views of the San Diego Skyline and the... More 

Laguna Woods, CA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well located, this boutique hotel offers stylish rooms. The rooms are adequate size and were clean. One very nice quality was the sound proofing. We were directly across from the elevator and near the ice machine and I heard nothing. But, just in case, they gave you ear plugs -- nice touch -- especially in a downtown hotel. I would... More 

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

Dear Baltimore48, Thank you for a great review!! I will be sure to share your comments with our Team. As you had mentioned we have a great location- we are just a few blocks form the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, Convention Center,the Waterfront, Little Italy and several "live"music and theater venues. Our guestroom are spacious and very clean, stocked with... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I come to San Diego often for him to get treatments at the University of California San Diego Medical Center. We have stayed at many of the fine hotels in the area. The Bristol is the best hotel when it comes to service from the staff, clean lovely rooms, near shopping, great restaurant and personal attention to... More 

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

Dear Judee E, Thank you for a wonderful review and I will be sure to read this aloud at our next staff meeting, it is greatly appreciated! We love to hear from loyal and statisfied guests and our staff always looks forward to greeting you, Wallace and of course "Ruben", the super dog. On behalf of our Bristol Team, have... More 

San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose this hotel because it was centrally located and it worked out great! We were able to easily walk to Broadway Pier to catch the ferry, Little Italy and the Gaslamp. There's also a bus line that runs right along the front of the hotel and the trolley/train station is just a few short blocks from the hotel. We... More 

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

Dear Team J, Thank you for a great review, it was greatly appreciated. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed our great location which is walking distance to most of the local attractions, i.e. the convention center, Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, the waterfront and Horton Plaza. Public bus and trolley transportation is located directly outside our front doors... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

As a business traveler, I only need the basics. Excellent firm bed and pillows. Clean linens. Quiet room - be sure to ask for because those on the street are louder. Easy and fast wifi. Attentive friendly staff. Minutes from airport. Excellent location.

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

Dear EightEscudo, Thank you for your nice review, it is very appreciated. As a business traveler our location is perfect. We are located in the center of downtown and walking distance to the Convention Center, Federal and Finanacial buildings, the Courthouse, the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Horton Plaza, Petco Park and the waterfront. After a long day, relax in your... More 

Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I'd stay here again. Clean room with an ergonomic desk, bench for your suitcase, and a sliver of a very to the Pacific. Good Wifi. I think they get the business traveler...it was easy to camp out and do email comfortable and take calls. Guest services was as friendly as one could imagine. Gave me walking directions, a map, and... More 

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

Dear Becky, Thank you for a very nice review! The Bristol Hotel is ideal for both the business and leisure travelers. Our location is walking distance to the Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Office, Financial, Federal, and Courthouse Buildings, Waterfront, Petco Park, Horton Plaza and an excellent assortment of live music and theater venues. Our spacious guestrooms are... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The price didn't break the bank and we were nothing but happy with our stay here! It was a short walk to the Gaslamp district and to the water-- and we definitely look advantage! I would totally stay here in the future when visiting San Diego. The service offered was great and the people were all super willing to help.... More 

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

Dear Sheena P, I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable and memorable stay! As you had mentioned, we are within walking dustance to many of the downtown "sights and sounds" which includes the Gaslamp Quarter with great restaurants and nightlife, the neighborhood of Little Italy, Horton Plaza for shopping, the waterfront with the USS Midway Museum and... More 

California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I've stayed in SD- in the Gaslamp district before, but in another hotel. The Bristol Hotel was a lot better experience. It's unfortunate there's a fee for parking, but it's seems very common in that area. All the staff I encountered were friendly, helpful and efficient. The room was spacious, clean and quiet. The room was also supplied with little... More 

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bristolMGR, Manager at Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SarahECali2015, Thank you for a wonderful review and your recommendation;they were deeply appreciated. When considering the Bristol Hotel, think of Value, Savings, Friendly Staff, Spacious Accommodations, Affordable Rates and Location! Thank you for your vote of loyalty and when booking future reservations please feel free to book directly on our website and look at our special offers and Value... More 

richmond
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The hotel is really nice, customer service is great. We booked through the hotel and got breakfast vouchers with the room. Breakfast was excellent. Amazing location, right downtown and close to the gaslamp district. No complaints, had a wonderful stay!

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

Dear Robert R, I was pleased to read that you had a "Wonderful Stay"! I will pass along your comments to our employee team and special Kudo's to our Chef for your enjoyable breakfast. We feel that our location is one of the best in the the downtown area. We are walking distance to all of the sights and sounds... More 

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