We booked this because of the location. It turned out to be convenient, but we didn't really care for the gaslamp district (too much of a frat party vibe), but the hotel was not so close to that area to be annoying. As others have noted, you do hear drunk people yelling on the street late at night.
Otherwise, the room was clean and spacious (we had a superior king room on the corner). The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was easy to walk to places, and also easy to get on the highway for driving up to La Jolla or other spots.
It was a good value, and if you want to stay downtown, it seems like a great choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bristol San Diego